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Taking Action is a Piece of CAKE!

I’m easing in to 2018, since I chose to take an extra week off to spend some time with family and friends. We saw the new Star Wars movie, had out-of-town friends over for dinner and a visit, and went furniture shopping for our front room (AKA the quiet room.)...

Want to Quickly Stack Your Way to a New Habit?

Over the past several months, I’ve noticed that I’ve been having really strong sugar cravings (which unfortunately I’ve been following through on.) I’ve had the sneaky suspicion that I interpret my body as wanting sugar when in fact, I’m...

Can You Spot the Visionary Alter-Egos?

knitting in the dark On the weekend I bought a ball of yarn. It was a totally random purchase. I’d gone to the store for clothes hangers and garbage bags (it’s time to clean out closets.) When I was walking to the front to pay, I saw a yarn display in the...

Are You Calm, Perceptive and Earning?

Recently I shared a story that asks you to consider if chaos is a source of trouble or inspires creativity in your business.   I included a direct link to a Chaos Assessment Tool so you could quantify the degree of chaos you’ve got going on.  You can have a look...

Baby Bottles, Dog Tags, and One Stressed Out Mom

When our daughter was a baby, she had a significant case of infant reflux. I’ll spare you the details, but basically, she wouldn’t nurse and even bottle feeding was a huge production! At 3 months old, she was on two medications and drank a special “weighted” formula....

Too Linear for the Real World

I grew up on a dairy farm a mile outside a small town in rural south-western Ontario. That’s me (at age 8, according to the sign) in my 10 x 10 garden I grew as a member of the Junior Horticultural Society. Clearly no one cared that my name and age were on display for...