What a Burden – Carry Your Own Load

I asked a retired military friend of mine about carrying a ruck sack the other day. He told me that for the qualification march each one weighs about 80 pounds and then another 25 or 30 pounds in battle gear. It is one man or woman per kit.  Each is responsible for carrying their own…

Busy Like A Badge of Honour

A few years back I made the decision to keep my son at the school that we had moved away from.  He doesn’t do well with change and I was in a position where I could drop him off and pick him up without issues.   When I got offered a job as far away…

Middle of the Road

After standing by for the past five years watching my fiance build a company from scratch, and nearly quit several times, I’ve developed a deep respect for those who have held fast through what Scott Belsky calls “the messy middle”.  And after years of never having set a New Years Resolution, to this year setting…

Sympathy for King Henry VIII

I recently heard two separate historical stories.  Each demonstrate a tremendous power we hold to change the future.   The first is the story of Owain Tudur, or Owen Tudor after he anglicised his name.  He was a Welshman who made his way to London to try and make his way in the royal court…

76 Hours

This January, for the first time in my adult life,  I made a New Year’s Resolution.  It wasn’t a simple one like “eat more greens” or “join a gym”.  It was a long term goal with many parts and small mini-goals to push me through the whole year. It was one that would involve a…

Discouraged? Here are 5 things to do

The other night I was sitting in bed feeling very discouraged and unmotivated.  As I was experiencing this I received text messages from two other woman who were also feeling very discouraged.  Recognizing this, I felt that I had better ditch this feeling and write about it!  I came across a quote by an unknown…