Monthly Archives: August 2011

Stop Spending Mindlessly and Start Saving Mindfully

September is almost here. It’s a new school year, a new season and a new life chapter. For some, it’s back to school; for others, it’s back to work; for others, it’s the start of a new school, a new job, a new … Continue reading

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Share Your Story – Educate, Motivate and Make a Difference

A chance encounter with a friend and the story that she shared with me made me realize how stories can educate, motivate and make a difference. It’s Monday and the beginning of the last week of summer. I had planned to … Continue reading

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Put Down That Smartphone – Pick Up That Pen

Have you noticed the number of fancy paper shops that seem to be popping up like flowers on a sunny spring day? They have walls lined with cards for every occasion and tables piled high with boxes of postcards, notecards, writing … Continue reading

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The Five “Backs” That Can Move a Relationship Forward

Get Back – Respond to a text, e-mail or phone call as quickly as possible. The speed of your response is a strong indicator of your level of respect and commitment to the other person. Even if you cannot fulfill the request … Continue reading

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The Five “Bys” That Can Save You Money

This is the first in a series of three posts that focus on practical preposition phrases. Sell By – Check the labels of packaged foods carefully for a sell by or expiry date. Even though the product may be on sale or a … Continue reading

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Treat a Relationship Like a Garden – With Care and Attention

A relationship is like a garden. A garden can be nice, neat and orderly or warm, wild and wonderful and so can a relationship. You have expectations of your garden to grow and flourish which are the same expectations that you have … Continue reading

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Be Positive and Productive Despite Noisy and Negative News

For many, this is a time of considerable fear, anxiety, uncertainty and negativity. Much of our self-worth and self-esteem seems increasingly and inexplicably tied to two numbers: the one that shows our bank balance and the one that indicates our … Continue reading

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