The Manual

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Macintosh User Manual - Scrolling

Macintosh User Manual – Scrolling by Peter Merholz, on Flickr

One of the main sources of pain in relationships is something called The Manual. We have these elaborate, usually unspoken rules about what we want other people to do so that we can feel happy. If these other people fulfill our expectations for them (which they may or may not know about), then we are happy, and if they don’t, we are disappointed and sad. Does this sound familiar? Continue Reading »

Surviving the Bread of Affliction

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Matzah Cliff

Matzah Cliff by Avital Pinnick, on Flickr

Passover has been and gone. It’s always been one of my favourite holidays, largely because of the amount of baking I do with my kids. But this year it’s taken a twist that made it considerably harder than usual, and I’m still recovering. Continue Reading »

Why I Don’t Sell Nail Wraps or Scented Candles or …

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
#SheetMusicJN #nailart from Jamberry Nails Easy Affordable Beautiful Nail Polish Alternative

Easy Affordable Beautiful Nail Polish Alternative by Noel Giger, on Flickr

I have lots of friends who sell things like nail wraps or scented candles or jewelry or skin care products that claim to make you look younger. Heck, I myself still love BlackBox Cosmetics products, but I don’t actively sell them anymore. So, why don’t I sell those things? Continue Reading »

Twelve Years an Orphan

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Ima 1992

My Ima, circa 1992

Today is my mother’s yahrzeit, the anniversary of her death in the Hebrew calendar. In the common calendar it won’t be for another couple of weeks, but I like to observe it the traditional way. Continue Reading »

Starting Afresh

Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day by brillianthues, on Flickr

Today is my 53rd birthday. Yes, I was born on Valentine’s Day. The joke in my family is that my father wanted to name me Valentina, but my mother always assured me that I was in no danger. Continue Reading »

Meet TimeTrade!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

I’m so excited (for a change, I seem to be excited a lot these days!). I’m now at the point where it makes sense for me to use scheduling software so I don’t double-book myself or forget to put appointments into my calendar. So if you’ve been planning to contact me about free coaching, just click the button below, and find a time that suits you for a 60 minute call with me. Just a reminder that I do request that you allow me to record the call, to aid in my certification process at The Life Coach School.

Talking of certification, I’m almost ready to start that process and I will probably be certified within a couple of months. I’ve decided that all the generous people who are helping me learn should be allowed to continue with me for free afterwards. So now is the time!


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Do You Have a Job For This Young Man?

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Martin KaethlerAre you looking for an office manager in Winnipeg who will work enthusiastically for your good cause? My friend Martin might just fit your ticket. Continue Reading »

A Millennial Explains Why His Generation is Heading for Trouble

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

David Spigelman The following is re-published, with permission, from an article my friend David Spigelman wrote on LinkedIn on January 9, called “Troubled Times Ahead”. To see David’s LinkedIn profile, click on the picture.
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Rise of the Entrepreneur Movie – Free Rental

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Rise of the Entrepreneur logoI am so excited. I’ve just been added to the extended beta of this documentary film, which means I can now share it with you. Continue Reading »

Join the 28-Day Yoga Challenge with!

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

iHomeFitness logoOne thing I am doing for myself this month is to join my friend Ruth-Anne Penner and her associates in a 28-day yoga challenge on her site, for only $5 (normally $29.99). Continue Reading »