I Love A Rainy Day

I love rainy, gloomy days. I find they offer such potential. You don’t need to add much to it, for the day to look brighter. When you think about it, gloomy days set your expectations low. Not many people will get up and say “Yay! It’s raining..this is going to be a great day!” AnythingContinue reading “I Love A Rainy Day”

My life is uncomfortable

This post is the second of a three-part series on learning to change one’s mindset and actions in order to shift from a life that has become stagnant and sluggish to one that is vibrant and constantly evolving towards happiness and fulfillment. My life, at this moment, is so uncomfortable! Have I peaked enough ofContinue reading “My life is uncomfortable”

Small Steps, Big result

This post is the first of a three-part series on learning to change one’s mindset and actions in order to shift from a life that has become stagnant and sluggish to a one that is vibrant and constantly evolving towards happiness and fulfillment. “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old”Continue reading “Small Steps, Big result”

SOARING with happiness …

Well hello again! How I have missed you! After an 18-month hiatus, I am very happy to have returned to my blog, with an expanded website and as you will soon discover, a whole new venture! That is because as of today, I am very excited to introduce you to SOAR Coaching and Personal Insights,Continue reading “SOARING with happiness …”

Advent Calendar – Dec 24th: Final Comment

More than three weeks have passed since I started this Advent Calendar blog, faithfully delivering a post each day to follow through on my promise. It has been a very interesting experience, and I confess that I had not considered all the challenges an Advent Calendar blog could present when I came up with theContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 24th: Final Comment”

Advent Calendar – Dec 23: Toby the Cat

Did you know I am an ailurophile? I will say that my husband is as well, and others in my family. This is the term used to describe a cat lover, derived from the Greek word “ailouros” which means cat and the suffix “phile“, meaning lover. While I don’t discriminate against dogs, I must confessContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 23: Toby the Cat”

Advent Calendar – Dec 22nd: The Music of Your Life

“Hey Google, Play Jewel 98.5” And just like that, our favourite radio station is pulled in from the airwaves, and begins to fill the room with music, and we go about our business, having never even moved from our seat to turn on the radio. For the millennials reading this article, it used to beContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 22nd: The Music of Your Life”

Advent Calendar – Dec 21: Sunrise

The best part of my day, is watching a sunrise. The cover pic is a photo I took earlier this year from my east facing hotel room as the sun rose over Miami. You would be surprised how quickly it happens, from the moment the pinkish red glow appears on the horizon to the timeContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 21: Sunrise”

Advent Calendar – Dec 20th: Cottage Weekend

Canadians love going to the cottage. If you are in Alberta you go to the cabin and if you live in BC you call it a chalet. In northern Ontario, you go to camp! Whatever you call it, its a great place to get away from the city hustle and bustle to commune with nature,Continue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 20th: Cottage Weekend”

Advent Calendar – Dec 19th: December Concerts

December always brings forward so many beautiful memories of time spent as a family. I was thinking today of all the school recitals and concerts we attended while our children were growing up. We have only one daughter, but we were very fortunate to raise her in a small community where two of my cousinsContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 19th: December Concerts”

Advent Calendar – Dec 18th: Pinterest is my Virtual Assistant

Is it just me, or has life become simpler and yet more complicated with Pinterest? How did we ever live our life before having access to an unlimited compendium of recipes, decor suggestions, fashion hints, life hacks, funny quotes and so much more? Ten years ago, my social media apps consisted primarily of Facebook, andContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 18th: Pinterest is my Virtual Assistant”

Advent Calendar – Dec 17th: Its never too late to learn…

I recently offered to review a friend’s resume with the offer of feedback, to help maximize the impact of her amazing skills and experience. My friend accepted my offer, but asked me to be mindful of her “sensitive underbelly”, admitting that she often had difficulty with some of my comments. To say I was stunnedContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 17th: Its never too late to learn…”

Advent Calendar – Dec 16th: My Favourite Things

Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things I have fallen behind on delivering one fresh post every day in December as part of my Advent Calendar series, and to catch up today, IContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 16th: My Favourite Things”

Advent Calendar – Dec 15th: Finding Purpose in Retirement

Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers I retired from my career two years ago without a long-term plan. I had very clear ideas about what I would be doing for the first year, but beyond that, plans were still fuzzy. ItContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 15th: Finding Purpose in Retirement”

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