An Iris In a Dark Forest

It's a Sunday today, and I am busy.  I'm working, even though I really try hard not to work on weekends. All I see for the month of January is endless Zoom meetings, and I’m trying to get some paperwork done before I don’t have any time to do it.  I sat at my desk, looking at my to-do list and trying to decide what to tackle first. I decided instead to procrastinate just a few minutes longer and…


Leadership and Rest

Leaders are always in the hot seat. Whether you are an owner, manager, politician, or executive director, you owe it to your team and your community to be a solid and consistent leader. But continually being in the spotlight can be exhausting. I was an elected official for four years and I was always wearing that hat, even in the grocery store. I once heard a BC Premier say that when he needs a…


Discipline: Your Enemy or Your Friend?

I recently attended a writing workshop during which we were asked to write about discipline: What does it mean to you? Is it an ally for you or an antagonist? As entrepreneurs and leaders of organizations, it can be critical to be disciplined in our approach to work. My own relationship to discipline as a business owner has been varied. At my best, I’ve stayed focused through a sense of constant…