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We're all Dog Paddling At the Beginning

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Have you ever swum in salt water?

The water is soft, caressing your skin and as you lay back, you float effortlessly. A few lazy kicks of your legs and you are gliding.

You feel the sun, warm upon your face as you gaze up into the blueness of the sky and wonder at the ease of this new way of being in the water.

It’s unlike the freshwater lakes and swimming pools you’ve been before. It’s… Bliss.

Now, imagine that this is the experience for you and your client after they give you a happy yes t…

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Do You Have the Technology (Learning) Blues?

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How would it feel to know that you have complete control of your technology?

Imagine sitting down at your computer, confident that you know what tech will best support your unique business….

….and using it feels delightfully easy and in flow with your business?

One of the things that I hear new business owners of a “certain age” stress over, is technology. The truth is, using technology can be a huge pain.

And that’s because…

… there’s always some new thing, or some way you’re supposed to u…

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Embrace the Shift

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There are three distinct times I remember my sense of my place in the world shifting. When I became a mother, when I lost my mother and when I became a mother to myself.

To the rest of the world, nothing had changed. For me, everything did.

 Those internal shifts, of who you are and who you want to be, are powerful motivators and thankfully don’t have to be tied to life and death.  

Every time you simply give yourself permission to become wholly yourself, express your gifts and live a life al…

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Why Learning Boundaries Is An Important Skill

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It's possible that it's a Canadian insider joke, but we apologize a lot.

Quite often “I'm sorry” is the first thing you will hear out of our mouths. Politeness aside, it's often habit rather than emotion because frankly, apologizing to the cat when moving it off the keyboard is just silly.

There's a bigger issue here and one I became aware of when listening to good people trying to say no to a request of their time or talents.

It often comes out with an apology. “I am so sorry but I just can'…

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When Your Energy is Aligned, It's Easier to Play Big

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Not to be Captain Obvious, but this year hasn't gone quite the way I thought it would. I know I'm not alone in that.

I certainly didn't see myself putting the speaking part of my business on hold and diving head first into expanding my mentoring/coaching to be the main thrust of my business.

Nor did I envision ending a relationship and moving into a new community.

And I for sure didn't expect that by doing so I'd be planning a future event that could go on to make massive impact for potent…

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What's Guiding Your Decisions? Fear or Possibility

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I think it's safe to say that 2020 has been a year with a lot of fear and not a lot of thoughts about possibility. Mostly we've just been trying to cope with the changes and pivot to what needed to come next.

But, 2020 is almost done and with vaccinations beginning, we can begin to think about our futures again. How does that make you feel, excited, uncertain or maybe even fearful?

 This time period that we're in just now could best be called transition and it's not the easiest place to be, be…

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Accepting What Is To Create The Life You Want

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Accepting what is, and not what you wish it were, is an integral step to creating the life you want.

The work of author Byron Katie teaches us to “love what is”. She uses four questions to prompt us. They assist the reader to get to the heart of the beliefs of what will make us happy. Much of it revolves on our perceptions of what others, or situations, must do or be for us to be happy.

It is a bit of a shock when we review how much we want other people to fall into line. Our checklists of sho…

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The Universe Has a Sense of Humour, Do You?

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2020 the year of great promise. Anticipated, optimistically excited. Right?

And then…

The universe laughed and said “Hey I’ll deliver on what you asked for, no problem.” And the ask, came from 2019 and the buzz word was “Disrupt”.

Regardless of the sector – corporate or non-profit the word of the year was “Disrupt”. Conferences, summits, meetings of all types – disrupt, disrupt, disrupt . Heck, I spoke at an event – Disrupt the Conversation.

And when I think of what we put out collectively, …

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Making Way For Changing Traditions

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One of the hardest parts of any change is making peace with traditions.

Traditions are a wonderful way to mark the various holidays and occasions. But often, people forget that as their lives change, it's reasonable to expect  the traditions will too.

Traditions are only good so long as they serve the needs of the people participating in them. Holding on to a way of doing something, because that's the way they've always been done, causes emotional pain when things are changing.

This upcoming …

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Why Your Version of Life Matters

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In this thing we call life, each of us is meant to create our own version.  What we pull out of it, what we express and put into the world is different because we're different. None of us know how much time we have on this earth to express our version, nor how it will impact others if we're willing to fully live into our lives.

Inspiration, admiration and motivation can find us just about anywhere.

One evening I found it at a local music hall during an open mic night. Over the course of the e…

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