Self-Care Tips for the Selfless Professional

Louise Racine of of Thirteen Moons Wellness shares some insightful Self-Care Tips for the Selfless Professional…  As women, we are usually the caregivers – always there for others – family, partner, kids, parents, boss, staff, community. We wear our superhuman powers like a badge of honour. Somehow we expect to keep going and going, like the Ever-ready bunny, fixing, consoling, organizing, supporting, and loving everyone but ourselves. Sadly, for some, the only thing that slows us down is illness. There is an option. What if we actually made ourselves a priority? Right now. Not when circumstances allow it. Today, before we are forced to make the changes that we need to be vibrant and happy. Here are a few suggestions that might inspire you to take action. Practice Positive Self-talk – Be aware of the self-limiting beliefs you hold that tell you that you are not worthy, you are not good enough, there isn’t enough time, money, etc., without judgement. Consider whether these refrains are completely true, usually they are not. Recall an incident that dispels your negative belief, and reframe the thought to one that better serves you. Get in the habit of doing this consistently and watch how things shift for you. One way to focus on positive is to keep a daily gratitude journal. As we bring more of our blessing into our awareness, we begin to feel better about ourselves and our circumstances. Remember Gandhi’s wise words: Continue reading

Judy Heffernan 2015 Award – student, entrepreneur or mentor

77“Judy Heffernan was, and still is, many things to many women: Business Leader, Friend, Confidant, and most definitely,a Mentor. Judy took boundless interest in the entrepreneurial dreams and passions of women,young and old. Humbly, and out of her desire to see others succeed, Judy acted as a platform that empowered and motivated women to go after their dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. She was the conduit that connected women with the “who’s who” in the community and often advocated on their behalf.”  Charlina Westbye (loving daughter of Judy)

The Judy Heffernan Award will recognize a woman from our community that exemplifies the virtues that Judy embodied. A student, entrepreneur or mentor in our community who will benefit from this monetary award. The fund for the award will be managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough and will be administered by COIN, Community Opportunity and Innovation Network. NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED ONLINE at Drop off at The Peterborough Examiner, 60 Hunter Street East, or Email

Nomination Deadline Wednesday April 15th at 5pm 

NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED ONLINE at www.peterboroughexaminer.comDrop off at The Peterborough Examiner, 60 Hunter Street East, or Email Nomination Deadline Wednesday April 15th at 5pm.