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Wow, is it hot. 44 degrees C with humidity. Thanks to one of the most loved modern inventions those of us experiencing a heat wave are sitting cool in our offices, driving with the windows up, or lounging comfortably inside our homes. Not me…I think I am one of the few who doesn’t love air conditioning. Air Conditioning and Stress I hate going from a beautiful summer day into a restaurant or store only to be as cold as I am at a hockey game. My husband and I have a car with dual temperature settings. I can’t understand how 15 degrees in the summer is enjoyable when it is hot outside, but 15 degrees in the winter in our...Read More
Should’ve… Could’ve… Would’ve It can be hard to release the regret. We replay situations. …I should have taken that other job. …Should have talked to my friends before I spent all that time and energy. With that, I could have bought the blue one instead of the black one. …I should have just left it alone. Most of us have things that we regret or wish were different in our lives, however it is both our good and bad decisions that mould us into who we are today. What we can do is learn from our past and try not to make the same mistakes again. We need to release the regret that we hold on to. Beverly Beuermann-King...Read More
Stress and Boredom “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do”. We generally expect that as summer vacation moves through the weeks, that this expression of boredom will be a familiar complaint. However, this year is different. Our children have been home for months and like our kids, many parents are tired of dealing with stress and boredom complaints. Boredom is described as “the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest”. Boredom is generally a self-inflicted problem. For children, the anticipation of summer-fun wanes as the summer goes on and all those previously fun activities start to feel stale. Contributing to the sense of stress and boredom, may be that their separation from friends is dragging them...Read More
“It is a gorgeous July morning. My children are outside playing. I have finished watering my newly planted grass seed and now it is time to focus on my business. I am finally feeling like my life is in balance”. Life In Balance Builds Resiliency This moment was a reflection on life that I had several years ago. It didn’t mean that my life wasn’t chaotic. I had two young sons – who played hockey and who took guitar lessons. I had a husband who was in senior management and who was also working on his Masters. We were blessed to have many grandparents who needed various levels of attention. And I had a growing consulting business that took me...Read More
We know that there is one fear that many people share. Fears around public speaking. Fear and Public Speaking Maybe you have this fear? You feel light headed, your palms get sweaty, and your stomach has tied itself into knots. You feel like running away rather than stand up and speak to your audience, team, or colleagues. We call this distinct form of stress and fear related to public speaking, Glossophobia. Fear of public speaking is a common form of anxiety and it can range from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. The stress of speaking in public or to a group, can leave many leaders visibly shaken, nauseated and tongue-tied, while leaving their team feeling less than secure about...Read More