Why you shouldn’t wait till you’re stressed to deal with stress

I was inspired to make this video after the Comox Valley Women's Business Network meeting... Do you proactively deal with your stress in the same way you proactively deal with your physical health?  Find out why it makes no sense to wait till your stressed out to think about how to deal with stress.  

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Suck, and What To Do Instead…

Ah, a New Year is looming.  What does it mean?  A New You?  A Fresh Start?  A Clean Slate?  An opportunity for massive and meaningful change? As a child, I remember writing lists of New Year's Resolutions: Keep my room clean Eat less chocolate Do more chores Get up earlier in the morning Get my … Continue reading Why New Year’s Resolutions Suck, and What To Do Instead…

10 Reasons You Need to Improve Your Time Management Skills

There was a time when I thought that people were either born organized, or they weren't. That good time management was an innate talent. Some people had it, some didn't. I went through life using whatever limited skills I thought I was born with, sometimes doing ok, sometimes not so much. But then, I started a bridal … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Need to Improve Your Time Management Skills

Life is short. It’s time to stop procrastinating…

If you've ever wondered what your life would look like if it was represented by jelly beans (which admittedly, you probably haven't), you're about to find out.  Watch the video - it might just be the kick up the proverbial that you need to get started on whatever it is that you're putting off. So … Continue reading Life is short. It’s time to stop procrastinating…

The Deadly Cost of Doing Too Many Things at Once

Today I am inspired to share this story from Jill Konrath, whose blog on sales strategies I subscribe to. For those of you who read my blog regularly, or have worked with me, you will know that multi-tasking is something I strongly discourage.  On a regular basis.  My usual stance is that multi-tasking is counterproductive. … Continue reading The Deadly Cost of Doing Too Many Things at Once

Listen to Silence

Silence is often deemed to be intimidating.   A threat.  Awkward.  We desperately try to fill it with background noise, elevator music or small talk.  Many people hate sitting in a quiet room or working in a quiet office. I have worked with people who must have noise in the background. The idea of not having noise around … Continue reading Listen to Silence

Stop Trying to Do So Much

I have a short, but important message for you today.  You're not superhuman.   And that's OK.  You don't have to do everything. Parents rush home from work to  take their kids to one activity or another, then they grab food on the run and rush off to a fitness class themselves.  People do a … Continue reading Stop Trying to Do So Much