Archive for December, 2009

ithinkyoushould. Know who you are, and why you are. Today I had the great fortune to meet someone who knows who she is and why she is. I had taken my daughter to the gym as has been my usual habit of late, and while dropping her off at the gym daycare I chanced upon a woman I had seen many times at my older daughter’s Montessori school. She and I had exchanged the usual pleasantries and warm smiles while leaving our children in the care of others, but nothing more than that. That is until today. My new friend…. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. Honour The Children. Children are our most precious resource. They are the essence and the source of the miracle of life itself. And they are hard work. Take a look at the life of any hard working parent [or teacher] and you know that they are stretched and maxed seemingly beyond their human capacity to make a better life for the children in their care. The old saying, “it takes a village” rings true on every count. Today we can replace the word village, with “global community” and the meaning and the essence of the phrase expands into a…. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. Reexamine Your Relationships. Every now and then when situations come to a head, I think it you should reexamine and re-evaluate your relationships. Like memberships and food expiry dates, relationships too have a past due date. It’s as simple as looking at what is really going on. Is it too emotional, too difficult, too strange, too anything. When relationships are too anything, they are obviously unbalanced. The thing to analyze is if it’s worth correcting, can it be corrected, and if not, then one needs to respect the expiration date. Simple as that.

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ithinkyoushould. Ramp Up! Wherever and whenever the opportunity presents itself. Ramping up is akin to breaking free from your comfort zone except that when one endeavours to “ramp up,” one must stay up. It’s like the adage, you can never go home, or you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl, oh, and if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it. When in Rome. When one mixes these metaphors they signify a myriad of things, but my favourite is the idea of ramping up. When I was attending University…. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. Live with someone from a different culture. To test your mettle, and see what you are “really” made of, I think you should try living with someone from a different culture. Oh, I don’t just mean co-existing side by side, but actually cohabitating with somebody who perhaps has a different colour of skin than you do, or has different religious beliefs. That way you can see how tolerant you really are.

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ithinkyoushould. Have a little Dear God moment. You may “believe,” and you may not “believe” but I think you should invest in a little “Dear God” moment every once in awhile. A Dear God moment has nothing and everything to do with what your religious beliefs are and what your preference in people it’s simply a conversation between you and God. It requires no formal introduction or a particular instruction from a person who appoints himself a leader, or even a church. It’s simply between you and God. A long time ago growing up in Winnipeg as I did,  I…. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. Visit your local library or hangout at a bookstore. Book places are exciting places, ask anyone who visits frequently or infrequently as the case may be, and each person can tell you why book emporiums are one of their preferred places to be. My favourite thing to do is to simply wander into a section and let a book find me. It’s happened more often than not, and this is how I know that whatever does find me will be useful. At the same time, because of the overwhelming amount of subjects and authors it can be, well, overwhelming….. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. Read a self-help book or 2 just for kicks, and/or write your own. Self-help books are this century’s great “note to self,” a way of reminding you that whatever ails you is not uniquely “your problem” but was once a problem of many others just like you. I learned this the hard way. Which is the only way to learn things in my view so that what you eventually do learn makes an indelible, inevitable impression on your brain and you are unlikely to repeat the injury time after time. I was first introduced to my first self-help book…. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. Read some news. Our lives are busy, oh so busy, but I think you should read some news. Be it online, or offline, I think you should. Reading the news is a pastime that shouldn’t ever go out of style. It’s a way of keeping up to date and processing our world one word at a time. Naturally, reading requires a different skill set than say listening to the news, or passively watching the news, and it is for this reason that I think reading the news is a good idea. When you actually read the news you are…. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. Look to the Bright Side. When times are tough as times will often be, you should think about looking to the bright side. I know, easier said than done, but really, how productive is whining and complaining? Like many of us, I enjoy a good bitch session. Who doesn’t enjoy being angry, being negative, and speaking ill of whatever or whomever it is that ails you? Venting feels awesome! It’s cathartic in some ways. But after all of that nonsense where are you? Chances are you are no further than when you started, but now you’ve got more stress,…. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. Re-think your brand. This morning I was listening to my favourite radio program, CBC’s Radio 2  Morning . It’s become my favourite by default. It happened gradually and without fanfare: I was simply motivated to hear something other than my husband’s loud whistling or my dueling preschoolers in the morning, and thus Morning Drive became my safe haven. A place to turn to for current Canadian artistry, good classical music and everything and not much else in between. I grew to like the Morning Drive because it didn’t have a typical morning radio gimmick. There aren’t hysterically joyful people…. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. And why should you? Well, because I think that there is a lot going on in this world that people don’t necessarily think about, or haven’t put into a practice in a strategic way. Perhaps you don’t have the budget, or the manpower, or perhaps you don’t have the time or the energy, or perhaps quite simply, you haven’t thought about it. Now let’s be real. Some people’s thinking only takes them so far. Or perhaps they are too narrow-minded, or too rushed to ponder the little incidentals that can make or break your existing success. There’s also a…. [ Read More ]

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