What Is FAITH?

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

    martin_luther_king “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see
……..   the whole staircase.”

                 –    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

                  Get motivated, and take that first step!


What Do YOU Want to Accomplish in 2015?

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Cathy_Mendler_new-150-x-115                  It’s the beginning of another year!

    Another year is now behind us, and a clean slate is in front of us.

What do you want to accomplish in 2015? Set aside some time to think about what you’d like to do. An important part of accomplishing your goals is planning. Grab a cup of your favourite beverage, find a quiet spot, a pen and some paper. Did you know that if you write down your goals, you are more likely to achieve them?

Brainstorm! Create a master list. Write down all of the big and small projects you’d like to complete this year. Remember, if you break a big project down into small projects, it’s not so overwhelming. Don’t let procrastination stop you before you even start.

  • Step 1Estimate – With your master list in front of you, estimate how long you think each project will take. Be realistic.
  • Step 2 - Prioritize your list. Determine what you will work on first.
  • Step 3Schedule – When you schedule time in your planner or calendar, you’re making a commitment to do the required work.

Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu told us that “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

So let’s get started and turn over another leaf!

Healthy Tips for Eating on the Run

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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The holidays usually mean busy days. When eating on the run, we often choose options that are not the best.

Start your day with these Egg Muffins.

How much food do you waste?

Did you know More than $31 billion worth of food is wasted every year in Canada and when energy, water and other resource costs are factored in the true cost could be up to three times that much”? Click here to read more.

Fifty per cent of food waste in Canada is happening at the household level … with Canadian households spending $1,500 annually on wasted food, about a bag of groceries a week.”  Tommara Soma shares her tips in Five ways to reduce your food waste.

Important Tax Deadlines for 2014

Posted on: January 6th, 2015 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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Get Productive With Delegation

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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“Entrepreneurs often want to control every aspect of their business, but delegating is essential for promoting growth and keeping employees motivated. [Check out these] … 9 key strategies to help you strike a balance between maintaining control and delegating efficiently.”
This BDC article provides 9 ways to strengthen your business through better delegation.

In The jobs only you can do, Seth Godin discusses the potential results when you delegate.

Can you improve your productivity through delegation?

Get Motivated to Declutter Your Holiday

Posted on: December 26th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Make Room for Holiday Cheer: 5 Ways to Declutter Your Home offers some great tips.

Get motivated to declutter!


Checklist to Organize Your Holiday!

Posted on: December 23rd, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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Check out 5 Printables to Organize Christmas from Mary ORGANIZES.

Create your own holiday check list. There’s never a shortage of items to complete at this busy time of year!

Simplify Your Holiday Without Feeling Like a Scrooge!

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Cathy_Mendler_new-150-x-115  It’s December!

  The holidays are in full swing, and the end of the year is quickly _approaching.

   As the clock ticks down, and your to-do list gets longer, it often helps to be reminded to keep things simple.

 Take a moment to read Kat Lee’s article How to simplify the holidays without feeling like a Scrooge.

Whatever your plans for the holidays, I hope you take the time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends–whatever means the most to you!

January will be here before you know it. Big plans are in the works for 2015. Until then …

Let’s get started and turn over another leaf!

Healthy Holiday Choices

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

The holidays mean homemade goodies. Remember–moderation is key!

If you like to bake, check out these Fancy Christmas Cookies.

Did you remember? Did you test your smoke detector and change the batteries on the weekend we fell back to Standard Time?

Beginning November 1, 2014, every home in Ontario must have a carbon monoxide detector. For more information, click here.

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!

Checklist for First-time Snowbirds

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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Check out A basics guide for first-time snowbirds. If you’re not a first-time snowbird, please share this article.