Category Archives: Vulnerability

The Story of the Horse, the Monkey and the Bird

Here’s a little backstory first: I used this story as an introduction to my 2015 Managing Stress by Making Room For You presentation at the Ontario Bar Association. Part of me felt it was too “out there” to share with a large number of lawyers (what if they thought I was a flake?), and the…

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A Grounded Loving Tornado

I have been playing around with naming a very powerful source of energy that I have been able to tap into at times in the last couple of years.  I am calling it being a “grounded loving tornado”.    My sense is that this energy is a type of human spirit energy – connecting to something…

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Intuition is Key

Happy New Year! I was going to write about something completely different this week. But then I listened to my intuition.  Here’s what happened.  The other morning  when I turned on my phone after breakfast (I try to wait an hour after waking before turning on my phone), there was a FB message for me…

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Come Out of Your Box And Find Work-Life Synergy

Come out of your box and find work-life synergy (and the joy, freedom and sense of purpose that come with that)! Many years ago when I was a young lawyer, eager to learn, I had a conversation with a senior partner at my firm. He told me that part of his success had to do…

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Dear Woman of Strength

Dear Woman of Strength who is feeling exhausted and depleted and a bit hopeless, I invite you to drop your mask of perfection and show someone you trust your vulnerability, your humanity, and your beauty hidden underneath that mask.  They don’t have to solve your challenges for you.  For now, they just have to listen…

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Inspiration on the Bunny Hill

When I was a very little girl, age 3, my Dad, Dr. Wilson Rodger, taught me to downhill ski.   I had tiny red wooden skis and a bit of an attitude.   Lucky us: we had a wee but perfect hill for learning to ski a 10 minute ride away – the London Ski…

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Disconnected!

This post is about noticing disconnect and encouraging vulnerability.  By “disconnected”, I am referring to a situation in which our perception of ourselves is very different from how others see us. But before I get into those subjects, I want to reflect a bit on the effects of my last post.  It took me a few…

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