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5 Tips for Dating an Introvert

5 Tips for Dating an Introvert

I first learned about the personality assessment, Meyers-Briggs, in my corporate work. And it explained a lot. Like why, as an introvert, I would rather have root canal than sign up for  golf day. Now, I have been thinking about it in the relationship context….

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What do you do if you miss a meeting?

What do you do if you miss a meeting?

Have you ever been stood up? You know, like when you have arranged a conference call or a meeting and the other person is MIA. Well, last week this happened twice (don’t worry, I bought a lottery ticket). And it got me thinking about business…

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Ottawa Field Trip: Ballsy Art & Burritos

Ottawa Field Trip: Ballsy Art & Burritos

John had to go to Ottawa for a work thing last week so I begged to tag along. Ottawa is pretty awesome in the fall, although the summer weather wasn’t helping to speed up the autumn colours. I was really happy to be able to…

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What My Old Dog Taught Me About Playing Favourites

What My Old Dog Taught Me About Playing Favourites

In the summer, I wrote a blog post about how my dog Jessie is playing favourites. My friend Rae emailed after reading it suggesting I try to get it published. I wrote back: “That’s so sweet of you Rae! I will take a closer look…

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Communication Strategy: What Melania Should Have Said to Ivana

Communication Strategy: What Melania Should Have Said to Ivana

I have been trying to pay less attention to U.S. news and more attention to things I can influence in my own backyard. I even disabled those irritating CNN Breaking News updates that used to flash across my screen. But there was one news item…

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Returning to Our Roots

Returning to Our Roots

In the fall of 2005, my sister and I visited our family cottage with my dad. He was dying and wanted to go there for the last time with his daughters. As we sat in the small living room, autumn leaves falling outside on a…

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My Riverdale: Caribbean Dutchpot

My Riverdale: Caribbean Dutchpot

It’s Wednesday night. John is in PEI so it’s just the dog and me. I don’t feel like cooking. I rarely feel like cooking for myself. But when it comes to my family, I make award-winning dinners even on school nights. Monday night, I made…

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My Ottawa: Norde Bridal

My Ottawa: Norde Bridal

I was not a sentimental bride. After my wedding, I did not lovingly have my dress dry-cleaned and boxed with romantic notions that it would be the “something old” worn by a future daughter. Even if I had had a daughter, my guess is that…

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Getting High on Skunky-Jane

Getting High on Skunky-Jane

I was at the ELEVATE Toronto conference yesterday and the people sitting beside me said I smelled like marijuana. I swear to you I had not smoked a joint before arriving at the conference. But here is what did happen. The night before, Jessie was…

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Can we trust the Globe and Mail if we can’t trust their Executives?

Can we trust the Globe and Mail if we can’t trust their Executives?

  Do you trust people who act one way in public and another in private? The helpful neighbour who shovels your walk but leaves dirty socks around the house for his spouse to launder? The leadership guru who belittles her own employees? The politician who…

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