Preparing for Flu Season

Flu season has arrived with a vengeance. For excellent step by step information about the risks, symptoms and complications requiring medical attention, log on at where you can download The Flu Preparation Guide. 

Learn the specifics of carefully sanitizing commonly used surfaces with disinfectant. Practice washing hands thoroughly and use hand sanitizer in between washing. Stock the medicine chest with a thermometer, cough, cold and pain relief products. Stock the pantry with easy to make comfort foods. Train your family about disinfecting surfaces and cooking basic foods.

Most importantly, develop contingency plans in the event that you can't attend work or school. Who will be your backup? Can you work from home? Who will care for you or your family? Who will take over childcare, pet care, cooking and cleaning at home? Who will care for isolated relatives?

Let's not panic. Communication and an organized approach is the basis of my Tackle it Now philosophy. Advance preparation before anyone gets sick is the key.

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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Tackle it Now Tip

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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