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.
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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

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Let the games begin

The opening cermonies were fantastic. As we were sitting patiently waiting for them to begin the phone rang. It was Shona. "We are on our way. It is pouring with rain. We are on the Sea to Sky Highway with a police and helicopter escort! We only found out at 3 pm that we were coming!" The stadium erupted when the Canadian team walked on. The highlight was K.D Laing singing Halelujah.

The air here in vancouver is literally filled with with druming, shouts of joy and Canadian Pride.

Unfortunately the weather is too warm in Whistler and Shona's first event has been cancelled. So the hurry up and wait game is on. Still here is Vanvouver there are lots of interesting things too do. We are parents of the athletes are being treated well, beautiful hotel and tonnes of food. I like it.


Unknown said...

Funny, the song by K D Lang was the part of the ceremony I fast forwarded. Glad Shona got to go to the ceremony. Must be incredible to be there!
How did you get tickets last minute to her events and to the opening ceremony? And how did accommodations work?

From Tanya, (not Mark)

Resilient Dyane said...

a couple of tailored Irish Prayers:

Dear Shona.

"May all that rain turn into wonderful em powdering snow to escort each of your Olympian 2010 experiences".

"May the slopes rise with you,
May the wind be at your back,
May the sun shine soft upon your face,
and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand"

I hope you and your family are enjoying every moment of this amazing life experience. Congratulations for making it thus far!

love and Happy Valentines,

from the Irish Gypsy