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When did asking questions become a sign of weakness?

The other day I heard a story about a mom that had decided to go back to school to get her Masters Degree to further her career. She was in

How You Can Make A Difference

I’ve volunteered to be a social advocate for Community Justice Initiatives as they are currently facing a funding crisis for their Stride program.  They are facing a $25,000 funding gap

4 STEPS To Preparing Your Response To Negative Comments

This past weekend I had the pleasure of presenting on one of my favourite topics right now – “What To Do When Shit Hits The Fan” – at the fantastic

A New Year, A New Site

It’s with great pleasure and excitement that you are here reading this post on my new website.  It’s a brand new year, so why not start with a new look and

100th post!

It’s been just over 2 years that this blog has been kicking around. Can you believe that? And this is our 100th post! So in honour of this milestone we’re

Trolls vs Legit Comments

Remember these little guys? These cute, little, weird looking things? Or maybe you remember the nursery rhyme of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Or maybe you’re too young for that

3 Things I learned in 2011

There are a lot of resolutions going around at this time of year, there is also a lot of reflection and learning happening as well.  This year has been an

Through the Glass – A Powerful Story of Compassion and Restoration

This evening I attended an event very different than anything I’m used to. It wasn’t costume themed, there were no silent auctions, doorprizes or tasty treats. In fact reading the event description, I normally would never have attended it. Being that my great friend Jason Dystra invited me to attend & it would bring awareness to Community Justice Initiative, an organization I’m learning more & more about, I decided I should attend.

Engaging with Conflict

How do you respond to conflict? This conflict could be personal, work-related, in your community, or even online. One thing we all have in common is that we all have

#140confONT , Stories, and Listening

“Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.” -Albert Camus Last week I had the privilege to be involved with the 140 conference and I’m