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, September 11, 2010

Welcome to this world

Guess what I am typing with a little miracle making those delicious contented newborn sounds on my chest. This little bundle of perfection was born last night at 22.58. I wasn't actually here but came to Dundee on the 6.30 am train by which time I knew that all had gone really well. Mother Amy and baby daughter were well  in the midwifery section of Ninewells  hospital, Dundee. Amy got to the hospital about 8 pm and believe it or not had a water birth. Just shows how far we have come in the last 26 years - back then water births were way out there. Now they are in mainstream Scottish hospital. I am impressed.

Yesterday was a full day. 93 year old Theo my enduring father in law took me on an Edinburgh bus to the botanic gardens! He commented on most of the trees and shrubs as we walked through the garden with an interesting diversion through the Chinese gardens. Theo told me that the Chinese were great gardeners along with the British but definitely not like the French and the Germans who mutilated their trees and grew things in geometrical shapes.
Once in the new restaurant,  a card on the table advertised weddings for up to 70 guests for 4995 pounds! Theo was happy to ask the waitress if that included a bride. After an elegant lunch I headed out to see my sick brother in law and my niece Sarah who happily showed me all the genealogy work she has been doing. Even had my father's death certificate from 1959 and many interesting things about his side of the family.

Back on a double decker bus - more fun than a Disney ride - I headed out to my niece Jane. She has moved into a new home in Colington that they have done lots of work on. We walked up around the hills and fed her little boy Ethan handfuls of juicy blackberries. He couldn't get enough. Later Jane's husband Graham came home, then her sister Emma and new husband Stewart, and her dad David. It really good to see everyone and catch up on their news which included a broken ankle and a honeymoon to Kenya. Life is good.

Watch for the up and coming photos!!

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