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Social Media Day Learning Nuggets

I was eager to attend the very first Social Media Day here in Halifax and it did not disappoint!  I set the day aside for my own professional development and was content to be on the audience side of things – which isn’t always easy for me to do.  Armed with a go-with-the-flow mindset, I showed up to absorb some learning nuggets and be inspired. There were close to 300 people from various backgrounds and interests sharing one thing in common – a desire to get better at social media.

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WordCamp Halifax : Learning Outside of My Comfort Zone

On the weekend, I attended WordCamp Halifax 2018. It was a great event and I learned a lot despite being out of my comfort zone. And I almost didn’t go. Even as I am typing this on my WordPress site, I admit to not being WP literate. I can add blog posts, and change some of the content, but this is where my savviness ends.

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Being More Vibrant

I am obsessed with the movie The Greatest Showman. I like musicals in general but I fell instantly in love with this movie from the opening scene. The colours of the costumes…the toe-tapping music…the roller-coaster of emotions…the positive message…all wrapped into one of the most vibrant movies I have seen in a long time.

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My 2017 Reading List

I love reading. Books have been cherished friends ever since my 4th-grade teacher Miss Hinchey introduced me them to me. She would read novels to us by reading us a chapter as a reward for getting our work done and transported us to such places as a ranch near Colorado in the early 1900’s or to the magical factory of Willy Wonka. Every day, I carve out some time to read…

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Celebrating Small Business Week

In Canada, we are celebrating Small Business Week. Government and organizations that support small business are holding events that recognize the contribution we make to the economy. Yes – we. You see I am a small business owner although it has taken some time to embrace that term.

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Our Business is Nothing Without Us

The last few weeks have been rough. As a business owner, there is an unspoken expectation to be always at full capacity. To be your best every day. To always be striving. Well, it is hard to be at your peak performance when you can’t be. The past month and a half have taught me that. I have been struggling with some health issues. Nothing that will be life-altering but the stuff I couldn’t ignore any longer. Physically, I felt I was walking through a vat of molasses all the time. All the things I loved to do walking, dancing, weight lifting, taking care of my family, and running my business left me tired and exhausted. I was in a…

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