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Category Archives: Career and Finance


By Julie Kathryn Careers: My Dreams Followed Me

I was an earnest, studious kid.  I was musical and creative but lacked self-confidence.  I had a deep desire to make music, yet, for various reasons, I was convinced that my musical instincts were nothing but a pipe dream.   Like many people do, I stuffed my desire…


By Kate Drummond Dream Chasing at 35 Years Old

“Most of us have two lives… the life we live and the unlived life within us.”  Steven Pressfield Three years ago, my days looked very different.  I was an elementary school teacher, with 12 years under my belt. I was packing my lunch and…


By Ann Moore Careers: It Ain’t Over ‘Till You’re Dead

Sixteen years ago, at this very time of day, I was probably stimulating a rat. No, not in that way… In 1997 I was in university studying Neuroscience, and when I didn’t have class I volunteered in a lab. The prof I worked with…


By Sarah Grehan Is There Hope For Young People and Jobs?

In search of greener grasses   When I first moved to Canada it was a sort of reward I gave to myself. I felt I deserved to experience a new country after being born, raised, and completely schooled in Northern Ireland. I had always…


By The Purple Fig Joy Fielding: Advice for Writers

Joy Fielding has produced a book a year for the last 12 years and has been writing for over forty years. She is what I would call, A Writing Machine. With her incredible talent for forming ideas into wonderfully entertaining and gripping novels, Fielding…



By Trish Bentley Putting One Foot in Front of the Other

Be Inspired is a column where inspiring women are interviewed and showcased for their ability to go after what they want. The realities of their journey towards success is what is fascinating and inspiring.  Ornate décor. Homemade food. Kids painting birdhouses in the craft…


By Trish Bentley Baking All the Way to Freedom

Be Inspired is a column where inspiring women are interviewed and showcased for their ability to go after what they want. The realities of their journey towards success is what is fascinating and inspiring.   “We’re here again and loving every minute, of course we…