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 [...]

Celebrating a Life Well Lived

This coming Saturday is my Mom's 90th Birthday.  We're planning  Birthday Party for her, after all reaching 90 years is quite an accomplishment and deserves to be recognized.  And as part of the celebration I'm going through her photograph albums and pictures to select some to be scanned and used in a slide show that [...]

By | May 21st, 2015|Celebration, Having It All, Thriving|0 Comments

When Plans Go Awry!

Or, to put it another way,  ' when everything goes to he** in a hand-basket'!  Has this ever happened to you? Well, it happened to me last week. I had my week all nicely planned out (after all they say if you fail to plan then you're planning to fail) and figured that I'd get [...]

By | October 17th, 2014|Thriving|0 Comments

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

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

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