• Take 5: Create Your WorkLife Bucket List & New Year Plan!

    Take 5: Create Your WorkLife Bucket List & New Year Plan!

    January 7, 2015

    Welcome New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are full of optimism about the coming year. Have you made your New Year Plan yet? If not, there’s no time like the present. You can use the WorkLife New Year Planner, or a blank piece of paper and/or your … Read More

  • Holiday Presence vs. Presents

    Holiday Presence vs. Presents

    December 18, 2014

    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

    December 6, 2014

    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

  • Remember…

    November 11, 2014

    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!

    October 1, 2014

     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!

    September 24, 2014

      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!

    September 17, 2014

    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

    August 6, 2014

    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.

    July 30, 2014

    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

  • What do I mean by Work/Life Balance?

    What do I mean by Work/Life Balance?

    July 23, 2014

    Given mounting evidence that work/life conflict is a leading cause of stress related illness and workplace absenteeism, looking for solutions to what the Globe and Mail (2010) referred to as a looming public health crisis largely caused by work/life conflict has become more important, and both individuals and employers are … Read More

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