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Constructive Dismissal

Constructive Dismissal

August 17, 2022

Jewels says when you try something new, an open mind can become a changed mind.

She talks about some of the challenges of being an employee, her disappointment at not being laid off when she moved to Toronto and the value of keeping meticulous records and seeking expert advice if things get so bad you desperately want to resign.

UK - Unfair and Construction Dismissal

What is Constructive Dismissal and when will this claim succeed?

Employment law 101 - Canada

 

 

Time for Teens

Time for Teens

August 10, 2022

Jewels says teens have a lot to offer and we should respect, welcome them and give them the benefit of the doubt. Her middle daughter, Joanne, shares her perspective as a teacher, and of course we slide into a bit of a parenting debate. 

The Divine Being

The Divine Being

August 3, 2022

Jewels says finding her friend and daughters’ childhood caregiver, Val, was a lucky gift and reminisces a bit about those early days juggling childcare and work.

Abe returns to talk about the unexpected neighbourhood buzz about our front garden and a visit from one particularly interesting character, who may or may not have put a hex on Julie. 

Plus a facial filler update now that the swelling is gone.

Abe’s Babes

Abe’s Babes

July 28, 2022

Jewels says she’s learned to trust her gut, she was probably too compliant as a child and shares a terrifying dream about Jesus. Grandfather Abe tells us about the most FABULOUS woman he met on a flight from Montreal and possible plots to get his DNA.

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

July 20, 2022

Jewels says she's glad we have the choice to keep our real name, even though it might not be such a bad idea to anonymize oneself, and shares some fun anecdotes about the trials of going back to her original self.

 

 

Declining Desire: with Tasha the Love Therapist

Declining Desire: with Tasha the Love Therapist

July 13, 2022

Jewels says the way to a man's heart is through his libido and the way to a woman's libido is through her heart. She has a candid chat with love and relationship therapist, Natasha Silverman, about some myths, tropes and truth when it comes to sexual desire in committed relationships.

Learn more at:

natashasilverman.com

Instagram: @tashathelovetherapist

Twitter: @TashaSilverman

Julie’s Boy circa 1988

Julie’s Boy circa 1988

July 6, 2022

Jewels says you’ll earn some respect if you’re direct, people will believe anything if you say it with a straight face and sometimes you just have to have fun with sexist tropes.

Plus a work story from 1988.

Oh, and if you're ever in Toronto during the summer, check out the Toronto Islands. 

Episode mentions:

Twitter: @manwhohasitall

Podcast: The Man Enough Podcast

Pride and Progress

Pride and Progress

June 30, 2022

Jewels says the Pride celebrations are joyous, but for how long? She chats with LA based comedian Andrew Johnston about the choppy path of progress, some of the factual inspirations for Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' and why some of our fears may be unfounded.

Instagram: @mandrewbrawnston

Twitter: @_andrewjohnston

Fun Facial Fillers

Fun Facial Fillers

June 23, 2022

Jewels says you MUST see Katherine Ryan's show, MISSUS, if you possibly can, for her limited Canadian engagements this summer.

Plus she spills all the tea on her recent cosmetic procedure, since we should be transparent about these things, and special guest Kerrie Ryan (@kerriemarieryan) answers some questions about cosmetic treatment options and cost.

Kerrie's clinic: Clinique de Mode (@cliniquedemode)

Skincare products

The Importance of Fathers

The Importance of Fathers

June 15, 2022

Jewels says she underestimated the influence of fathers when she was young, and chats with her friend Paula about what it was like growing up with two completely different dads. 

Happy Fathers' Day to the dads, step dads and role models who step up.

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