OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

(Estimated reading time 3 minutes) This week I’m diving headlong into overcoming one of my long standing fears – public speaking. I went to my first Toastmasters meeting, did a video which I shared on Facebook and will be attending my first Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) event by the time this blog posts. […]

ASKING THIS QUESTION TRANSFORMED MY THINKING

(Estimated reading time 1 1/2 minutes) Here’s a game changing question I asked myself this week. WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY IF YOU KNEW YOU WOULD NOT FAIL? For me this question opened up the possibility of future options I had not yet considered. For some reason asking the question this way stripped away the […]

TURNING NIGHTMARES INTO GIFTS

(Estimated reading time 3 minutes) In a heartbeat the world has changed. I am swirling, churning- the ground no longer solid beneath me. It’s the rush of noise, sight removed, direction unknown. It is fear in slow motion, anxiety too quick to catch. I was thirty seven when I got the news from my doctor. […]

FINDING VALUE IN SOMETHING CHALLENGING

(Estimated reading time 1 1/2 minutes) My husband says I am a finger gardener. From a comfortable spot on the deck, sipping a cold drink, I’ll point at some plant and say in my sweetest voice, “Could you move that plant over there?” I love the look of a beautiful garden but not the work […]