Author Archives: Fran Watson

About Fran Watson

Work from home Career Counsellor helping people with resumes, cover letters and interview tips. Recently published an e-book on Resumes and Cover Letters That Work (www.franwatson.ca). Member of Toastmasters and life-long learner.

Looking Back

Do you want your life to be a rough draft or a masterpiece? What an excellent question posed by Matt Hogan who says: You are writing the story of your life every moment of every day. Every thought that leads to action becomes a line that … Continue reading

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Tracking Time

Time Management – what exactly is it? I have been having conversations with people lately about Goal Setting and Time Management.  Everyone says they don’t have enough time to set goals or to accomplish tasks, but the truth is unless … Continue reading

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Facing Fears

In the spring of my 13th year some boys found baby garter snakes and were chasing the girls with them.  I said I wasn’t afraid (although I was actually terrified) and they put the snakes on my head as I … Continue reading

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Email Embarassment

Raise your hand if you’ve ever sent out a marketing email , only to realize after clicking ‘send’ that your email’s main call-to-action contained a broken link. What a waste, right? And talk about embarrassment … Now how many of you did … Continue reading

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Senior Care

Senior Care by Lorraine Durnford-Hill It is 7 pm and an older woman has just gotten back from dinner and is sitting in her chair drifting in and out of sleep.  There is a knock on the door and a … Continue reading

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Arthritis Sufferer?

5 Tips To Improve Mobility With Arthritis For many people, especially the elderly, arthritis is a debilitating illness. Arthritis causes increased inflammation around the joint that can lead to immobility and pain. While there are conventional medical treatments that are … Continue reading

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Heart Health

5 Ways to Improve the Health of Your Heart Your heart is the muscle that gets the job done by pumping the blood that circulates throughout your body. Like all the muscles in your body, it needs to be taken … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a little girl… Have you ever noticed that all fairy tales start with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after”?  But before they get to that part, they have to through … Continue reading

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Senior Fitness

The Importance of Fitness For Seniors Fitness is vital for everyone, regardless of their age. However, as you get older, there are some increases in your needs, including a bigger need for being physical fit. Here are some reasons you … Continue reading

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Dehydration

Last November when my sister and I were called in as they felt my mother was at end of life, we found that she was very dehydrated.  The reason for this?  When the drinks were brought around, if she was … Continue reading

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