Stop It!

StopThere are times when “Stop It” might be good advice.

For example when a child is hitting themselves on the head or your husband is going to spray water on the grease fire.  Temper tantrums certainly provoke this response though the court is still out on whether or not you should interfere.  There are times when just letting the tantrum run it’s course is the best choice.  When you let it go they might figure out for themselves what a waste of energy and precious time the tantrum was.

Last night in my blog when I was talking about people complaining about the cold weather.  My advice was “STOP IT!

As I recalled those words this morning and was thinking about the group I will be training next week I remembered a video that we watched the last time I did a training session.

Just for a little fun I’m going to share it with you.

I want you to keep in mind this is NOT what coaching is and certainly not what peer support is but today I just needed a laugh so I thought maybe you did too.

Please recieve this in the spirit of fun with which it is given.

Bob Newhart on YouTube

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About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises, I work as an "Associate Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and soon to be, spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 20 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. My own passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director. I am studying with the Ontario Jubilee Program. This new field I believe puts all my talents with people into one place which and may​ become something I can continue into retirement. Supporting people is what I do best. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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