Tag: women

07 Jan 2018

Sometimes when I read an article I know that it’s something I need to address. Laura Stone’s Globe and Mail article on Karina Gould becoming Canada’s first cabinet member to give birth is one of those articles. First, I’d like to acknowledge Ms. Gould’s commitment to serving her country as a Member of Parliament and…

13 Dec 2016

There is no point is saying the holidays are difficult for those who are grieving. It’s a foregone conclusion. But, as it is one of my personal missions to share with others the lessons I’ve learned from being on the other side of the abyss I am compelled to blog about ways we can help…

01 Sep 2016

“ Only loving your body when its perfectly fit is like only loving your children when they are perfectly behaved.” ~magnet by everyday peoplecartoons.com~ This magnet sits on my fridge. It’s a good one. The roller coaster that has been my life these past 5 years has seen me go from a fit 136-138 to…

22 Mar 2016

I am not a coin collector but this morning I bought the Canadian Mint’s 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote dollar coins. Five coins for $5, shipping and handling included. Those of us older than dare I say 40 remember what it was like to become a woman in the 70’s and 80’s and…

07 Sep 2011

Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric was quoted as saying “ There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them and they have consequences.” The problem with the thinking behind this quote is that is legitimizes existing workplace structures and cultures that fail to take into account societal…

18 Oct 2010

Today is an important day for every woman in Canada- young and old alike. Eighty-one years ago today (October 18, 1929) the British Privy Council declared “And to those who would ask why the word “persons” should include females, the obvious answer is, why should it not?” Prior to this ruling, though women had been…

16 Jul 2010

Today, women over 40 in Canada on average earn more money than in any previous time in history.  More women hold managerial and executive positions than ever before, more women are involved in public life and their buying power has businesses scrambling to please them.  Women over 40 today are historically more powerful and better…

10 Jun 2010

For many years now I have made the effort to attend a variety of women’s events. For the majority of these years I have been sorely disappointed, at times frustrated and on occasion felt ripped off. In the past year this has begun to change. I’ve attended a couple of really good events for women….

05 May 2010

Welcome to my blog “An Eclectic Life”.  I spent a lot of time trying to come up with this blog title. I wanted a title that was reflective of what I wanted to blog about, reflective of me, my interests, my work, and, of course, one that hadn’t already been taken. Surprisingly to me, it…