It’s okay if you’re struggling

It’s okay if you’re struggling

May and June are always hard months for me. 8 years ago this month, my little boy Ian was born. He died two days later from brain damage suffered during my pregnancy. I’ve changed a lot since then. And every year, without fail, I have trouble keeping up with the...
Trauma and personal growth

Trauma and personal growth

Seven years ago was the worst week of my life. It started off promisingly enough, on the 31st of May, 2009. I was in labour with my second child. I’d had a rough pregnancy, and I was looking forward to it being over. But when our son Ian was born at 8:40 that...
Life begins at 40. But should it?

Life begins at 40. But should it?

I’m turning 40 this weekend. The big four-oh. Yep, it’s a big significant number. What makes it somewhat more significant is the fact that, since I was a kid, I’ve heard the phrase life begins at 40. On the other hand, I’ve always thought that...
Social anxiety and home business:  you CAN do it!

Social anxiety and home business: you CAN do it!

People have different reasons for starting their own biz. Some get sick of working to line someone else’s pockets. Some want to be home with their kids. Others may have health or family issues that require them to be available at a moment’s notice. Why did...
How I use MBTI in Everyday Life

How I use MBTI in Everyday Life

I’m kind of a MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) junkie. I have been ever since my husband introduced me to it back when we had only known each other a few months and were “just friends, really, that’s all it is.” Yeah right. We were chatting...
How to kill creativity

How to kill creativity

I’m participating in the Cheeky Visionaries Biziversary & Launch Party! Amanda Sue Howell’s business is turning 5, and she’s celebrating with the launch of 30 Days of Creative Abandon. 30 Days of Creative Abandon is a 30 day course created for makers, who are...