Divorce – the mother of all breakdowns

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Divorce – the mother of all breakdowns

Well, not quite. According to the Holmes-Rahe stress inventory scale, it is number 2.

And in Canada (your local statistics may vary), since the end of the 1980s, between 35% and 42% of marriages have ended in divorce. In other words almost one in two people who marry will go through this experience in their lifetimes. Note that this statistic does not capture those who go through committed relationships that are not recognized as ‘marriages’, which break up with ...

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Work, Life, Balance?

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Work, Life, Balance?

How come we make these different things? You have probably heard the quote:

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” – Marc Anthony

I think there are many ways to read this. One of them is – ‘I am having no fun – therefore I must be in the wrong job or doing the wrong thing.’ A variation on the theme is that work is ‘Work’ and play is ‘Play’ and the two are clear, ...

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Access to Power (and Achilles seal- a bad pun)

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Access to Power (and Achilles seal- a bad pun)

This is not really a coaching blog entry. Or is it? You get to decide.

Those who know me well understand that since 2005 I have been doing strange things with old Vegetable Oil.

I have been steeped in the science of climate change and greenhouse gas impacts for a long time courtesy of my father – Graham Goodeve – a geomorphologist by trade who, whilst I was growing up, fed my curiosity about the physical processes at work in the world ...

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Where is wellbeing?

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Where is wellbeing?

I am away from home right now. And so I have the perfect excuse to break my regular fitness regime and ignore it for a week or so.

However this is the same conversation I put in the way even when I am home. Just another version of procrastination. It is just resistance looking for a reason…

If my health and wellbeing were however my number #1 priority, what would I be doing? Putting it off? Or just have it handled? Being up ...

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