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.

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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Personal Success.  Is There a Better Way?

Let’s talk about one idea we have about personal success. Lately, I’ve been trying to work through the different scenarios that would play out if we arbitrarily chopped the value of all homes globally by 50% to make the market more accessible.  Notice I said globally.  Because, in theory, there would be no impact if

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Ways to Manage Better

My tagline used to say, ‘Ideas and Thoughts to Bullet Proof Your Business Now.’ I changed it for 2024 to ‘Considering Ways to Manage Better.’ It was the easiest way to umbrella the three activities I am concentrating on this year. Only some people want to solidify and grow their businesses; not everyone cares about

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ARGH! The 3Rs and More

Do you remember the early to mid-1990s? We were forced to get behind Canada’s poorly communicated reduce, reuse, recycle program. We were given no solid personal reason to do so; it was communicated in vagaries about helping the planet and doing better, and the only thing we knew for sure was the deadline to comply.

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Try a Little Tenderness, er Kindness

  Otis Redding? Kindness? I can hear you mumbling. C’mon woman. I am sooooo busy. Exactly!  And that’s why this piece is short. I simply want to draw your attention that we are officially in the season of Kind! What exactly IS it? My definition of Kindness is being considerate, compassionate, and understanding towards others.

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Forgiveness: To More Peace this Season

December is turning into the whirlwind of activity season. Certainly not because of parties and social things. Instead, because many of my brother’s estate details are finally ending. (Notice I said many; I did not say all). One of the things I am doing is taking a portion of the estate proceeds and setting up

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With 20/20 Hindsight. Ta DAH! 

We often use “20/20 hindsight” to describe the clarity of vision that comes from our experiences – it allows us to see the mistakes we made in the past and how we could have done things differently. Since we are looking back on what has already occurred, the reasons it happened become crystal clear even

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Managing Terror or Fear

Next week, I will finally open the doors to the 5Cs Community and invite the first 100 founding members!!!!!  Yes, I am excited.  Strangely enough, I have no terror or fear. Not of losing the sizeable investment in funds and time I have put into it. Nor am I fussing about whether this is the

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Anxiety of a Different Sort

Let’s talk about a different sort of anxiety. In my late twenties, hubby and I bought our first house. We had precisely ten grand to put down, interest rates were 20%, and we ended up taking a first and second mortgage for a home that cost us exactly double our combined annual income. I wasn’t

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