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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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When Comparison Robs You of Joy

Video Transcript: Today I want to talk about how, at the heart of finding “work-life balance” or “love-business” balance, is the need to find PEACE. Would you agree a little more “peace” is what we all need (like the song says)? After attending a 35th-year reunion this weekend (yes, the reunion for my kindergarten class…[…]

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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.[…]

Creating Your Year-End Ritual

With the weather forecast calling for frighteningly cold weather between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I’ve found it comforting to spend time to  reflect on 2017 and invoking my vision for 2018. And that’s why I’ve written this post on creating your year-end ritual. I wasn’t always serene and reflective like this.  For years I[…]

Stress Dreams

We all have different ways we “process” stress. Some of our For Love And Business community members report insomnia. Others say they overeat or stop eating.  For me juggling too many projects leads to stress dreams. The first time I experienced this type of dream it was just a replay of something that really happened[…]

The Start of a New Life

Back at work from our sabbatical in January 2016, I felt different. For the first time in my professional life, I was putting myself front and centre. I continued focusing on the basics I had learned during our time away: getting enough sleep (one of the books I read while I was away was Thrive[…]