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Who are the Helpers on Your Path?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Recommended professionals, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Who are the Helpers on Your Path?

Once upon a time, I used to know myself: my strengths, my passions, my needs…..and then I moved across the country….. and got lost – not geographically, but rather I forgot some important aspects of my authentic self.   Immediately upon arriving in Victoria, I became mired in the “To Do” list: find a great school and daycare for my child, find medical professionals for my family, set up play dates for my daughter, renovate the entire house, and start my own business (in a town where I don’t know anyone!)   It’s...

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Where is the Love, the Compassion?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Self-Acceptance and Compassion | 2 comments

Where is the Love, the Compassion?

Yesterday I finally brought myself to watch the “heartbreaking” video of Amanda Todd, the BC girl who committed suicide after years of prolonged bullying. I, like many, was moved to tears watching Amanda tell her story through flash cards. When the video was over, I was angry, outraged in fact. How did this happen? Why didn’t anyone help her? Who, and where are these bullies? Let’s find them and prosecute them!! Let’s make them understand what they did was wrong! In my mob-like mindset, I decided to read what other people were saying...

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What Would Wearing a Red Dress Mean to You?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Fab finds, Recommended reading | 3 comments

What Would Wearing a Red Dress Mean to You?

 The Traveling Red Dress:  I saw Jenny on the Katie show the other day and I thought she should be one of my first “fabulous picks” after learning about the Traveling Red Dress. Have you heard of it? Well, here’s the scoop. Jenny says: “I want, just once, to wear a bright red, strapless ball gown with no apologies. I want to be shocking, and vivid and wear a dress as intensely amazing as the person I so want to be. And the more I thought about it the more I realized how often we deny ourselves that red dress and all...

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Daring Greatly

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Fab finds, Recommended professionals, Recommended reading | 0 comments

Daring Greatly

One of my favourite quotes of all times comes from Teddy Roosevelt who spoke about Daring Greatly at the Sorbonne in Paris, April 23, 1910. He said: “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the...

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Leaders are Readers

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Fab finds, Recommended reading | 0 comments

Leaders are Readers

I truly believe reading is a gift. Books have the power to teach, heal, make you laugh, cry, take you on an adventure…. and if you’re into Fifty Shades of Grey, well, let’s go with *blush*!! Over the last several years, people have asked me to suggest books so I’ve built a library of some Recommended Reads through Amazon. I’ll soon be organizing my picks under the headings of: Leadership development, Personal enrichment and empowerment, and Great reads — can you say Great Expectations, Middlesex, A Prayer...

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