I have decided to own something that I’m good at. I’m good at making conversation. Probably because I actually like people and I really enjoy a good conversation – in fact I crave it. The Hub would joke with me that I could go into a public restroom and come … Continue reading The Art of Conversation
I woke up to this text… “I have a challenge for you Stephanie…right when you wake up write a congratulatory note to yourself from your 70 year old self for all the accomplishments you’ve made up until now, the things you’re proud that you’ve done, the person you are, path … Continue reading Dear Me…
I’ve got a thing for…garbage. Yes garbage, it may sound a little odd but it drives me crazy nature is infected with litter as it was recently on a potentially beautiful beach in Florida. All our senses were being stimulated – fresh air filling up our lungs, waves crashing, salt water dusting our … Continue reading Implore
If you read my latest book, The Try Angle – A New Slant on Life (if you haven’t, shame shame – go get it right now – I’ll wait… ) then you may know that one of my 50 challenges in my 50th year was to go Vegan for … Continue reading 30 Days of Something
My seat-mate on a recent flight told me about a call she received from her ex-husband. He was driving down the highway and saw what he thought was her Dad sitting on the trunk of his car reading a newspaper on the side of the road. It turns out … Continue reading Do you get Annoyed?
It’s funny sometimes how you already know things but when a stranger says them out loud it suddenly sinks in. It’s funny how your parents, your partner, your kids can tell you something over and over, but when an unbiased third party says the same thing, it feels more … Continue reading Permission Granted!
I noticed her in the background standing alone. Other people took turns speaking with me after the program and she was patiently waiting her turn – not in line – in the background behind the line. When I was alone, she approached. “I really enjoyed your talk; I wondered if … Continue reading Impact and Influence
I may be a few years behind the times but I just watched the movie based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins who was once reviewed as the ‘worst singer in the world’. I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so much at a movie. If … Continue reading What’s your song?
It started off as a business meeting but it was to be in an unusual setting, you see Frances worked from a home office and her home was on a private island. Toad’s Landing as it was affectionately called was a nearby piece of paradise. Measuring out at just over … Continue reading A Grateful Heart
Dig deeper. What do you get at Wendy’s for $5? One of my favourite parts of speaking is actually listening. It’s when audience members come up and share a little piece of themselves with me after the program. And so it was on this day… I was speaking in North … Continue reading Good Question!