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Delegation

Delegation By Lisa Seppala, MBA, BComm, ACC, PHS (Adv Cert) The other night it was my turn to wash the dishes after dinner, a big pile of pots I would typically wash by hand. As I stared at the pile, I asked myself, ‘is this really what I should be working on?’  Into the dishwasher…

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Building resilience with self-compassion and self-care

Building resilience with self-compassion and self-care By Lisa Seppala, MBA, BComm, PHS (Adv Cert), ACC Living a balanced life has eluded me for much of my career. I now realize that the balance I used to shrug aside is essential for my vitality, productivity, and health, both physically and mentally. I’ve also learned that a…

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid by Lisa Seppala, True North Implementation Recently I felt unsafe and traumatized after an altercation with someone experiencing a serious mental health event. As a result, I decided to enroll in the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certificate program offered by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. It is a way…

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Feeling unsafe and growing empathy

Feeling unsafe and growing empathy By Lisa Seppala, True North Implementation There have been a few times in my life, in both work and personal situations, where I’ve felt that I wasn’t physically or psychologically safe. In all those situations, I was able to work through my feelings and muster the ability to respond. They…

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Overwhelmed? Read this if you want to do it all, all at once!

Overwhelmed? Read this if you want to do it all, all at once! By Lisa Seppala, True North Implementation At times, I find myself overwhelmed by opportunities and pulled in many attractive directions. Each of these is on my master To-Do list and aligned with my purpose and goals. Sometimes I can’t get past ‘go’…

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