January 2014

January 31, 2014

I am finally going back 3 months to recap my first three months of 2014. Part of my creative journey is about being in the moment and celebrating at every point.  It always amazes me when I look back over the years at the things I have done and the place I was in at the time. ———– Decided to do this for 2014… Capturing 1 image a day for 365 days. I’m always online, so for this project, I decided to make a physical book and print the pics. Love how technology makes it so easy! $40 canon photo…

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Rising Tides Life All Boats –

January 26, 2014

One of my best friends, Jennifer Gasoi, won a GRAMMY! OOMMGGGG –  She is the first Canadian to ever win a Grammy in her category – Children’s Music. In the moment she won, I realized that it wasn’t just her winning – it was everyone around her that has ever supported her winning too! Congrats Jen!  

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The New Currency of Business – Profits Combined with a Social Conscience

There are many vehicles to carry you as you live your passion. For Howard Schultz coffee was the vehicle but his passion was the connection of people and building community. Recently Oprah had the CEO of Starbucks on her iconic show Super Soul Sunday. I am constantly looking to hear stories of entrepreneurs that have ‘made it big’. I learn best through stories (probably why I love to share mine… in hopes that it will help me learn my lessons better). I love finding out where successful entrepreneurs have stumbled, how have they picked themselves up, what core values are…

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Career Loving Parent – Change Your Words, Change Your Thoughts

Sometimes it is all about words. The other day I was reading a book that talked about ‘working mom’ vs. ‘stay at home mom’. This book talked about how the working mom term has a heaviness to it… as if working meant neglecting of our children or choosing our career over our family. The book offered up a term – Career Loving Parent. It isn’t that I am choosing work over my kids, but that I also love my career. I know… it is just a change of words. But for many Career Loving Parents that I talk to, there…

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We define our own limits

September 9, 2013

This is a must watch video! Blind skateboarder, Tommy Carroll, has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since the age of two. This is a video campaign by the “be brave, be safe” promotion of protective gear. We all have our “secret weapons”. Thanks to protective gear he was able to learn incredible tricks. It really proves that we define our own limits. Watch and share…

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Wednesday with Wally – Time is my friend

August 21, 2013

My statement of “Things are not happening fast enough!” was what triggered my next lesson. I remember talking to Wally in another one of our powerful discussions speaking about the frustrations of how things just didn’t move quickly enough. He was aware that I lived in a town where things were a few steps behind most urban markets. I actually don’t remember the details of my frustration, but it was probably about an organization not making a decision fast enough, or that I had a client that was sitting on the fence. His response was, “What do you mean? Time…

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Wednesday with Wally – Let Your Disappointment Fuel You

Often times when something I think feels right, I begin to imagine every piece of my life fitting into that decision. That means from my family and friends, to my day to day experiences, to my future dreams and aspirations. This happened to me a year ago. However the outcome was that something I believed was “SO MEANT TO BE MY PATH” almost ended up breaking me. It was a job position that I believed was to lead innovation in my town. I had filled an entire journal of possibilities, plans and dreams of how this was going to be…

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Wednesday with Wally – How to be a Changemaker

I remember heading into a big meeting with Wally. He was bringing me into the meeting to share my ideas and expertise on a certain situation. We needed to partner with a larger organization in order to get our project running. But due to internal politics, there were always obstacles. The man that we were meeting was open to new ideas. He was in management for this organization. Wally thought that with my fresh eyes and ideas on the project, I would be the best to deliver them. For some reason, Wally wanted to meet me 30mins prior to our…

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Finding my Tuesdays With Morrie

I have been fortunate to have my own personal Morrie. If you don’t know what I am referring to, then you need to find the book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ and read it. It is an oldie but a goodie. For me, it was almost 2 years ago, that I stumbled upon my own personal Morrie. But due to copyright infringement… my Morrie is going to be called Wally.  And I am call him “Wednesday with Wally” Over the next few weeks I am going to be revealing some of the lessons learned that changed me or made me look at…

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One BIG THING – Finding certainty in the common thread

I recently read a book called One Big Thing. Initially I was resistant to reading the book because of the title, as I don’t believe we only have one big show… Instead, I believe that we have a series of shows throughout our lifetime. The book was called One Big Thing, but what it should have been titled was Common Thread. The older I get, the more eclectic my experiences become. I was the one in high school not sure of who I wanted to become. I remember wishing I was attracted to a single profession like many of my…

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