Game-Changing Questions for Family Life (Hint: fun is involved)

It’s been four years since I read a book that changed the life of our family for the better. Much better. The book is Honey I Wrecked the Kids: When Yelling, Screaming, Threats, Bribes, Time-outs, Sticker Charts and Removing Privileges All Don’t Work by Alyson Schafer. I picked it up in a time of need…

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Harnessing of “The Upside of Stress” by Kelly McGonigal

Whenever I feel compelled to talk a lot about something I have just learned, I realize that it is an important idea. Further, when I feel compelled to tell a client in a coaching conversation about it, even when I don’t feel totally comfortable with the idea, I realize that it is indeed a very…

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Intuition is Key

Happy New Year! I was going to write about something completely different this week. But then I listened to my intuition.  Here’s what happened.  The other morning  when I turned on my phone after breakfast (I try to wait an hour after waking before turning on my phone), there was a FB message for me…

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Come Out of Your Box And Find Work-Life Synergy

Come out of your box and find work-life synergy (and the joy, freedom and sense of purpose that come with that)! Many years ago when I was a young lawyer, eager to learn, I had a conversation with a senior partner at my firm. He told me that part of his success had to do…

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AHA! Work-Life Synergy!

I had an epiphany on my yoga mat recently that I would love to tell you about, but first a quick back-story.   This summer, I was sharing with my coach that I couldn’t name the kind of coach that I am.  I have never felt like a life coach, or a career coach, a…

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Dialling up the Vulnerability – Lessons from Brew Creek BC

Picture St. George’s Public school,  in London Ontario, 1979.   The stage was set for our Grade 7  Speeches to the class.  My teacher, Miss Finch, called my name.  I moved to the front of the room, turned to face my audience and opened my mouth to speak…Silence. Nothing came out. I blanked out completely….

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9 Tips to Prevent Burnout – Voices of Experience

Nine terrific, and it turned out, very generous and experienced women, joined me as I hosted the lunch and workshop: Three Common Mistakes Professional Women Make that Keep Them Feeling Exhausted and Overwhelmed, with the help of my amazing assistant Kit Boulter (creator of the beautiful food trays pictured here). The group’s discussion became especially…

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More Joy – From Natasha Bedingfield’s Song “Unwritten”

I am not on top of pop culture – I rely on my family to keep me up to date, so I only really noticed this song: Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield (2004), in November when it was played as part of the Feminine Power Mastery course I am taking. I loved the song as soon…

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Finding Joy, Despite XYZ Stresses

Did any of you see this article by Gillian Livingston in the Globe and Mail last weekend about the study on stress: Survey Says: We’re Stressed (and not loving it)? So many of us are stressed way beyond our comfort zone. Some stress is good, but too much and unrelenting stress is bad, in a…

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Meeting A Woman On A Mission: Arianna Huffington

Two weeks ago, I shook hands with Arianna Huffington. I don’t get very excited about Hollywood stars, but meeting Arianna Huffington was another story.   Meeting her really did get me excited, especially after hearing what she had to say to the crowd at The Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto two weeks…

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