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Conversations About Our Mental Health

In light of the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain earlier this week, this week’s vlog takes on a sombre note to discuss the need for more conversations about our mental health. Most entrepreneurs think of themselves as tough and resourceful, but that doesn’t make us immune to depression. With the multiple pressures we[…]

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What Really Happens After Burnout

Sometimes people think that “burning out” is just like getting a cold; you get some rest and get over it. I wish that were so. For many, it’s just not. That’s why I wanted to write about what really happens after burnout. It’s a very personal experience, of course. But research suggests that “burnout takes[…]

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Carving Out ME Time

In this week’s vlog, I discuss yet another difference between men and women. And this one ISN’T one we should be happy about… because it affects our health!  Video Transcript Hi and welcome to the weekly vlog! Last week we talked about “entrepreneur-itis” and tips on how to take more vacation time with your loved[…]

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How My Coach Saved My Life

Exactly 3 years ago today, I walked into Betty Healey’s office exhausted, frustrated, and downright unhappy with my life and business. I wrote about the circumstances leading up to that appointment. This is the specific story of how my coach saved my life. Clearly, I was completely burnt out. Not that I knew it at the time.[…]

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The Road to Recovery

While I made the decision to take a sabbatical in May 2015, I hadn’t realized this would in fact start a whole chain of events that I believe eventually saved my life. Once I had uttered the words “I want a sabbatical” to my coach (not even to my husband yet!), I couldn’t take them[…]

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Burning Out

Being a Mom to our own children and step-children is tiring enough. But trying to be a mother to staff members, especially unwittingly, is exhausting and simply not sustainable.  And that is what I was doing in my business.  Actually burning out. At first, when our staff was just a couple of people in addition[…]