Moment to moment prizes

raffle tickers

Ever been at an event and bought tickets for a raffle? Or maybe you were given a door prize ticket when you first arrived? Everyone puts their tickets in their pockets until the close of the evening when the draws actually take place. You listen for those magic last three numbers that signal you have […]

Passing the torch to myself


This article was first published in my community blog Life Goes On for the St. Albert Gazette. It’s an interesting experience when we see our grown children doing stuff that we used to do. Last weekend we cheered on our daughter and her friends as they ran their first race of the season. Back in the day my […]

5 quotes on happiness

happiness quotes

Happiness is situational. That’s what a client told me recently. She’s not the only one to hold a belief that happiness is dependent upon a set of circumstances. I hear it all the time. I’ll be happy when… I’ll be happy if… Seems to me holding a belief like that limits our ability to enjoy […]

Seduced to the dark side

adopting new technology

This article was first published in my community blog Life Goes On for the St. Albert Gazette. I’m not what you would call a technology trend spotter. Back in the early 1990’s when debit cards were first introduced I was convinced that they were a dumb idea that no one would ever use. Apparently I […]

Getting gratitude all wrong

girl making a heart with her hands as the sun setsas the

More than twenty years ago Oprah started talking about gratitude journals and like all things Oprah recommends, people jumped on the gratitude journal bandwagon. We bought a pretty notebook, curled up in bed and before we went to sleep we wrote down our daily list of things we were thankful for. And then we waited […]

How to be less distracted by other people’s priorities

everyone needs help but you don't have to let their priorities become yours

There’s a new epidemic in town and it’s not the measles. We are in the midst of an epidemic of distraction – everyone trying to function in a state of continuous partial attention. That’s why last month’s Inside the Circle poll asked what distracts you the most. Other people’s priorities topped the list for a […]