Where Are You on Your To-Do List?

One of the hardest things to do I found when I was working full time and raising four children was to make time to take care of myself.  There always seemed to be something that needed to be done - another load of laundry, baking cookies for a school party, picking up something needed for [...]

The Life of a Recovering Perfectionist

It's not easy combining a rewarding career with a fulfilling and happy personal life - especially if you have a strong tendency to seek perfection in every thing you do!  It took a while but many years ago I had to face reality and accept that combining my professional life as an environmental scientist with [...]

To Thrive… or Not To Thrive

People often assume that because I’m an expert in what it takes to thrive that I’m always full-out thriving in all areas of my life and happily living the good life - not a worry in the world. Well, sad to say it isn’t that simple, or easy. Life has a way of tripping you [...]

By | September 4th, 2014|Gratitude, Self-Leadership, Thriving|0 Comments

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

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

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

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