View from the top of Minotaur Peak, June 2023
"How long before I can run?"
"It will be 6-12 months before you can resume any of your activities."
What?! Tears welled up in my eyes.
"You athletes are so impatient. In your case, your age is working against you."
This is the conversation I had with my surgeon the...
As the years go by, I am continually reminded that the way forward is never a straight line. Getting projects done, learning something new, overcoming an obstacle or achieving a new challenge always involve a few starts and stops, mistakes and redirection.
The most valuable perspective I’ve learned is to remember that we get to...
Each year, January is the month designated to celebrate mentoring. It’s a curious thing to have one month dedicated to mentoring. Every month is a good month for Mentoring! Perhaps the notion is to raise awareness for this special and influential form of developmental relationship.
Over the last couple weeks I’ve seen a variety...
Originally published 1/25/2011. Most recent update 1/22/2022
Mentoring is one type of supportive relationship in your overall developmental network: the group of people you turn to and rely on for input, advice and ideas to help you along the way. It is a relationship that you have...
• I’m not sure.
• I don’t know
• I’ll wait and see
• I’m not ready yet.
• What if I’m wrong?
• What if I change my mind?
Sound familiar? The sounds of inaction. Being stuck. Immobile.
We’ve all used these phrases at one time or another and yes, sometimes it is wise to...
Photo: Carol Ward with her partner David and her daughters Nicole and Kayla (graduating)
Everyone has moments when they want to stop moving forward. On a run, at work, hitting a learning curve with a new skill, after a discouraging turn of events. Sometimes we take these challenges in stride. Other times we feel our resolve drain away...
At the time of this post, the feature photos of me on my website were about five years old. I really liked those photos. They captured the essence of what I wanted to convey - colour, mood, energy.
But they were five years old. Of course I’ve changed and I want the representation of me to be accurate. Or, speaking more...
Stacy Eldridge worked in cybersecurity for the FBI for many years, scouring devices for evidence of criminal activity. The job was a great fit for a long time but it was an opportunity she hadn't considered pursuing until a moment of uncertainty shook her out of her comfort zone.
You Just Need The Next Step
While working on her...
Transition can be exciting or it can be scary. Sometimes it's a bit of both. It’s rarely boring. Or so I thought.
To my surprise, on my run in the forest a few days ago, I was bored. The path was dry. It was a beautiful day. Usually I’m thrilled to be out on the trails. Not this time. I was bored.