If you’re a parent, you’re likely familiar with tummy time… also known as “that time of day when I make the baby cry.” Tummy time has a lot of benefits for babies as they strengthen and grow and move. However, for most babies, it’s not a lot of fun, especially at first. They are not … More Lessons learned from tummy time
Once a month, I round up some of the inspiring, intriguing and interesting things that I’ve read and written recently and share them all with you. Darkest Hour was an interesting portrayal of Winston Churchill and an important time in history. I was struck by how alone the UK was for much of WWII. I … More Reading & writing round-up
Sarah’s Key is a story that I read in two parts. Fittingly, it’s also written in two parts. I had started this book earlier this year, but something made me set it aside for awhile. I only recently came back to it. Despite what the break may signify, I did enjoy this novel. Sarah’s Key … More A story in two parts
A little fortune cookie motivation today. Procrastination is the fear of success. What are you waiting for? Or perhaps a better question is what are you afraid of?
How many hours a day do you spend doing what you love? Do you feel happy about how you spend your time? Growing up, I always wanted to be a writer. After more than 15 years working as a communications professional, I still love it. Since the birth of my daughter at the end of … More What does it take to make you happy?
Once a month, I round up some of the inspiring, intriguing and interesting things that I’ve read and written recently and share them all with you. February’s round-up was underway when we got an unexpected early arrival–our new baby. Talk about inspiring, intriguing and interesting. View this post on Instagram Something new has popped up … More Reading & writing round-up
A couple of weeks ago I had a very disappointing experience with a company that was doing some work around our house. The interaction got me thinking about customer service, apologies and how to handle difficult situations. First, some background. We first worked with this company nearly 6 years ago, and all of our interactions up … More Dealing with difficult customers and the art of the apology
Talk to anyone working in communications these days, and they’ll tell you how important storytelling is. Basing your message in a story engages people, helps to share your ideas more clearly and can be more convincing for your audience. I recently read two books that illustrate the power of storytelling. First was Please Don’t Bite … More How storytelling can enhance non-fiction and engage readers
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank This was the quote of the week in my Passion Planner. I think a lot of us are waiting. Waiting to improve the world, ourselves, our family life, our finances, our career prospects, our homes. … More Don’t wait
Home–whether it’s a farm in the country, a condo in the city, a family-friendly two-storey in the suburbs–is an extremely personal, special place. The experience of finding, buying, renovating, building, decorating and maintaining our homes can be both challenging and rewarding. On homify.ca, I wrote about beautiful homes, discussed trends and showcased architects, designers and … More homify.ca