Category Archives: Energy

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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Highlights from “Overwhelmed: Work Love and Play When No One Has The Time” by Brigid Schulte

Overwhelm… That mix of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, fragmented, even despairing, is a common theme among many women I speak to and coach, and something I have struggled with too.   Early into reading Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte,  I knew that I would write a blog post…

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Want to move from Dread to Enjoyment? Be inspired by this Story

Is there a part of your work, your home or your community life that you dread on a regular basis? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to shift out of the dread to something more positive… dare we even say, to shift from dread to enjoyment?   Yes, not only would it be wonderful, but it will also…

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Becoming your own best friend (“OBF”)

At one time or another, many of us feel stuck in a rut, wanting to grow into our bigger, better selves, but not knowing how.  This can feel lonely, and scary too, since growing means changing, and changing tends to feel scary more often than not.   We might wonder: “Will people still like me?  Will…

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Appreciating the Power of Gratitude For Greater Happiness – Part 2

So you may have heard, if you read Part 1 (the previous post), that choosing to be grateful  is one of the most powerful ways to boost your happiness.  That’s why I am really dwelling on it here.   Before we dive in and learn more in Part 2, here’s a Burns Family March Break…

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Are you exhausted from giving? Inspiration from “Give and Take” by Adam Grant

  Do you ever feel exhausted from giving so much to others without considering yourself enough in the equation? If so, you are not alone and this post is really for you.   It contains good news!   It doesn’t have to be an “either or” thing – give to others or give to yourself.   In fact,…

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Dear Woman of Strength

Dear Woman of Strength who is feeling exhausted and depleted and a bit hopeless, I invite you to drop your mask of perfection and show someone you trust your vulnerability, your humanity, and your beauty hidden underneath that mask.  They don’t have to solve your challenges for you.  For now, they just have to listen…

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Wise words in “Stompa”

Have you ever heard  a song over and over again and enjoyed it at a surface level, and then, for some reason, at some point, you  decide to stop long enough to really listen to it?  That’s what happened to me with Stompa, by Serena Ryder.   On a steamy July morning this summer,  I was listening to…

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What Are Your Keystone Habits?

Are you a creature of habit, of carefully crafted rituals and routines meant to help you function at your best? When those habits are not as achievable as usual, do you feel like a fish out of water, struggling to breathe? Does this situation often make you feel stuck and frustrated? I personally answer “yes”…

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Do you know how much of your happiness is actually within your control?

Scientific research has validated what you might have learned from experience or have heard from a wise elder: a large portion of our happiness is within our control and has little to do with our life circumstances.   Science is also showing why happiness should be an important goal for us. My wise grandmother, Mildred…

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