What My Mother Taught Me About Christmas

Christmas is tomorrow! While we are all busy getting busy for the festive day, this holiday also reminds me of someone special, my mother.

My Mother was a woman full of passion and laughter who followed her dreams but they unfortunately were cut short at the age of 43 when she died of a heart attack. Christmas is when she is remembered the most as it was her favorite time.

When I think back to Christmas with her I remember laughter, card games, family and friends and wonderful gifts. She always knew just what everyone wanted and made sure they received their special gifts.

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7 Tips to Manage Through the Holiday Chaos

Holiday stress can bring many joys and celebrations.  It can also bring headaches and heartache. Some embrace it and welcome the hectic pace; parties and gift giving, while others may hibernate and avoid it.

Learning to enjoy this time may not always be easy due to the demands of time, or money, or a feeling of loneliness. Each person experiences this time differently; some laugh and love, while others yell or cry.​

For those feeling stressed during this busy time I’d like to share some tips and advice so that you can put stress to the test and deal with it.  I use stress almost like an antibody and instead of letting it stop me in my tracks, I look at it as an energizer and develop a plan to conquer it.

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3 Ways to Shine Light During Challenging Times

When life gets challenging the last thing you want to do is celebrate and be festive.
So what if you don’t feel like celebrating the holidays? 
Holidays can be like a light and plug socket.​​​​​​​
When the connection is right, the energy flows and the light shines bright. If there is an overload you may blow a fuse or fizzle out. Other times you may want to disconnect and switch off. ​​​​​​
How do you flick back the switch and light up?

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Do you need a REALITY CHECK?

Lately, I’ve been going after certain goals and desires and realized I needed a reality check. I’m a goal achiever and when I set my mind to something I achieve it 99% of the time. There were certain goals and plans I had for the remaining part of this year that I hadn’t focused on or accomplished until now. I went to travel the path this month to obtain them and I hit roadblocks. Automatically I felt defeated, let down as they were pretty big goals. So I decided to take a step back and revisit what I wanted. I looked inside myself to determine why I believed certain things were necessary and why certain things seemed unattainable. I had some “ah-ha” moments and this had actually put me on a better path with greater connections and new opportunities.

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5 Tips to Soar & Survive the Sizzle!

You may be overwhelmed just thinking of it all before summer begins. Are you wondering how you will survive the summer sizzle and avoid burnout or a slump OR are you excited counting the days until the bell rings and vacations start?

If you are going to focus on work you may want to develop a plan for summer months that will minimize disruption and maximize opportunities during the hot season.

With a bit of forward planning, you can make your summer sizzle with great results.

Here are my 5 tips to help you soar through summer.

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