You haven’t changed a bit…

The other day I was out shopping and happened to overhear one woman say to another woman: “You haven’t changed a bit!“ I’m assuming they hadn’t seen each other in a while, but even still it got me thinking. Is this really a compliment?! I’m not so sure. It could mean…

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When even Wonder Woman needs help…

So this happened… I was in Ottawa working last week and I got locked IN my hotel room. Yes, I do know how to use a deadbolt and yes, I do know how to use a room key card. Yes, I tried it many many times. I was INSIDE my room…

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You don’t have to try so hard…

Striving. Trying. Pushing. Do you find yourself using phrases like: I’ll try to get that done. I’ll try to be there. I’m pushing through. I strive for perfection. Or something similar. We use these words in our everyday vocabulary—and I’m just as guilty as you. But what do they really mean?…

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How every professional can avoid burnout…part 2

Last week, we defined burnout and it’s stages. This week let’s look at how you can avoid burnout. Perhaps you think that working harder and ignoring your own needs makes you more productive. It may in the very short term, but in the long term it actually makes you LESS productive…

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Tiny Tweaks to Look & Feel Happier * Healthier * Younger!

Written by guest blogger Lee S. Irwin Munch a walnut. Speak your mind. Forgive that mean friend. I’ve put together a list of tiny but powerful life tweaks that will make you feel happier, healthier, and – yes! – younger. Stand on the balls of your feet. Simply shift your weight…

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What every professional should know about burnout…Part 1

As a professional and entrepreneur, I previously thought I could work on more projects simultaneously than is humanly possible, maintain a happy home life, and thought I could do it all and still maintain my sanity and health. I was wrong. I’ve learned that burnout is very real, very scary and…

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The nature of the concept of love…

I was cleaning out my closet over the weekend and ran across a box of some of my old high school assignments. I’ve kept a few of my favourites over the years. However, one in particular stopped me in my tracks. It was a paper I wrote when I was 15…

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All work and no play…

Are you hurrying through life all work and no play? Can you say for certain that at the end of your life, you will have enjoyed the moments you’ve lived, or were you too busy racing to that imaginary finish line? Are you so busy working and building your business that…

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Do This One Thing to Youth Yourself Ten Years

Written by guest blogger Lee S. Irwin. Are you getting a wild hair? When we were younger, that meant something entirely different than now. Let’s get real. When you look in the mirror at your eyebrows, what do you see? I never gave mine much thought until they started going haywire…

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How To Get The Worst Night’s Sleep Of Your Life

9 bedtime no-no’s and their easy fixes so you can go to sleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed every morning   Do you have trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night? Your before-bed habits may be contributing to your insomnia. After struggling for years with feeling exhausted every day,…

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It’s time to give yourself some credit

Do you celebrate your successes? Big, small or otherwise? Do you even FEEL successful in your life? One reason you may not feel all that successful is because you probably rarely give yourself credit for all the amazing things you do on a daily basis (yes, you are amazing!). If by…

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