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Kindness in the Time of COVID-19

Kindness in the Time of COVID-19

This week I spent a few days in a hotel while on business in another province, as the COVID-19 pandemic was hitting Canada. I’m reflecting on the human behaviours I noticed as I stayed in a deserted hotel and travelled on a mostly empty plane, anxious to get home. The...

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Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

As we approach the end of 2019, I want to extend a warm thank you. It is such a gift to be welcomed into your inbox to talk about this work we are all doing, of becoming whole and empowered people at work and in life. I am honoured to count you among my blessings....

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Aging or Sage-ing?

Aging or Sage-ing?

“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” — Henry David Thoreau Aging can be a pain, not only because of the actual physical pains and changes we experience, but also because of the emotional impact that aging can have on us. And by “us,” of...

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Asking The Right Questions

Asking The Right Questions

Two words that will ruin your life Yes, ruin! I’m only being a tiny bit hyperbolic here. There are two innocuous-seeming words I avoid when I’m trying to manifest something. They’re “when” and “if.” They’re not inherently bad words—we use them all the time. But they...

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Distraction

Distraction

Distraction from what? I was watching Steve Colbert with his guest Rachel Maddow. What a powerful pair of cultural commentators, two people looking with a very clear vision at world and particularly US politics. Their reflections resonated with me on a large scale,...

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A Tale of Two Banks: Why Service Still Rules

A Tale of Two Banks: Why Service Still Rules

As an entrepreneur or client service representative, how you appeal, manage, and relate to your clientele is critical to your success. Just recently I had the experience of dealing with two different banks and the level service I received was night and day!! There are...

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Perseverance

Perseverance

Perseverance What makes someone an effective entrepreneur? I found one piece of the puzzle in an unlikely place recently: a series of airports. The departure, day one My beloved niece was getting married in Philadelphia, and I was flying direct from Ottawa....

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Disruption

Disruption

Disruption: Something that interrupts your flow, your habits, your autopilot. Sounds uncomfortable, right? I’m learning that it’s not just uncomfortable—it’s also vital to our growth and resilience. (Why isn’t this stuff ever easy?) But there’s even more to the story....

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