Hey Ladies Stop Apologizing, THE WORKBOOK now available!!!!

The companion to the original book Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing…and other career mistakes women make (Sept 2016) is now published and available on Amazon, Chapters, Rock’s Mills Press.

You’ll find the  Workbook on Amazon

or Rock’s Mills Press

or Chapters/Indigo

This workbook will help you:

  • Rid yourself of the disease of perfectionism
  • Break your obsession with being “nice”
  • Banish your procrastination and avoidance habits
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Learn the importance of self-promotion
  • Challenge that shitty committee in your mind
  • Force you out of your damn comfort zone

Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing THE WORKBOOK coming soon…..

After 5 months of editing and a full 18 ROUNDS of complete edits, my 2nd book “Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing, THE WORKBOOK” is one week away from being available!!!

This the companion piece to the original book. This is a guided workbook/journal to kick your ass (in a good way).

The workbook will help you:

  • Get rid of that pesky perfectionism disease!
  • Break your obsession with being nice
  • Banish your procrastination and avoidance habits
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Learn the importance of self-promotion
  • Challenge that shitty-committee in your mind (you know, that negative voice that creates doubt and fear)
  • Force you out of your damn comfort zone.

Available at Amazon, Indigo and Rock’s Mills press very shortly…….


Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing…now on Amazon!

I’m thrilled to finally announce that my 1st book is now available on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.

“Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing…and other career mistakes women make.” is published by Rock Mill’s Press.  Kindle versions arriving at the end of the month.

This book is meant to make you aware of your bad habits, to push you out of your comfort zone and into action, and to motivate you to reach UP, to dream bigger, and to aspire to leadership positions in all areas of your life.

This book is for all the people-pleasers, the apologizers, the perfectionists and the procrastinators. This is for all the women who downplay their achievements, who hate self-promotion and who stop trying after they’ve failed at something once.

I  wrote this for you. I wrote this for all of you.

The accompanying work-book (a journal-style book filled with exercises) will be released within the next month also!

Amazon.ca site:

Hey Ladies Stop Apologizing

Amazon.com site:

Hey Ladies Stop Apologizing

Thanks for your support everyone!!

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You need a f*ck budget

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You can’t go around giving a f*ck about everyone and everything and other people’s dramas, pet projects, new kale smoothie recipes or what your in-laws said.

It’s called mental decluttering and Sarah Knight wrote a kick-ass book about it entitled: “the life-changing magic of NOT GIVING A F*CK: how to stop spending time you don’t have with people you don’t like doing things you don’t want to do.”

We’re overwhelmed with demands on our time and obligations, feeling anxious and  guilty as we’re being pulled in ten different directions.  We go around say “yes” to everyone else’s demands but our own.  –But there’s something we can do about it.
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Jealous much?



Ever find yourself jealous at someone else’s success?  Jealousy and envy aren’t necessarily evil emotions. They’re actually quite useful for confirming what’s missing in your life.

Usually you’re jealous or envious because you want something someone else has. You’re never jealous of what you don’t want, right?[i] Read More

Mindy Kaling on confidence & hard work

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So, I just finished reading Mindy Kaling’s newest book “Why Not Me?” and the best part was really the last chapter where she discusses confidence and work ethic.

Basically, she argues that confidence is just entitlement, and you’re not entitled to anything in this life unless you work hard for it and produce results. You better deserve your confidence. Read More

Books I Love – the WAR of ART

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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles is written by Seven Pressfield. Written in 2002, I just discovered this book this year.

IF you’re a procrastinator, this book is for you. IF you’re a creative person stuck in the body of a procrastinator, read this book.

IF you’re constantly giving excuses about why you haven’t worked hard enough or achieved success, this book is for you.

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Books I LOVE – “I can’t believe it’s not better” – By Monica Heisey

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OK, I have to stop reading other people’s books and finish my own! BUT, I needed some comedic relief and picked up “I can’t believe it’s not better: a woman’s guide to coping with life”, by writer and comedian Monica Heisey. Originally a Torontonian, she’s now a New Yorker…so both sides of the border love her.

Holy. Crap. I laughed so hard during her chapter entitled “The Yogurt Women,”  that I just had to post this. Like, I was crying, literally crying from laughing so hard. This was way beyond LOL stuff. Read More

Books I love – The Sell by Fredrik Eklund

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Frekrick Eklund is the star of the hit show Million Dollar Listing New York. His 1st book is entitled The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone, and is a New York Times bestseller.

I heard about Fredrik’s success in the real-estate business and had briefly seen an episode of Million Dollar Listing a few years ago. But when I saw his book at Indigo last month and noticed that the forward was written by Barbara Corcoran (one of the sharks on Sharks Den), I picked it up immediately. Read More

Books I love…..RU by –Kim Thuy. (2015 Canada Reads Winner)!


RU is written by Kim Thuy and journals her life from the Vietnam war, to a Malaysian refugee camp, and then eventually to Montreal, Quebec. Her writing style is utterly unique and unlike anything you’ve read before as it’s poetic, lyrical, comedic, tragic and poignant.

Her writing makes you realize what a novice you are at the English language. Read More

Books I Love – “The 10X Rule: The Only Different between Success and Failure.”

The book is called “The 10X Rule: The Only Difference between Success and Failure.” It’s written by sales trainer Grant Cardone.

Next to Sheryl Sandberg’s book, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,” this is new my favorite book. I LOVE THIS BOOK.  Without a doubt this book has changed my life. It has changed my mindset, it has given me the motivation and drive to do what I want to do with my life and fulfill my potential. I love this book so much I also got the audio version which I listen to nonstop in the car. Read More

Books I love – “Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth”

“Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth” is written by Mika Brzezinski. Mika is the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the author of a New York Times bestseller (her 1st book – All Things at Once).

I had seen her on TV before but didn’t know anything about her. This book is crazy good, and so surprising! A quick read, but stuffed with valuable information on being compensated for your worth in the market place. Read More