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What Would Happen If We Only Focused On The Good?

April 24, 2013

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I’m currently reading a book titled Frist Break All The Rules written by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. It’s a book based on research surrounding what the worlds greatest managers do differently and it challenges what is referred to as “Conventional Wisdom” or generalities of personalities or roles in the workplace and describes how to […]

Hooray! A New Failure and Another Step Towards Success

April 8, 2013

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Two years ago, I landed my dream job that provided what at the time was endless possibilities, more opportunity than I could handle, a work/life balance that most people dream of and a decent salary to boot. Unfortunately, that new-job-smell wore off within the first year and was replaced with the stench of more work […]

The Always and The Never Lists

April 1, 2013

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I read an article about creating an ‘always’ and a ‘never’ lists and something about it resonated with me. I learned years ago that I should “never say never” because as life unfolds, priorities change and perspectives shift, I find myself dealing with feelings of guilt and hypocrisy doing things now that for years I […]

Creating A Small World After All; Without the Figurines or Roundelay

January 19, 2011

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This week I’ve been in Toronto visiting friends and family in a big city that I used to call home. Arriving at Pearson International it isn’t as much a giant international terminal as a familiar place where I catch a ride with my Dad back to my old neighbourhood where even though it’s all very […]

Following Our Internal Compass

January 14, 2011

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I was reminded recently of the necessity one needs to rely on the “internal compass” we all have. You know what that is, it’s what’s responsible for gut feelings and it’s what gives us courage to head into the unknown. Too often we ignore the internal compass and get caught up in expectations or social […]

Taking Stock

January 7, 2011

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The past year for me has been about self-reflection and discovery. I’ve read a number of fantastic books and started following some incredible blogs written by people that inspire, motivate and provoke. In “The Happiness Project” (Gretchen Ruben) I learned that it’s ok to just Be Sarah. To make no apologies for the way I […]

My HUGE Financial Reward

December 24, 2010

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It’s not what you think. I didn’t win the lottery, win big in Vegas or return someone’s lost precious puppy. I took an interest in my financial future, got serious about my budget and in return am reaping the rewards. I have been unemployed since April of 2010. Thankfully, this wasn’t a surprise and I […]