middle life on farm

Midlife on the farm

What do a couple of hair stylists, beautiful farmland and amazing animals have in common? The answer may surprise you. I had the pleasure of going to a B and B this weekend, in rural Ontario. It’s funny…the reason I was there with a girlfriend wasn’t because we had a great idea to get away…

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University and kids: Is the glass half empty or half full when they leave?

I remember the day I left for university like it was yesterday.  I was so excited to start the next phase of my life in university. I was a fresh 18 years old and was off to West Chester University in Pennsylvania.  I couldn’t wait to be a part of the unbelievably amazing Golden Rams…

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empty nest solo travel parenting

Scary solo travel of the first born

Nothing like having kids travel on their own to put some hair on your chest. Now that I’m on the other side of 50, the “older mom” milestones are coming fast and furious! I’m the proud mom of three fabulously handsome and talented young men. I know we all say that!  But seriously, they will…

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Afraid to leave your “good” job because of golden handcuffs?

My job situation felt like golden-handcuffs. When someone referred to our work situation as “golden handcuffs,” I totally understood what she meant. My job was too good to leave. When I was 18, I had a summer job at a bank. My job was to verify income claims of credit card applicants. Because of the…

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Time flies when you’re a super busy mom!

A little over 10 years ago, my mom and I had an enlightening conversation. “Well” she said. “It took me 30 years, but I finally did it.” “What do you mean?” I asked. “I finally lost my baby weight.” she answered. I didn’t know how to respond. I laughed of course….and then I paused. My…

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the road to 50 years old

The Road to 50

Turning 50 can really shake you up. Let’s face it, you know you’re turning 50 for years. The anticipation doesn’t help. There’s a really big build up. There is nothing you can do that will slow things down. It’s kind of like being pregnant. The outcome is predictable and on a somewhat predictable date. However,…

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Time to escape

When the solution to the problem means you escape

Have you heard about these escape rooms? It’s a cool new way to have some good, clean fun with teenagers. Well, I hadn’t heard of them but my kids sure did. They are actually called “escape rooms”. Essentially, they are games where real people go into a real room and try to get out using…

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When we don’t do what we really, really want to do

It’s hard to admit that sometimes we don’t do what we really, really want to do. Sometimes we think we know why. Sometimes we have no clue. Sometimes we aren’t connected to our thoughts or feelings at all, and answers seem so far away. Sometimes, however, it’s clear. It’s fear. Plain ol’ sick to your…

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What motivates you? It’s probably been the same most of your life!

I was always motivated to to help people.  I’ve been fascinated by human behaviour my whole life. Thinking about what motivates you is a really important thing to do. Like you, life gets in the way.  Before I knew it, a few decades went by and I realized I wasn’t doing exactly what I thought…

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What are you thinking about?

Think about what it would be like to: Be passionate about the work you’re doing Know that you won’t have regrets about what you didn’t do Wake up actually excited about what you’re about to accomplish But instead, you’re thinking these types of thoughts: Wow…I’m wasting so much time in this job I’m bored and…

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