An older woman who dares sounds a lot like a fantastic trainer

A post by my new friend Sam made me think about how the qualities of an older woman who dares are similar to the qualities of a trainer who dares (indented parallel bits are mine, the rest is Sam’s). An older woman who dares A trainer who dares Is eager to explore the unknown. Is […]

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My extended quirky to do list part 6 – my to done’s

My last 5 posts describe an extended, quirky to-do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use).  It has 5 parts: (I love that out of the 5 categories only two are about adding things.  Can we collectively breath a sigh of relief?) – […]

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Perspective & the Problems of Privilege part 2

Never doubt that there are spirits alternately laughing at and with you, supporting you, egging you on, helping you walk on eggs and sometimes throwing egg in your face. After my last post about feeling the angsty-post-Christmas blues I simply had to laugh at this over the top take on privilege in the form of […]

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Musings on Africa; cookie dough, screech owls, bumper cars & matatus

Back in chilly, wet Vancouver.  Remembering.  Recent musings from Africa. I watched some weaverbirds making nests while running on the treadmill the other morning.  Picking up twigs from the children’s playground they industriously wove them together.  I marvel that they make 5-6 nests for every one they use (better protection).  I especially marvel that the […]

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Polite notice: am naked and waiting

No, this isn’t a porn email, rather some overall musings on Kenya and Uganda. You often see public notices here start with ‘Polite notice….’ as in ‘polite notice; please check out by 10 am’. I like that, it’s poetic. Time runs thicker here. Am measuring time not in seconds or minutes but rather in hours […]

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Hippos and Irish Drinking Songs

During my recent five days of doing intensive program evaluation training in Kenya for the United Nations,, we created a bit of a spectacle with our training.  To keep the content interesting I constantly did games and activities that were frequently very loud.  The wait staff always hung around to watch.  We play and learn […]

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From my first African nocturnal visitor to my first Blog post

Here’s to firsts. First kiss.  First car, first job, first love.  From the first time you triumphed, and the first time you surprised yourself to the first time you left home (and the first time you came back).  First time you crashed and burned.  First time you discovered your passion.  And here’s to Rock.Paper.Scissors’ first […]

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