The way I blog

I mentioned two or three weeks ago on my Facebook page that I’d love to spend more of 2016 blogging. Believe it or not, I’ve been a blogger since 2005, from back when it was very “out there”, very weird and I felt I had to be slightly furtive...

Something for the holidays

What a year! It’s been wonderful, transitional, and full of great work and new beginnings both in business and at home (we moved!). As I wind down for the holiday season I thought I’d leave you with some little gems that have engaged me in one way or...

Recognized

Post by yoUnlimited. A week ago I was honoured at the Unlimited Woman Awards in the category of Community. One of the best parts about the night was that my family was there in person to celebrate alongside me. My parents took my daughter around the room as people...

The girl with the itchy foot

When my daughter was small, a friend of mine gave her a wonderful board book by Julia Donaldson called The Snail and the Whale. It starts off, This is the tale of a tiny snail And a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. This is a rock as black as soot, And this is a...

Creating the volunteering win-win

Last night I attended my last meeting of the UBC Victoria Leadership Council. It’s a volunteer commitment that I’ve had for the last 2.5 years; the council is made up of University of British Columbia alumni and our main purpose is to advise on events and...

The merits of being still

I read two interesting blog posts today that both had to do with the merits of being still. They came among the plethora of posts about managing time and setting goals that have been blanketing every corner of the web landscape these past couple of weeks since New...

In gratitude

As the days of 2014 wind slowly to a close I’ve been thinking a lot about the goings-on of my business and work over the past year. Last year my friend Julia encouraged me to look back over 2013 and capture my successes and failures and it was such a useful...

What would I tell my 24-year-old self?

I got inspired the other day while reading a friend’s blog post about what advice she would give to her 24-year-old self. It got me thinking about questions I answered to be featured on the UBC Alumni website recently about what I would tell my graduating self...

She, with the beautiful voice – and life

This post has nothing to do with education or technology or facilitation or instructional design. It has nothing to do with work. It has everything to do with life. Earlier this month my family lost my aunt Linda from the world; she will be heartachingly missed. One...