The Daring Way, developed out of the research of Dr. Brené Brown is being offered March 27-19, 2020

The Daring Way March 27-29, 2020-postponed

Please note: In compliance of Provincial Guidelines, all groups have been postponed until we have all together worked to successfully “flatten the curve. See you in a group when our province starts meeting together again! The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to …

Cynicism protects us from being hurt...it also makes it impossible to trust, to lean into joy.

Cynicism and Bermax

We’ve all heard: Fool me once, shame on you Fool me twice, shame on me It’s vulnerable to feel compassion and care towards people who you find out later apparently were the ones who did the damage themselves. When there are mixed stories, and we don’t know who to believe, it gets even more confusing. …

Wired for connection

It’s less than a week before TEDx Winnipeg 2018. I’m excited and nervous…and ready to enjoy the day, and then have it in my rear view mirror. I teach and lead and talk and facilitate often in my job–I led a full day retreat last weekend for 200 women and feel comfortable doing so.  But …

Zielschmerz: the dread of getting what you want. John Koenig. On blog about TEDxWinnipeg 2018

Zielschmerz!

I spoke at the graduation ceremony of the Outtatown program at CMU on Sunday.  Just 2 days before, half of them had come back from several months in Guatemala, and the other half from South Africa. Now the room had several rows of young adults with a healthy glow about them, and a gym full …

The special plate: One more way to love your kid. And who doesn't want one more way to show your love?

The special plate

I loved, during the Olympics, watching athletes read letters of love from their parents. Isn’t it beautiful to watch how people are moved by reading how much their parents love them and admire their grit and perseverance? Children weep when witnessing the love and pride of a parent: “Dear Kaitlyn and Andrew…”@WeaverPoje get a letter …

A Hole in the Celebration

My nephew was married last week to his beautiful bride, the love of his life. The one, above all other, that has captured his heart forever. Warm hearts shone bright through the frigid day.  Even the frozen pipes at the reception venue thawed a full 15 minutes before the wedding started! (Though I suspect it …