So You Want to Be … An Illustrator

I’m not the only auntie who wants to share some hard-earned career advice. Meet Kristin, an illustrator who is combining her passions for art and service into a satisfying career. At her day job and with her freelance projects through her company, Flair Koncepts, Kristin is finding her voice and making her mark – both as an artist and a young … Read More

Fired but fabulous – 7 lessons from the unemployment line

“Aren’t you glad you got fired?” my friend Jenny asked as our tuk tuk pulled up in front of Angkor Wat, a sprawling temple complex in Northern Cambodia. The view of the intricately carved monuments was breathtaking, yet I felt I was getting air in my lungs for the first time in months. I was halfway around the world with … Read More

Insanity Workout Week 3 – Check In

I can’t believe I’ve finished Insanity Workout Week 3.  Life changing experience? That’s an understatement. Where does the time go? (Washed away in a river of sweat, most likely.) I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it getting a little better every day. I still can’t do three sets of Level Two Drills without resting (that’s where you jump down, jump … Read More

Think Again: Why Brain Training Beats a Digital Detox

Whenever I travel, I dream more. And my dreams are vivid – in color and feeling. I wake up with a smile. Yet, once back into the routine of my day-to-day life, the dreams fade and the smile is replaced by a grunted slap on the snooze button. Eventually, not only do I stop dreaming, I stop day-dreaming, I stop … Read More

So You Want To Be A … Librarian

I’m not the only auntie who wants to share some hard-earned experience with you. Meet Jessica, a librarian who loves her job. No, I mean, really loves her job. Her passion for what libraries can mean to a community makes me want to re-think all my career choices. And I love what she has to say about the relevance of … Read More

Insanity Workout Week 2: Shaun T’s Secret Career Advice

Despite the food coma I slipped into on Thanksgiving day, I’ve finished Insanity Workout Week 2 (Fit Test 2 results at the end), and am pleased to report that it’s getting a tiny bit easier. I can now make it through the warm up without stopping. During the intervals, I no longer hit the pause button every few seconds like … Read More