Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – How did I get here?

How often do you take the time to sit with yourself and take stock of where you are in life, and assess if you are on track with your life goals? Im curious, because I am wired for planning and the need to measure myself against targets ( I admit that’s not necessarily healthy), soContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – How did I get here?”

Advent Calendar Blog -2022 – Leading the Changes in Your Life

We’ve often been given the metaphor of making our way down a road or path as a comparison to going though life. I agree that in many ways, there are similarities, for example the final destination is unknown, but we have a map, general knowledge of points of interests along the way, and we haveContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog -2022 – Leading the Changes in Your Life”

All In Good Time

Have you ever considered that no matter where in the world we live, we all have the same number of hours and days at our disposal? Every human has 24 hours in a day and 365 of them per year, which we allocate to sleep, work, eat, and enjoy leisure. What delights social scientists andContinue reading “All In Good Time”

Here’s what I know so far

………. That’s it. That’s all I know. Alright. That might not be entirely true, because I do know some stuff. I admit, I know as much as you, but about different things. Maybe I know a few things that you also know. It all depends on what knowledge we have been pursuing isn’t it? EarlyContinue reading “Here’s what I know so far”

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 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”

Advent Calendar – Dec 14th: Skating (or walking) Ottawa’s Rideau Canal

If you have ever been spent time in Canada’s Capital as a visitor or a resident, then you likely know of the Rideau Canal. The narrow channel weaves through Ottawa landmarks and neighbourhoods along an 8km stretch, connecting the metropolitan’s two universities while delivering the most picturesque scenery a city can provide. Many of usContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 14th: Skating (or walking) Ottawa’s Rideau Canal”

Advent Calendar – Dec 13th: The Twelve Dates of Christmas

Yes, you read that title correctly and it was not a typo. Traditions have always been big in my family, thanks mostly to my husband who was a big fan of repeating events and activities that our daughter enjoyed while growing up. Camping out in the backyard to mark the last day of school, endingContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 13th: The Twelve Dates of Christmas”

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