Elixers and Entrepreneurship, Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Christianne Parrott

Ever been curious about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine? Checkout our interview with Dr. Christianne Parrott, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist and owner of Apple Blossom Wellness Centre as we talk about her specialties, the science, the skeptics, her entrepreneurial journey, why I rave about it and why you can try it out even if you are deathly afraid of needles. Continue reading

Thunderbolts and Third Life Crisis, Lyndee’s Entrepreneurial Journey

A story of strength, perseverance and, of course, a little troublemaking! Learn about how my friend and Prosecco Party Podcast cohost, Lyndee Free, messed up her first ever live televised weather cast, how she almost died driving a semi truck in the North West Territories and what she does for a living today. Come along on her incredibly dynamic career journey filled with ups and downs, and the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship, pursuing your dreams, career shifts and finding your way in life. Continue reading

From Zero To Product Manager Hero: My Career Journey In A Nutshell

This episode of our nameless talkshow / podcast is all about my career journey – from Zero to Product Manager Hero! Continue reading

Embrace The Struggle

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Embrace the struggle and relish the outcome! This is so true in all facets of life.  Think about it! Continue reading

How To Get Rid Of Those Sunday Scaries

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Ever get the “Sunday Scaries”? I sure do. That dreaded feeling of overwhelm and anxiety knowing that the stressors of the work week are just around the corner and there’s nothing you can do about it … actually, there is! Continue reading

How To Stay Motivated On A Bad Day

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“That’s it!  I’m quitting and I’m gonna be a trophy wife!” I tell myself on days when I have just had enough of life.  I am romanced by the idea of my top priorities being (1) to keep myself beautiful for my husband and (2) to plan amazing parties for my fabulous friends. Why do I have to have ambition and be such an overachiever … is all the stress and anxiety worth it? Continue reading

How To Get Out Of That Failure Funk

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What do an astronaut, an Olympic gold medalist and a CEO have in common? Other than the fact that they are #bosses in their respective fields, they have all experienced failure … and multiple times! Continue reading

Be Your Own Guru: My Top Leadership Gurus of 2017

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In today’s world of self help, leadership development and life/wellness/health/executive/performance/business coaches, there is no shortage of experts with their recommendations on how to live your best life.  As a dreamer and overachiever freshly in my 30’s, I am no stranger to the self help space.  I am constantly looking for ways to pump myself up with motivation, get myself out of a funk or simply keep the momentum going.  Continue reading

Collaboration Over Competition

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I’ve been obsessed lately with The Skinny Confidential’s Him & Her Podcast and just finished their episode with Create & Cultivate’s Jaclyn Johnson. They spoke about collaboration over competition, which completely struck a chord with me. Continue reading

Dreams Do Come True

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Wake up, work, eat, sleep, repeat. It’s easy to get caught up in that daily grind, working hard everyday striving to achieve that next milestone and striving to achieve that vicious cycle of ‘more’. Have you ever looked back and reflected on how far you’ve come? I recently did and it felt pretty amazing.  Continue reading