September 2012

Sep 30 2012
1THING illustrated by angelykke: I am grateful for my horses because they give me much joy more...

Sep 30 2012
I find that it’s safe to say, when things are difficult, that’s a sign something isn’t working out.  Yet somehow, we try to fight through the difficulty.  We try to push and change and work on, only putting ourselves through …... more...

Sep 30 2012
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of Reiki, then please check out this 1-day course offered by PFW member Angie Tobon. Angie, who is a Reiki Master ~ is offering this course for people who want to learn more about Reiki. Reiki is a safe... more...

Sep 29 2012
1THING illustrated by angelykke: everything more...

Sep 29 2012
Jennifer Carlson Broe is the founder and president of Baby Gourmet Foods Inc., an organic baby food company specializing in nutritious and delicious packaged food for babies and toddlers. The entrepreneurial bug bit Jennifer at the age of 7, when she started a lemonade stand and a dog walking business. As an adult, she found [...] more...

Sep 28 2012
When it comes to our jobs, we sometimes feel like we’re on a never ending shift. We’re Registered Dietitians, so that means, we share our knowledge about food and the effects it has on the body. Since everyone has to eat, and more recently, food is at the forefront of everyone’s radars, the conversation of food seems to be a constant one. more...

Sep 28 2012
1THING illustrated by angelykke: Pumpkin Pie more...

Sep 27 2012
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if there were 8 days in a week? I’m sure many of you would like to take advantage of that extra 24 hours, particularly at busy times of the year. What would it be like, though, if you [...] more...

Sep 27 2012
I was recently inspired by a statement made by one of my mentors John Gray (@realjohngray, www.johngrayworld.org). He said, “When it comes to relationships, people often want the instant version but want it to feel like it was homemade.” This … Continue reading  more...

Sep 27 2012
1THING illustrated by angelykke: My brain more...

Sep 27 2012
 “The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”  ― Yves Saint-Laurent Most girls in early childhood sit and watch in awe while the daring ones experiment when no one else is looking – … Continue reading more...

Sep 26 2012
Motivation is everything.  Properly channeled…motivation allows you to achieve any goal you set your mind... more...

Sep 26 2012
This Apple and Raisin Chutney is my all time favourite preserve I have ever made. It’s one that I consistently get around to eating all of as well. Everyone who has ever ventured into canning and preserving has some of those preserves they just n... more...

Sep 26 2012
This past Sunday was Brewers Backyard and the day we got to taste the much anticipated beers from Indie Alehouse and Bellwoods Brewery that used city fruit harvested by Not Far From The Tree. Both breweries developed great beers that really let the fru... more...

Sep 26 2012
1THING illustrated by angelykke: Not having a 9-5 more...

Sep 26 2012
People do business with you or with your company because they know you, they like you, and they trust you. No matter how much you pay a marketing company or an advertising agency, although they can certainly help you with this, there is one thing yo... more...

Sep 26 2012
A new relationship usually follows four main stages, comparable to the seasons in a year. If you follow the phases with the right person, you will be able to achieve a healthy, committed relationship. Many people give up as soon … Continue reading more...

Sep 26 2012
Today is a day known to Jewish people as Yom Kippur- the holiest, most religious day of the year. Today is a day where we repent our sins, and ask G-d for forgiveness. Today is also a day of fasting. (Confession here- I'm not that strong in the fasting department). Tonight will mark my favorite synagogue service of the year. We will stand for one hour at a service called Nilah. Nilah marks the end of the 24 hour Yom Kippur fast. It is a very special hour (which I will miss because I am hosting 16 people at my house for the break fast), but what resonates for me, is the symbolism of Nilah. I think it very much parallels life. After you have fasted for 24 hours, it is custom at the Nilah service to stand the entire last hour when you are hungry, tired and dizzy. It is the ultimate test of your endurance. To be able to stand when you think you cannot. more...

Sep 25 2012
If you have a presentation to give over the next few weeks, check out these three essential guidelines to either add to your success or at least stop you from being “evaluation score”condemned by an audience!! more...

Sep 25 2012
1THING illustrated by angelykke: Raising a little hell! more...

Sep 24 2012
To go to bed.  To be lost in sleep.  To not have to deal with the day to day stresses.  To avoid.  To dream a dream that is better than the reality of the day. “Sleeping is caving in.  No … Continue reading → more...

Sep 24 2012
This post was written by Eric Ritskes, blogger and active volunteer with Not Far From The Tree. If you have a story to share about your fruit picking and eating adventures, by all means send it along to info@notfarfromthetree.org. One day, while hig... more...

Sep 24 2012

Belinda is an re-connective healing expert and works with animals not to treat symptoms, but to treat the whole animal. Belinda mentioned that many animals actually mirror their guardian’s illness and disease.

Researching and studying the ancient Hawaiian healing practices has been a passion of Belinda’s and about 15 years ago, this impacted her life in a very positive way. We talked about the power of re-connective healing, and what is so incredible is that the healer does not actually physically touch the animal. The healing occurs by being present and using deep empathy and helping the animal to get into an extremely calm state. Belinda talked about some incredible examples of animals who in 1-3 sessions, experienced dramatic improvements in their health. This form of healing can also reduce anxiety and depression in animals, and is extremely beneficial for animals who have experienced trauma .




Imagine if all animals had this sense of joy and peace...


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all shelter animals had the opportunity to experience this type of transformational healing?

To learn more about re-connective healing, and Belinda Farrell, visit:

www.hunahealing.com

And, Listen to the amazing interview with expert and healer, Belinda Farrell, you will love her story about swimming with the dolphins (a lot of them). http://www.blogtalkradio.com/chammond/2012/09/08/guest-belinda-farrell




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Sep 24 2012

Belinda is an re-connective healing expert and works with animals not to treat symptoms, but to treat the whole animal. Belinda mentioned that many animals actually mirror their guardian’s illness and disease.

Researching and studying the ancient Hawaiian healing practices has been a passion of Belinda’s and about 15 years ago, this impacted her life in a very positive way. We talked about the power of re-connective healing, and what is so incredible is that the healer does not actually physically touch the animal. The healing occurs by being present and using deep empathy and helping the animal to get into an extremely calm state. Belinda talked about some incredible examples of animals who in 1-3 sessions, experienced dramatic improvements in their health. This form of healing can also reduce anxiety and depression in animals, and is extremely beneficial for animals who have experienced trauma .




Imagine if all animals had this sense of joy and peace...


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all shelter animals had the opportunity to experience this type of transformational healing?

To learn more about re-connective healing, and Belinda Farrell, visit:

www.hunahealing.com

And, Listen to the amazing interview with expert and healer, Belinda Farrell, you will love her story about swimming with the dolphins (a lot of them). http://www.blogtalkradio.com/chammond/2012/09/08/guest-belinda-farrell




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Sep 24 2012
It's September- Back To School is in full gear. If you’re the mom of a teen, you know how tough the school year can be. Intensive AP classes. Mountains of homework. Sports practices that take hours. This seems to be the new normal, and that’s true whether your teens are headed for the local community college or a powerhouse university. No wonder today’s kids say school has displaced family or peer problems as the greatest stressor in their lives. more...

Sep 23 2012
1THING illustrated by angelykke: Wedding celebration more...

Sep 22 2012
Whether we’re aware of it or not, each of us is on a life path or trajectory, traveling toward an ultimate destiny. If we’re honest with ourselves, we could be our own “psychic”—able to closely predict where we’ll end up, just by evaluating... more...

Sep 22 2012
We couldn’t have asked for any better weather than what we received for the second annual City Cider. Beautiful skies and a warm day with a nice cooling breeze set the scene for what was the biggest and best City Cider yet! This year, with the ab... more...

Sep 22 2012
1THING illustrated by angelykke: The last day of summer! more...

Sep 21 2012
Summer is coming to an end – and it’s now time to shift your focus back to your business! Are YOU ready? Calling Toronto’s fabulous heart-centered soulpreneurs to join us for an evening of socializing, networking and positive fabu... more...

Sep 21 2012
The evidence of China's economic slowdown is now overwhelming. Numerous economic statistics have confirmed that the credit-fueled investment boom is ending and that the transition to a consumption-led economy is certainly underway (if only because inv... more...

Sep 21 2012
Fall is in the air, which means the kids are back in school. If you're a mom, that means more "me time." More time to explore, reassess and figure out where you're at, and where you're headed. Perhaps this is your season to become a mompreneur. Women, if you are currently in a job you dislike, fall is a great time to start plotting your move. While spring is about cleaning and rebirth, so is fall. Fall is like one great giant haircut- the shedding of dead ends and making room for new and healthy hair to grow. Fall is a great time to tune-up your career. more...

Sep 21 2012
Fall is in the air, which means the kids are back in school. If you're a mom, that means more "me time." More time to explore, reassess and figure out where you're at, and where you're headed. Perhaps this is your season to become a mompreneur. Women, if you are currently in a job you dislike, fall is a great time to start plotting your move. While spring is about cleaning and rebirth, so is fall. Fall is like one great giant haircut- the shedding of dead ends and making room for new and healthy hair to grow. Fall is a great time to tune-up your career. more...

Sep 21 2012
Fall is in the air, which means the kids are back in school. If you're a mom, that means more "me time." More time to explore, reassess and figure out where you're at, and where you're headed. Perhaps this is your season to become a mompreneur. Women, if you are currently in a job you dislike, fall is a great time to start plotting your move. While spring is about cleaning and rebirth, so is fall. Fall is like one great giant haircut- the shedding of dead ends and making room for new and healthy hair to grow. Fall is a great time to tune-up your career. more...

Sep 21 2012
People are always searching for the definition of love. How do you know if you have the right person? What should you be looking for in the dating world? Are you with “The One?” It all comes down to a … Continue reading more...

Sep 21 2012
1THING illustrated by angelykke: Knowing that I always have options. more...

Sep 20 2012
Thanks so much to volunteer Elizabeth Morris for sharing this story. If you have a story to share about your fruit picking adventures, by all means send it along to info@notfarfromthetree.org. Four of us spent a happy morning last Friday in a tiny gard... more...

Sep 20 2012
How many of you feel absolutely, and totally, overwhelmed just thinking about social media these days? If you’re anything like me, you’re not 30 years old anymore – and all of this can seem totally impossible to learn, let alone implement. You know that you must get [...] more...

Sep 20 2012
We are the only ones who can know what is really true inside though we are easily distracted by the discomfort we perceive we will experience. This is the reason for trusted support people in our lives to journey with us. To witness us and offer thei... more...

Sep 20 2012
It goes without saying that we all want to create memorable impressions with everyone we meet. Sometimes however, we unconsciously sabotage those efforts or fall short of the standards we set for ourselves. The only way to consistently produce favorable … Continue reading more...

Sep 19 2012
Though our first inventory sale was a few weeks ago, we’re still reeling over these... more...

Sep 19 2012

Taming Office Hecklers – Chumps and Chimps

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Sep 19 2012
Are you tired of spinning your wheels in your business with less than desirable result? Join Jennifer Longmore, Business Energetics Expert, for a dynamic workshop to learn: the #1 marketing mind-set all successful entrepreneurs need to have to attract ... more...

Sep 19 2012
  Summer is coming to an end, but it is still warm enough to have awesome outdoor parties. Coming up this Sunday the 23rd from 12-4pm is the latest instalment of the Brewers Backyard at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue). The beers that have b... more...

Sep 19 2012
Okay, today's "On the fence" question: Do you sleep with your door open or closed? Why I am asking, is because this weekend, I discovered one of the greatest sleep secrets known to man mom. It's called... wait... here it comes.... I give you... SLEEPING WITH THE DOOR CLOSED. Winning! more...