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OPTIMISM! Re-igniting Joy in a World of Pessimism

  Travel is one of the best ways to reignite enjoyment in life. It can also spark creativity and new ways to make a living. We keep being told that Freedom 55 has turned into Freedom 85. So, why not earn while you travel and stop worrying you haven’t saved enough...

Canada’s economic future

  I listened to Michael Enright’s Sunday morning show on CBC yesterday. This is the Letter I sent in response to what I heard Re: Shoring up Canada’s economic future with Dominic Barton   I tuned in to hear Mr. Barton’s Big Ideas to ensure the long-term...

Do you want a Freedom Lifestyle?

A number of women and men have influenced how I choose to live and work.   I’ll summarize what they’ve taught me.   See if you like their lessons.   Practical Side of Making a Living and a Life   Barbara Sher taught me “what you love is what...
Can Mindfulness save us and our Planet?

Can Mindfulness save us and our Planet?

What if climate change and our current economic unrest are setting the stage to transform our world in a more positive way? This may be a wake-up call to grow our humanity and create a better world. We’re awakening to the fact that in wounding the Earth, we’ve harmed...

How To Increase Your Creativity and Keep Your Brain Sharp

3 Uplifting Activities You Need To Start Doing Today To Increase Your Creativity and Keep Your Brain Sharp   Tee is my online accountability partner. We met during an online workshop. We think alike. We both want women to live their dreams while making a...

Job Search Services frustrate unemployed workers

If Disneyland is billed as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” Employment Centres are often the exact opposite. Current job search methods are just not working for many unemployed workers. I’ve been listening to interviews with laid-off workers who are used to working...

3 Growing Trends in Life & Work

There are three main areas we’re making changes in: Lifestyle Increasing numbers of Boomers are choosing lifestyle first – then career. Living in conscious alignment with our values is a growing choice. There’s a shift in consumerism. The voluntary simplicity movement...

How events from 2015 will likely impact 2016 & beyond

Three recent events give me hope for the future. 1] The Paris talks on climate change are a signal that we are undergoing transformation. The World Climate Summit reintroduced us to our need to preserve Mother Earth. We all have a role to play that will collectively...

Yes, Dear Author, You Do Need a Budget!

Guest Post by: C. Fong Hsiung I met Fong Hsiung in an online writer’s group. I didn’t realize at the time, that she is also an accountant. She has both a preference for words and a gift with numbers. Solopreneurs, including Authors, often need help with bookkeeping...

Lost On the Road to Simplicity

  The image above is one I cherish. My husband, Tony took this photo when we were in the California desert. I love its simplicity! I’d envisioned it as a touchstone for me. Somehow, I got lost on the Road to Simplicity. In January of 2015, my word for the year was...