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.

Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day, a day for taking action to help the earth, “going green,” and making a thriving environment for our future generations. Organize a park cleanup in your city. Stream a tree-planting ceremony where you plant a … Continue reading

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Stress Awareness

April 16 is National Stress Awareness Day We live in stressful times. It’s almost impossible to live without any stress at all. 3 Simple Actions That Lower Your Stress Level If the hustle, bustle, and challenges of everyday life are … Continue reading

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Nutrition Month

6 Ways to Cook Healthier Whether you’re hoping to lose weight or just trying to improve your overall health, The way you cook can mean the difference between you feeling energetic and getting the right kinds of nutrients, and you … Continue reading

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Be Thankful In All Things

Be Thankful In All Things The above is a quote from the Bible – note it does not say be thankful for all things, which is a good thing since this week has been particularly difficult. I started off the … Continue reading

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Happiness Is A Choice

Happiness Is A Choice How Happy Are You? – Questions to Ask Yourself A desire to be happy is something that almost everyone has in common. But it is not always easy to create happiness, nor to decide whether you … Continue reading

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Bill Platt

Lessons Learned From Failures by Bill Platt “I will be honest… I don’t like talking about those times when I get things wrong… My screw-ups are instructional, but I don’t like dwelling on them too much.” Bill shared the following … Continue reading

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Don’t Quit

Most Overnight Successes Are Years In The Making “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  Thomas Edison I’m going to let you in on a little … Continue reading

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Famous Failures

Walt Disney Even the unhappiest of beginnings can’t hold you back when you have drive and determination. Meet Walt Disney. You’ve heard the name before, whether from the beloved mouse who’s graced our TV and movie screens for almost a … Continue reading

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Sitting in sh*t

Sitting in Sh*t Yesterday when I went in to see my mom at the nursing home she told me she had to have a bowel movement.  I rang the buzzer and two Personal Support Workers came but they told me … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed?

Are you Overwhelmed and Exhausted these days? There are so many things coming at us – holiday preparations – Thanksgiving, Christmas, dealing with changes due to the pandemic.  And then in the U.S.A. there is all the drama around the … Continue reading

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