I have $250K right now doing absolutely nothing.
That's right nothing*. And I'm perfectly OK with it.
Why the heck would I be doing that?Read More
No. I don't mean a fan of the Grateful Dead.
I mean are you taking care of yourself?
Let me explain. I had an epiphany this morning while I was deadheading some plants in our cul-de-sac. All the flowers on the plants had died due to lack of attention while I was away on a trip two weeks ago. I had made the mistake of leaving for five days without asking a neighbour to water in my absence. Five days of neglect is all is took for the plants to go from beautiful to ugly and brown.
This made me think about people. More specifically how we treat ourselves throughout the five work days and, indeed, throughout life.Read More
I'm all smiles over here. Why? Friday last week, I received a Liebster Award nomination from Mrs. Frugalwoods.
What is a Liebster Award you ask? I had the same question when I was nominated. It's a means of recognizing new bloggers who you think are doing a good job of sharing information and insights in their area(s) of expertise.Read More
Yes. It's possible!
I love my garden, but I'm hardly a gardener. If you were to describe my gardening thumb, you wouldn't say it was green...more like a barely alive shade of brown.
That doesn't make me an authority when it comes to the "how to's" of plant care, but it does make me an authority when it comes to how easy it is to have a garden that requires little maintenance and attention (aka gross negligence) and that can save you money at the same time.Read More
I love wine. My love of the wheat, amber and ruby-coloured drink only comes second to my love of food in general.
My husband and I share a bottle or part thereof nearly every evening with dinner. It complements a meal nicely and it's just one of those lovely treats in life that makes every day that much sweeter.
So why am I going to quit for a while?Read More
In preparation for a few upcoming trips, I decided to walk downtown one morning last week to go exchange some Canadian currency for U.S. dollars. During this walk, I decided to take a shortcut through the train station and made an unexpected discovery that provided a good reminder of needing to count my blessings.Read More
Fear can be both a powerful motivator and lead to inaction...at the same time!
We all experience fear in our lives, though our level of exposure varies. We all know the sweaty palms, racing heart, butterflies or nausea that accompanies it. No one is immune to it. It's just something we have to deal with and we all do it in different ways.Read More
...and I'm not talking about your résumé or your investment portfolio.
I'm talking about your personal portfolio.
What do you see when you look at yourself? I mean about how you look as a person, on paper. What makes you...YOU?Read More
Back in April, I posted my reading list from the first year away from my corporate job. I thought it might be of interest, given that what I read often influences my writing and my tweets. In fact, my tweets often reference or quote what I'm reading at any given time.
Well, the previous year's list was well received, so much so that I decided to release this year's list as a running quarterly tally. I think it might be more fun that way.Read More