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Betty Ann Heggie

Blogger, Columnist, Activist

Betty-Ann Heggie, a member of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, retired from her position as a Senior VP with PotashCorp 6 years ago. Since then she has devoted her time to getting more women at the decision-making table and has founded a program at her alma mater, the University of Saskatchewan to mentor working women. A popular speaker she also shares her thoughts and ideas through a weekly newspaper column, as a radio talk show guest, blogs and newsletters.
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A New Year Filled With Wonder

Do you long for the good old days of childhood when things seemed much simpler, easier, more joyful and laid back? Maybe it never was that way for you, but it can be "yet to come" by simply reinstating a sense of wonder in your life. Arianna Huffington advocates wonder as an antidote to daily stress.
01/02/2014 12:07 EST
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Giving to Others Is a Gift to Yourself

Giving detaches us from our obsessive thinking about ourselves. It breaks down loneliness by creating a human connection. Giving and happiness feed one another -- both are intertwined. Giving to others is a gift to yourself.
12/10/2013 12:33 EST
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Are You Celebrating the Wrong Things?

There is nothing wrong with carrying out familiar traditions on calendar holidays, but we need to let go of spending time and wasting energy on things that don't generate positive feelings. Money and power are not worth celebrating without well-being. Appreciate the unique person that you are and celebrate that.
11/24/2013 11:32 EST
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Do What Gives You Energy and Drop the Rest

It's a fast-paced world and women work hard. We have homes to maintain, families to care for and demanding jobs. All this takes mountains of energy yet we continue to spend time on things that don't really interest or support us. It's time for women to cut to the chase and do the things that give us energy while getting rid of the rest.
11/05/2013 12:21 EST
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Taming the Obnoxious Roommate in Your Head

"Where do you get off thinking you'll be successful? You'll never make it!" screams a critical voice into your already uncertain head. Arianna Huffington calls it "the obnoxious roommate in your head" that causes you to doubt yourself and question all your actions and decisions. Here's a few strategies for dealing with her.
10/22/2013 12:10 EDT
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Let Go of Fear and Guilt and Say "No"

Do you have a difficult time saying "no" to family and friends? By saying "yes" to everyone, you are recklessly giving away all your valuable energy. If you have trouble saying no, it could be that you are motivated by a genuine desire to help but it could also be that you are acting out of fear or guilt.
10/08/2013 12:33 EDT

What the Third Metric Means to Me

Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post and one of the most powerful women in media, says it is time to redefine the workplace. We need to add a third leg to the stool that measures success by money and power. Our personal well-being is an equally important metric. When we do that we'll become more productive and our companies will benefit as well.
09/24/2013 05:53 EDT
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Channeling Too Much Masculine Energy Made Me Very, Very Sick

As the primary breadwinner for my family, I worked full-time. I had two baby girls 18 months apart. In each case, I continued working until the day before I gave birth and returned to work a mere six weeks after. I committed myself to nursing my babies, even when I had to resort to expressing milk on the road.
09/16/2013 06:19 EDT