Our Written Opinions
Digitally speaking, 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.
Ten Thousand Hours and a Bit More
Ten thousand hours? Say what? Last Saturday, I walked to the funeral home to settle my brother’s affairs. I ended up speaking to one of the senior funeral directors for a spell. During our convo, she said, “I’ve been in this business 25 years, and I still, to this day, hate telling people they need
Observations of an Executrix
My eldest brother passed away a few weeks ago. He joins my two other brothers and parents and leaves me as ‘the last one standing.’ (Which is an experience I never expected.) I am his Executrix, and I’d like to share some of the lessons and awakenings I have now seen play out several times. Even
Some Stuff about Stress
Stress — the second part of a promised two-part piece. Last week we talked about autoimmune diseases and gluten-free diets. The other day, I stumbled across a peer-reviewed medical study from 2008. It was about STRESS. And honestly, it knocked the wind out of me. Because it spoke to so many (mainly) women and me.
Rounding Up the Wheat
Wheat? Whaaat? This is a two-part piece. Frankly, it’s a bit too long and heavy for the usual Sunday opinion pieces. However, the lessons learned deserve to be told – especially if you notice anyone in your circle with similar signs. In early January of this year, I answered yes to nearly every question about
The Making of a Podcast
So excited to share this with you. Recently, I could feel the winds finally begin to shift. My head was filled with accolades; my podcast was beginning to gain traction, and my energy to do more was amped up! Let me back up a bit. There are several ways to build a business. For example,
Small Business Needs Us
One of the hardest things a small business owner has to contend with is toiling in relative obscurity until they establish a solid reputation. This often takes at least twenty years – regardless of the amount of revenue pouring or dripping in. Think about it. Their friends and family in government all have jobs with
We Are A Plague of Locusts
In 2019 a city councillor named Gala Pin expressed her disapproval of cruise ship tourism: “It’s a plague of locusts [type of] tourism; they devour the public space and leave.” Ms. Pin’s jurisdiction was the Port of Barcelona, Spain. In 2019, Barcelona saw 3.1 million (MILLION) cruise ships arrive at its docks. Today, now that
Travel: A River, a Wine and a Natural Occurrence
Have you noticed how so many of us are travelling now that the restrictions have been lifted? To be fair, I haven’t heard one person say that that travel part – the airplane part — is fabulous. Always, the best parts are getting away, taking in new sites and then experiencing the new parts. Long
Changing Your Thinking
Sitting and thinking about all the different things to write for your Sunday morning read is such a gift. And it is a delight to carve out something that might cause you to pause. This week, someone paused ME. They asked me to tell them concretely what it means to change your thinking. For the
Do You Remember Being Young?
What were you like when you were twenty or even twenty-five? Do you remember? I was confident and brash. I had no idea what would happen in my life, but I knew it would be ginormous. No one would get in my way of showing the world I had swagger, was bright and would one