Read the Words

Digitally speaking, writing or blogging is one of the coolest and easiest ways to share thoughts and insights (often referred to as opinions) that are outside the usual.  Look for fresh insights and stories each week.

What if you ALREADY Hold the Power?

Have you ever considered how exactly where you are right now is where you are supposed to be? Recently, I’ve witnessed a few examples of this exact thing and want to share why absolutely nothing is perfect or awful. It just is.   First Case For years, a friend had an extravagant, fantastical idea for treating...

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Behind that Eclipse

This week, I thought I’d share the inside view of some of the things happening here in what will be the centre of the (Ontario, Canada) universe for all things Eclipse. This region, known as Niagara, my own backyard, has gone completely bonkers.   You know I live twenty minutes away from the world’s eighth...

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PenPals and then Some

I reconnected with a favourite colleague from 28 years ago the other week. Of course, in sixty minutes, we barely scratched the surface of the nearly three decades of in-between. And agreed that more sessions were needed to get fully caught up. In extolling the frustrations of playing executrix to her elderly UK cousin’s estate,...

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Giving Care

Right now, my husband is on a six-week journey. This past Monday, he had surgery for his rotator cuff muscle. We are just completing week one. Naturally, I have a few thoughts …… When we get married, we sign up for the usual ‘for better or worse.’ And rarely do we give thought to what...

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Is it Time or Something Else?

The other day, I encountered the usual ‘What’s your time worth’ argument. You know the one.  You don’t build wealth by penny-pinching. Because your time is more valuable than you think. Instead, what you are supposed to do is -Decide the value of an hour of your time. -Outsource any task that will cost less...

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Ever Wished You Knew Sooner?

 Right now, I am visiting my 97-year-old mother-in-law.  Where the outdoor temperatures are a balmy minus 25 to 30, it does not matter whether you use Fahrenheit or Celsius. It is bloody cold here.   One morning this week, I asked her what she had learned and wished she had learned EARLIER in her life....

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To Hope or Not?

The other week, I was chastised for using the phrase … “I refuse to give up.  We CAN’T give up hope.” Apparently, according to the protagonist, the word hope is far too passive for our world now, is not what is needed these days and should be replaced with ‘love and rage.’ It’s not about...

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Business As Usual

Business as usual is an umbrella term that covers all standard, day-to-day business operations. I really like the definitions buried in the Cambridge Dictionary. “Things are continuing as they always do despite a difficult situation. The state of continuing in the usual way.” Yesterday was the start of a new series on the podcast. I’m looking...

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Ever Thought About Anger?

I am writing this as I put the finishing touches on the 3Day plus 1 Reset exercise I told you about a few weeks back.  And spending much time thinking about anxiety, angst and anger. I got angry last week at a TV producer interviewing me for a piece on his career resources production. (He...

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The Making of all Pearls

Did you know it is a popular myth that pearls are made from a grain of sand? To be super clear, it’s a lie! Intriguing folklore, complete without merit. Nearly all high-quality pearls come from oysters, and oysters are incredibly adept at secreting the sand that regularly gets into their shells. On the other hand,...

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