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Are You a Voice of Inspiration for Your Clients?

I was browsing through some good reads when I came across Voices of Inspiration: Real Life Wisdom for Living Your Best Life by Marlon Smith. The book is the third volume in the Success By Choice, Inc. series and was an Amazon #1 bestseller when it was published in 2015. What drew me to this book…
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Work-Life Balance is Possible: 10 Simple Strategies

A quote by Orison Swett Marden caught my eye the other day: “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” We often search for happiness externally, thinking that if we could…
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Bias is a Four-Letter Word

According to Psychology Today, a bias is a “tendency, inclination, or prejudice toward or against something or someone.” It is usually learned or developed through direct experience or conditioning. Some biases, though, are positive and helpful. For example, having a bias for only eating healthy food is a positive thing. But biases are often based on stereotypes, rather than…
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Global Crisis: A Wake-Up Call to Raise Our Consciousness

These days, we are all in the midst of a complex transition requiring a careful reengineering of our daily lives and routines. We’ve had to quickly learn to navigate the world of remote work while being challenged by an unpredictable economy. I have conversed with clients who are using “a one day at a time…
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50+ Helpful, Fun, and Educational Resources For and About Kids

Well-Being Support for Kids and Parents How to give your kid a special birthday while stuck at home (Today’s Parent) Working from home with kids feels unsustainable. Here’s how to ease the burden. (Vox.com) Mental Health and Well-Being Resources (TDSB: Toronto District School Board) Helping Kids in Changing Times  (TDSB: Toronto District School Board) How to support student mental…

5 Keys to Excellence for Your Career and Life

By Skye Berry-Burke. The other day, while visiting my child’s pediatrician, I saw an article about the “8 Keys of Excellence” for making great kids greater. Five of these “keys” were immediately etched in my mind and I continued to think about how these principles for achieving excellence apply to all of us – young…