self-care

Any Love at Work?

January 10, 2013

This week I am teaching three classes of MBA students at the University of New Brunswick. We are working with Kolb’s learning styles model (see Monday’s blog), determining how we learn, seeing what other styles frustrate us, …

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Shift Happens

January 9, 2013

Shift Happens is the best and most practical book I’ve read in ages for professional or personal development. (Actually I downloaded the audiobook last spring on itunes, so it is the best book I have listened to in ages.)…

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Are Your Shoulders Sore?

January 6, 2013

Your shoulders can get awfully tired when you start taking responsibility for other people. If your friend is often unhappy, do you think it’s your job to cheer him or her up? Do you do things for people that they …

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How to Be a Real Friend

January 3, 2013

I was venting, getting it all out with someone I trusted. I was looking for her advice because I was confused about how to handle an unexpected situation. There was a significant sum at stake. I wasn’t sure whether to …

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One Morning with Hot Lemonade

December 22, 2012

I could not see straight.

My life felt like organized chaos, and then any wisp of organized faded. My morning walks had been keeping me going. But it was not enough. I was officially empty.…

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Take a Hike

December 17, 2012

I walk every morning with my friend Dianne and my dogs. It is my exercise and my morning meditation.

Dianne has taught me a lot about the pathways through the woods, as I used to only walk the roadways around …

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Woofs of Wisdom for Living

May 9, 2012

My name is Angie. I’m the one with the pretty face. That silly black dog on the right is my brother Lucas. (Trish Manuel made us look so good!) Our mom is Catherine Doucette. She has been working …

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