Category: Overcoming fear

Why do I care less at 46?

    Why do I care less at 46? Today, I celebrate my 46th birthday and I have concluded that I don’t need to be “a strong woman” or an “independent woman” or a “professional woman” or a “homemaker” or “anything” kind of woman….

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What is the cost of NOT pushing your boundaries?

“No” is a complete sentence. Anne Lamott Pushing boundaries (going beyond setting boundaries) is something which I have not always been comfortable with but it is something which I have come to value more as I get older.  It is perhaps because I care less about…

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Why don’t we live our life purpose?

On January 21st, I attended the CANNEXUS 14 Conference in Ottawa which brings together  professionals in Career Counselling.  My colleague Dragana and I presented the some of the leading edge work we do with our organization, World Skills, which is dedicated to integrating newcomers into Canadian Labour…

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Are you being treated as a door mat?

“I feel overworked most of the time. I need to find a strategy to make my supervisor realize that I am not a doormat.” Sheila said quietly. By that she meant the everything was being dumped on her – she had become a welcome place…

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Are you intelligent? How do you know?

“Do you think Sara is intelligent?” my friend asked me. “I don’t know” I asked. It depends on the situation. This led into a long, winding conversation because I don’t think that people should be labeled as intelligent or non-intelligent. We have created so…

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