Are You a Conscious Parent?

Alison SmithFeatured, KV Style Column

By: Omarukai - CC BY 2.0

If you’re a parent, I will assume that you are likely sleep-deprived, but (hopefully) still conscious in a literal sense. Although for me, there are days that conscious is too much to ask! There is another meaning of ‘conscious’ that may be new to you, however. This meaning refers to a parenting approach based on conscious awareness of our reactions, … Read More

Alison SmithAre You a Conscious Parent?

How to Lose Anything

Alison SmithFeatured, KV Style Column

By: Jeremy Keith - CC BY 2.0

Yes it’s true.  Some things are easy to lose.  In this case though, it’s not about car keys or sanity.  It’s about letting go.  Let me start with a story about how I recently let go of something significant. Not very long ago I made the decision to leave a conventional career path to become a full-time entrepreneur.  The prospect … Read More

Alison SmithHow to Lose Anything

Excited to announce that I am now a regular columnist for KV Style

Alison SmithAnnoucement, KV Style Column

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I am excited to announce that I am now a regular columnist for KV Style, a Brunswick News publication!  If you live in the Kennebecasis Valley in New Brunswick, you can find my articles, never before published, every two weeks starting August 1, 2014.  If you’re not in the local area, don’t worry!  All articles from the paper will be … Read More

Alison SmithExcited to announce that I am now a regular columnist for KV Style

Why ‘Asking Why’ is Irrelevant

Alison SmithFeatured, KV Style Column

By: Bart Everson - CC BY 2.0

We all get stuck.  What we get stuck on can vary for each person.  For those who are analytical like me, we can sometimes focus on the past.  And we can get stuck there. I have spent so much time and effort searching for reasons why over the years.  Why did I procrastinate?  Why did I feel disconnected from friends?  … Read More

Alison SmithWhy ‘Asking Why’ is Irrelevant