Show up and Roll Up!

  Some people will do anything for a cookie. Though it’s true you can get your fill of sweet and salty snacks when you donate blood, that of course is but a tiny perk in the selfless act of donating blood. The fact is, if everyone who could donate did donate … Continue reading Show up and Roll Up!

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Been Embarrassed Lately?

When was the last time you did something for the first time? I first heard that phrase from my speaker buddy, Linda Edgecombe. It really makes you think doesn’t it? Well for me it jazzes me up to try new things (grab your copy of The Try Angle – A … Continue reading Been Embarrassed Lately?

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Embrace the Sloth

  We had a fun family conversation about ‘Spirit Animals’; which animal you feel like you are most like and why. It was a fun, interesting and enlightening conversation. It was interesting to see which animal people connected themselves with and which animal other people selected for you. You may … Continue reading Embrace the Sloth

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Create an Experience

While I was walking to an appointment in downtown Toronto, I saw some girls get out of a car and something immediately caught my eye. The sign on the dashboard let me know it was a ride share and from the outside it looked like an ordinary car but that’s … Continue reading Create an Experience

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Implore

Litter Critter

I’ve got a thing for…garbage. Yes garbage, it may sound a little odd but it drives me crazy nature is infected with litter as it was recently on a potentially beautiful beach in Florida. All our senses were being stimulated – fresh air filling up our lungs, waves crashing, salt water dusting our … Continue reading Implore

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It’s a Love Story

Whatever you think of V-Day, in the spirit of the month of Love, I bring to you this three minute masterpiece of nature. I’ve never seen anything like it before. Take a peek-I’ll wait… What did you think? This video made me ponder about the time, care and effort I … Continue reading It’s a Love Story

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Ay Caramba

It’s always a beautiful end to my year, the annual conference for my professional speaking association (CAPS). This year I was not on stage and I did not have a big volunteer role, mostly I was there to learn, share, grow and belong – the four words that encapsulate our … Continue reading Ay Caramba

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Permission Granted!

  It’s funny sometimes how you already know things but when a stranger says them out loud it suddenly sinks in. It’s funny how your parents, your partner, your kids can tell you something over and over, but when an unbiased third party says the same thing, it feels more … Continue reading Permission Granted!

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Impact and Influence

I noticed her in the background standing alone. Other people took turns speaking with me after the program and she was patiently waiting her turn – not in line – in the background behind the line. When I was alone, she approached. “I really enjoyed your talk; I wondered if … Continue reading Impact and Influence

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What’s your song?

Steph in airport

I may be a few years behind the times but I just watched the movie based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins who was once reviewed as the ‘worst singer in the world’. I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so much at a movie. If … Continue reading What’s your song?

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