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

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In England's green and grassy hills

Here I am in Britain. I have been here 5 days and am having a great time. So much diversity on such a small and green land. My cousin's daughter was married on Friday in a gorgeous unspoiled English church with large flower arrangements, with white hydrangea's, gladoli, and white roses. Rachel in pale ivory dressed raced her dad down the aisle accompanied by three lovely bridesmaids in burgundy dresses, Emily her sister recently returned from Australia, Laura her friend more used to riding horses than dressing up looked lovely all the same, and her young neice Gemma who tenderly held the hand of the little flower girl in a white dress with a red sash. We sang hymns to celebrate this occasion of a young couple coming together to declare their love and willingness to be in relationship together. The minister David talked about Love and MJ read the peice on love from Corinthians - all very touching.

Outside the sun shone as photos were taken then we all took off for the party at a beautiful old English hotel in the countryside. As I sipped on Cornish Champagne, well, sparkling wine I thought I was living the life it felt like a movie set. After the 'wedding breakfast' a delicous meal we danced until the small hours to a talented local band from Glastonbury.  Us oldies crashed while the younger ones caroussed until late or should I say early.

Quick version of what I have been up to.
Life is moving ahead rapidly.After the wedding I had a quick trip to Bath and saw 10 of Diana's dresses - a little dissappointing  I thought they's be more.

My brother in law picked me up at Edinburgh airport and whisked me to Princes Street Gardens where there was a specatcular music and firework display  the grand finale to the International Edinburgh Festival.

Monday Des and I hiked along a wild stretch of coast - I felt all the cobwebs blow across the North Sea to far and away. On our return to the car park some poor car had a tree on its roof and it's glass windows shatterd on the tarmac. Did I say it was a windy day? Came home to delicous meal cooked by my nephew.

Yesterday I took 93 year old grandpa to a couple of delicious gardens, sequoia's, cedars and other oregon fir trees. I watched him eat - a lot!

Today I spent hanging out with my two delightful neices Sarah and Catriona. Guess what the sun was shining. It was a bluebird sky here in Edinburgh.

Now we want the baby to come on time.  Watch this space for photos!

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