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Erica. The Early Years

By - Last updated: Friday, March 20, 2009

Erica was born in 1957, in Ottawa (which makes her 52 today). Her mother is Danish and immigrated to Canada from England. Her father is a Canadian whose family has been in Canada for generations. Early InfluencesShe was the first grandchild on her mother's side of the family. And she was a big deal! She was absolutely listened to and doted on completely by her English grandparents from the day she was born. They thought everything she said was incredibly cute and interesting. In her words: "They found me very amusing!!!" She believes their adoration had a big influence on her.   She thinks the fact that her parents had three kids in rapid succession was another big influence on her. She was ...

I Believe

By - Last updated: Thursday, August 7, 2008

My best friend sent this to me this morning and I wanted to share it!! Feel free to send it to the people you believe in. I Believe...That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other. I Believe... That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change. I Believe...That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. I Believe...That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. I Believe...That you can do something in an instant that will give you ...

Women Supporting Women

By - Last updated: Friday, April 4, 2008

Women seem to resist supporting one another, in so many ways!! I am reminded of this every day, watching the US election campaign. We judge each other harshly and are quick to criticize one another. What is this all about? Where does it get us? What satisfaction does it provide? And where would we be, if this was not the case? Women feel excluded from the informal groups of their male colleagues but don't seem to trust or value one another enough to establish their own informal networks. What would happen, if women made the choice to support one another? What would happen if we stepped up just 50% of the time? And I mean real support,eg retaining female lawyers, financial advisors and ...

What is a duffleflucker? Nobody warned me; men can’t multi-task!

By - Last updated: Saturday, March 8, 2008

I coined this term last Christmas. I felt like I was running around doing 8 million things every day and my husband (who has one person on his list for whom to shop) let me know he didn't care for Christmas; it was so stressful!! So many things to do, so many people to keep happy, so many gifts to buy (and no idea what to buy!) And I lost it!! I told him he might start by paying attention to what people seem to like and buying it for them. I promised they would be blown away by the thoughtfulness, whether the gift was perfect or not. But I digress! And I really blew it when I asked him ...