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Everything listed under: Freedom

  • Leveraging the Benefits of Fresh Starts

    Growing up in an Air Force family I got to move more than many of you reading this. It wasn’t until I was well into adulthood though that I noticed the phenomenon that I want to share about today.When you move somewhere new and no one knows you, a couple opportunities present themselves.You get a fresh start. A chance to choose how you want to show up - to redefine yourself and how people will experience you.   Read More...

  • Paths to Independence

    As a Canadian living in the USA I get to celebrate Canada Day July 1 and Independence Day July 4. I’m intrigued by both the parallels and the differences those two celebrations have.Wikipedia has great little summaries:“On July 1 1867, at noon, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada were proclaimed the Dominion of Canada, with John A. MacDonald its first prime minister.   Read More...

  • Unintentional Blackmail

    When we think of blackmail we think of someone using leverage to make you do something that you don’t want to do. We think of this usually in very concrete planned out situations.There is a version of emotional blackmail though that happens in our lives quite often. It happens on our personal lives and it happens in the workplace.Based on the emotional reaction of the other person we scale back what we are asking for or what we need.   Read More...

  • Playing Small

      Don’t you love those ‘aha moments’? I had one recently that was triggered by one of my favorite quotes. Most of you have heard that amazing Marianne Williamson quote, made especially famous by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 Inaugural Speech.   Read More...