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“The more you focus on words that uplift you, the more you embody the ideas contained in those words.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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Dive Into this Chicago Deep Dish; Ten Bite-Sized Tips for a Yummier Slice of Life

A short but sassy e-book by Maryanne Pope

If a great opportunity came along, ARE you ready to grab it?  And by that I mean…are you prepared to grab it?

A tremendous work opportunity came my way recently and I was able to grab it AND run with it. The next thing I knew, I was on a plane to Chicago on an all-expense paid trip. But upon reflection, when I dug a little deeper into how all that went down, I realized that – just like a slice of authentic Chicago Deep Dish pizza – there were some delicious layers (and lessons) just waiting to be discovered.

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WWOW archives (just click on the title to read the blog): 

 

2012

  1. No One Can See – Wed Mar 28th, 2012
  2. Who was THAT? – Wed Apr 4th, 2012
  3. Courage is the Price – Wed Apr 11th, 2012
  4. Losing Sight of What Matters – Wed Apr 18th, 2012
  5. And Then the Day Came – Wed Apr 25th, 2012
  6. A Book Must Be – Wed May 2nd, 2012 
  7. Mothering Matters – Wed May 9th, 2012
  8. Right on Time – Wed May 16th, 2012
  9. A Friend is a Loved One  – Wed May 23rd, 2012

 

2014

  1. What Must Die – Wed Feb 26th, 2014
  2. Do You Love Your Life? – Wed Mar 5th, 2014
  3. Life is Too Short – Wed Mar 12th, 2014
  4. Believe – Wed Mar 19th, 2014
  5. A Tribute to My Mom – Wed Apr 16th, 2014
  6. The Danger of Comfort – Wed Apr 23rd, 2014
  7. Embracing Our Embarrassment – Wed Apr 30th, 2014
  8. Do I Know How to Say No – Wed May 14th, 2014
  9. Soda – Wed May 21st, 2014
  10. Confessions of a Dirty Shoe Dancer – May 28th, 2014
  11. Sleeping in Seattle – June 4th, 2014
  12. When the Engine Light is Red – June 11th, 2014
  13. When a Fear Demands to be Faced – June 18th, 2014
  14. Are You A Leaky Lena? – July 2nd, 2014
  15. Even the Best Parties Have to End – July 16th, 2014
  16. Snaps of Summer – July 23rd, 2014
  17. Surviving Camp Pope – July 30th, 2014
  18. My Way – Aug 6th, 2014
  19. Putting It Off…What Procrastination Tells Us – Aug 13th, 2014
  20. I Can See Clearly Now…Chores Provide Clarity – Aug 20th, 2014
  21. Say WHAT? Sorting Other People’s Stuff – Aug 28th, 2014
  22. When in Doubt, Bake – Sept 3rd, 2014
  23. Sweet Solitude; Why Time Alone is Important – Sept 10th, 2014
  24. Order in the House – 4 Steps to More Serene Surroundings – Sept 24th, 2014
  25. Triumph Over Tragedy – Lessons Learned from Loss – Oct 1st, 2014
  26. If Emergency Struck – Are Your Documents in Order? – Oct 15th, 2014
  27. Get Your Financial Affairs in Order – Managing Alone Book Explains Why – Oct 29th, 2014
  28. Mystery Novel Hits Home – “Nine Days For Justice” by Gerald Haslam – Nov 12th, 2014
  29. Leaving What and Who We Love – Dec 3rd, 2014
  30. Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time – Dec 18th, 2014
  31. What Does Your Christmas Eve Look Like – Dec 24th, 2014
  32. Tact, Timing & Titillation; The Tao of Re-Gifting – Dec 31st. 2014
  33. What the Book of Negroes Can Teach Us About Freedom – Jan 7th, 2014

 

2015

  1. Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life Book Kicks But – Jan 21st, 2015
  2. It’s Never Too Late To Revise – Jan 28th, 2015
  3. It’s Never Too Late to Revise – Part 2 – Feb 4th, 2015
  4. Wolves in BC Need Our Help – Feb 12th, 2015
  5. The Tim Tam Slam – Feb 18th, 2015
  6. Dealing with Dread & the Benefits of Being Back in the Saddle – Mar 25th, 2015
  7. No April Fools Here – Just Focus & Follow-Through – Apr 1st, 2015
  8. Get a (New) Grip – How a Small Change Can Have a Big Impact – Apr 15th, 2015
  9. The Magic of Compound Interest – Apr 22nd, 2015
  10. Beware of a Faulty First Assumption – Apr 29th, 2015
  11. Mum’s the Word this Mother’s Day – May 6th, 2015
  12. Let’s Get Movin’! – May 20th, 2015
  13. Maryanne’s May 23rd Presentation – May 27th, 2015
  14. Letting Go of Always Letting Go – June 3rd, 2015
  15. Photos of the Sea for You and Me – June 10th, 2015
  16. Sour Situation? Accept It, Change It or Change You – June 24th, 2015
  17. Happy Canada Day! – July 1st, 2015
  18. Help Stop Wolf Cull in Alberta – July 8th, 2015
  19. She Sorted Photos in Her She-Shed by the Sea Shore – July 15th, 2015
  20. Camp Pope Ends Tonight! – July 22nd, 2015
  21. Searching for Shirley Valentine – July 29th, 2015
  22. Inner Hunger – Getting to the Root of Eating Disorders – Aug 5th, 2015
  23. Prioritizing – What’s Important NOW? – Aug 12th, 2015
  24. Following Up on Falling in Honey – Aug 19th, 2015
  25. And Then the Day Came – Aug 26th, 2015
  26. We Travel Not to Escape Life – Sept 2nd, 2015
  27. Write Your Goals Down – Sept 16th, 2015
  28. Process This: Why Focusing on Process Versus Completion Leads to Stronger Results – Sept 9th, 2015
  29. Does Time Heal All Wounds? – Sept 30th, 2015
  30. The 82-Year-Old-Man Who Got in a Car and Went on an Adventure – Oct 7th, 2015
  31. Fun Follow-Up on Letting Go of Always Letting Go – Oct 15th, 2015
  32. She is Not Sorting Photos in her She-Shed by the Sea Anymore – Oct 21st, 2015
  33. Sometimes What Happens in  Vegas Need Not Stay in Vegas – Oct 28th, 2015
  34. Reflections on Remembrance Day – Nov 11th, 2015
  35. Tough Love and the Cone of Cuteness – Nov 18th, 2015
  36. How Acupuncture Helps Us Heal Ourselves – Nov 25th, 2015
  37. Birthday Card Karma – Can a Past Wrong be Made Right – Dec 2nd, 2015
  38. Inspired Response – Elizabeth Gilbert Interview Sparks Imaginative Solution – Dec 9th, 2015
  39. Little Gift of Inspiration for You – Dec 23rd, 2015
  40. Call for Christmas Cards – Dec 30th, 2015

 

2016

  1. Gifts from the Sea – Bahamas Beauty Soothes the Soul – Jan 6th, 2016
  2. Bride, Baby & Beauty Abound in Banff – Jan 13th, 2016
  3. Beautiful Big Magic – The Book AND the Magic – Jan 28th, 2016
  4. The Venice of Vegas – The Present is a Gift – Feb 3rd, 2016
  5. Remembering Sassy Sable “Super Model” Pope – Feb 10th, 2016
  6. Let’s Talk Money, Honey – Feb 17th, 2016
  7. Middle-Age: Money & Muffin-Tops – Feb 24th, 2016
  8. Some Memories Bear Keeping – Mar 2nd, 2016
  9. Do you Procrastinate? Here’s a Tip: Think of Your Future Self – Mar 16th, 2016
  10. Road Trip Warriors Rock Kingfisher Resort – Mar 23rd, 2016
  11. Butt Ugly – Are you Spending  Time With People Who Bring Out the WORST in You? – Mar 30th, 2016
  12. Are you Stuck? Decluttering Can Help – Apr 6th, 2016
  13. Hey Busy Bee: How Productive ARE You in that Little Hive of Yours? – Apr 13th, 2016
  14. Are You Concerned About the Environment? – Apr 20th, 2016
  15. A Walk in the Park – To Remember Those Who No Longer Can – May 4th, 2016
  16. Wolf Bounty Abounds in Alberta – May 11th, 2016
  17. Sadie’s Story: The Path of a Pet – May 18th, 2016
  18. Accepting the Timing of Events – May 25th, 2016
  19. San Diego with My Amigo – June 1st, 2016
  20. It’s World Ocean’s Day! – June 8th, 2016
  21. A Few More Enviro-Tips – June 15th, 2016
  22. When Things Don’t Go As Planned – June 22nd, 2016
  23. Fly or Flop – Overcoming Our Fear of Failure – June 29th, 2016
  24. Cultivating Gratitude – July 13th, 2016 
  25. Compassionate Response to Tragedy – July 20th, 2016
  26. Creativity Brings More Joy and Beauty to the World – July 27th, 2016
  27. Technical Difficulties 🙂 – August 3rd, 2016
  28. A Little Lesson From the Garden – August 10th, 2016
  29. Searching For Something More – August 17th, 2016 
  30. Je Voyage a Paris! – August 24th, 2016 
  31. Je Suis Arrive a Paris! – September 1st, 2016
  32. Deux Pope a Paris! 🙂 – September 7th, 2016
  33. Lost in the Louvre – September 14th, 2016
  34. A Few More Pretty Paris Pics – September 21st, 2016
  35. The Tapestry of Our Lives- Weaving Together the Threads of Life – October 5th, 2016
  36. Trundling Through the Treasure Trove – October 12th, 2016
  37. Writing, Resting and Watching the Waves in Oregon – October 19th, 2016
  38. Migraine Madness- Lessons From a Powerful Sea – October 26th, 2016
  39. Not Counting Crafty Cards- Countdown to the Craft Fair – November 2nd, 2016
  40. Browsers, Buyers and Banning Husbands- Post Game Analysis of Craft Show – November 9th, 2016
  41. Wise Owl Wisdom Inspirational Quote Cards – November 16th, 2016
  42. Re-Gifting 101- Raiding the Treasure Trove – November 23rd, 2016
  43. Shoebox Project Gives Hope to Women in Need – December 7th, 2016
  44. Thank You or Thinking of You- Does Sending a Card in the Mail Still Matter? – December 14th, 2016
  45. Quick Christmas Contest- Win a Gift for YOU – December 21st, 2016

 

2017

  1. Synchronicity- You’re Getting Warmer! – January 4th, 2017
  2. Put It Out There- Whatever “It” Is For You – January 11th, 2017
  3. Awakening to a New Reality- Life After Loss Blog Series Starts January 26th! – January 18th, 2017
  4. Please Don’t Post THAT- Dealing With Disturbing Images on Social Media – February 1st, 2017
  5. Run Gazelle Run- For the Love of the Road Trip – February 8th, 2017
  6. Waffles Anyone?- What Type of Decision Maker Are You? – February 15th, 2017
  7. Grief at Work- Supporting a Colleague  Experiencing Loss – February 22, 2017
  8. Tempus Fugit- Bahamas Reflections on My Dad – March 8th, 2017
  9. The Invisible Thread- When Our Heart and Soul Knows Something Before We Do – March 15th, 2017
  10. Impossible Dreams- Bringing Your Vision to Life – March 29th, 2017
  11. A Few Quotes For You to Ponder – April 5th, 2017
  12. Finding Faith in Ourselves – April 12th, 2017
  13. Win a Copy of Jo Diblee’s Fantastic Book – April 19th, 2017
  14. JPMF Calgary Pub Night May 6th! – April 26th, 2017
  15. The Question That Took Me to Chicago – May 3rd, 2017
  16. Confessions of a Dirty Shoe Dancer – May 10th, 2017
  17. Courage is Contagious- The Power of Story – May 17th, 2017
  18. Sound Advice From the Sidelines – Winning Words from Lou Holtz – May 24th, 2017 
  19. Anger in the Garden- Pruning Back for Future Growth – May 31st, 2017
  20. In Sickness & In Health- When the Body Says No – June 7th, 2017
  21. A Few Laughs for Father’s Day- Funny Sayings From the Alex Pope Quote Collection – June 14th, 2017
  22. I’m Frocking Off Again- This Time in Alberta 🙂 – June 21st, 2017
  23. Maryanne’s Chicago Presentation on YouTube – June 28th, 2017
  24. When Opportunity Knocks on the Door- Literally – July 5th, 2017
  25. Laughing at Ourselves- Boudoir Photo Shoot, Thong Faux Pas and the Pub Crawl Sprawl! – July 19th, 2017
  26. Summer Oregon Road Trip – August 2nd, 2017
  27. Gratuitous Sex, I Mean, Garden Scenes – August 9th, 2017
  28. The Simple Yet Sacred Act of Showing Up – August 16th, 2017
  29. Channeling 101- Hello…Is Anybody There? – August 23rd, 2017
  30. Quick Way You Can Help Stop the Wolf Cull – Aug 30th, 2017
  31. Why Pink Gazelle? – Sept 6th, 2017
  32. You Got This – Frocking Off What’s Holding Us Back – Sept 20th, 2017
  33. Unravelling Midlife – Sept 27th, 2017
  34. Perilous Playwriting – Let’s Air Some Dirty Laundry, Shall We? – Oct 4th, 2017