Lessons for Women from Reese Witherspoon’s Story

Lessons for Women from Reese Witherspoon's Story Blog Thumbnail

Women who tell their stories learn about themselves and learn from one another. They become more confident and feel free to forge their own path, throwing off external expectations. When Reese Witherspoon shared stories about her movie career at ‎the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last month it was obvious that she is one such … Read more

The Perfect Energy for Every Occasion Blog Thumbnail

If you are a woman working in a male-dominated environment it is easy to feel like a square peg in a round hole. You need to bring your authentic self to work to feel good about yourself, but your natural approach to situations is often different than that of your male co-workers. Rest assured that … Read more

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Great leaders are storytellers. Consider the biblical character Solomon, who was regarded as the world’s most enlightened man solely due to his plentiful arsenal of stories. President Lincoln cemented his position as one of the most admired leaders of all time by eradicating slavery. He aligned people not by his analysis, but by his stories. … Read more

Experience Wonder to Let Go of Time and Step Into Your Greatness

Women always seem to be time-starved with a longer list of things to do than hours in a day. It seems everybody wants a commitment: the school is pressing for parents to join a student excursion; the swim team is begging for scorekeepers; the dog needs shots; and the boss is demanding a lengthy report … Read more

The Hidden Purpose of Adversity Blog Thumbnail

If your life is in turmoil with a bad boss, a hurtful relationship or a money-losing investment, take comfort in the fact that the adversity has a purpose- it can bring you peace. While that sounds counter-intuitive, Arianna Huffington explains it in her recently released book Thrive, “there is a hidden purpose –and alchemy- in … Read more

Saying Yes to Your Passions Makes it Easier to Say No to Others Blog Thumbnail

Spring always feels like the beginning of a new year, a fresh start. It’s the time we clean our closets to get rid of things that no longer work, hoping to add something bright and colourful. By following that same practice with our behaviors we can live a more expansive and rewarding life. Start by … Read more

Renewal is in Special Moments Blog Thumbnail

The moment the first spring crocus finds its way through the earth’s brown crust and stretches toward the sun, we feel the power of renewal. Things may have been ‘snowed over’ for a while but no one shows us renewal better than Mother Nature. As women, our situation is not dissimilar. Our days are covered … Read more

Leading With Love

It will soon be Valentine’s Day, when we take time from our busy lives to pay homage to love. Men and women alike buy romantic cards and make reservations for candlelight dinners. Sadly, basking in the soft glow of love ends all too soon. One day later everything gears back up to a production-driven day … Read more

A New Year Filled with Wonder Blog Thumbnail

Do you long for the good old days of childhood when things seemed much simpler, easier, more joyful and laid back? Maybe it never was that way for you, but it can be ‘yet to come’ by simply reinstating a sense of wonder in your life. Arianna Huffington advocates wonder as an antidote to daily … Read more

Giving to Others is a Gift to Yourself Blog Thumbnail

Giving to others is a gift to yourself. I am always reminded of this during the holiday season when I search online for the perfect gifts for friends and family. It’s also a time that I focus on worthy causes to meet my annual charitable giving goals. These latter gifts are very gratifying, especially when … Read more