Motivation in Mid-Summer

This evening, I took a walk – trailing by rivers swelling and gurgling from the recent storms, huffing up hot cement hills – all the while trying to breathe deeply through my nose and hold back my shoulders. That kind of pose exudes confidence, and positivity, and my thoughts inevitably followed. I was thinking about…

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. (1912, 2010). Tarzan of the Apes. Oxford University Press; Toronto. This is a fun read to start off what is predicted to be a balmy and beautiful summer season. It will, however, make you feel ashamed of civilization and yearn for the uninhibited jungle life. Or maybe that’s just my particular take…

Workout Motivations and Essential Materials!

With the return of really warm weather, I feel an incredible sense of energy! However, I still need to prepare myself for my workouts. I was recently reflecting on the items which are most important to my mental readiness and wind-down periods from exercise. I scribbled some of my initial thoughts on this, which later…

The Zen of Golf

I am just winding down from five amazing days which I got to spend walking around the Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario, for the Manulife LPGA Classic. I’m well-tanned around my neck and arms – basically anywhere that wasn’t shielded from the sun! My survey team and I used iPads to connect with…

A Camping Trip in Grand Bend, Ontario

During this May 2-4 weekend, I traveled to Grand Bend for a single, overnight trip. Despite the short time period for the visit, I still had an amazing time! This is particularly because I love camping – staying at the Pinery Provincial Park was an incredible pleasure. We stayed in campsite area number four, and…

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

Dick, Philip K. (1977, 2011). A Scanner Darkly. Orion House; London.  This is a trippy, amazing, intense ride of a novel. I read it for the first time this past long weekend; it felt incredibly familiar to me. It felt  familiar to me because I’ve previous watched the film adaptation. Immediately after I completed the…

Glen Ferguson Side Trail, Hamilton Ontario

On this amazing May weekend – the first of the spring season which has afforded temperatures over 20 degrees – I had the pleasure of touring around Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton is known as the City of Waterfalls; naturally, these waterfalls are surrounded by hiking trails for people to absorb the incredible vistas. My visit to Hamilton…

Charity Village Webinars – An Amazing Resource!

I would like to direct all of my readers, particularly those with an interest in/experience with the nonprofit sector, to the amazing free webinars on the Charity Village website. I’ve known about Charity Village for some time, but my first exposure to one of their webinars got me engaged and excited about the content. The…