Balancing Work and Family Life in the Pandemic

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Do these statistics surprise you?

McMaster University researchers tracked the amount of time 4,000 stay-at-home and working Canadian parents spent caring for children before and during the pandemic. Here’s what they found:

Men reported an average of 33 hours of caregiving per week before COVID-19 hit and 46 hours per week during. Women reported an average of 68 hours per week before and a whooping 95 hours per week during!

Mothers have taken on an alarming number… Read More

Feeling Overwhelmed? Your voice leaves clues!

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When my daughters were teenagers, they would say, “You’re using your speaker voice again.”

The first time they said it, I asked, “What does that mean?”

My 15-year-old daughter explained, “It’s the voice you use when you’re saying something to motivate us. You like the voice; but, you don’t want to argue with it.”

Can you relate? It’s been a stressful time. Sometimes how you’re feeling is reflected in your voice.

The work of running a business – or raising… Read More

Answers to the top three questions I’m asked through social media and after speaking engagements

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Can you guess which questions I’m most frequently asked through social media and after giving keynotes, seminars, and online training?

1. How did you become a professional speaker?

2. How did you get your books published?

3. Are you always this positive?

Here are the answers to those three FAQs:

1. How did you become a professional speaker?

The entire story about how I became a professional speaker is interesting and funny, but it’s… Read More

World’s Strangest Pick-Up Line

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Give this sixty-second video a quick watch and tell me . . .

Do you think this could possibly be the world’s strangest pick-up line?

I’m quite certain that if someone had asked me the question my friend had been asked, I would not have assumed I was being hit on! I would have taken it personally because I was teased about my weight when I was a kid.

In his book,… Read More