Enjoy This Labour Day Weekend

Posted Friday, September 3rd, 2010. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | Leave a Comment

For all of us it means the end of summer and getting back to the grind of work, carpool, programs and more. At one time it meant — you can no longer wear whites after this weekend.

Whatever it means to you .. enjoy this last weekend of summer. It has been a great summer weather wise here in Toronto. I accomplished much of what I wanted to and and working feverishly to finish up stuff before my boys come back to me Sunday.

I also know that the “white” rule no longer applies – there really are no hard fast rules in fashion today – everything goes.

This is true for business. The rules of yesteryear do not apply to today. The next decade will bring so much change to our world – the power house countries, the emerging markets and the opportunities that they present, the role of our youth, the role of our baby boomers and so on.

I will enjoy this last weekend – continue on in my work however at a nice pace.

Whatever you choose to do this long weekend I hope you and your family enjoy themselves.

Take some time to dream about what you really want – come back ready to make some changes!

All my love,


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Let’s Have Some Fun

Posted Friday, May 14th, 2010. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | Leave a Comment

If you go to one of my earlier blogs I had an author, Daylle Deanna Schwartz, write an article last year about Girls Should Wanna Have Fun. In the article she talked about how boys just run free and laugh and have fun, but girls contain themselves like we are not supposed to let loose and have fun.

This behaviour gets carried through into adulthood. We need to be the responsible ones, often if there are children involved.

I was on the phone the other day with a friend of mine and she was telling me a story about her teenage son. She said he looked at her and said, “I’m glad that I am a teenager”. When she asked “why” he said that he has so much more fun than adults — they forget how to have fun.

He is SOOOOO right. We become so entrenched in our day to day stuff: family, work, errands, etc. that we forget to STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES. We are so busy running to DO that we forget to BE. To laugh, smile and have fun. I have some friends that to make plans with them you need to book months in advance. It is crazy. There is no spontaneity or very little. I have also sat with people and they tell me that they prefer to be contained in a small area – they never go north of here, south of there, east of here and/or west of there. I know it is judging of me and I truly do try to accept everyone for who they are — I am just dumbfounded. I live in Toronto, Canada a city that has more than 60 languages spoken; people with different cultures and backgrounds. I love that I can venture into little Italy, the Greek area, go to China town, get lost in the green areas or be in the heart of the city. I love to explore. This city is fun you just need to be open to it and embrace it.

HOW TO BE BRING MORE FUN INTO OUR LIVES? Be in the moment and enjoy. Call a friend who you love to spend time with and go and have lunch or do something that you both love to do. Bring out the little girl in you — a time when time moved slowly and you were carefree. I also find hanging out with my sons is great. They bring out the fun and child side of me. My little one especially makes me laugh. Even riding my bike with him makes me laugh for he is just learning to ride and to watch this wobbly boy ride his bike while yelling down the street to pedestrians, “watch out” just brings a smile to my face.

Let go of your worries, be in the moment. I encourage you to bring more fun into your life. I tell all my woman friends that the way I stay looking so young is to let the worry go and just relax – laughing and smiling helps.

Have a wonderful weekend and put away the work and do something fun. BE A CHILD AGAIN EVEN IF FOR A MOMENT.

All my love,


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Taking care of yourself

Posted Monday, December 7th, 2009. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

To avoid it…

Eat right!

Make sure you get your daily dose of fruit and veggies..

Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin C.

Get plenty of exercise because it builds your immune system.

Walk for at least an hour a day,

go for a swim,

take the stairs instead of the lift, etc.

Wash your hands often.

If you can’t, keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around.

Get lots of fresh air.

Open doors & windows whenever possible.

Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.

Get plenty of rest.


Take the doctor’s approach..

Think about it…

When you go for a flu jab, what do they do first?

They clean your arm with alcohol…


Because Alcohol KILLS GERMS.


I walk to the pub. (exercise)

I put lime in my vodka…(fruit)

Celery in my Bloody Mary (veggies)

Drink outdoors on the patio..(fresh air)

Tell rude jokes and laugh…..(eliminate stress)

Then I pass out. (rest)

The way I see it…

If you keep your alcohol levels up,

flu germs can’t get you! As my grandmother always said,

‘A shot in the glass

is better than one in the ass!’

Live Well –

Laugh Often –

Love Much

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Excellent quote of the day

Posted Tuesday, October 27th, 2009. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

All is well, and you will never get it done. Life is supposed to be fun. No one is taking score of any kind, and if you will stop taking score so much, you will feel a whole lot better — and as you feel a whole lot better, more of the things that you want right now will flow to you. You will never be in a place where all of the things that you are wanting will be satisfied right now, or then you could be complete — and you never can be. This incomplete place that you stand is the best place that you could be. You are right on track, right on schedule. Everything is unfolding perfectly. All is really well. Have fun. Have fun. Have fun!

Abraham Hicks

Excerpted from the workshop in Tucson, AZ on Tuesday, February 20th, 2001 #239

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