In Case of Emergency

I'm always surprised to find that some people still don't know about the benefits of coding your cell phone with an I.C.E. number. This program, created by paramedics several years ago, may save the life of someone you love.  I.C.E. stands for "in case of emergency".  Enter an ICE contact into each family member's cell phone. In the event of a medical emergency, paramedics will know to search for an ICE listing to quickly contact someone familiar with the specifics of your medical history.

This process makes more sense than listing a generic number like "home" or "work". List the person at the number where they can most likely be reached i.e. their cell phone. Ensure that your contact is familiar with your medical history i.e. hospital number, illnesses, medications and surgeries you've had as well as any known allergies to medication.

The ICE program is meant to augment, not replace medic alert bracelets or necklaces that list known medical conditions and allergies.

It's fast and simple so please have your spouse, children and parents take this simple action to protect themselves. Tackle it now!



Tackle it Now Day

Tackle it Now Day


Do you feel overwhelmed by obligations and priorities that never seem to end?

Are you bogged down by clutter and piles of paper?

Don't worry, everyone occasionally needs a push in the right direction.

Semi-annually, on the Sunday designated for the change to Daylight Savings Time, Havoc to Harmony will provide simple shortcuts to inspire you to tackle whatever action items that you've been procrastinating about.

Listen to the message that was featured on Wave 94.7 FM.


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Hints for Handling Your Gift List

How do you handle your holiday wish lists? Sometimes the simplest hints are the best. For years I have been using the same easy to implement method.

  • I purchase the tiniest address book I can find and assign one page for each person on my guest list.
  • I record their sizes, colour and style preferences.
  • I include family members, friends, hairdresser and all service providers.
  • I keep the list inside my wallet so it can quickly and easily be updated.
  • Information for stocking gifts is also recorded.
  • I can frequently review what I have purchased to keep my budget on track.
  • As I wrap gifts I check them off!
  • If certain gifts need to be hidden I record where they were put.
  • I also list ideas and purchases of hostess gifts to keep on hand.

There are many benefits to this system. It is lightweight and portable, but most importantly since I keep the lists year after year, it helps me to prevent repeating gift ideas. Who wants to get a sweater or tie year after year?


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