Life won’t let you down if you constantly try to pump it up

When I got home from a work trip, I learned my contract was put ‘on hold’ at my ‘dream job’. Devastated, I had to rebuild from scratch. Budgets, cutbacks, etc. Freelancers were first to be let go. I literally wanted to stay there forever. On the flip side, I know everything happens for a reason…

The Promoter’s Path to a Perfect Party (FRISKY RADIO NEWS)

“There are good promoters and there are poor promoters. If you tour, you’ve probably met both. Personally, I know some great promoters and thought I would talk to them about how they make it work in a competitive market.” I did some research for Frisky Radio News and wrote this article about how to plan…

Time is not Kind, We are Kind

The saying “Time has been kind.” Or even “Life has been kind.” – I don’t buy it. Time is not kind, it’s ever racing away from us. Life is not kind, it’s boot camp and not even the strongest survive. So that’s why, when you look in the mirror, you must remind yourself that YOU…

Screw Doing What You’re “Supposed” To!

“What is your definition of #success?” a friend asked me today. This being 40 thing has me all over the map as far as what I am actually doing vs. having it ingrained in me that I am “supposed” to be adulting – whatever that means. I had to dissect her question because my answer…

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You You’re Not Enough

Last night I woke up from a dream. My overactive brain plays tricks on me to get me to think and last night was no different. In this dream, various people I know pointed out my shortcomings to my face. Like all the negative lines I’ve heard in life came out in one dramatic screenplay….

How to Love Yourself First and Not Feel Guilty

I was raised with the whole “Do unto others…” thing and believe in it wholeheartedly, but the longer I live, the more I’ve learned to show myself the love I so often shower on others instead. When given a choice – you can live or you can die, and the end result is because of…

Men, are you desperate?

So… this article was one I had reservations writing. I had to really get out of my head and preconceived notions about desperation and men and women and our whole sordid dating dance we do. I really think the points could ring true for both sexes but this one, the Editor wanted directed at men….

Do you want to be a Social Media Maven?

“There are tried, tested and true ways of making your online presence pop, with very little effort. And once you get into the routine, there will be no stopping your powerful posts, eclectic information sharing and captivating communication skills.” I’ve always been one to divulge a lot. Like secrets, tips, things that have worked for…

15 Easy Ways to Make Money

“Money. How do you feel when you hear that word? For some of us, the thought of money and its possibilities brings elation. For others, it’s the greatest source of anxiety out there. But we always need money. That’s the catch. So, what can we do?” Recently, I started writing for a magazine called The…

A Shooting Star Over Baghdad – published!

In the Know Traveler opted to publish my piece about flying over Baghdad and seeing a shooting star. It was an incredible experience and I’m honoured they picked it up and published it. Quote: “Tonight’s flight to Doha is a bit different than last night’s flight to Istanbul from Toronto. Nine out of ten passengers…

Dealing with Culture Shock at Home

Awhile back, I was fortunate to have one of my articles published in Elephant Journal about culture shock. Living in a low context culture and often traveling to high context cultures, I find myself trapped in some type of limbo between who I am and who I am supposed to be. Here is the link…