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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 [...]

Look on the Bright Side

Ever have one of those days - or maybe weeks - or even months - when everything seems to be falling apart and going to 'hell' in a hand-basket?  Well I've just had a few weeks like that - and it wasn't much fun! My plan had been  to post on spring and the joy [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Gratitude, Thrive Strategies, Thriving|0 Comments

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 [...]

How Enduring Is Your Support Circle?

Over the last few weeks I have spent many hours going over my Mother's pictures and slides as I put together a slide show for her 90th Birthday.  And one of the things that stood out is that her circle of friends remained pretty constant over more than 60 years. And while a good number [...]

Want to Buy Happiness?

You're likely as familiar with the phrase "money can't buy happiness" as I am, but did you know that it's only partly true?  Recent research has found that money can buy happiness - if it's spent on the right things.  It seems that when we buy "stuff" any positive feelings we experience soon dissipate and [...]

By | June 6th, 2014|Thrive Strategies, 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

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