I will never pass a construction site the same way again. I will never pass by without a little nod of gratitude for the skilled folks on the job. To say I helped build a waste management site might be a bit of a stretch. To say I provided the … Continue reading Excavate This
The Olympics were killing me. I loved watching the athletes soar through the air, twirl around on the ice (even though I felt nauseous), sweep, shoot, and complete seemingly impossible feats. But… I am a self-diagnosed ‘highly sensitive person’ and I could barely stand the ups and downs of emotions … Continue reading Are You Sensitive?
You need not set out to create a masterpiece my friend; you are one. Your mere presence in the world has changed everything… while having very little to do with the whole global warming business – he he! –kobus de jonge Another birthday has just passed me by, always a good … Continue reading Masterpiece
I have just returned from a 4 day/3 night trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Pecchu in Peru. Some may think this would be a dream vacation, adventurers may have had this on their bucket list for ages, beach holidayers would think we were crazy to take a … Continue reading Walk with Me
In case you didn’t know, I was in Vegas that fateful weekend and was as physically close as I have ever been to a world tragedy, in fact, I walked by where people were running to just 30 minutes prior. Along with silent thoughts and prayer, I share some public … Continue reading Four Letter Word
I was having lunch after doing the morning keynote at a conference in Alabama this week, when a woman came over and crouched down beside my chair. “I just wanted to tell you how much your talk meant to me…” she began as tears fell from her eyes. One thing … Continue reading When Strangers Become Friends
No Limits-today’s guests on Your Life, Unlimited radio on CJOB are the epitome of no limits! Meet Dean Gunnerson, global escape artist extraordinaire and the Mt. Kilimanjaro climbing great-grandma Anne Lorimor. These two may be worlds apart but they share heart, strength, perseverance and inspiration that I can’t even express … Continue reading Escape your Fears!
Yay women!! We rock and this week on Your Life, Unlimited radio on CJOB I learned you can fly before you drive, literally! The 99’s are a global women’s aviation group that supports women who have an affinity for all things aviation. I have been fortunate enough to fly with … Continue reading Women Fly!
If you’ve ever been downhill skiing, you’ve seen this sign before you got off the chair-lift: Raise Restraining Device. Most likely these words didn’t change your life, but they inspired Steph Jagger to change hers. In UNBOUND – Finding Myself on the Top of the World Jagger shares her story … Continue reading Raise Restraining Device
I was fortunate enough to have three healthy children. We rarely made a trip to the hospital, they did well in school and were relatively trouble-free. Not every family breezes through child raising as lucky as we were. Childhood illnesses, behaviour challenges and learning struggles all add to the already … Continue reading Neurodiversity