Want More Time? Here’s How to Make it Happen.

I’m busy these days. Stupid busy. You know the kind of busy I’m talking about, probably because you have your own version of it. My busy looks like two kids ages 4 and 6, working as a consultant, teaching part-time, taking an online course, a husband who travels way too much for work, and somehow […]

4 things #MeToo has me thinking about as a parent

I remember when I found out I was having a daughter, I was thrilled… and I was worried. Like most women, I didn’t need #MeToo to make me aware of every woman’s experience. How do we keep our daughters safe in this world? How do we raise our sons to be good, respectful men? I’ve put a […]

How To Live in a Heartbreaking World

Every day there is another news story that devastates me. Fires and floods, hurricanes and earthquakes, and more recently – senseless, heartbreaking destruction of the human variety. How can we live every day in this world that breaks our hearts? In a world that has become increasingly unstable and frightening, how do we let our […]

Abandoned farmhouse sits on a flat horizon, menacing storm clouds overhead, Saskatchewan - Photo by David Innes

How to triple your productivity

Last year I was coaching an executive team who shared with me their motto of ‘80% is good enough’. Their goal is to get their work done and delivered to their workforce as quickly as possible, without working towards perfection. Then they adapt and evolve as they go. This was mind blowing for my little […]

A tree, bare of leaves in mid autumn, takes on a mystical sheen in the late afternoon light - Photo by David Innes

What to do when Mother’s Day feels hard

Wherever you go around this time of year, Mother’s Day is front and centre – on Facebook everyone is posting about Mother’s Day and the ads, on Facebook, TV, or at the mall, are all reminding you to get your mom something special. Try as we may, it’s hard to escape all the feelings Mother’s Day […]

Clear blue sky is reflected in the deeper blue still water of Lake Helen McKenzie,in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island BC Canada at dusk. A backlit rolling black treeline is silhouetted in the upper half of the image, with the blue of the sky above and the deeper blue hue of the lake below. - Photo by David Innes

10 surprising ways you can reduce your stress right now

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week in Canada and all of May is Mental Health Month in the US so I thought I’d focus this week’s post on stress reduction. I can’t think of anything more crucial to the good life than our mental health – it influences our perspective on everything. Here are ten stress management […]

If it’s not going to matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes being upset by it.

Want less stress in your life? Try this:

If you have a job or children or aging parents or health challenges or a relationship or bills to pay, I’m guessing you’ve got some stress in your life. I have two children under the age of five, a husband who travels frequently, and I work as a consultant juggling multiple clients and deadlines so […]

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