Betty-Ann's Both Sides Blog


Finding Support Systems at Work Blog Thumbnail

We all need support systems – especially women, who tend to value the collective above individuality. I was recently reminded of the importance of support systems when I was contacted for some advice by a female executive who has worked her way up through the ranks of her company and is about to be appointed … Read more

12 Points to Overcome Communication Differences Blog Thumbnail

We all know that men are different than women. Whether it is due to nature or nurture matters not- the key is that it results in communication differences that can make us feel like we are speaking a different language. And that can be a mine field at home and even more perilous at the … Read more

Summer Lessons Blog Thumbnail

Summer provides the perfect environment to rethink your modus operandi. A long afternoon laying in a hammock feeling the gentle breezes play on your face, is an ideal time to step out of your busy routine of ‘doing’ and experience the beauty of just ‘being’. The outer world requires immense amounts of frenetic activity to … Read more

A Few Good Men Create Tipping Point for Women Blog Thumbnail

There appears to be a tipping point happening for women as a few good men are stepping forward and publicly acknowledging the value of women. From investment guru Warren Buffet, to spiritual leader the Dali Lama, women are getting a boost. The question is: Can we depend on our Prime Minister Stephen Harper to join … Read more

Fathers Make The World Better Blog Thumbnail

Fathers make the world better so find yourself a council of Dads. I was struck with this idea when reading about a man in New York who was diagnosed with cancer. Concerned his six-year old twin daughters would grow up without a father he recruited a number of friends to assume that role. Each man … Read more

A Princess for a New Generation Blog Thumbnail

On May 11, Princess Merida, from the Oscar winning film Brave, will officially be welcomed to the Disney Royal Court and I say “Here Ye, Long Live Princess Merida”. This is a princess for a new generation. Merida doesn’t fit nicely into the traditional box of a demure and passive damsel in distress waiting for … Read more

Women and the Science of Appearance

Earlier this month Hillary Clinton told a standing ovation crowd at the Women of the World conference in New York that women’s rights were the unfinished business of the 21st Century. She stated that one of the things that will advance the cause of women is to encourage more girls to enter the field of … Read more

Valuing Yourself Goes a Long Way Blog Thumbnail

Want to know more about yourself and what you believe in?  Then follow the money, because the real currency follows the emotional currency. Presented with a choice, someone asked me, between a low-cost supplier and one who was more expensive but demonstrated they had your best interests in mind – who would you choose? No … Read more

Dare To Be Different Blog Thumbnail

Naturally, it’s a woman who is credited with coining the phrase, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  The exact words are said to have been first written down in a book by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who wrote novels under the pseudonym of “The Duchess” in Victorian England. In truth, the notion has been … Read more

Experiencing Gender Physics at the Movies Blog Thumbnail

I’ve found recently that the most compelling movies are those that demonstrate the power of Masculine and Feminine Energy, and how important it is to balance the two. Have you ever come out of a darkened movie theatre and said, “Wasn’t that powerful?” That’s how I felt after I watched the movie Midnight Express, and looking … Read more