Category Archives: Capacity

Spring – the promise of rebirth and renewal

Well, technically it’s Spring, although it sure doesn’t feel like it. With Easter less than two weeks away, I am used to seeing a bit of life in the garden. But even the snowdrops, those early harbingers of Spring, have … Continue reading

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Something funny happened on the way . . .

For many years I had a gift subscription to Reader’s Digest magazine. When each issue arrived, I immediately tore off the plastic cover and turned to the funny features such as Life’s Like That, and Laughter, the Best Medicine. There … Continue reading

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Why counting sheep is good for your brain

Well it seems I snoozed through World Sleep Day on March 13th. However, as the World Congress on Sleep Medicine is currently going on in Seoul, Korea, it’s not too late to talk about something many of us don’t get … Continue reading

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The power and lessons of teamwork

Have you ever been faced with a task that you just couldn’t manage on your own? Perhaps it was simply because of the volume of work involved. Or maybe you were faced with an extremely tight deadline. Or, the task … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as multi-tasking.

It wasn’t too long ago that “multi-tasking” was a standard term in both job descriptions and resumes. In fact, a quick search on Workopolis, Canada’s largest online job search site, results in a list of more than 2,300 jobs with … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of your To Do list

I’ll admit it. I am a huge fan of lists. Top 10 lists. How-to lists. And my favourite: To Do lists. Making a list helps me stay organized and on track. Lists prevent me from forgetting important tasks. They help … Continue reading

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Creative problem solving from a three year old

When my son, Little A, was about three years old, he loved to play hide-and-seek around the house. Big A (husband) and I joined in with enthusiasm, as we are dedicated hide-and-seekers from way back. One morning, Big A decided … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with an old love!

A couple of weeks ago, the children of a good friend of mine surprised her with the gift of a cello. It seems that when she was younger, Krista had played clarinet in the high school band and cello in … Continue reading

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Tired of asking what’s for dinner?

A few years ago, I worked in downtown Toronto and took a commuter train to and from my home in Mississauga. While I quite enjoyed the 30-minute trip (it gave me the chance to gear up or down, depending on … Continue reading

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Making space for the great things that come along

Have you ever been asked to do something you like but don’t really love? It seems that there are endless opportunities to say yes to things that are good, but not necessarily great. Whether in family relationships, friendships, work, volunteering … Continue reading

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