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A Fresh Chapter

Happy New Year! We’ve begun a fresh chapter: The Something Of Our Ways. Hope to see you there…  

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Happiness Is…

Surviving and thriving. That’s us, to the right. Two years ago today. Moments after sharing the bad news with Luba. So early in a surreal journey. Behind that smile, a big part of me thought life was over. All of … Continue reading

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Hmmmm

I would have much preferred to be the subject of the “Instant Stress Relief!” or “Make Good Sex Great” article. But whatever. Prevention Magazine. October 2011. Pages 94-95.

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Living What Counts

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Looking for Me

In January, 2009, I was a busy woman. A stressed-out Nortel software designer. A hard-working mother to 7 and 9 year old girls. A passionate kidlit advocate publishing four podcast episodes a week. I exercised tonnes. I moved fast. I … Continue reading

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Healing Humiliation: Wise Words from Julien Smith

I’ve been planning my PAB2011 Jolt. But I’m choking. Luckily, I remembered this sanity-saving advice from Julien Smith. Here’s a tiny taste…. Do things that you consider embarrassing. You must try this. Find your internal filters and break them, one … Continue reading

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Up here, Michael.

In October 2009, I was desperate to have both breasts removed. Thanks to my insistent surgeon, I didn’t. They’re small. They’re lopsided. There are scars on both. But they’re here. And so am I. Lucky me.

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Ooooh! Look at all these Parts!

When Mark lost his job last month, a friend grinned, “When one door closes, another opens… Sometimes, 17 others open.” And it’s been true. Possibilities have been popping up ever since. Possible new paths for Mark. And, surprisingly, hints of … Continue reading

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The Something of My Ways… Wisdom?

I took a timeout from teleworking today to enjoy a walk with Phaedra. As my ever-burgeoning buttocks bounced happily behind me, I wondered what tweaks to my daily habits might reverse that jiggling trend. A young man caught up to … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Fresh Starts.

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Personal Drainer

Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal. — Kathleen Kelly, You’ve Got Mail Let me ask you something. Is this a business decision, or is it personal? ‘Cause if it’s business I’ll go away happily. But … Continue reading

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I’m not fit to run a company, and I don’t deserve a fancy phone.

If I were more gutsy, I would have quit my job today. Actually… if I were more gutsy, I probably wouldn’t have felt like quitting. Either way, I did get a fancy phone today. Unexpectedly. So, I’ve got that going … Continue reading

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Inertia Major

“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud became greater than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin (via Marcus Buckingham, The Truth About You)

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You Bet Your Life

“Every decision you make is one you should be comfortable betting on. If you’re not, you should be making different decisions.” Julien Smith — How to Waste Your Life (January 2011)

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It’s just that I was constantly being called to the phone, or I was asked a question, or I was being resuscitated

I’ve been back at work for seven weeks and, while I’ve enjoyed the geeky problem-solving, the feelings of accomplishment and, best of all, the cash, my huge challenge is time. With 8 packed and hurried work hours, bookended by the commute, delivery … Continue reading

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