Calgary Board of Education - Chinook Learning Services

Managing Workplace Emotions
You can't change conflict and opposing points of view in the workplace. You can, however, change the way you react. Become more emotionally aware, harness your emotions and express them positively with control, confidence and composure.
Thursday April 23 2020 12.30pm -3.30pm

Conflict Resolution for the Workplace
Successful conflict resolvers are not born; they are trained. Build your skills as an effective conflict resolver and mediator. Learn to recognize conflict patterns and what triggers and escalates conflict in others, master strategies that reduce conflict escalation, assert yourself confidently and give constructive feedback. These skills will help you work more productively and harmoniously with clients, colleagues and superiors. See Course Outline.
Instructor: Wilma Rubens - see Instructor Profile

Fridays 1st 8th May 2020 9.00 - 4.00pm

My story straw to gold
We live our life forwards, yet read it backwards. Discover the unique story that your life makes as you reflect on where your desires, struggles, and insights have taken you. Learn to use free-fall writing, guided meditation, and discussion to put your conflicts into a bigger picture and see yourself as the hero/heroine in your own wandering journey even as it is happening. No previous writing experience is necessary.
Read Course Reviews. Instructor: Wilma Rubens - see Instructor Profile

Entangled Enchantments

Entangled Enchantments
My very first collection of poetry. These poems celebrate my journey on the uncharted waters of the feminine. For your very own copy purchase at Cafe Books, Canmore, or Pages in Kensington, Calgary or contact

Friday, August 14, 2009

loving this living for shona

loving this living for Shona

the halloween you arrived was a magical moment in my life
my heart opened wide in love for your tiny form
you a placid baby fell asleep with ease
patience and joy your signature tune
you united the two worlds with grace
you blew in like a fresh spring breeze whispering
you are more than enough

you love challenge
a natural athlete fleet of foot
fast as a wild horse
chased your brother over the mountain
became a snow dancer extraordinaire

now in the springtime of life
your beauty like the solstice moon
you follow your heart
an accomplished olympian
builder of respectful relationships
charge towards your dreams with verve and vigour
spread your eagle wings as you race for gold
know success is in the adventure of the journey
held in precious focused moments

you nourish your seeds with intuition introspection discipline
weed out loneliness frustration negativity
grow yourself strong in the clean mountain air
delight in the splendour that surrounds you
you listen to your body’s intelligence
a vessel for the miracle of life
with dedication humour friends
you hoodwink struggle
embrace love life and laughter
a dazzling flower in my garden of life

One of the poems in my up and coming book Entangled Enchantments.