Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Winning While Failing: My 2015 Annual Review

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Winning While Failing: My 2015 Annual Review
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This past week I did my personal annual review.

I have always been contemplative at this time of year, thinking about my goals and making resolutions for the New Year. Last year, I formalized the process, based on an idea from Chris Guillebeau at The Art of Non-Conformity.

As part of the process, he suggests looking back over the past year, as well as looking forward. He also recommends coming up with ways to measure your progress, as you go along. When I set up my goals for 2015, I had the metrics. I had accountability, blogging about them (here, here, and here). I scheduled in the deadlines as well as monthly updates and quarterly reviews (also as advised).

So, did I reach my goals for 2015?

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Serenity Against All Odds

Christmas Serenity Against all Odds
This post was going to be about how I find Christmas serenity by having a plan.

Years ago, when working full-time, between dealing with deadlines, MS and SAD, then having to do battle in crowded supermarkets and shopping malls, December became a nightmare. There was more than one Christmas Eve with not a ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’ to be had. I decided to either come up with a plan for doing all that was needed before the last minute, or just stop celebrating Christmas. So… a plan it was.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Soup Sisters: Comfort in More Ways Than One

Soup Sisters: Comfort in More Ways Than One

I love soup!

It is my favourite comfort food, also the best way to get me to eat my veggies. I would eat it every day during the winter and it is the one (and only!) thing I can be consistently relied upon to cook.

So when I learned of a way to use my love of soup to help others, for a cause I feel strongly about, I was instantly interested. Enter Soup Sisters (and Broth Brothers).