Why September is My Favourite Month of the Year

September is my favourite month of the year. An eon ago, when I went to school, September meant new shoes, new clothes and new school supplies.  At university, September meant a return to studying as well as meeting new people and enjoying new experiences. In my career, September always brought a surge of energy — […]

Personal Brands — Do you have a retirement brand?

A recent Facebook post advertising a brand updating service caught my eye. Since I don’t sell things, I wondered whether this company did personal branding. The website featured corporate brands, logos, slogans, websites, and marketing kitsch. An email inquiry acknowledged the expertise was primarily corporate branding but the company would prepare a personal branding strategy […]

Self-care or Self-indulgence?

At this morning’s yoga class, the instructor urged us to think about the difference between self-care and self-indulgence. She was urging the class to understand how to develop and nurture ourselves with yoga asanas, breathing techniques, and meditation. There is no question that yoga philosophy creates awareness of the choices we make in caring for […]