To view this Newsletter in your browser click here: TimeSquared January 2019
January 2019
Break from routine.

•  •  •
“The best therapy is taking a break from routine.”
- Unknown-
•  •  •


When winter starts to get too much or work begins to stress us out, the best thing we can do is to simply take a break. Not all of us can make it to a sun-soaked beach, nor should we necessarily quit what we’re doing entirely, but we can all find a way to escape the day to day for a little while. Whether it’s a quick getaway, an evening off, a technology time-out or just stepping back from the computer, taking a break from the everyday always helps us to gain a fresh perspective and a new outlook.

If I’m working on a project and my eyes start to go buggy or I just can’t think of the right words or the best response, getting up and doing something else is always the best idea. The solution to a problem often comes at the most unexpected time – it might be in the middle of the night, during a workout, when we’re stuck in traffic or when we take the time to sit and do nothing at all.

No matter what situations we find ourselves in, it’s important that we take time for ourselves and give ourselves permission to refresh and relax. However we choose to take a break, we need to allow ourselves the luxury of stepping back, stepping away and refreshing our outlook. We’ll work better and more effectively when we return.
And if it’s necessary to delegate a few tasks so that we can find that time, it’s great to know who to call.

So this month, make the most of your days. Do what you can. And take some time to get away – even if it’s only in your mind.

Happy January!




Take a break in the kitchen and create this delicious appetizer for the next time you get together with friends. It’s sure to be a big hit!

Pear and Goat Cheese Bites

    1 package Tenderflake Patty Shells
    2 pears
    2 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp brown sugar
    ¼ tsp salt
    3 tbsp grainy mustard
    1 tbsp thyme
    1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tbsp water
    1/3 cup goat cheese
    3 tbsp walnuts, roughly chopped
    3 tbsp chives, chopped

    1. Bake Tenderflake Patty Shells according to package directions. Cool and remove centres.
    2. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
    3. Place butter, brown sugar and salt in small saucepan over medium high heat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tbsp grainy mustard and thyme.
    4. Brush patty shells with egg wash.
    5. Brush centres of shells with remaining 2 tbsp grainy mustard.
    6. Core and dice pears.
    7. Sprinkle 1 tbsp cheese in each shell, followed by diced pears.
    8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until deeply golden brown.
    9. Sprinkle tarts with walnuts, remaining cheese and drizzle with sauce.
    10. Garnish with chives.

©Tenderflake 2019



I recently spent an afternoon reorganizing a client’s pantry – something that she had been wanting to do for months but could never get around to, because the task seemed overwhelming and she just couldn’t get started. Here’s what she said told me:

“Wow! We love the way you reorganized our pantry! It all made sense. When I was making supper and had to get something, I found it really easily. And the way you rearranged things from what we had them made it even easier to find what we needed. We find it absolutely worth it to use TimeSquared for the chores we can’t get around to doing.”      780.993.5269
What would you rather be doing?