September 2023

The Strength of Being Authentic

Being authentic requires self-awareness, self-acceptance, and intentional behaviour. Authentic people have the courage to consistently present their Higher Self in all relationships.  

March 2023

January 2023

November 2022

August 2022

April 2022

The Importance of Resilience

Resilience is defined as the process of adapting well in the face of trauma or tragedy, threats, or other significant sources of stress (Southwick et al., 2014). 

January 2022

Ego Defense Mechanisms

Anxiety, incivility, and intolerance seem to be rampant these days. In addition to being a threat to our physical health, Covid 19 is undermining our mental health as it creates the perfect storm for impairing positive human relationships.

November 2021


A sister is always there when you need her the most. Regardless of the calamity a sister will rise to the challenge, setting aside her own needs to make yours the priority.

July 2021

May 2021

March 2021

November 2020

The Importance of Civility

Demonstrating civility means being thoughtful, courteous, polite and showing regard for others. I believe there has been a slow but significant reduction in civility over the past few years. It is almost as if rudeness is becoming the norm.

July 2020

Self Confidence

I often have clients express one of the goals for our work together to be an improvement in their self-confidence.

April 2020

In Times of Uncertainty

Humans have psychological needs which when left unmet can lead to extreme distress. Some of the most important are: a sense of safety and control, being connected to others and a feeling of knowing or certainty.

December 2019

"Tis The Season

I was raised in a large farm family in Saskatchewan. My mother loved Christmas and always made it a very special family time.

July 2019

Setting Limits

This article is about coming to terms with our limits as we face the circumstances of a V.U.C.A. world. V.U.C.A. is an acronym first developed by the U.S.

May 2019

Embrace Your Feminine

As we celebrate Mother's Day it's a good time to consider our femininity. The history of celebrating mothers goes back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals to honour their mother goddesses.

March 2019

Inspirational Quotes from Women

“Underneath our fears and worries, unaffected by the many layers of our conditioning and actions, is a peaceful core…. Healing is the rediscovery of who we are and who we have always been.” …..

February 2019

Smart Self Care

We hear a lot about the importance of good self-care as an aid for mitigating stress and enhancing well-being.

January 2019

Nurturing Our Essence

There are a myriad of obstacles that can block our path to feeling truly satisfied with our lives. Occupational choices that no longer fit, untenable relationships, painful work-life contexts, to name a few.


The concept of mentoring has been relevant for thousands of years. A mentor is usually someone older and more experienced than the mentee, willing to share knowledge and experience, provide advice and wisdom based on specific expertise.

The Effects of Bullying

Bullying is a form of physical, psychological or verbal abuse. It involves one person or a group of persons picking on another individual or group of individuals.

March 2018

August 2017

May 2017

September 2013

Strategic Career Management

"We are best motivated for work not by being pushed into it or by outside compensation but by inner desire." Matthew Fox, author of The Reinvention of Work.  

June 2013

March 2013

Women & Guilt

"She felt that old generic guilt, the kind you feel even when you can't think of what in the world you are supposed to have done." Meg Wolitzer

November 2012

Relationships Matter

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ― C.G. Jung

October 2012

July 2012

Connecting Career and Character

Ability may get you to the top but it takes character to keep you there."  John Worden

What is Character?

June 2012

March 2012

Reputation: It's Your Career Brand

A career reputation is created over time as a result of attitude and behavior. Be intentional about yours!

Reputation: It's Your Career Brand

February 2012

December 2011

November 2011

August 2011

Understanding the Female Brain

"The brain constitutes about 3% of your body weight but it uses 20-25% of your body's energy." Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University

June 2011

Triangulation in Communication

Your Career
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
George Bernard Shaw

May 2011

Boundaries in Relationships

You have no control over another person, but you always have control over how you choose to respond to that person.

April 2011

Managing Unhealthy Guilt

Career Tip
"At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent."
Golda Meir

March 2011

January 2011

December 2010

Managing Christmas Stress

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."   Oren Arnold, Journalist

November 2010

Change: Crisis or Opportunity

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."  Maria Robertson

October 2010

The Importance of Temperament

Find a career that suits your temperament.
Do what feels natural and comfortable.

The Importance of Temperament

September 2010

July 2010

Your Annual Career Checkup

Your career is like a chunk of clay that can be remolded and reshaped as you move through life. Consider yours now. Is it soft and pliable? Is it full of air bubbles? Is it Inflexible and hard as stone?

May 2010

Authenticity: A Balance Between Ego and Essence

Career satisfaction is enhanced when one is able to hold a vision for what is possible while mindfully staying present to how a job feels right now. This is a matter of being conscious of what is, while delighting in what is still to come.

Mothers and Mothering

Consider the ways in which your career, all of your paid and unpaid roles, may have been influenced by your mother or another important mother figure in your life.

March 2010

The Meaning of Work

Consider the difference between a "job" and "work." A job is what you do to support your physical and financial needs. Work is what provides you with emotional, intellectual and spiritual satisfaction.