January 2013

Jan 31 2013
Since all energy vibrates and oscillates at different rates, then, at least at the atomic level, the human body is really composed of different kinds of vibrating energy. The term, “vibrational medicine”, comes from this fact. By using a vibrational-medicine approach, it is possible to diagnose different types of illnesses based on knowledge of the different frequencies of energy that can be measured coming from the human body. For example, many doctors routinely order electrocardiagrams (EKG’s) on patients as part of their yearly exams. The electrical energy coming from the heart can give doctors information about whether the heart is functioning properly.” more...

Jan 31 2013
How often have you attended an event and found that you were totally overwhelmed and under-prepared? I see it happen all the time and it makes my heart sink because, seriously, those are missed opportunities that you will never get back. There are many large, and valuable, events [...] more...

Jan 31 2013
CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi shares his thoughts on the new Blackberry Z10. more...

Jan 31 2013
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Jan 31 2013
As I continue to hone my public speaking skills, my speaker coach recently asked me a simple question: who do you consider the greatest orators? I rattled off a number of them, such as the obvious J.F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King. Then I realized my list comprised entirely of men. So, I had to do more digging. more...

Jan 31 2013
As I continue to hone my public speaking skills, my speaker coach recently asked me a simple question: who do you consider the greatest orators? I rattled off a number of them, such as the obvious J.F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King. Then I realized my list comprised entirely of men. So, I had to do more digging. more...

Jan 31 2013
Thanks Carla Zimmer! We really enjoyed your illustrations this month! more...

Jan 30 2013
*Click each image below to ENLARGE:) Tagged: Big Picture Fine Focus, Clean Eating, Connoisseurs of Life, Free Stuff, Joann Lim, library, lifestyle, Live Out Loud Everyday, LOLE, lole women, lolepop, lolewomen, Meet-ups, Tal Ronnan, The Conscious Cook, Vegan, Vision Boards, … Continue reading  more...

Jan 30 2013
We are hosting a new event called Science Fun Days here at the University of Manitoba on Tuesday, February 19, 2013- Wednesday, February 20, 2013. We have invited 145 inner-city children over the span of 2 days to join us on campus to learn about extra... more...

Jan 30 2013
We are hosting a new event called Science Fun Days here at the University of Manitoba on Tuesday, February 19, 2013- Wednesday, February 20, 2013. We have invited 145 inner-city children over the span of 2 days to join us on campus to learn about extra... more...

Jan 30 2013
Canadian Olympic champion Adam van Koeverden on his love for Algonquin Park and the value of hard work. more...

Jan 30 2013
Two trends have snuck up on us – slower long-term economic growth and an aging society. Together, they will stress public finances and force harder decisions for governments, regardless of political stripe. They will put squarely before society the options of higher taxes and/or fewer government services, options no politician or electorate welcomes. This week,... more...

Jan 30 2013
Humorist Will Rogers said, ” Everybody wants progress but nobody wants to change.” But I think these days, you have changed so much you’re battle weary. You get tired of having to constantly adapt. and we’ve tightened our belts so much we’ve now got cleavage. Whether you are a solo-preneur or a  big business or Read the full article... more...

Jan 30 2013
If you have been following on Facebook or Twitter, perhaps you've read the announcement I made last Friday. After an audition a few weeks ago, I can now proudly say I am the Weekly Parenting Correspondent on the new Morning Show on Global TV (Sorry US friends, it's Canadian tv). ;) I nervously awaited the news, and it came last Friday at 5PM. more...

Jan 30 2013
Leslie Smith grew up in Kansas with two Cocker Spaniels, a pen and a notebook constantly at her side. She spent much of her time in her professional life writing for the corporate world, while in her spare time she volunteered with her local animal she... more...

Jan 30 2013
Leslie Smith grew up in Kansas with two Cocker Spaniels, a pen and a notebook constantly at her side. She spent much of her time in her professional life writing for the corporate world, while in her spare time she volunteered with her local animal she... more...

Jan 30 2013
1THING illustrated by Carla Zimmer: My new funky socks! more...

Jan 29 2013
Last night The Bachelor brought out a lot of conflict and disagreements between the big personalities of... more...

Jan 29 2013
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Jan 29 2013
Okay I am the first to admit it, me, who espouses being fearless, is a fraidy cat when it comes to dental visits. I’ve not been to a dentist in a little while and that’s not good for my health … Continue reading more...

Jan 29 2013
A CHIP Home Income Plan is a reverse mortgage secured by the equity in your home. Unlike a... more...

Jan 29 2013
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Jan 29 2013
I can finally make an exciting announcement that I have been keeping under wraps! For those of you who may remember, I became a Spokesperson for Microsoft Office 2010 last year. It was thrilling, because I haven't lived A DAY without Microsoft Office for the past 15 years. So it gives me great pleasure to announce that I am the Spokesperson for the NEW Microsoft Office 365. more...

Jan 29 2013
1THING illustrated by Carla Zimmer: B more...

Jan 28 2013
Apparently we love fashion, all of us, both men and women. Red carpets and Award shows seem to bring out the best, and the worst, in fashion according to many fashionistas. Huffington Post style Canada is no exception and, for … Continue reading more...

Jan 28 2013
Want to feel more grateful in life? Try sleeping more - The Globe and Mail: Want to sleep better? Try practicing gratitude before bed! more...

Jan 28 2013
Winter is upon us, and for those of us here in the GTA, it doesn’t... more...

Jan 28 2013
 Who is the leader in your house?According to Ron Berman, in many homes, the pack leaders are the dogs, and not their human family member.  Ron is a Certified Forensic Consultant, and one of the most knowledgeable experienced experts in the e... more...

Jan 28 2013
 Who is the leader in your house?According to Ron Berman, in many homes, the pack leaders are the dogs, and not their human family member.  Ron is a Certified Forensic Consultant, and one of the most knowledgeable experienced experts in the e... more...

Jan 28 2013
The other day, I was browsing around the home shop John Derian, when I spotted this embroidered duck onesie. It was so intricate and beautiful in person, and I learned that it was hand-drawn and designed by Brooklyn designer Stephanie Housley of Coral ... more...

Jan 28 2013
1THING illustrated by Carla Zimmer: Cheese Graters more...

Jan 28 2013
      Tonight’s guests on  Extraordinary Women TV airing on Rogers TV Alyssa Richard, founder/CEO, RateHub, PLUS Andrea Lown, founder, SmartBrideBoutique.com TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 – Tune-in to Rogers TV Cable 10 & 63 in Toronto/Scarborough tonight at 7:30pmET for the next episode of Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner, when Shannon sits down [...] more...

Jan 27 2013
1THING illustrated by Carla Zimmer: THe Universe more...

Jan 26 2013
I have been reading and researching a lot lately. Putting in my “outlier” hours on women, financial global truths and prosperity vs poverty. I wonder what “society” thinks of “mature women” “elders” who have made their fortunes by themselves. Think … Continue reading more...

Jan 26 2013
I  had to move some stuff to the locker so I went ahead and rented me a 10 ft cube van.  Got to the house, and realized that I needed to back it into the driveway which meant driving backwards up a slight incline, making a sharp turn into a narrow driveway walled by snow. ... more...

Jan 26 2013


I recently had the pleasure of observing true customer service in action.  I was at the spa getting my hair done and an elderly lady, with a beautiful head of white hair, was in a cozy gown, waiting for a massage.  I’ll call her “Daisy”  because she reminded me of Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy.


Because she was a little early and waiting for her appointment, Diana at the front desk decided to spend the time chatting and getting to know her better.  Now she could have done this from her desk, but no, she chose to come over, and bent down so she was at eye-level with her, and proceeded to chat.


I couldn’t help but hear the conversation and it was touching.  They were talking about love and how you have to grab it, no matter what your age,  if you are fortunate enough to meet the right person. It turns out that Daisy had got married for the first time at 67 and she was congratulating Diana on her recent marriage at 54.


You could tell that the conversation meant a lot to both of them, and before Daisy left for her appointment, she stroked Diana’s face in a gentle and loving way.  After she had gone, I asked how old she was --- 92, and she’d only just moved into a senior’s residence.


That small, touching moment made my day and I am positive it did for both Daisy and Diana.  In the hustle and bustle of living our hectic lives, it was a lovely interlude; emphasizing the need to reach out, and just spend a few moments sharing our innermost thoughts – with friends or complete strangers.



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Jan 26 2013


I recently had the pleasure of observing true customer service in action.  I was at the spa getting my hair done and an elderly lady, with a beautiful head of white hair, was in a cozy gown, waiting for a massage.  I’ll call her “Daisy”  because she reminded me of Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy.


Because she was a little early and waiting for her appointment, Diana at the front desk decided to spend the time chatting and getting to know her better.  Now she could have done this from her desk, but no, she chose to come over, and bent down so she was at eye-level with her, and proceeded to chat.


I couldn’t help but hear the conversation and it was touching.  They were talking about love and how you have to grab it, no matter what your age,  if you are fortunate enough to meet the right person. It turns out that Daisy had got married for the first time at 67 and she was congratulating Diana on her recent marriage at 54.


You could tell that the conversation meant a lot to both of them, and before Daisy left for her appointment, she stroked Diana’s face in a gentle and loving way.  After she had gone, I asked how old she was --- 92, and she’d only just moved into a senior’s residence.


That small, touching moment made my day and I am positive it did for both Daisy and Diana.  In the hustle and bustle of living our hectic lives, it was a lovely interlude; emphasizing the need to reach out, and just spend a few moments sharing our innermost thoughts – with friends or complete strangers.



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Jan 26 2013
1THING illustrated by Carla Zimmer: Peanut butter more...

Jan 25 2013
2013 is looking like a great year to become an entrepreneur, and starting a business from home sounds like a dream. Indeed, running a home-based business has its perks! You can be close to family, work on your own schedule and build your passion into a business. However, common mistakes are often made by those starting a new home-based business. Mistakes from forgetting about government regulations, to sticking to an effective schedule and business plan, home business owners have a lot to keep track of. more...

Jan 25 2013
The Tango is the best expression of a relationship that works beautifully as each partner accept... more...

Jan 25 2013
June 12, 2012, by Bassem Ghali, Green Lotus We are all noticing more local search results... more...

Jan 25 2013
Now that I spend my life typing on a computer, my handwriting has gotten pretty much illegible. So instead of scribbling your return address on a letter, wouldn't it be great to use these beautiful embossers, which leave a raised stamp of your add... more...

Jan 25 2013
1THING illustrated by Carla Zimmer: Singing more...

Jan 24 2013
Not sure where to go for Valentine’s Day? What about what to wear? Or what... more...

Jan 24 2013
This week on the Bachelor was quite eventful with the breaking of a world record,... more...