Permission Granted!

  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!

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Impact and Influence

Impact and Influence

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

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What’s your song?

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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?

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A Grateful Heart

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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

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Good Question!

Life is a Ride

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!

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I Swear

I Swear

I don’t remember how long I’ve wanted to attend, but it had been a long time for sure. Today was the day! I dressed up for the occasion and I happily went on my own. The auspicious occasion was a citizenship ceremony where 80 new Canadians from 60 different countries … Continue reading I Swear

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Excavate This

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I will never pass a construction site the same way again. I will never pass by without a little nod of gratitude for the skilled folks on the job. To say I helped build a waste management site might be a bit of a stretch. To say I provided the … Continue reading Excavate This

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When things don’t go your way

Woops!

An unexpected tie up in traffic. Getting cut off in traffic. Just traffic in general! The restaurant choice you liked the least. A rude customer service agent. When your favourite item at the bakery is all sold out.;) When things don’t go your way what is your automatic first response? … Continue reading When things don’t go your way

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Home

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Today’s post is long and personal so if you want to skip it, here is the main message… You can live your life to please other people or you can live your life and please yourself. And that may not always please other people. Sometimes, if you’re very lucky, you … Continue reading Home

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What’s Your Rush?

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I just recently got a kitchen/dining room table. This might not seem like a big deal but when you consider we have lived for almost a year without a table, it’s kind of a big deal. Wait that’s not quite the truth, we did have a table, it just wasn’t … Continue reading What’s Your Rush?

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