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

Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Girls just wanna have fun."

Cathy, Cynthia, Betsy, Mary and Donna
Donna and Betsy

Oops forgotten the name of this treasure.

The warrior women

We met in downward dog at the top of the mountain
and this is what we saw.

wooly fleabane

The final summit

Prescribed burn across the valley

The helicopter dropping water.

Wilma, Donna, Betsy, Cynthia, Cathy


It's now or never

Paintbrush in a great variety of colours

Marg looking at how far we had come
Sunshine to Healy Pass to Harvey Pass and eventually down to Borgeau Lakes

Me with Mount Ball in the background. In our list of worthy objectives.
Alpine Hawksbeard
"Only the fortunate wayfarer will find this lovely treasure, for it inhabits
the high places where few people wander." George Scotter

Borgeau Lake
Savasana on the mountain
This marmot was in the huff because her buddy
walked away from her advances.

Fragrant Bog Orchid  -smells of blended clove, vanilla and mock orange

The now or never women.

Silky Scorpion Weed

The lovely Rocky Mountains - My back yard!!
How lucky is that?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Out on a limb

Just spent a fabulous four days at the Fernie Writers Conference. This was action packed. 12 hours with Betty Jane Hegerat, our faciliator. She inspired us to look long and hard at each other's writing. We gave each other valuable feedback.  Thanks to everyone. There were readings and panels to attend.  In our 'spare time' there was a walk at Island Lake, a quick ride up the Gondola. Then a banquet. All in all lots of interaction with dedicated and motivated writers.

From left to right 
back    Gavin, Theresa, Mary, Barb and Jeff
front    Wilma, Cathy, Betty Jane, Marybeth and Susan

Island Bay Lodge

On our guided walk poets and fiction writers mix it up.

Wandering through the woods

Poetry Reading at Island Lake.
What a great day.

Barb Parker riding home after an evening reading

Wild Flowers at the top of the Gondola

Ghost rider

Sentinel Pass and Wastach Pass

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized." - Goethe

Yep I can do all this and more. Who wants to be my friend????

Ah Indian Paint-brush
Avalanches pour off Lefroy

Looking up the Wastach Pass

Aberdeen in the background and Marg and Betsy coming up the snow.

Olympic Yogi at the Wastach Pass

Shona, Marg and Lenore above Eiffel Lake
Just put a few more photos on this blog but they got gobbled up into cyberspace. OUCH!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wastach Pass with five wise women

The wise women at the top of Sentinel Pass.

Last haul up to Wastach Pass and a yogi extraodinaire.

Who'd like to live here? Our beautiful home.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THIS AMAZING DAY. I off to Fernie's writers conference. It turns out I should have stayed home to do my homework so now will have to wing it with intelligent coments.  Ha ha