Pollyanna had it right

I don’t know about you, but for me this has been an interesting (understatement) week filled with unexpected and sometimes unsettling events. The most unsettling of all, however, was that I had been scammed online by a real-world scam artist. Now, after feeling a sense of invasion, and blaming myself for putting myself in that [...]

The 9th Habit I Learned from Stephen Covey

With the news of the death of Stephen Covey, one of the leading thinkers in the field of personal development who left behind a body of inspiring work, including the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, it got me thinking about the habits that lead to success. Covey’s book was one of most the [...]

Katie, Tom and Scientology

Okay, I admit it. I have been following the TomKat divorce news. It has had me intrigued, not just because Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes happen to be one of the most famous celebrity couples in the world. I’ve been fascinated with how the media have been covering their split and, more importantly, how this [...]

Erica Diamond

We celebrate extraordinary women bloggers: Erica Diamond is the founder and editor-in-chief of WomenOnTheFence.com. We love her because she motivates women to get off the fence and get into action -- in business and life.

Monday morning motivation

I discovered this wonderfully inspirational quote this morning from one of my favourite poets. It inspired me so much I wanted to share: “And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is [...]
Laure Ampilhac interview with Shannon Skinner on Extraordinary Women TV

Laure Ampilhac

Laure Ampilhac discusses how she got past her shyness and fear of speaking in front of people, to becoming a professional public speaker and "Queen of Networking." She is the co-founder of HA Solutions Inc., a personal development organization.

Did the ‘coolest cop ever’ miss his calling?

I love this news story. A young band had set up their musical instruments for a jam session at their campsite in the woods near Lethbridge, Alberta. An RCMP member surprised them when he showed up in his cruiser. The band members thought they were in trouble. But, as it turns out, the officer just [...]

Why are these women so extraordinary?

The heart is our most trusted guide. It is our intuition speaking to us. When we choose to listen to the wisdom of the heart, magic happens. You have a heart’s desire. Deep inside, your heart longs to create something real in the world, whether it is launching a new business, writing a book, making [...]