Time for Some Feng Shui

I bet you’ve heard the term Feng Shui. It’s an ancient Chinese traditional practice that claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. Quite literally, the term means “wind-water.” At the very least, I assume you have heard it associated with balancing your energy and bringing more wealth and abundance into

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There Might be Something to this Self-Care Thing

I have a wide skepticism streak in me. Maybe you do too. Self-care is a term I have never been able to get behind. Most likely because in the beginning, it was always coupled with spa days, mani-pedis, beauty makeovers, tiny portions of chef-prepared healthy food, and pictures of well-dressed and coifed people lounging around.

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The Lie We Know Too Well

Like you, I read a lot. It’s the best way to keep abreast of all the different ideas, concepts, and thoughts floating around the ethernet. And also stay connected to the lies we believe.  Lies? I have been reading the works of Srikumar Rao, the founder of The Rao Institute for years. His latest thought

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Building Better Business Relationships

These days, one of the hot topics I frequently get asked about is relationship building. Since I have never been a formal salesperson, this might seem kinda strange to some. Business relationships, though — now that part is an area I have always done pretty good with. It’s not that the whole relationship-building concept is

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Gratitude? Attitude!

Have you noticed how much airtime the word gratitude gets these days? I have and gotta confess. Unfortunately, I don’t recognize the newest meanings and iterations! Once upon a time, the meaning of Gratitude was the quality of being thankful, the readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. In other words, Gratitude meant

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BE-ing: It’s A Whole New Year!

This year, let’s toast BE-ing.  It’s a new year, a new number, a new beginning. Here’s to more hope, more happiness, more health and more humour for all of us this year. I have a confession. Last year, I finally threw away the fears that have held, bound and gagged me for the last six

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How’s Your Creativity Quotient?

One of the most overused phrases in business is ‘up with the creativity and innovation quotient.’ I mean, it sounds fabulous. EXCEPT. Where do you start? And if you’ve been paying attention to the ‘noise’ lately, creativity seems to have been killed off, almost entirely, during the pandemic. Let’s start at the beginning Neuroscientists have

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Marinating Your Bourguignon

I finally figured out marinating!  Bear with me. The only way we can truly muster something worthwhile is to draw from our lived experience! Yup, that’s this week’s topic in a nutshell. See, I have been mulling around an idea for about ten years. It’s a different way to present how to start, scale, grow

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OBSTACLE! DAMN OBSTACLES!

Let’s talk about your obstacle or obstacles.  I am presuming you have one or two. Have you noticed there seems to be a higher level of mindless moaning these days? Especially since the issues stemming from COVID are constantly highlighted? Maybe your OWN life has been turned upside down because of the pandemic. Do you

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Time & Work: the Long Game or the Short One?

It’s always a conundrum, isn’t it?  The trade-off between time and work. You might know I have been following Seth Godin for years. (He is a marketing genius who blogs daily about the darnedest things.) One of his latest posts caught my eye. Here it is in its entirety. Making a difference (making a point)

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