Category Archives: Positivity

What are you proud of?

This was first published on Attorney With a Life. What are you proud of?  Tap into your pride and have more energy to contribute in a socially valuable way! Over and over again, women tell me that they want to feel proud of their life and work.    And yet, so many women are hesitant to…

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Feeling the Pull Toward Something Greater in a Mystical Landscape

I went with my family to see Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh & More at the AGO this past Sunday. The exhibition explores the mystical experiences in nature of 37 different artists.   It was a gorgeous  (if crowded!) experience.  I was so inspired.  At one point we were encouraged to focus on one…

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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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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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A Growth Mindset: Why We All Need One

Do you ever feel so tired and frustrated that you are just in survival mode, getting from one day to the next, or even one hour to the next?  When I have felt like this I feel really closed, like I can’t take anything else on. I feel almost brittle – very tight and inflexible….

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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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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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Rose Coloured Lenses? Yes..and so much more!

When something good happens to you, do you routinely say: “I was just lucky”, or quickly see who else you can give credit to for that good thing?  When something bad happens to you, do you usually chastise yourself about it and then think about how often this kind of thing happens to you? If…

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Where’s Our Passion?

Have you ever yearned to find more passion, or even some passion, in your work?  Reading Lean In: Women, Work and The Will To Lead by Sheryl Sandberg over March Break made me remember an experience when I so strongly felt that yearning.  About ten years ago, I went for a ride in a hot…

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Inspiration on the Bunny Hill

When I was a very little girl, age 3, my Dad, Dr. Wilson Rodger, taught me to downhill ski.   I had tiny red wooden skis and a bit of an attitude.   Lucky us: we had a wee but perfect hill for learning to ski a 10 minute ride away – the London Ski…

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