Month: November 2013

Healthsgiving: Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Healthsgiving: Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

You’re going to do it. You know you’re going to do it. Hell, I’m going to do it! Yeah, I’m going ALL IN on Thanksgiving. Most of America will. However, you don’t have to deep fry your turkey or use four packs of butter in your “mashed taters” to have a great, tasty Thanksgiving.

Here are some healthy alternatives to help make your Thanksgiving a Healthsgiving:

We Day

We Day

It all started one year ago as I was watched Ed Bradley interview this guy I had never heard of, Craig Kielburger, on 60 Minutes. What I saw, blew me away. It all started with a dream… a 12 year old boy on a mission to end child slavery and encourage young people to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. What lives today?

THIS. Watch it.

David and Goliath and the Advantage of the Underdog

David and Goliath and the Advantage of the Underdog

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then, the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David’s victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn’t have won.

Or should he have?

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.

Perception

Perception

So, did you see it? Write what you see below…

The lesson from today’s WordlessY Wednesday: Not everything in life is as we see it, and the way in which you see something changes, if you change your angle.

And if you truly get this exercise in perception, you will understand how it relates to your happiness. We often see our glass as half empty, when in reality, that is only a matter of perception. We aren’t grateful for what we DO have, and we lose sight of the fact that the grass is always greener where we water it.

#MeatlessMonday

#MeatlessMonday

Meatless Monday is a social media ritual we have never partaken in. Why? WomenOnTheFence® is not a cooking blog, and if you follow me in social media, you probably know about my two left feet in the kitchen. Buttttttt, when I tweeted out a picture of dinner last week, you went all, “SHARE THE RECIPE” on me. Let me start by saying: It just never happens. No one EVER asks me for my recipe. Business advice? Yah. Lifestyle and coaching advice? Yah. Social Media advice? Yah. Cooking advice? NEVER.

So, today I will honor that special occasion of someone asking ME for a recipe. Here you are. I will hashtag it #iMadeThis. Here was the finished product that got you all excited.

November 7th Is #GetItDone Day Plus a CONTEST!

November 7th Is #GetItDone Day Plus a CONTEST!

For those of you who might remember, I became a Microsoft Office Brand Ambassador last year. It was thrilling, because I haven’t lived A DAY without Microsoft Office for the past 15 years. So, I’m super excited to announce that I am continuing my partnership again this year as an Office Champion for Microsoft Office 365, an amazing offering for women on the go like you and me.

Perhaps you have been using Microsoft Office like me for many years, or perhaps you’re just getting started. Yup, as a businesswoman and mom, these are some powerful and useful programs I simply cannot live without. Yes, I run Office on my Mac now, so Mac or PC, you’re covered!

Wordless Wednesday: Meeting The “Real” Sandra Bullock

Wordless Wednesday: Meeting The “Real” Sandra Bullock

I am still so inspired from an incredible evening last night with Leigh Anne Tuohy. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps you might remember Sandra Bullock’s Oscar-winning performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy in the movie The Blindside. Leigh Anne came to Montreal to speak to 800 Jewish women for our yearly event called Choices. I was fortunate enough to chair this event a few years ago, and it’s one of my favorite evenings of the year. Each year, we bring in a different woman who has had to make brave choices in her life… we have seen Marlee Matlin, and many other inspirational women.

The Sobering Reality

The Sobering Reality

“I observe that many people seek happiness “out there.” They imagine it will come to them if they get a raise, a new car, a new lover, or something else they want but do not have. My own experience, repeated many times, is that the actual reward of getting and having, is usually much less than the one imagined.” ~Dr. Andrew Weil

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