10 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Badass Women You Can’t Afford to Ignore.

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Have you ever listened to someone speak, and the truth in their message shook you to your core? It’s a rare moment, but you can probably recall someone you watched live, listened to on the radio or on a podcast, or saw on television that challenged your way of thinking. That moment when you paused, reassessed, and decided […]

5 steps to fixing a money disorder

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As published in Vancity Buzz on July 12th, 2015. Would you feel comfortable sharing your bank statements with a close friend? Very few people would. Most of us carry guilt and shame around the way we handle our finances. I used to be a bank manager, and the most unsettling part of the job was […]

Secrets about happiness and connection from our Village Messenger

As published in Vancity Buzz on March 20th, 2015. Do you take pride in your self-sufficiency? I certainly did. Then I heard Jacky Yenga speak during a rehearsal for the upcoming 2015 TEDxStanley Park, “Ideas to Action.”  Now I realize that self-sufficiency can actually stand in the way of our ability to connect and achieve […]

Attention women: Ignore the glass ceiling (we have other problems at work)

As Published in Vancity Buzz on March 6th, 2015. Women who entered the workforce after the baby boomers have a lot to be thankful for. It’s easy to take for granted that many women before us worked hard to break down gender barriers. We are blissfully unaware that several well-established Canadian companies did not have […]

How to Break Free and Make the Brave Choice

As Published in Vancity Buzz on February 19th, 2015. When you feel stuck, it takes all your effort to keep your head above water. It is no way to live for any length of time. It may be a job that is sucking the life out of you, a relationship that you know needs to […]

The Zen of Saying No

As published in Vancity Buzz January 19th, 2015. Think of how much simpler your life would become: I think that you should…  No. Are you free to join us…  No. I was hoping you would help me with…  No. If you are a people pleaser, those scenarios probably seem traumatic to you. The thought of responding […]

5 Childhood Mantras that are Poisoning Your Happiness

As published in Tiny Buddha November 28th 2014. “So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.” ~Gaston Bachelard. I woke up to the sun peeking through the bedroom curtains and I cautiously opened one eye to check if my little brother was still asleep on the other side of our […]

5 Career Warning Signs Every Successful Woman Should Know

As published in Huffington Post October 28th 2014. Last December, I walked away from a six-figure job where I managed a billion-dollar book of business in the financial industry. I had nearly killed myself to get that job. It was a major stepping stone to senior management and everything I wanted in a job. I was […]