Category Archives: Reflection

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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Words from the Wise: Marriage and Parenting

Some of you may already have read my earlier post: DD is 100 Years Old Today! What’s her Secret?, about my maternal grandmother, Mildred Maclean (aka, to her grandchildren and many others, “DD”). I wrote it for her 100th birthday on March 8, 2011. She is now 102!   She is slowing down but is…

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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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More Than Just A Plum Pudding

For as long as I can remember, my maternal grandmother,  Mildred Maclean (“DD” to me), would make the plum pudding for our Christmas dinner.  (Post about DD.)  A few years ago, when she was well into her 90s, I took over the role of plum pudding maker.  I now make the pudding, bolstered by my grandmother’s…

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Disconnected!

This post is about noticing disconnect and encouraging vulnerability.  By “disconnected”, I am referring to a situation in which our perception of ourselves is very different from how others see us. But before I get into those subjects, I want to reflect a bit on the effects of my last post.  It took me a few…

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My Food Story: From A Shameful Secret to A Helpful Tale

This is definitely the hardest blog post I have written since I started two years ago.  I have been thinking about it for over a year, debating with myself about whether to share this story with you.   After building up my courage with some consults with several wise women, and listening more closely to…

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What Do I Want For This Relationship?

A powerful and basic question you can ask yourself when you are feeling challenged in any relationship, personal or professional, is:

What do I want for this relationship?

When you have your answer, govern yourself accordingly, accessing the best parts of you to do so.

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Something Lost, More Found

Hi Readers, I am sorry for the long time between posts.   I am happy to be back here blogging again! My family and I were lucky enough to be able to go to Florida last week for March Break.   We had a really lovely holiday; lots of good “family of five” time as…

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First and Second Parts of Gift for Making Room For You Assessment Participants Delivered!

I am pleased to say that I have sent out the first and second instalments of my gift for the Making Room For You Assessment Participants.  This gift is a token of my appreciation for their participation.   The responses I received were so helpful to me.  I want to continue to design products and…

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Lessons of a 20-Something Year Old

Happy New Year Everyone! To start of this year of blogging I thought you might enjoy Michele Wong’s inspiring story below.   I met Michele last November at a Young Women In Law Charity Gala  which was held to raise money for the Belinda Stronach Foundation.  I was struck by Michele’s brimming enthusiasm and clear passion for…

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