Brother’s Day celebrates the bond between brothers – an amazing gift that should be cherished.
Happy International Brother's Day!
When I gave birth to my older son, almost 13 years ago this September, someone bought me a book called Mother To Son, by Melissa and Harry Harrison. The book was life lessons on how to raise a boy- something I knew nothing of.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had no idea what I was having. My husband and I didn’t want to know the sex (well really, he didn’t want to know). What I DID know, was that I was a beached whale. My father called me Orca instead of Erica. I had zits, out of control cellulite, and a rump roast. I barfed all 9 months. In other words… all the signs of carrying a girl!
Sheryl Sandberg recently gave the commencement address to Berkeley’s graduates. It's no secret that I am Sheryl Sandberg fan. I have written about Leaning In (and yes, Leaning Out too). Sheryl gave me permission to share one of her most heartfelt posts to date on losing her husband. It was breathtaking, and you should read it.
So, third time will be a charm around here today.
Sheryl just shared so much wisdom in these 26 minutes, that you should sit down, and watch this with your kids tonight. Talk about a woman who got off the fence.
Excited to finally BUST MYTHS on the blog here today! There are many myths and misconceptions flying around out there about Aeroplan, and they finally launched a new campaign to reveal the truth behind the myths and misconceptions about their flight reward program. The campaign provides facts to clarify 12 myths.
And here they are. I've posted them for you to easily see and read.
In case you're a new reader, I am a Certified Women's Life, Business and Success Coach. I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for over 15 years. I have studied success for thousands of hours, and have spoken on the topic many times. Based on my research, and based upon my own personal experience as a thriving mother, wife and career woman, here are my Top 12 Secrets to Success in Life and Womanhood. There are many more, but I tried to cover the ones that had the most significance. I'd love to know yours, and I'd love you to share them below.
As I was driving home this afternoon, I spotted a dog running frantically through my neighborhood. I stopped the car and spent fifteen minutes trying to lure this creature, who couldn’t decide if he’d rather play with me or bite me, into the backseat. After several minutes of painful squatting and embarrassing baby talk, he finally ran the other way and hopped into another good samaritan’s car. It was a waste of my time but I had to stop. After all, he did need my help, right? I mean, he was a dog and it’s not his fault that he was scared and indecisive so of course, I would do it again. Unfortunately for myself and a whole lot of other women, the outlook on wasting our time to help those who may not want it, extends to grown men as well.