How To Deal With Biz Tax Time Like a Boss

One of the hardest things for me to manage being a single mom and an entrepreneur was the accounting and money side of my business. I wasn't handling the situation 'like a boss' - it was more like 3rd grade arts and crafts. Does that sound familiar? I know I'm certainly not alone. I start with good intentions, every year - but time would get the better of me. I understand what needs to be done, I realize I need…

The Ghomeshi trial was doomed due to one thing: Shame.

The Jian Ghomeshi verdict was hardly unpredictable, but it was infuriating for anyone hoping for some good news. Source: I Hope The Ghomeshi Verdict Makes You Fucking Furious It's my opinion, regarding the Ghomeshi trial, that it was doomed due to one thing: Shame. I just don't believe the criminal system is capable of handling the incredible complexity of abusive dynamics in relationships. Having gone through one myself the shame and doubt that was fed to me daily by my abuser,…

The Law of Attraction – Are you Friends or Foe?

Recently I was invited to take place in a 4 module workshop on The Law of Attraction with some business colleagues of mine. Initially, I was a bit distressed about the time commitment, but then something in me told me that it was worth it and that I should just commit to showing up - show up to EVERY module and then share my experience with others. I was joined by these amazing women in business: Azadeh Yaraghi - GoGo Telugo…

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…