Are We There Yet? A Cure for “Destination Impatience”

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” If you have children, you likely have first-hand experience with just how impatient they can be when it comes to traveling. Or perhaps you can remember the impatience you felt as a child during a long trip. Now that you’re all grown up, the big question is: Are you still impatient on the journey?

Many of us have carried this “destination impatience” forward into adulthood. When we’re in… Read More

Could Worry Actually Be Helping You?

I was once a chronic worrier. The strange thing is, I believed that my worry was helping me.

Looking back now, I can see how it was “helping” me. Worrying about my weight and appearance—on top of continually denying my feelings because I worried too much about what others thought of me—helped me to develop bulimia. Worrying about being loveable and being good enough helped me to stay in unhealthy relationships. Worrying about being likeable helped… Read More

How to Overcome the Fear of Making Mistakes

 To overcome the fear of making mistakes, aim for success, not perfection.

Is the fear of making a mistake preventing you from taking action? If so, the way to move beyond this fear and gain the courage to follow through on your action plan is to aim for success, not perfection. As a “recovering” perfectionist, I understand that if you have perfectionistic tendencies, you may equate success with perfection. After all, if you make… Read More

The Power to Create the Best You

In his book For One More Day, Mitch Albom writes, “I met a man once who did a lot of mountain climbing. I asked him which was harder, ascending or descending? He said without a doubt descending, because ascending you were so focused on reaching the top, you avoided mistakes. ‘The backside of a mountain is a fight against human nature,’ he said. ‘You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as… Read More

How to Release Guilty Feelings

It was near the beginning of the school year and I had just reminded my then eight-year-old daughter to pack her dance clothes in her school bag. Obviously not thrilled with the request, she let out a big sigh and said, “Mom, why do I always have to pack my own bag? All of the other kids’ moms always pack their kids’ bags.”

Ah, the guilt trip. There was a time when her strategy might have… Read More

Three Questions to Help You Get Unstuck and Move Forward

I was jetting around the waters of Key West, Florida in a two-seat mini race-boat on my way to check out a marine sanctuary, when the boat came upon a sandbar and the boat’s propeller got stuck.

The guide, whom I’d been following, called over to the man driving my boat and told him to turn off the motor and walk to the front of the boat. That way, the propeller wouldRead More

Buckets Blakes on the Harlem Globetrotters, The ABC’s of Bullying, and Staying Humble

Anthony “Buckets” Blakes, of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, plays both the game of life and the game of basketball at an extraordinarily high level.

He’s been on the Harlem Globetrotters for 14 years, playing in 79 countries! He wowed our viewers with his incredible basketball skills during my interview with him on Daytime Durham. (Watch him do his tricks during the interview here.)

It’s not only on the court that Buckets brings smiles and… Read More

OshaWOW . . . Prepare to Be Amazed!

On September 26, 2015, be part of a movement designed to transform city culture and benefit our city’s homeless and hungry youth.

Participate in a 3km walk, or a 5km run, along the Oshawa Creek, in support of The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre and Hope Centre for Learning in the Oshawa Community Health Centre.

The OshaWOW event has been designed to: bring unity to our great community, take participants back to the… Read More

It’s Your Time to Shine!

Are you a member of Toastmasters International and want to know more about earning the elite Accredited Speakers designation for professional caliber presenting?

Or want to become a professional speaker, trainer, coach or consultant… create products and platforms, become a published author, share your passionate cause, travel the world (or stay home), and make a difference?!

Learn how to do these… and more!

SPECIAL ONE-DAY EVENT – TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015

Discover insights, tips, and… Read More

How to Use Your Thoughts to Bring You Joy

I was walking to a restaurant with four other people whom I had just met at a conference that day. On our short walk to have dinner together my negative assumptions were on a downward spiral!

Here’s what happened: At one point during the journey, two of the people were huddled in discussion as they walked together in front of the group. The other two were together in the middle of the group also engaged in… Read More