Kellie's Blog

Working for myself means seeing my aging Dad more

Posted In: Redefining Success, Retirement

My Dad turned 75 yesterday, so last week I took him to my sister’s house in bucolic Niagara-on-the-Lake, a quaint little town in southern Ontario. One of the pleasures of working for yourself is the luxury of taking time off when you want. No boss to please, no vacation slips to fill out. My Dad was…

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The pleasures of no commitments … magnifico!

Posted In: Travel, Redefining Success, Retirement

  One of the things I dreamed of while working as a driven executive was the luxury of lengthy vacations – particularly to bucket list places like Italy. So on Sept. 4th, my husband and I took off for almost a month to Italy and Greece. Predictably, we went to Rome, Pompeii, the Amalfi…

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Autism, embracing differences, and world peace

Posted In: Autism, Peace

Last week, the grandmother of a child with autism received a hate-filled letter that went so far as suggesting euthanasia. Horrific. How can people think these things? I was asked to respond, and my son Connor was featured at work. This thrilled him to no end. “Am I famous?” he asked. Connor doesn’t…

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