A Tribute To Women Everywhere – Everyday and Every Way

Woman - she who birthed me and raised me. Woman - who I eventually became. Woman -  who I watch my daughters blossom into. Woman - the friends, colleagues and extended family who become my support and guidance. Woman who has faced hard times, clawed against the tyranny and oppression all around her. The warrior within who has journeyed far, and has the battle scars to be proud of. The Woman who has fought against the odds and done the…

Can You Be a Good Leader If You Have a Big Ego?

Can you be an effective leader if you're also carrying around a big ego? Or more precisely carrying around a lot of insecurities that your ego needs to feed? Let me first break down what I mean by ego so we are clear on that - Ego is something we all have. It's a development humans go through that helps them to self identify and separate themselves from others. There is such a thing called a healthy ego, and that…

7 Days Away With Just a Carry On – Not Possible. Or Is It?

Could I survive A week long cruise with 2 days before in port city - so a total of 10 days -  and only taking a carry on? Pfft...right...whatever. Really? Yes, really. I wouldn't say it unless I had actually tried it and succeeded. And interestingly enough, this topic is searched like crazy on the world wide web and there are LOTS of resources on how to DO it. I know, because I searched and watched, searched and read and…

B.C. Legislature Welcomes 1st Female Indigenous MLA ( ROCK on Superstar!)

She wore her grandmother's traditional red and black button blanket for the event. Source: B.C. Legislature Welcomes 1st Female Indigenous MLA In my writings on this blog  I talk a lot about overcoming adversity, meeting challenges and working with failure as if it were a close friend. I've learned and embraced that when life hands you extremely difficult situations, you always have a choice. A choice to become a victim, or a choice to rise above it all and become a…

What Is Loneliness, Really?

Loneliness is such a universal 'feeling' - yet despite its universality - or because of it -  it is quite a subjective thing. I'm now in my mid forties - I celebrated my 45th birthday this Feb 6th and I couldn't be happier in my life. I feel loved, appreciated, successful, proud, accomplished, healthy. Lots of positive things. BUT - there are some times when that 'loneliness' feeling creeps in. And it's a different feeling now than what it used…

Really? Bowie AND Rickman? Am I Missing Something?

Have any of you gotten the feeling this week that somehow you didn't get the memo of a real cool person party happening on some other planet In some other dimension? It's not often that I get wrapped up, or even pay much of a slight glance to celebrity 'going's on' because most of it is drivel, overly dramatic and just plain juvenile. BUT! When two incredibly talented, handsome ( in that way that only the mature women of depth…

Surviving the Single Parent Syndrome

By: Carrice Wong Warning: Divorce when you have children may bring you and your family years of pain, struggle and suffering. Avoid for as long as possible. BUT - if it does happen, you can survive and flourish as a single parent. There is no easy answer sometimes when you are stuck between the lesser of two evils; stay in a loveless marriage or separate. At the time, it may seem that escape is the only option and like you…

Harrison Hot Springs – A Haven When It’s Hectic

Harrison Hot Springs and Resort is located in the small town of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. It is about 5 mins away from the District of Agassiz and about 15 - 20 mins away from Chilliwack. From Vancouver, B.C. it is an easy 2 hr trip. Harrison Hot Springs has become known and appreciated as an escape for City dwellers and also draws in visitors from all over the world. Before I get into the amenities and what makes this…

Soulmate or life partner

Your Soulmate is not your LifePartner

Your soulmate is not your 'end' mate or 'significant other'. He is not the man that will live out your days with you and bring you coffee in the morning and be by your side no matter what. Your soulmate is not some magical mythical being who is perfect in every way and who you never fight with or get frustrated with. Your soul mate is certainly not your doormat, or your personal assistant. I'll tell you what your soul…

How to Get Rid of Your ‘Lack Mindset’ And Enjoy the Holidays!

Guest Post by: Dana Smithers of Law of Attraction Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs With Christmas just around the corner you might be someone who is feeling overwhelmed about the holidays. Perhaps your negative fear-based thoughts keep snowballing so much so you wish the whole holiday season would just disappear and take you with it! But here’s the deal if you are mom with children – as a mom and ‘leader’ of the household you have the responsibility (aka your ability to…