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If California Chrome Can…

I love it when an underdog takes the prize!  Which is why I loved the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.   California Chrome, the result of a $10,000 investment in a sport where numbers usually are in the high millions, won by a comfortable margin.  And to make the story even better, [...]

By | May 5th, 2014|Self-Leadership, Thriving|0 Comments

In Loving Memory of Red…

In spite of good intentions and a well laid out plan, last Thursday's blog post never got written - I had it outlined but before I could actually write it it became obvious that what had first presented itself as lameness in my horse Red was turning into something far more serious.  And in spite [...]

By | April 4th, 2014|Celebration|0 Comments

A Little Bit of Happiness…

To-day, March 20th 2014, is International Happiness Day.  It seems in our busy day to day lives we often don't make happiness a priority.  We say we want it - in fact in survey carried out at the Day of Happiness site 87% said they would prefer to live in a society with the greatest [...]

Lessons from the 2014 Sochi Olympics

The 18 days of the 2014 Sochi Olympics were filled with triumph, heartache and many wonderful moments.  And there are some great lessons to be learned by those who truly want to thrive. While there were many examples to draw from I'm going to use one from my own country.  Take for instance the Canadian [...]

By | February 25th, 2014|Self-Leadership, Thrive Strategies, Thriving|0 Comments

Don’t ‘Should’ All Over Yourself

Once again the holiday season is upon us and looking at the expressions on the faces of many of the people as they rush around trying to complete their "To-Do List" it's hard to see it as a time of thankfulness, peace and goodwill. Stress levels seem to skyrocket at this time of year as [...]

By | November 28th, 2013|Self-care, Self-Leadership, Stress Management, Thriving|0 Comments

Are You Speaking Clearly?

Recently I've noticed that people often don't speak in a manner that supports clear communication.  They leave hurried phone messages that are practically unintelligible, they mumble behind their hand, look down at the table at meetings or  look anywhere but at you when speaking to you.   It seems as if they're not really sure they [...]

Year End Reflections…

Well another year has past.  They say time flies when you’re having fun, so I must have had a ball in the last twelve months!  It seems only a short while ago that we welcomed 2012, and with some trepidation on the part of  some, for this was the year the world as we know [...]

By | December 31st, 2012|Self-Leadership, Thriving|0 Comments

Why Don’t They Listen When We Speak?

An issue that always seemed to come up whenever I got a chance to talk to other women working in my field was “what do we have to do to be heard?”.  It seemed that we had all experienced various forms of ‘invisibility’ at meetings and team sessions.  Of course one of the most irritating [...]

Don’t Always Believe Everything They Say – Especially If…

Especially if  "they" are the men you work with!  This may sound a little harsh, but it's a lesson I learned the hard way and it came back to-day when I read the initial results of a study released Tuesday examining women and leadership.  It's being done by The Women’s College of the University of [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|Self-Leadership, Thrive Strategies, Thriving|1 Comment

How To Deal With Change to Enhance Your Thrive-Ability

How do you view change - do you see it as something to fear, to try and avoid?  Or something that's a part of life and can bring wonderful new experiences?  Recently I took part in a very interesting facilitated lunch time discussion on “change”.  It started off by setting the stage with an interesting [...]

By | October 26th, 2012|Self-care, Self-Leadership, Stress Management, Thrive Strategies|0 Comments