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Online sessions are an economical and valuable alternative

Most of us are working from home since the pandemic began, and a good majority of people may continue doing so indefinitely.  Staying connected  and being able to provide the supports that people need is even more imperative now.  We are facing new challenges, uncertainty, financial concerns, and all on a global scale.  Providing online training is an easy and economical way to provide training for up to 45 employees a session.  Check out the Events page, or send an email and I will provide answers to all your questions. 

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My stream of consciousness

A little bit of Gratitude

June 25, 2020

Gratitude is something that seems like it should just come naturally to all of us, but it often isn't something we even pay attention to. As I sit here typing this, I am on my back deck, it is sunny day, and I am acutely aware of how lucky I am. But it wasn't always like that. I used to be a complainer. I stressed about too many things to list here. I wasn't happy. It wasn't until I became sick...really sick, that my perspective changed. I endured moments where I was clinging to life, in excruciating pain, fearful, sad, name it. It was after recovering from a pretty major surgery that I really fought my way back - physically and mentally. I set a goal for myself to walk across the road. It sounds so minor, but, at the time, it was a huge goal that I took small steps to achieve. I will always be grateful for being able to walk. I also took stock of everything good I had in my life. My kids and my family were first on the list. I was able to see so much good in so many people that reached out to help me, help my kids, offer support and kindness in the most unexpected of places. It may seem like an odd thing to say, but my illness was a gift. It gave me a new perspective, a new thankfulness for the little things that were all around me. I took pleasure in solitude. I spent time with those who made me feel good. I relished everything I was able to do again. I made new goals for myself and was thankful for every opportunity that presented itself to me. Gratitude develops with your effort. It needs to be something you think about each and every day. Even the bad ones. The best way is to start a few minutes at the beginning or end of each day and think about 3 things you are grateful for. Some people like to write these in a journal, which can also be helpful for those 'bad' days. As this becomes a practice, you will start to notice good things throughout each and every day. Every day we wake up is a new day to make a change. Today, what are you thankful for?

Why does this make me uncomfortable?

12 July 2020

 These are strange days.  When I was young I was quite shy. I remember being at Brownies and feeling sick to my stomach when my little group had to skip around the toadstool and recite our little line.  I was afraid of tripping, being embarrassed, being ridiculed. It hurt so much to be made fun of or criticized.  I did everything I could to avoid being in that situation.   I remember when I was in Grade 6 on a class trip, and someone pointed out that I was always tapping my fingertips.  I was humiliated.  Everyone looked at me.  I was different and people were noticing.  It was devastating.  That tapping I was doing was counting with my fingertips.  I don't even remember when it started.  I count things to feel calm.  I don't even notice that I do it anymore, as it is just so much a part of me.  It doesn't seem to affect me much, but people sometimes think I am 'foggy' or not paying attention.  It isn't that.  I am just focused on something else.  I am lost in my own thoughts.  But now I seem to be doing it almost continuously.  Wearing a mask makes me feel unsettled.  I hurry in and out of a grocery store, hoping not to do anything wrong, or trigger anyone who may have issues with masks.  I wish people could tell I was smiling at them underneath the mask. It is difficult to gauge how other people are responding to me as half of their face is covered.  But I still do wear my mask.  Because it is the right thing to do.  I can survive it.  I can work through it.  I'm lucky that way. I hope you can too.

Next bunch of thoughts....

August 2020