June 2012

Jun 30 2012
LISTEN HERE Right now the models for organizations is in rapid change and restructuring. And that means so is your life. You are affected by this ... more...

Jun 30 2012
Great Read | Review & Excerpt The Power of Communication by Helio Fred Garcia Irene Becker | Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge™ | QBlog   Bill Gates said many years ago the 21st century leader will be a leader who empowers.  It was a... more...

Jun 30 2012
I had a brilliant idea to make mulberry ice cream for dessert when some friends were coming over for dinner. My son and I took an afternoon stroll to our neighbours’ yard. After very sweetly asking permission (though how could they refuse –... more...

Jun 29 2012
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate Not Far From The Tree’s 5th birthday party. We are always so overjoyed with the incredible support from all our volunteers, fruit tree owners, donors, fans, and local business partners and this occasio... more...

Jun 29 2012
Fri, 2012-07-06 Meet Mike the Trail Guy Suminski. This extreme athlete is no stranger to running and has competed in 37 marathons over a ... more...

Jun 28 2012
Fri, 2012-06-29 A common concern many parents have is how to prevent their child from becoming a picky eater.  In order to develop y... more...

Jun 28 2012
        StyleDemocracy came by RfR HQ to spend some time talking to Co-Founders, Lisa & Kristy, and taking in all the fabulous frocks. To view the full article on RfR as the Store of the Week, click here. Tweet more...

Jun 28 2012
Just a few more days and we’ll be celebrating the 145th birthday of our beloved Great White North! And we’re not going to lie, here at RfR, we are extremely excited to be celebrating…well, frankly, anything! Canada is such a wonderful country, and we’re blessed with so many opportunities and privileges. We’ve got some great [...] more...

Jun 27 2012
Nora Ephron was the Queen of Romantic Comedy (Rom-Com). As a writer and director, she somehow knew how to drill down into her own pain and joy, and magically pull out a story that made us laugh — and cry: the perfect combination of emotions that make a good story. Much has been written today [...] more...

Jun 27 2012
Blogging Success Tips-The Positive Side of Blogging A Pink Paper (Cousin of the White Paper) by Irene Becker, Just Coach It Well, this post is too long to be a blog post, and it is not a white paper. I call it a Pink Paper because it is all about the P... more...

Jun 27 2012
Please come out and support one of our fabulous PFW Gold Members, Angie Tobon, at the grand opening of her new retail store. All welcome!   more...

Jun 27 2012
The summer months give women so many reasons to ditch the eye makeup and simply stick with the lipsticks and glosses. This is because on a day off, you never know where you’ll end up. You could start off at a patio having lunch with friends but you could be head deep in a pool, [...] more...

Jun 27 2012
Monica Parker dropped by Speakers' Spotlight HQ to vlog about her presentations. more...

Jun 26 2012
Can you believe it? Not Far From The Tree is five years old! To celebrate, we’re throwing a birthday party on the rooftop of our new office at 401 Richmond. It will be a lovely evening to celebrate all that this little project has accomplished si... more...

Jun 26 2012
“In a single moment, it is all gone.”-Revelation 18:17 We live in a society of constant to-do lists in the pursuit of feeling “accomplished,” “getting things done,” and “delivering on promises.” Perhaps this is a familiar setting for you or for those around you. Then we come across one bold statement that challenges the way [...] more...

Jun 25 2012
Talented Interior Design Jamie Beckwith has a great eye for style in fashion and interiors. She shares 7 ways you have infuse the popular colour, Tangerine, into your life!—->> I wanted to share the vibrant, happy shade of Tangerine, which happens to be Pantone’s Color of the Year.  This radiant shade is not only incredibly ...MORE more...

Jun 25 2012
Up until this season I had never taken part in a mulberry pick. Now I have picked four mulberry trees amounting to over 50 pounds of mulberries! After picking these trees I am delighted to say that Mulberries are now my favourite fruit to pick. I love ... more...

Jun 25 2012
Something we always hear is, “I really want to rent a dress, but I have no events coming up!”.  Well, here are some events happening around Canada that might be just right for you to wear a fun frock to.  There are concerts, theatre and all kinds of fun stuff for you to experience! CANADA [...] more...

Jun 25 2012
Ever feel stuck? Hopelessly looking for love? Struggling to lose weight? If you’ve answered yes, to any of these, trust me when I say, you’re not alone. Many of us have been there and struggle to take that leap into the lives we were born t... more...

Jun 25 2012
As I was about to walk across the stage, host Matt Galloway remarked, “This is one of my favourite projects in the city.” Yes, he was referring to Not Far From The Tree! This very fine compliment added a little skip in my step as I delighte... more...

Jun 24 2012
It was the year after I was finished taking Eldepryl and Selegeline for a disease I did not have and I was feeling pretty dam confused. Having a misdiagnosis of a chronic illness was, to say the least, a little … Continue reading more...

Jun 24 2012
Cuomo, lawmakers agree on cyberbullying bill more...

Jun 24 2012
Bullied bus monitor gets over %500,000 in donations! more...

Jun 24 2012

Dog left in a trunk???

This week, I spoke to a woman who said she saw someone putting  a dog into their trunk! WTF??? I asked her what she did and she said nothing. Folks, next time you see someone putting a DOG IN A TRUNK, at the very least, take the license plate number [...] more...

Jun 24 2012

Dog left in a trunk???

This week, I spoke to a woman who said she saw someone putting  a dog into their trunk! WTF??? I asked her what she did and she said nothing. Folks, next time you see someone putting a DOG IN A TRUNK, at the very least, take the license plate number [...] more...

Jun 23 2012
Meet Synchro Canada's senior national team members who are training for the 2012 Olympic Games. I recently caught up with these young women at the Etobicoke Olympium Pool. Check out what they have to say about how they push past fear, their keys to success, their dreams, hopes and the upcoming Olympic Games in this Shannon Skinner Special Report, which is part of an ongoing series of on-location interviews. more...

Jun 22 2012

 

My interview with CBC ‘s Mark Kelley on Connect
Start at 46:36
I don’t know why I’m squinting so much. Time for glasses maybe??

( Best of luck to you and the gang, Mark. )

 

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Jun 22 2012
Do you find yourself thinking more about your “to do” list than your social or family life? This is just one sign of workaholism. Other signs include working after hours, on weekends or through your lunch break, feeling guilty or … Continue reading more...

Jun 22 2012
Years ago a wise person told me the "problem for most people and organizations isn't not knowing what to do, but figuring out how to change ourselves and how to help others change." Changing your own habits can feel about as futile as climbing Mount Ev... more...

Jun 21 2012
BPW (Business & Professional Women) International’s World Congress in Helsinki, Finland a year ago this month was an unforgettable experience and one of the pinnacles in my musical career – to hear 600 women from over 60 countries around the world sing along with me on “Women of the World” was exhilerating.  A lot of... more...

Jun 21 2012
Do you have a dream – for your life, for your business? I dream all the time – the downside, in some cases, is that I did not put a time frame to each dream. I was in Chicago this week and finally got to visit Harpo Studios – a long-time dream of... more...

Jun 21 2012
Hello, I’m Avery Peters. I have been volunteering with Not Far From the Tree for 3 years now. I began as a gleaner, last year I was a supreme gleaner and now I’m volunteering as a Communications Intern along with Visha. I first discovered Not Far F... more...

Jun 20 2012
I’m pleased to announce that I am now a contributing blogger to the Huffington Post. Every week, you can read my posts about the interviews I do on Extraordinary Women TV, as well as some insights I will share — and a few other surprises. Check out my first post: my interview with singer/songwriter, Suzie [...] more...

Jun 20 2012
“I loved him so much I would ski down Mount Everest naked with a carnation up my nose for the love of that man.” – Joyce McKinney The story of Joyce McKinney and the Manacled Mormon sounds like a Quentin Tarantino film or an episode of S... more...

Jun 20 2012
When holding the door for someone - Sometimes knowing what to do is not enough...more often knowing how to do it is more important Continue reading more...

Jun 20 2012
Worst nightmare: One of my sites got hacked. Best outcome: My ass was saved. This happened rather quickly, so within the first 12 hour period I’m alerted by my hosting service about the situation. They outline in their email what happened and the steps they have already taken to eliminateRead the Rest... more...

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Jun 20 2012
We are supporting another organization to bring you this exciting & inspirational event at special discounted rates! Spend a wonderful afternoon cruising the Toronto harbour while you enjoy a market-fresh buffet-style brunch. At this exciting boat ... more...

Jun 20 2012
Meaningful Work- Building A Leadership & Management Must The Coachable Moment by Irene Becker ©Irene Becker 2012.  All Rights Reserved  Irene Becker | www.justcoachit.com | Qblog Helping smart people & organizations communicate and... more...

Jun 20 2012
Join entrepreneur mentor and ABC’s “Secret Millionaire” Ali Brown for her first ever, FREE 3-day virtual event: “The Feminine Edge.” Ali will be sharing some of her best strategies for SUCCESS alongside 12 brilliant lum... more...

Jun 20 2012
Hi, I’m Visha, and I’m very excited to be joining the Not Far From The Tree family as a communications intern.  I bring to the organization a background in English studies and years of experience as a writer and editor. I also have three years exp... more...

Jun 19 2012
Designer mentors, professional interior designers Beth and Carolina, founders of Pulp Design Studios in Seattle and Dallas, share 5 great tips for successful eclectic decorating! >> Eclecticism is quite possibly the hardest style to do well. Eclectic style is all about breaking rules, collecting what you love, and being unique. It takes a bold sense ...MORE more...

Jun 19 2012
Over the past couple of weeks, the notion of giving and receiving has come up several times. Often, good-hearted people get addicted to giving to others but hesitate when it comes to receiving. More often then not, this hesitation or reluctance to receive stems from a feeling of guilt or the feeling that “if I [...] more...

Jun 19 2012
When we are ready to make important decisions, we usually open up to learn more about the area of concern or ask a trusted advisor so that we make educated choices. When it comes to our health – there are many answers and rightly so because everyone... more...

Jun 18 2012
Wow, these are amazing. 10 of the most powerful and inspiring GRADUATION speeches! more...

Jun 18 2012
Centuries of immigrants risked everything to come to America with the belief that if they worked hard, they would enjoy a better life than their parents had. Since the country’s birth, each generation of Americans has generally made more money, been ... more...