Powerfully Positive Ponderings

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Vulnerability and the Strength of Community

This week’s blog is by guest writer, Cindy Filipenko. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about human vulnerability. We live in a time where human connection is becoming less and less. The reasons are myriad, from lack of time to a culture that prizes the individual above the collective. What I know is that, without connection, we can’t foster an environment where vulnerability is possible. […]

The Truth North Strong and Free.. & Collaborative

It’s Canada Day as I write this. And I am a proud Canadian. I’m proud of how Canadians love their communities, proud of how we take care of each other, proud of how we care for one another in a crisis. The flooding in Alberta over the past couple of weeks has been a fine example of this. […]

Teamwork: Get In the Boat And Row

Teamwork is an essential value, in both our social and work lives. Many of us played team sports as kids. Most of us have had to describe how and why we consider ourselves to be “team players.” And teamwork and team-building exercises are staples of most workplaces. So why do we often end up feeling like we’re on a team of one? Too often the team environment is inauthentic — only lip service or corporate talk. […]

Goodness is Not Gone. It Just Needs Better Coverage

The Boston Marathon bombing is a shocking tragedy, devastating an event that celebrates the perseverance of human beings. And it saddens us all. The senseless loss of life and injury to so many is difficult for most of us to comprehend. And beyond the expected reactions of anger and fear, what’s worse is the growing sense of resignation — accepting that these kinds of incidents are now status quo. But there are many reasons to find hope in this tragedy, and as the crisis dominated activity on social media, many of them I gleaned from Twitter. […]