“A woman can’t be too rich or too thin.” Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor Recently, OPreach stopped by for a visit to share words of wisdom. For any of you who follow her amazing blog, you will know she has a gift for inspiring reflection. With one word, she gave me the topic of my […]
Category: Emotional Well Being
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” Anatole France I have been reading and re-reading the comments to The Change Equation: The Beginning. My deepest thanks goes to all those […]
“If I see any more signs on the walls of my workplace that tell me to be the change, I cannot be held accountable for what I may say.” That came from a very good friend. She’s intelligent, strong and full of cheerful humour. I knew exactly what she meant. I want to be the […]
I was told to wipe the smile off my face, if I was going to be taken seriously. The article was clear, to the point, complete with a set of instructions on how to tilt the chin, make eye contact and minimize the shrillness of my voice. Beware of overusing the smile. Leaders employ this […]
The Latin words quid pro quo is a sophisticated way to say: “give or take,” “tit for tat”, “this for that” or “a favour for a favour.” Whether we know it or not, most of us practice quid pro quo on a regular basis. Here are some examples: 1) Sending a birthday card and thinking […]
The other day, I read that retirees have less money but are spending more. My initial reaction, now that I have entered the semi-retirement phase of my life, was mild annoyance. Especially when the journalist started throwing numbers and statistical evidence to prove, without question, I was overspending. Interspersed in the percentages was the fear […]
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