Time to come home

Yoo Hoo … These are the words my grandmother would call out when she wanted the Hansard kids to come inside … to come back to the house. It was her way of getting our attention in her sing-song voice carrying deep into the woods urging us to come home. To...

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in...

Are you a Fortune Teller?

Then why do you expect others to be a mind reader?   Many times, when I am talking with friends or clients, I hear their frustration with people in their lives who won’t … respond to phone calls, emails … do what they think someone should be doing …...

Your Navigation System

“Uh, Denise, are we in the right place?” A friend of mine nervously asked me this on one of our road trips together. You see my navigation system had taken us off the main roads due to traffic. I must admit we were not in what felt like the safest of places. I was...

The mask you wear

This is the time of year that reminds me of being a child dressing in a costume with a mask that totally kept me hidden from being who I really was. The costume I remember the most was being Cinderella. Wearing the mask of Cinderella changed me. I walked with my head...

The “F” word … it’s not what you think

FINE As I was beginning a call with a potential client, I started the call with “Is this still a good time for you?”. I asked as she sounded a bit distracted. I wanted to make sure nothing bad had come up and she was trying to figure out how to reschedule. Her...