• Directions

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: As I begin to fine tune plans for next spring’s travels, including a return visit to Amsterdam, here’s a look at that city’s Jordaan neighbourhood. The bikes parked alongside the canal neatly illustrate the extent to which people in this city rely on bikes for transportation.

  • Determination

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: North Shore mountains, flanked by the Capilano River

  • Beginning

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: this star at Vancouver’s Granville Island makes an appearance in November, and shines different colours throughout the holiday season. It was pink just Saturday afternoon, and will be red before long. Here, a shot from this time last year, with the many condos (flats) of Yaletown in the background.

  • Home

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: atop Grouse Mountain a couple of winters ago; I’m looking forward to my next visit there. Do you have nearby mountains to enjoy?

  • Grateful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a pumpkin patch in Delta, BC. Three Novembers ago, I’d headed out early one gorgeous November morning to photograph birds, and coming across this pumpkin patch was a bonus.

  • Attraction

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: people enjoying Manhattan’s Bryant Park at dusk this September

  • Happening

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: sunrise above the clouds, during a flight from Toronto,

  • Elevating

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: A weather system we grew up calling the Pineapple Express is now referred to as an “atmospheric river”. Whatever it’s called, it brought intense rain and warming temperatures a week ago. Now, as temperatures cool, we have snow appearing again on local mountain tops.

  • Weekend Poll: Are you getting enough sleep?

    Resuming an annual tradition Each year since 2016, I’ve asked readers whether you’re getting enough sleep. Last year was an exception and so, as we resume this annual look at sleep patterns, I’ll be tracking and reporting back to you…

  • Moments

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Midtown West, during my visit this September to Manhattan. Have restaurants in your area been expanding on to city streets?

  • Order

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the winds picked up part way through my walk yesterday. I was at water’s edge at Kits Beach when something caused me to turn my eyes away from the waves … and am I glad I did, as this beautiful eagle came gliding along on the wind, almost directly above me!

  • A limited offer you won’t want to miss: three of Shelagh’s webinars for only $25

    As with the holidays, this offer comes but once a year … so register now, and share the word!

  • Awareness

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: British Columbia has been on the receiving end of what’s referred to as an “atmospheric river”, a term I’d not heard before this last weekend. We had significant rain and winds, especially on Monday. The impacts in Vancouver were mild compared to other parts of our province, yet this beached sailboat is but one example. Other boats were washed ashore, as was a massive barge.

  • Crowded

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I was very lucky this summer, as I happened to be out in the waters off Vancouver’s Spanish Banks when three gals from Maple Ridge fulfilled what they described as a bucket list wish by riding in to the city – and then the waters of the Pacific!.

About Shelagh

A highly regarded speaker and trainer, Shelagh Donnelly walked the walk for almost three decades. She’s authentic, inspiring and positive. When you hear Shelagh speak, you know she understands the career and has good insights on its ongoing evolution.   Virtually…

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Meetings, technology, communications, governance and much more The best assistants are always learning, through experience and by engaging in professional development. While plans for a number of conferences and other in-person learning opportunities have been postponed, that needn’t put a…

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Weekend Polls - where assistants around the globe have their say

Weekend Poll: Are you getting enough sleep?

Resuming an annual tradition Each year since 2016, I’ve asked readers whether you’re getting enough sleep. Last year was an exception and so, as we resume this annual look at sleep patterns, I’ll be tracking and reporting back to you…

Weekend Poll Results: From A Great Upheaval to The Great Reshuffle

How people are doing In a Weekend Poll a few weeks ago, I again asked readers questions about how and what you’re doing at this point in our pandemic lives. I published some of the results late last month, and…

Directions

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: As I begin to fine tune plans for next spring’s travels, including a return visit to Amsterdam, here’s a look at that city’s Jordaan neighbourhood. The bikes parked alongside the canal neatly illustrate the extent to which people in this city rely on bikes for transportation.

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Determination

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: North Shore mountains, flanked by the Capilano River

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Beginning

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: this star at Vancouver’s Granville Island makes an appearance in November, and shines different colours throughout the holiday season. It was pink just Saturday afternoon, and will be red before long. Here, a shot from this time last year, with the many condos (flats) of Yaletown in the background.

Learn More