New Book: Thinking Therapy--No to Maybe now available on Kobo and Amazon

“Thinking Therapy—No to Maybe” Book Announcement

I’ve recently given birth–to a book, entitled “Thinking Therapy — No to Maybe”! Some of you have noticed I’ve been writing on the blog less, and posting less. There is good reason. I’ve been spending every spare moment for the last 3 months writing a book which is now available!! Much agony, tea and hours …

Quote of Rising STrong principal: Courage is contagious.

Rising Strong August 8-10, 2019

One of the fun parts of being married to a carpenter is the ability to mention a wish in passing…and then getting it for Christmas! I told Husband I loved the idea of being neighbourly–I had taken a great book last summer from someone else’s library and I wanted to return the favour to the …

Nice to a fault: How understanding the difference between kind and nice could save your marriage

Nice to a fault

One of our guilty pleasures as a family is the television show, Survivor. It’s still early in this latest season. We got caught up on the weekend…the first person voted off the island on Survivor Edge of Extinction was Reem, a middle aged woman. Reem lasted just 3 days on the island with her team. …

Top blogs of 2018 on Conexus Counselling blog

Top 10 viewed Conexus articles of 2018

I looked at the analytics for the blog this year and noticed the top 10 most viewed articles on the Conexus website, and I thought I would share them with you.  Some were written in years past, but continue to be widely read. Some were written this year. I write articles that help the things …

Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts...program developed out of the research of Dr. Brené Brown

Dare to Lead

Another leadership program? Really? Aren’t there enough floating around out there? Yes, there are a lot. But we need this one.  You need this one. Your team will thank you if you absorb this one. Dare to Lead has a fresh emphasis that is lifegiving for leaders and followers alike. A breath of fresh air …

TEDx: Interconnections

Wired for connection. That’s my line…it comes up more weeks than not during my weekly time on 680CJOB with Hal Anderson. I talk about our essential need for vital relationship in workshops, on blogs, in therapy and well, basically everywhere. When Ian McClausland interviewed and photographed me for his fiftyX50 project, it was only natural …

Grieving a Pet

Yesterday, during my weekly chat with Hal on 680CJOB, we talked about how real the impact of the death of a pet can be.  As you’ll hear on the recording, one of the guys in the news room pooh-poohed the idea that the death of an animal is actually the death of a family member. …

Picture of a cell phone holder "Be all here" cell phone catcher reminds us to put our cell phones here and be fully present with the ones we love. PIc of a catcher made of barnwood style wood

Be with the ones here

We had an out-of-town family wedding last month. It was beautiful–great efforts were expended to look after every detail of the day.  On our way home in the airport, I asked everyone at supper about their favourite “memory snapshot”. Some of the responses: time with the other groomsmen while the couple was off taking pictures …

The Bonsai g’bye

  Natalie finished her internship with us yesterday.  She began seeing clients in fall. As interns are, she was eager to learn how therapy works in a therapy room after spending countless hours learning about therapy in a classroom, reading about it in books, and writing papers about it. Natalie soaked up the learning. Her …