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Posted on 09. May, 2013 by Phyllis.
Mom and Daughter Relationships My mother turned 81 April 16th and she is fit as a fiddle! I have always enjoyed a very close, loving, supportive and mutually respectful relationship with my mother. I noticed as we both grow older we have become more like really close sisters (though she tends to still mother me [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by Phyllis.
Who are you when no one’s watching? Recently, I was asked by a client who is a healthcare professional to provide some Dietitian coaching for him. You see, he had recently undergone significant surgery due to being diagnosed with cancer, had gone through all the treatments and now is back at work. Needless to say, [...]
Posted on 12. Mar, 2013 by Phyllis.
This month, Dietitians across Canada are celebrating Nutrition month, a very exciting time for us Dietitians. As well, March 8 was recognized as women’s day internationally. Why am I sharing this with you? I see a connection between the two events and this month’s topic: Why set challenges for yourself? Women have always been the [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by Phyllis.
Is the New Year squeezing you? Having weathered the holidays and now facing the New Year even the calmest among us will likely feel squeezed at times. What with the challenges of paying the bills from the holidays, having to possibly mend strained relationships damaged over the holidays and facing the New Year with its [...]
Posted on 30. Jan, 2013 by Phyllis.
What is one thing from 2012 you’d love to repeat in 2013? “…another year’s over and a new one just begun…” –John Lennon If you are like most people you might have a few New Year’s resolutions you have made. I had a good laugh recently, I was having a talk with a colleague and [...]
Posted on 27. Dec, 2012 by Phyllis.
You are meeting with a colleague to discuss an issue and you can’t wait to tell her what you think! You heard that a new initiative will be rolled out at the local daycare where your children attend and you can’t wait to tell them what you think! You know you should be more active [...]
Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by Phyllis.
There are essentially two types of stress: the kind where you see your life flash in front of your eyes when faced with imminent death or the slow building stress that is related to work, or personal relationships and all that comes with these two relationships. Pretty much these are the two broad categories that [...]
Posted on 16. Oct, 2012 by Phyllis.
Challenge your Assumptions: 3 Tips for Thinking Strategically What we think is strongly shaped by our underlying beliefs and these show what we value. We use what we value to guide us personally and professionally. If we know what we value we will know our Underlying Beliefs. Sometimes these underlying beliefs and the assumptions that [...]
Posted on 27. Sep, 2012 by Phyllis.
In Robin Sharma’s recent book entitled The Leader who had no title, he wrote about a former world champion skier and the strategies he used for being successful on the slopes. The skier was asked how he navigated some of the toughest, and most challenging slopes to become a world class skier, he replied “ [...]
Posted on 08. Aug, 2012 by Phyllis.
Have you ever noticed how time seems to crawl when you have very little to do? (In other words- you’re bored!) What happens to time when you are faced with multiple, competing priorities and deadlines? Time seems to develop wings and flies! The point of these two extreme examples is this, time is always a [...]