Hers & Mine: National #GirlfriendsDay in August!

As a Canadian, I wasn’t aware that there was a day of recognition for individual women, long-time girlfriends, and their collective health – but there is, and it’s called National Girlfriends Day. It’s an ‘unofficial’ national holiday on August 1st each year in the United States, and I think that it’s a great initiative to remind…

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…

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…

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…

A White-Haired Angel [Short Story]

Tom went to sit, as was his custom, by the booth next to the window. It was a cold day outside; despite the rays of sunlight burning their way into the little diner, he felt chilled and huddled deeper into his fleece-lined jacket. It was a while before the waitress came to take his order….

Nature as the ‘Other’

Where my skin ends And the “other” begins, Is a space to make choices. I move, I walk, and my body Burns energy, glowing energy, Moving under my skin. Sitting in a house, a car Everywhere, air-conditioned air Leaves me feeling – Hot, cold, tired, dry. Moving on my own two feet Feeling sun-soaked air…