Winter Workshop

WORKSHOPS WITH WILMA WINTER 2019

KNOW YOUR ANCESTORS CANMORE - 4 Sessions
Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2019 Arts Place

Create stories to enrich future
generations. Bring photos, letters, artefacts or stories to help you explore,
reflect and write about your place in the history of your family. Imaginative
exercises and meditations will enable you to glean the wisdom and legacy of
your ancestry.


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.
Friday 1st March 2019 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 8th and 15th March 2019 9.00 - 3.30pm

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
http://www.chinooklearningservices.com/

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 www.wilmarubens.com

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back Home in the Rockies

Sunshine Meadows on the 24th Sept 2010

The intrepid Marg and Wilma dreaming of sking - well not quite me
I was feeling a little intimdated that winter had come so early.


Still our autumn and winter in one was beautiful.

These three photos are the following day up on Wind Ridge that lived
up to its name. Still it was t-shirt weather and snow rapidly departed.
All part of living in the mountains.




Home of Famous Scottish Writer Walter Scott


The house is situated in the country by the side of the River Tweed.

Theo in a meditative mood in the garden.
The gardens at Melrose Abbey. This is a dried flower garden.
Harvest time.
Pardon me - the order is a little mixed up and too change it is too difficult! Pardon me - the order is a little mixed up and to change it will be to challenging.



It was here the muse visited him and he wrote is novels.
The Waverley Novels, as Scott’s 26 novels came to be called
were the world’s first real historical novels and the world’s first best-sellers.
They paved the way for the great popular novels of the Victorian age,
influenced Puskin and Tolstoy as well as George Elliot and Dickens,
and earned him the money to buy land, to plant trees and to build Abbotsford.


These are the beautiful bay windows in his library,
overlooking his beloved Tweed River.



A Short Walk in the Scottish Hills

Fred, Alison and Tony enjoy slogging up all sizes of hills.


Black faced sheep the true owners of the Scottish Hills
That's Ben Alder in the background. I climbed that when
I was 18 and met my Clive that weekend oh so many
years ago as we sang:
"Will you still need me,
Will you still feed me,
When I'm 64...."

Our second summit was like walking around inside a kettle.
Still Fred, Alison and I seem to like the damp rain on our faces.

After the damp hills I encouraged the others to become
tourists and walk up the falls of Bruar.
We only saw 2 other people. All the other tourists
were trapped in the extensive shopping mall
at the entrance. It should have a sign saying
"Tourist Beware - don't you know there is
a big recession on. Ha Ha"

The wild life back at the car.

I Love Edinburgh

The Castle dominates the Edinburgh skyline

The new Scottish Parliament Building

Endless Scottish Gifts

Imagine all Nations with Storytelling Centres


This is a detail on the old Scottish Patriach John Knox's House.

I lived in an appartment here when I was ten.
Then we moved to this town house in Scone Gardens.
My bedroom was on the top right.
Pretty nice I remember .

I spent my teen years here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Welcome to our Families Little Ones

We all welcome Kirsten Anna Macdonald - my first great neice.
The first grand neice after 3 grand nephews.
Ain't she perfection itself?
Proud Daddy Ross MacDonald with his daughter Kirsten Anna

Proud mum and her beautiful baby, Kirsten Anna sister to 2 year old
Daniel who can talk up a storm.

My beautiful neices, Emma and Jane with their handsome husbands
Steward on the left and Graham on the right.
Jane and Ethan on the heather covered moors near their home.

Ethan, Jane and Grahams busy son.
Daniel Macdonald in his back yard

Scottish Garden Tours

Chinese Garden in the Edinburgh Botanic Garden, so loved by Theo.
"The Chinese, along with the British are great gardeners," he told me.
Botanic Garden in Dwyck had a selection from Nepal.

Speaks for itself.

A wonderful walled garden with colourful
herbaceous beds.
























The trees grow big in Scotland- it's all the rain.

Theo at 93 loves gardens, plants and going to the gym!




Wild Scottish Weather

OK I am just a bit behind in posting stuff on my blog. These photos were taken on the 6th September in Scotland.  Interesting none the less.
My intrepid brother in law Des Rubens dressed for Sept in Scotland.

Scumptious free food along the way.
 I found out they have little bugs with a very long name that bite.

The wild seas and the Bass Rock covered in bird shit from a gazillion
gannets that swope over the water in great style.

This happened minutes before we arrived back in the car park -
just to show you how windy it was. Fortunately it was not our car.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Firework concert in Edinburgh

Grand Finale of the Edinburgh Festival
A great welcome back to the land of my birth.

Clive's Dad Theo at 93 enjoys the picnic

What a setting.


Music and Fireworks a fantastic combination

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Amy's Family

Amy, Daniel, Ross and new baby in the glass box!
Baby girl nearly 12 hours old.
Daniel holds his sister


Daniel with Amy the morning after she gave birth


baby comes home