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Holiday Presence vs. Presents

Holiday Presence vs. Presents

One of my biggest regrets as a home-based working Mom of young children was that I often was not present.  My teenagers now joke about asking me things when I was absorbed in a work task;  “Mom can I have this, or do that…?.” and I’d say yes because I was ‘in ... Read More

WorkLife Advent Calendar

Happy Holidays!  It’s that time of year again. For some the holiday season is busy with activities, Christmas preparations and company. We like to keep it simple but I still have a list of things to do for the holidays. It happened on December 1 that I was getting the ... Read More


Sounds of War Young men called to serve joined forces mightily brave loved ones wave farewell thats the sounds of war fighting for freedom while full of devastation boom blast bang crash snap thats the sounds of war rows and rows of white crosses covers flanders fields marking where the ... Read More
Information Overload? No Rabbit Holes!

Information Overload? No Rabbit Holes!

 Dealing with Information Overload.  A major source of overload these days is information.  Too Much Information (TMI) coming at us, through e-mail, always on smart-phones, and TMI available through the choice of endless television and radio channels, the infinite internet, and more. So, a couple of ideas … Don’t go down the ... Read More
Stressed?  Get Back to Basics!

Stressed? Get Back to Basics!

  One of the first things I do when feeling out of balance is become serious about setting priorities and taking non-essential items off the list. Here are two of my favourite Back to Basics Strategies. My Go-To~Question: if I could only get 1 thing done (today, in the next ... Read More
Back at it!

Back at it!

Yay, it’s September and I’m back at it, writing blog posts! Much refreshed after an awesome summer break. So, WELCOME BACK! As much as I love summer, September is one of my favorite times of year because of the back-to-school excuse to stock up on stationery, make a new ‘timetable’ and plan! ... Read More

Work.Life.Balance Top 10 List

What’s on your Work.Life.Balance Top 10 List of ideas for the rest of the summer? Some of the things on my list are: Family fishing day. Check out some new nearby Fishing Lakes… ) Kamloops claims there are 200 within a 1 hour drive! Practice Yoga Sun Salutation every morning and ... Read More

The Roseto Effect and Why it Matters to you.

In our world, we have to be particularly vigilant to nurture connection, community and meaning, because so many forces conspire to distract us from ourselves. Mark Hyman, M.D. The UltraMind Solution. The Roseto Effect Research shows connection with family and friends contributes to better health, longevity and stronger families. ‘Medical researchers ... Read More