Yes it’s true… but hear me out first!

Yes it’s true… but hear me out first!

Yes, it’s true…

In addition to my many hats and roles, I am also a proud network marketer.

There. I said it.

And no, it isn’t yucky, or scammy, or cultish.

Truly, it’s not, so please hear me out.

Network marketing…

  • Is a legitimate form of business.

  • It’s been around and working for decades.

  • It’s a way to make money as an extra income source or even part-time or full-time employment.

  • It’s s also definitely NOT a pyramid scheme, as pyramid schemes have been illegal for decades.*

  • It’s a way to share quality premium products from companies that don’t waste (in my opinion) money on advertising, shopfronts, endorsements, or sponsorship.

Avon, Enjo, Tupperware. They’ve been around for years right? And they’re totally legit businesses and products and sources of incomes for thousands around the world right?

Well so are my two businesses: doTerra and JuicePlus

I’ve researched and phoned and asked questions of both, and here’s what I know…

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What exactly IS a waste of time?

What exactly IS a waste of time?

I spend a lot of time in and around public transport which allows me to hear some pretty interesting statements.

One I heard the other day was this: “Well that was a waste of time.”

At first I was nosy and wondered what she was talking about (no I didn’t ask her).

And then I thought about the bigger idea of something being a “waste of time”.

About all the times, whether intentional or not, people have thought or believed something I’ve done is a “waste of time”.  And all the times I’ve done or tried to do something and thought to myself “well, that was a waste of time”.

I mean what exactly is a waste of time? Who defines it? And who decides? Does it change from person to person? And can anything ever truly be a waste of time?

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Just so you know, I need to be alone

Just so you know, I need to be alone

When my partner and I first moved in together I needed to be clear about something: my need to be alone.

I told him I needed regular time to be alone, and it wasn’t because I was mad or didn’t want to be around him, it was just something I physically, mentally, and emotionally needed to do.

It wasn’t a “must be nice” or wishful want, it was a true need for that 20-something woman.

Over a decade later, and with many more hats that simply a partnered working woman, this need continues to be truer than ever before.  

You see alone time keeps me sane and keeps me me.
It allows me to be the best, or perhaps the most authentic version of me.

And many of the mothers/parents/partners/spouses in the crowd may think this is a completely impossible and/or wishful thinking, but to you I say this

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Mom, I'm Allowed to Change my Mind

Mom, I'm Allowed to Change my Mind

My eight year old and I were recently discussing the fact that a game he previously “hated” and thought was “so stupid” was the thing he now wanted more than anything.

I was confused, and reminded him of the fact that, not that very long ago, he said he hated the game and thought it was stupid. To which he replied,

“Mom, I’m allowed to change my mind.”

Insert my mind being blow….. right… HERE….

OF COURSE!!

Of course he’s allowed to change his mind!

We’re ALL allowed to change our minds.

It’s just that maybe some of us (ie me) have a hard time doing this.

Some of us (ie me) might make our minds up and stick to it.

Which made me wonder if being so rigid in our minds is always such a good thing.

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Why I'm No Longer My Former Size

Why I'm No Longer My Former Size

Growing up I was always considered tall and thin. By everyone.  

I was a competitive synchronised swimmer and played on my high schools’ swimming, badminton, volleyball, and field hockey teams.

During my undergrad I worked at a summer sports camp for kids, resumed competitive synchronised swimming (my first sporting love) and went to the gym.

For my masters I moved to England and we had no car. So I walked. Everywhere. And carried. Everything.

After university, and back in Canada…

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I Am a Refuge

I Am a Refuge

I am a refuge for my children. Or at least that’s what I try to be. That’s what I hope I am.

I try and be the calm when their life feels like a storm.

The place they can come to when people get noisy. When grown-ups are rude or disrespectful. When kids are mean, exclude, or make fun. When they get in trouble from their teacher. Or a friend. Or their dad.

When life seems unfair, because it often is. When big thoughts of….

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When It's All Too Much

When It's All Too Much

Some days are just too much. Like everything about it is just too much. Smiling. Being nice. Patient. Kind. Understanding. My “best self”.

Getting the kids’ ready and out the door. Getting myself to work.
Eating. Doing something productive around the house.

All too much.

Picking up the phone and calling someone. Writing a text message and actually sending it…

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Why I Love Working for Someone Else

Why I Love Working for Someone Else

The more blogs I read, articles I skim, and pod casts I listen to, they all seem to talk about the benefits of working for yourself. Of being your own boss. Of packing it in. Of no longer working for “the man”. 

No thank you. That’s what I have to say….

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The Joyful Project: My Journey of Learning to Find, Feel, and Acknowledge Joy

The Joyful Project: My Journey of Learning to Find, Feel, and Acknowledge Joy

I have an idea. For good or for bad, that’s how most things start for me. With an idea.

Some are good, some not so much. Some I see through, some a bit, some not at all, and others, well…

But this, THIS is one idea that I am going to see through. This is one idea that I am going to commit to. This is an idea that will (hopefully) become a habit. A way of living and learning and loving without even having to remember. Without having to make it a to do or reminder.

And the idea is this…

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