Service Interruption

              Service Interruption:  How workplace culture can help businesses withstand Whistler’s staffing shortage Feature Story for Pique Newsmagazine, November 8, 2018   In 2016, the Community Foundation of Whistler launched the Vital Signs initiative to share statistics and local perspectives on our community’s social and economic well-being. The most recent […]

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Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is a fundamental part of my life.  The core of who I am.  And when October comes around, I feel it even more than usual.  We welcome a new season of beautiful fall colours and cooler, crisp weather and then there is always Canadian Thanksgiving.  I consider autumn to be a perfect time to […]

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The Rise of The Side Hustle

After 14 years (yes 14!) of writing a column for the Whistler Question newspaper (owned by Glacier Media), I took a break when the paper sadly shut down in January 2018.  Then I got the itch again.  After vetting some topics with our other paper, Pique Newsmagazine (also owned by Glacier Media), we landed on […]

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How to Build Your Financial Foundation

              How To Build Your Financial Foundation:  Manage Your Money & Plan for Your Future Are you happy with your income? Do you believe getting a raise would make your future brighter? You’ve probably heard the old adage, “money can’t buy happiness” but many sure would like to find […]

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International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual event that has celebrated the social, economic and political achievements of women for more than a century. It also shines a spotlight on the need for greater equality that still remains today. Around the world, IWD has become an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for […]

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End of an Era

Sadly, the Whistler Question newspaper is closing after 41 years.  I’ve so enjoyed writing this business column for 14 years!  Thanks to all for reading and keep coming back here because this gives me more time to blog.  And now, here is my goodbye column in the last issue of the Whistler Question.  Featured Whistler […]

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How Saying No Can Change Your Life

Featured Whistler Question column, January 9, 2018: ‘How Saying No Can Change Your Life’ The #MeToo movement has initiated global awareness that will hopefully reshape our landscape and create real opportunity for women to rise. It has come with a mixed bag of deplorable, criminal behavior and perhaps milder, but still unacceptable conduct that has […]

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What’s Your Word for 2018?

  Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, December 26, 2017: What’s Your Word for 2018? Whether you are a believer in setting goals or not, there is no denying that it’s a good feeling to start the new year with a clean slate and some direction of what you want to achieve. However, New Year’s resolutions often […]

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Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year

  Featured Whistler Question column: Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year, December 12, 2017 Early snowfall has us off to stellar conditions on the mountains this season and now it is time to greet our holiday visitors. While Whistler is obviously a resort community, many businesses that aren’t directly tourism-based slow down. That presents […]

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