Monthly Archives: April 2011

Borrowed husbands = more money, more wine

Sandra Oldfield, Winemaker and Owner, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards had to borrow a husband.  Her own husband in fact. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry as Sandra talked about being a newbie female winemaker and vineyard owner who needed … Continue reading

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Perspective on public peeing – are public toilets a gift?

Skip to the loo  – why public toilets matter is a fascinating article by Michael Harris in the Walrus magazine. Have you ever been caught needing to use a public toilet and yet not being able to find one? Ever … Continue reading

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Can you sum up your life philosophy in a song? Bella can – listen up.

I had a stroke two years ago, my memory’s not so good.  When I get down I simply sing… And with that I was introduced to the remarkable woman that is Mrs. Bella Kelly. I met Bella while working in … Continue reading

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What’s more complicated – flying a plane or juggling three TV remotes?

The house is quiet.  I am on vacation, alone (temporarily) in rented digs.  I have satellite television.  Three unusual happenstances. Eagerly I grab the remote and start searching for a good show to watch.  I search.  I flounder. I can’t … Continue reading

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What does a hand dryer look like? Depends on your perspective

I love things and people that make me shift or readjust my perspective.  Like crossing the street and the hand dryer. What does a hand dryer look like to you? Like this? Or like this and this? Both of them … Continue reading

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Are you a mirror or a lighthouse? Be the one you seek to change in the world.

I was listening cruising down the highway listening to a podcast (the only way I can listen to podcasts) with  Bruce Philp, author of Consumer Republic, speak about ‘buy the change you seek in the world’.  Cool concept.  Made me … Continue reading

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I’m an anchor? You say that like it’s a good thing

A client called me an anchor recently.  I chuckled … after I realized she didn’t mean to say she thought I was going to weigh down the conference like a ball and chain, rather she said – You’re our anchor … Continue reading

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Paper vs Rock re-examined

Life Lenses™ is all about taking a second look, finding a new outlook, re-examining perspectives, even (especially) those perspectives we’ve held for a lifetime. ‘nuf said.  Love this picture.

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A guide to learning via splattered bug guts

I don’t like pumping gas. I always get impatient. I’m not really sure why as it doesn’t take all that long to fill up my gas tank but nonetheless it’s a task I don’t like. That’s why, when filling up … Continue reading

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