24 07, 2019

Summer Dreaming

By |2019-07-24T15:34:24-07:00July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer Dreaming

Vacation Time If you are anything like me, vacation time is not just for recharging your batteries. It is a time of deep reflection and re-defining your goals.  Better than any New Year's resolutions, my vacation time helps me put things into perspective. Epiphany I always have some sort of epiphany about my life – why have I not written that book yet? I am going to start exercising (after vacation, of course), my job is not fulfilling me. I am going to make some changes! The tyranny of the urgent But then when I return home, I get sucked right back [...]

12 07, 2019

How well do you Listen?

By |2019-07-12T15:15:43-07:00July 12th, 2019|Balance, Learning, Life - general|Comments Off on How well do you Listen?

  Listening & learning How well do you listen? Do you hear what others mean to say?  When I was staying with my sister earlier this year, I listened to her tell a story about our mother, and thought ‘who was that women she is talking about?’  It struck me how differently we all see and hear things.  My sister and I are a year apart, however we were quite different as kids, she loved sciences, I loved the arts.   We had the same parents, were brought up the same way, and yet how we received their messages and perhaps how they [...]

24 06, 2019

Getting out of my Comfort Zone

By |2019-06-24T15:47:28-07:00June 24th, 2019|Learning, Life - general, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Getting out of my Comfort Zone

How often do you try something new?  Me, not often enough and that is why over the next 12 months I’m going to do something new each month, something that pulls me out of my comfort zone.  I believe it’s good for me to try new things or go to different places.  Things that pull me out of that comfort zone that keeps me stuck, without realizing, or realizing but ignoring it!  I think it helps me grow, and in growing I am more compassionate, more empathetic to others and a much better support to those I serve. And, in putting it [...]

6 06, 2019

If you knew when you were to die, what would you do differently?

By |2019-06-06T19:32:59-07:00June 6th, 2019|Aging, Learning, Life - general|Comments Off on If you knew when you were to die, what would you do differently?

What would you do differently? "If you knew when you were going to die, what would you do differently?"  This was the question posed to me by my friend and business partner Christine.  I've calculated if I want to live a healthy happy life and maybe die at 93, (why 93, I have no idea!) then I have approximately 10,950 days left! Next Question So the next question is, how am I living each day?  Is it filled with joy and laughter, am I doing work I love, or am I allowing stress and upset to bring me down?  Am I willing [...]

24 05, 2019

Where do you struggle?

By |2019-05-24T11:41:31-07:00May 24th, 2019|Balance, Learning, Life - general|Comments Off on Where do you struggle?

I’m with my friends on our Mastermind group, a group where we exchange ideas and support each other developing our business and professional lives.  We’re honest, open and sometimes have to have a hard talk.  The other day during my time, when I was chatting about the challenges in constantly looking for new clients Meghann stopped me and said: ‘You’ve got to insert more of you in what you’re writing, people have to feel connected with you and your experience through your stories!’  Laura echoed this sentiment,  both are smart ladies, gotta listen to them. Expect more So expect in the future [...]

1 05, 2019

What to do with Worry & Anxiety

By |2019-05-01T17:46:01-07:00May 1st, 2019|Aging, Balance, Life - general, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to do with Worry & Anxiety

    The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~ Buddha      “That was great for Buddha, he didn’t live today, when life is running at a breakneck pace and if I don’t anticipate and worry about tomorrow I won’t be successful!”  How many times have you said that or something similar? How much time do you spend worrying?  I remember a time when worrying was a daily habit!  Yep I [...]

18 04, 2019

Work Life Balance

By |2019-04-29T16:51:12-07:00April 18th, 2019|Balance, Life - general|Comments Off on Work Life Balance

Life Balance We're inundated with the myth that we should be striving for a work/life balance, I believe we've got it wrong, we should be striving for a balanced life.  Forget whether it's work, family, personal or anything else, what we're looking for is to feel good about how we manage the different parts of our lives on a day to day or week by week basis. Joshua Lee, the founder of LF Media, Inc., once wrote for Fast Company: “I don’t believe you have work-life balance: You have a life balance, where everything you do complements your life’s work. My family is [...]

11 04, 2019

Your Life as a Play – The Third Act

By |2019-04-11T17:41:05-07:00April 11th, 2019|Retirement, Retirement Planning, Third Act|Comments Off on Your Life as a Play – The Third Act

The Third Act: I've talked about the Third Act and people ask 'what do you mean by The Third Act?'  This was an idea introduced to me by my friend Edward Kelly.  Ed developed and has taught the concept for the past few years initially in Ireland, and now across Europe.  We are living longer, and the idea of retirement, as conceived in our parents and grandparents day has changed. So what is the Third Act? Image your life as a play. Act One: The beginning,  like a play sets the stage for your life:  You are born and the influences you [...]

4 04, 2019

Getting out of your Comfort Zone

By |2019-04-04T16:28:17-07:00April 4th, 2019|Aging|Comments Off on Getting out of your Comfort Zone

How often do you try something new?  Me, not often enough and that is why over the next 11 months I’m going to do something each month that pulls me out of my comfort zone.  I say 11 months because I already completed the first in March! In March I did something that I’ve never had the courage to do before – I entered politics!  I have spent a lot of time delving into politics. Working behind the scenes, supporting other women with their dreams of entering government at many levels.  My kids spent their childhood watching elections taking place in Canada, and  [...]

14 03, 2019

Age – Positive or Negative

By |2019-03-14T16:28:50-07:00March 14th, 2019|Aging, Third Act|Comments Off on Age – Positive or Negative

Do you blame old age for the aches and pains you feel today?  Have you excused your bad memory because ‘it’s old age?’  Ever wondered how these simple thoughts or loud excuses impact the picture you have of yourself, or how others view you, as well as how they begin or continue to view what they consider ‘old age’? Yesterday a colleague (50’s) remarked how much his body hurt ending with ‘oh, it must be my old age!’  My immediate reaction was negative, he wasn't old and yet the remark created a negative image about aging, more so since he’d spent the [...]