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Say Yes?

By | 2021-09-05T15:13:02-07:00 September 5th, 2021|Beginning Again, Self-Help, Small Business Tips|

In the very few moments when I wasn't working this year, I was thinking about working better. I got in over my head by saying yes to all work that came my way. Why did I say yes? Saying yes was my lifeline out of pandemic limbo. It combined with my life training not to [...]

A COVID Christmas

By | 2020-12-29T15:24:02-08:00 December 29th, 2020|Self-Help|

Christmas, I am not a fan. Why, as a society, have we not yet outgrown the need for Christmas? Why does Christmas persist? Why, oh, why won't we come to our collective societal senses and banish it once and for all? I have come to the conclusion that Christmas is a self-perpetuating system, a feedback [...]

Are You Really Alone? Part II: Connection

By | 2020-05-02T16:21:10-07:00 May 2nd, 2020|Self-Help|

Photo by Bruno Figueiredo on Unsplash There has been a recent spate of discussion about the importance of Connection. Unconnected people feel alone, and lonely people, not surprisingly, don't have as positive health outcomes as those people who feel loved and connected to the world. It only took a pandemic and a bunch of people who were suddenly [...]

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

By | 2020-01-30T13:43:02-08:00 January 30th, 2020|Self-Help|

Photo by David Marcu on Unsplash Yes, I stole that title; my good friend posted it on Facebook a few months ago, and it's been ricocheting around in my brain ever since I read it. The author is Theodore Roosevelt - apparently, that man had some things figured out that I've taken longer to learn. Comparison. It's insidious. [...]

Trigger Warning

By | 2019-12-24T00:33:08-08:00 December 20th, 2019|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Photo by Anton Scherbakov on Unsplash Christmas What?  Yes, Christmas is the word that can suddenly switch my day from ticking along smoothly to suddenly becoming one of "those days." Yes, "Christmas" and yes, just the word "Christmas." Christmas starts to pop up in discussions (or so I have noticed) in about September, and then it becomes a major theme [...]

Are You Really Alone?

By | 2019-11-03T14:31:29-08:00 November 3rd, 2019|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Hi friend, Yesterday I was going to write the most amazing blog post - you inspired me. Why? Because I only write about what I know, and everything you said resonated with me. “I know that.” I thought to myself. “Yes, I’ve felt that way too.” I had a consoling platitude for everything you said. [...]

September – Decision Making Time

By | 2018-09-03T17:41:18-07:00 September 3rd, 2018|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Photo by Irina on Unsplash September. Labour Day. A day of transition (understatement). If you are a parent to school-aged children, September can be a bit much (I'm polite here). If you are separated and divorced and share parenting with a co-parent, September can be too much. It can be too many decisions, [...]

Communication – Rules for Life

By | 2017-11-03T22:45:38-07:00 November 3rd, 2017|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

I'm an accountant. Accountants are notoriously bad at communication. There is usually a reason someone chooses to become an accountant and that reason is usually because numbers are so straight-forward. They are clear and concise, easy to line up, sort and deal with. They are usually associated with projects and with decisions that have very [...]