February 2013

Feb 28 2013
February 28, 2013 Black History Month is a time to honour great achievements of the past. But, it is also a time to celebrate history- makers of tomorrow. People such as Tichaon Tapambwa, a young African filmmaker from East Toronto, who hopes to immortalize his stories through film. more...

Feb 28 2013
Maybe it's time to liberate yourself! more...

Feb 28 2013
The concept of Rent Frock Repeat originated exclusively as an online boutique. Women could now... more...

Feb 28 2013
Have heard the expression, when it comes to business: “when you are interested, you do what is convenient; when you are committed, you do whatever it takes!”?? (I’m not sure of the source for this quote because I’ve heard it from so many different people – but [...] more...

Feb 28 2013
Josh Patrick of The New York Times writes on renowned leadership expert and internationally bestselling author of Start With Why, Simon Sinek: I believe it takes great systems to make great companies. Too often, rather than using a systematic decision-making process, we decide what we want to do before we understand why. Simon Sinek has... more...

Feb 28 2013
Insightful. Thought-Provoking. A Game-Changer. 52 Weeks of Greatness begins…NOW! Get your copy today (simply click on the image above to be taken to The Gift Boutique)! Tagged: Big Picture Fine Focus, Connoisseurs of Life, ebook, investment strategies, Joann Lim, leadership, … Continue reading  more...

Feb 28 2013
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Feb 28 2013
We are highly tuned beings who interact with our environment in many more subtle ways than we have typically been taught in our current societal structure. In order to experience a pure flow of health, vitality and happiness, we want to eliminate struggle in all areas of our experience. This includes our thoughts, actions and emotions! That’s our journey of life – a continuous step by step learning experience to know ourselves and what brings us joy and meaning. more...

Feb 28 2013


1THING illustrated by Aimee Laurel
Recognizing when it’s time to draw the line 

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Feb 28 2013


Dr. Paul Weiss and his Golden Retriever, Brooke, are making a difference in the dental chair. 

Imagine this. 

You arrive with your child at the dentist, your child is nervous and not sure what to expect. 

 And you are greeted by a friendly, loving dog whose purpose is to love unconditionally and ease the nervousness of the patients who visit the office. Talk about making the trip to a dentist a memorable one. 

Well, that is what Dr. Paul Weiss and Brooke are doing.  Meet Brooke.  The Therapy Dog.

 Brooke

Paul said “it all started with a walk.”  He noticed how everyone smiled at Brooke and how Brooke connected with everyone she met.  Paul noted that Brooke had a bigger purpose than simply being an incredible family member and pet. 

He wanted to share Brooke with the world.

Dr. Weiss has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Williamsville, New York since 1989, however, last summer Brooke was certified by TDI as a therapy dog and now works two mornings a week alongside his human dad, Paul. 

Brooke helps people feel comfortable in the dentist office, and for each person this looks different. For some, Brooke lays quietly on the floor. And for others, she has curled up in the chair.  

Many people saw the photo of Brooke on the dentist chair with a child (see one such photo below) and this photo went viral on facebook, in fact, that was how I learned of Dr. Weiss. 

Brooke wears a special bandana to work, that way she knows it is time to work. Paul did mention that Brooke amazingly enough knows how to tell time, she knows when it is time to go to the office, what a great alarm clock... love on four feet!

Find out more about Brooke and Dr. Weiss at www.Drpaul4kids.com  or facebook



Our Dog Toby was also a therapy dog, 

His story is featured in his books On Toby's Terms and Toby the Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends    Toby's story was also featured in a book by Dr. Dawn Marcus. You can see the link below.

If you think your dog would make a great therapy dog, speak to your Vet, local behaviorist or trainers or you local Animal Assisted Therapy association.

Please feel free to share this blog with other pet lovers.  Let's help spread the word about the PAWsitive role that animals play in the therapy of humans....

            



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Feb 28 2013


Dr. Paul Weiss and his Golden Retriever, Brooke, are making a difference in the dental chair. 

Imagine this. 

You arrive with your child at the dentist, your child is nervous and not sure what to expect. 

 And you are greeted by a friendly, loving dog whose purpose is to love unconditionally and ease the nervousness of the patients who visit the office. Talk about making the trip to a dentist a memorable one. 

Well, that is what Dr. Paul Weiss and Brooke are doing.  Meet Brooke.  The Therapy Dog.

 Brooke

Paul said “it all started with a walk.”  He noticed how everyone smiled at Brooke and how Brooke connected with everyone she met.  Paul noted that Brooke had a bigger purpose than simply being an incredible family member and pet. 

He wanted to share Brooke with the world.

Dr. Weiss has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Williamsville, New York since 1989, however, last summer Brooke was certified by TDI as a therapy dog and now works two mornings a week alongside his human dad, Paul. 

Brooke helps people feel comfortable in the dentist office, and for each person this looks different. For some, Brooke lays quietly on the floor. And for others, she has curled up in the chair.  

Many people saw the photo of Brooke on the dentist chair with a child (see one such photo below) and this photo went viral on facebook, in fact, that was how I learned of Dr. Weiss. 

Brooke wears a special bandana to work, that way she knows it is time to work. Paul did mention that Brooke amazingly enough knows how to tell time, she knows when it is time to go to the office, what a great alarm clock... love on four feet!

Find out more about Brooke and Dr. Weiss at www.Drpaul4kids.com  or facebook



Our Dog Toby was also a therapy dog, 

His story is featured in his books On Toby's Terms and Toby the Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends    Toby's story was also featured in a book by Dr. Dawn Marcus. You can see the link below.

If you think your dog would make a great therapy dog, speak to your Vet, local behaviorist or trainers or you local Animal Assisted Therapy association.

Please feel free to share this blog with other pet lovers.  Let's help spread the word about the PAWsitive role that animals play in the therapy of humans....

            



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Feb 28 2013


1THING illustrated by Aimee Laurel
Having a coffee made for you

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Feb 28 2013
Queen’s University Alumni magazine took some time earlier this year to turn the microphone on ABC News’ Foreign Correspondent, Canada’s own Jeffrey Kofman: He knew from an early age what he wanted to do in life. “As a kid, I ­devoured the newspaper and drove my parents crazy by insisting that I stay up late... more...

Feb 27 2013
By Chris O’Brien for the LA Times: In my story Tuesday about TED, one of the speakers I interviewed in advance of her talk was Nilofer Merchant, a Silicon Valley corporate strategist. On Tuesday, Merchant had her big moment on the stage to give her three-minute talk. The topic: “Sitting is the smoking of our... more...

Feb 27 2013
Strategy Execution Expert Ram Charan’s new book, Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through The Great Economic Power Shift, hits store shelves today. While mainstream reviews should start appearing in the business press in the upcoming days and weeks, Kirkus Reviews got an early sneak peak: Ram Charan offers his view of where the world economy... more...

Feb 27 2013
True Secret to Success | Inc.com:

Guess what it is? 

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Feb 27 2013
When I worked at a coffee shop during college, we wore half aprons like this, and they were weirdly flattering. So, you feel really pretty while making dinner (or preparing a cheese plate), and of course they're functional, too, since you always need a... more...

Feb 27 2013
When I worked at a coffee shop during college, we wore half aprons like this, and they were weirdly flattering. So, you feel really pretty while making dinner (or preparing a cheese plate), and of course they're functional, too, since you always need a... more...

Feb 27 2013
I just finished our shoot for the Get Off The Fence Movement video. I am on Cloud 9. I am so proud. I am so excited. My dream for this Movement is so big. Some plans in the works -- to interview and showcase stories of other people who have gotten off the fence, and can teach others how to do the same. I also envision GET OFF THE FENCE Speaker Series in major cities-- free for the public to attend, whereby attendees leave with their own GET OFF THE FENCE action plans. I hope you will help me share the Movement when it launches. more...

Feb 27 2013
Gillian Livingston of The Globe and Mail gets excellent tips from Organizational Coach Michael Bungay Stanier on how to start and stay motivated to do great work: Your desk is a mess, your inbox is overflowing, and you’re frazzled. Whenever someone passes by, a new project lands in your lap. You never get to do the... more...

Feb 26 2013
February 26, 2013 Dr. Samantha Nutt, executive director and co-founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child Canada, wants people to understand what kind of international aid is effective. more...

Feb 26 2013
1THING illustrated by Aimee Laurel: The unknown. more...

Feb 26 2013
This week Sean and the final three girls headed to Thailand. The dates were filled... more...

Feb 26 2013
The New York Times recently ran a short piece about these insane free-fall slides on a Norwegian cruise line. You stand on a platform four stories high and then the floor suddenly falls out beneath you. Would you dare?! more...

Feb 26 2013
The New York Times recently ran a short piece about these insane free-fall slides on a Norwegian cruise line. You stand on a platform four stories high and then the floor suddenly falls out beneath you. Would you dare?! more...

Feb 26 2013

What to do when someone asks you to be their Trustee.
Courtesy of David Mills from Mills & Mills LLP. And contributed by J. Paul Mills, Q.C.
If someone asks you if you are willing to be her or his ...

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Feb 26 2013
Peter Guber, entrepreneur and bestselling author of Tell To Win, relates the process of winning an Oscar to the process of getting ahead in your career: The short answer is that winning the Academy Award is a political game and those who play it best, most often win. And this is absolutely true for your... more...

Feb 26 2013
Isn't this ombre weekend bag gorgeous? FYI, Shopbop is having a two-day sale with the code SPRINGEVENT. xoxo more...

Feb 26 2013
Isn't this ombre weekend bag gorgeous? FYI, Shopbop is having a two-day sale with the code SPRINGEVENT. xoxo more...

Feb 26 2013
From The Calgary Herald, by Eric Volmers: Now that it is more than six months old, the odd-couple novelty of an economist and an environmentalist joint tour has dimmed a little. So it’s not surprising that Jeff Rubin seems to have settled on a presumably oft-repeated catchphrase to explain the overlapping message he and David... more...

Feb 26 2013
The Transformational Canadians program celebrates 25 living citizens who have made a difference by immeasurably improving the lives of others. Readers were invited to nominate Canadians who fit this description. Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit activist, was selected as one of 25 Transformational Canadians in 2010. In the landmark 2005 legal petition she served against the United... more...

Feb 26 2013
Captain David Marquet was supposed to command another submarine but was vectored to the USS Santa Fe at the last minute. The Santa Fe was in the hurt locker: morale was low, performance was low, retention was at the bottom of the fleet. The subsequent journey caused him to rethink everything about leadership he’d been... more...

Feb 26 2013
I have a confession to make. I have been holding back…because of fear-fear that I wouldn’t be good enough, fear that it would be more challenging than it is and so forth. I have been holding back…but NO LONGER. Yes … Continue reading  more...

Feb 25 2013
Former Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor says he was satisfied to hear Ben Affleck thank Canada as the director accepted the best picture Oscar for the political thriller Argo on Sunday night. Here’s an article from CBC.ca on Taylor’s reaction to Ben Affleck’s win, and Jimmy Carter also setting the record straight on CNN’s Piers Morgan... more...

Feb 25 2013
Well here we go again. In a public, very very public, platform a 9 year old girl child was insulted to a degree that was absolutely shocking to me and many people around the world. This is garnered via www.upworthy.com … Continue reading more...

Feb 25 2013
Flavia Lopez, 1THING illustrated artist from December, will be showing at R Squared this March! http://flaviapraline.tumblr.com/ more...

Feb 25 2013
      Tune-in tonight for inspiring stories on Extraordinary Women TV airing on Rogers TV special guests are fitness/style expert, Jennifer Ettinger; and Eva Karpati, editor/publisher, Good News Toronto TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 – Tune-in to Rogers TV Cable 10 & 63 in Toronto/Scarborough tonight at 7:30pmET for the next episode of Extraordinary Women [...] more...

Feb 25 2013
Emerson Fry's spring collection launches today. These are the kind of clothes you'd live in all summer, don't you think? The effortless style would fit in anywhere, from winding Italian streets to poolside in Palm Springs to just kicking it at home. An... more...

Feb 25 2013
Emerson Fry's spring collection launches today. These are the kind of clothes you'd live in all summer, don't you think? The effortless style would fit in anywhere, from winding Italian streets to poolside in Palm Springs to just kicking it at home. An... more...

Feb 25 2013
Nilofer Merchant, bestselling author of Eleven Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era, speaks tomorrow at TED 2013. Here are a few tips and tricks she’s learned when preparing for an important speech: TED is well known, of course, as the global phenomena with over 5,000 TEDx events over the last three years. TED... more...

Feb 25 2013
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Feb 25 2013
Award-winning entrepreneur and creativity expert Josh Linkner writing for Forbes.com: When I closed out 2010, I realized I had embarked on one of my craziest journeys to date: that November, I started a venture capital firm. Now in its “terrible twos,” Detroit Venture Partners has grown to seven employees, plus three partners (including me, the... more...

Feb 25 2013
Do you ever feel like your pursuit of your “dream career as an entrepreneur” is just a big, fat waste of time? That no matter what you do, what path you take, there always seems to be a roadblock in the way? And it seems almost pointless to try harder, or even think about it? more...

Feb 25 2013
Simon Houpt reporting for The Globe and Mail: There was no life-or-death interrogation at the departure gate. No anti-authority bravery by a lone-wolf CIA agent. And Canadian wannabe heroes didn’t try to grab a spotlight that properly belonged to the U.S. intelligence service. In the wake of Sunday night’s win by Ben Affleck’s Argo for... more...

Feb 25 2013
1THING illustrated by Aimee Laurel: a weekend on the coast with my beloved and some friends more...