Are you brand loyal or is price everything or is there a happy in-between?

At this time of year businesses are scrabbling to get as much of the market share as possible. For many it is the make or break time of the year. In the face of global economies and competition spreading just as far, local businesses are having a tougher time staying relevant and competitive. This thought… Read More

Dear Santa 2018

This is that time of year where I start to receive those Christmas Cards from friends and relatives. Inside those precious cards there are sometimes notes from the people that sent them, updating, telling me all about their year, all the things they and their family did and accomplished. Sometimes there messages around how such… Read More

12 Courageous Ways to be Kind to Yourself

Did you know that being kind often involves courage? It can also mean being vulnerable, standing up for yourself, taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone. We live in a society that values logic, hard work, achievement and success and by doing so, it can be hard to pay attention to our intuition,… Read More

Are you really ready for this? I’m not sure I am

This thought-provoking interview by the Managing Director of Daimler Benz was passed on to me by a friend and isn’t news to anyone who follows the stream of articles by credible futurists, but it’s a reminder of the rapidity with which the ‘New Normal‘ races toward us. The Managing Director of Daimler Benz (Mercedes Benz)… Read More

Because you are human – you will fail.

One night at Toastmasters a member presented a reading of a commencement address that was dated back to 1983. After listening to her passionate presentation, I felt that the words while very significant, not only for the time period to which it was written, but for today too. Ursula K. Le Guinness addresses the graduation… Read More

A Tribute to my Mom, I did not want to do…The Dash that needs to be filled.

This past weekend was bitter sweet. It was Mother’s Day and with the recent passing of my Mother in February of this year, it would be the first time she would not be with us during this significant time. It was also the time we as a family choose to be together and celebrate her… Read More

Yes #cancersucks and thank goodness I get to hit the reset button!

Last Tuesday I had an open radical prostatectomy and today was able to get the pathology results. The Doctor is very happy with the results and has ensured me that we are probably cancer free. Although there is never a true money back guarantee and aside from the possible side effects, life should return back to… Read More

It’s four in the morning…#cancersucks

I am up early. I have a headache, slightly lightheaded and hungry and it’s four in the morning. Did you know there is a website devoted to “four in the morning“? Today is the day I get the radical prostatectomy done. After the consultation, research and many conversations of others that are ‘thrivers’, it was… Read More