Friday, October 20, 2017

What is death?

December 2, 2014 by  
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My spiritual guide and teacher, Rev. Dr. Elma Lumsden, made her transition on Sunday night. I celebrate this transition, even whilst feeling a tinge of sadness that her physical presence is no longer with us. But I know that she lives on through her teaching and the impact she has had on my life. Rumi […]

The kindness of feeding the homeless … or a squirrel

November 18, 2014 by  
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Watering the plants on my bay window, I glanced up and noticed a squirrel scooting along the little garden fence beneath the window. Disney-cute, he halted, looked up at me, and continued his journey to my front door. I called Victoria to look. “Oh Mummy, that’s Shane’s squirrel. He comes to the front door every […]

DONE is better than perfect

November 13, 2014 by  
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I have procrastinated about doing video blogs (vlogs) for a long, long time. Here’s my first one. Lessons learned?

It’s never too late for love

November 3, 2014 by  
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My brother and I recently spent two delightful hours with our 90-year old Uncle John and Rita, his wife of 3 years. Yes, 3 years. Uncle John found and committed to love again at the age of 87! To be in their presence is to experience the timelessness of love.

Are you the star of “The Busy Show”?

September 29, 2014 by  
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I often hear people singing how busy they are, with the greatest of glee – “I am SO busy” … as if it’s some type of badge of honour. Such people are late to meetings, constantly checking their phones, shuffling papers and generally just rushing from one moment to the next. Sometimes for amusement, I […]

Organising to Procrastinate

September 2, 2014 by  
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I am an inveterate procrastinator, perennially last minute about most things. When I heard about “just-in-time” management some years ago, I did a huge fist-bump and a “YES”. My approach to work and life had finally been validated. Yet I continued to struggle with procrastination. Because procrastination is painted in a negative light, invariably, it […]

Everything is easier when you are light

I had been drawn to Bikram yoga all week, something nudging me, telling me that I need to go. I usually run on Saturday mornings, but my running group were all off on adventures of various sorts – cottage country, kayaking in the Arctic, travelling overseas. I decided not to set my alarm, intending to […]

True Leadership

My sister Carole studied dance, unlike my brother and me who went to the pinnacle of business success with MBAs from Harvard Business School. Yet throughout her working life, Carole has quietly made a difference as a leader in our family businesses and working for others. For many years she ran Best Regards, our greeting […]

Letting go does not mean giving up

Perennially last minute, I rushed around that afternoon two months ago deciding on the menu, cleaning the house, shopping for groceries and wine and preparing the meal. With not much time before my dinner guest arrived, I bounded upstairs to get dressed. As I dragged the sweater over my head, I felt the absence of […]

Back to Reality – this IS My reality!

I recently spent the most magical 8 days of my life, celebrating my birthday with my brother and sister in Jamaica. Every moment was perfect, infused with love, joy and laughter. On my return to Toronto, someone posted in response to my Facebook status “Now back to reality”. And I thought: “But the past 8 […]

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