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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So Much to Be Grateful For

It was Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada a week ago. We have so much to be grateful for, don’t we? On Sunday, I received a note from a friend I hadn’t seen in over ten years. He was fundraising for a cause close to his heart. See, his son was born with a rare liver

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Re-Imagining Adulting 

 Have you ever thought about Adulting outside of the world of lame jokes? Seriously, what are the most valuable skills we need as adults, and where did we learn them? I’ve been thinking about this lately and thought I’d get the conversation started. Please, do pop in with your own faves! These are the things

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How I Made a Better Decision

Ever thought about HOW you make a decision? I posted something personal this week on social media and was floored by the reactions. I prefer to view what happened as people are hungry to meet, learn and know the real person — loooong before the like and trust factors kick in. I decided to share

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Thoughts About Writing That Book

One day last week, at 1:27 p.m., I closed my computer and walked away. I had met my objective. In two months, my second book was finished. 44,000 words. I could do no more. This is the book I have always known was in me. My own thoughts with no thought-leader pretensions from ChatGPT and

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Embracing the Unknown with Our Capabilities

As I get closer to completing my manuscript, I suddenly have an epiphany. We all like to know the ending BEFORE we finish the beginning! I haven’t even finished the book, let alone mapped out all the plans behind the book, and I am jumping to the endpoint. Worse, I’ve done this a million times

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About Those Fur Critters 

A dear friend has been staying with us for the last three months. It’s been an intensive and stress-free place for her business to re-find her bliss. It’s been a reality check on my ideas and an excellent opportunity to re-explore intimate female friendships. I’ve taken to calling her The Dog Whisperette. (Hey, have you

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A Monarch, a Thought and a Call for Joy 

A surprise visitor joined us for dinner one night this past week. The visitor was a Monarch Butterfly! You might remember early last summer, the Monarch Butterfly was put on the endangered list. For years, the swarms of butterflies that flew from Canada to California or Canada to Mexico and back again had been getting thinner

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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

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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,

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