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Have You Lost Your Way?

A man by the name of Ralph Teetor invented cruise control and ironically he was blind. That’s how I was journeying ahead with my life – stuck on cruise control and blind to the fact that I wasn’t fulfilled in my work. I was determined to make changes. There I was 9 years university, 3…

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TTC Tales: George is a Bully!

I was feeling a little emotional today, worrying about my family as my grandfather is going in for heart surgery. I was on the subway and a Trinidadian gentleman in his 40’s was standing near me. He had very loose jeans that he had belted tightly at his rib cage, and a baseball cap. He…

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The Importance of Relationship ‘Hugging’

Getting along with folks is harder than we may think. Stresses like lack of time management, self imposed (non) urgencies and failing to develop our daily ‘To Do’ list can be counter productive to effective relationship building. Within our daily routines, and due to such stresses, we need to work at developing and improving our…

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Being a pleaser isn’t really that pleasing

Very early in life (as in kindergarten), I became a “pleaser.” I couldn’t do enough for other kids, family, friends, colleagues and just about anyone who crossed my path. So, what’s wrong with being nice? Plenty, especially when I finally came to resent all I was putting out for others while they weren’t giving me…

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A Lifetime of Bricks

I wanted to share with you what a truly humbling experience it was to have such an open and welcoming environment in which to share my story with others. I realize that I played safe and spoke of the death of a daughter in Guelph rather then my home in London. I have not spoken…

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Watching, wondering, waiting

Wondering, watching and waiting… You never know when your 2×4 moment is going to come. Mine came with the birth of our 4th child. A girl. Lucy. My journey through her healing was watching, wondering, waiting. Our adventure with Lucy has been …just that a – venture- into the unknown and unchartered territory. When you…

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Reinvention is the Mother of SUCCESS

Although we’ve all heard the saying “necessity is the mother of invention,” I believe my twist on an old saying is more accurate than most people would like to admit. What gives me the right to say this so boldly? Simply said, I know it to be true, especially in my case! And it can…

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Laughing At Ourselves

Everyone has great ideas, but we are afraid of people laughing at us if we fail. Thus many great ideas, great music and great visions are buried in the cementary. My story “Laughing at Ourselves” will encourage the audience to laugh (perhaps roar with laughter) at their failings and in so doing free themselves into…

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What Lies Within Us

Only a few nights ago, I was invited to fill in at the next Momondays event here in London, Ontario. As soon as I received the message, I immediately wrote back, “YES!! Thank you, that’s amazing!” A wise woman I know had recently been speaking at an event and had said that we need to…

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Top 10 Lessons For a Happy Life

About a year ago, I turned 50. I plan to live to at least 100 years of age. That means I’m halfway done! I’ve learned a lot in my first 50 years. Here are 10 simple, but powerful lessons that I’ll carry with me into the next 50 years. I know they’ll serve me well.…

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