October 2013

Oct 31 2013
Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to go backstage after the final production of Pucini’s La Bohéme at the impressive Four Season Centre to personally congratulate and have a photo taken with soprano, Simone Osborne. Simone is a rising star with the Canadian Opera Company who I recently interviewed on my talk show, Extraordinary Women [...] more...

Oct 28 2013
NEWS RELEASE:     Tune-in tonight for episode seven of Extraordinary Women TV on Rogers TV Special guests soprano Simone Osborne & burlesque/women sexuality historian Kaitlyn Regehr TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 – Tune-in tonight for episode seven of season two’s Extraordinary Women TV, when host Shannon Skinner sits down to chat with soprano Simone Osborne, [...] more...

Oct 27 2013
Move over fear, hello bravery… With a small group of Saudi women getting behind the wheel and driving their cars in defiance of the obscure unwritten rule in Saudi Arabia that, at its basic core, restricts women’s freedom, I took pause and thought about the courage it takes. These rebellious women are doing more than [...] more...

Oct 26 2013
This past week, I was in LA filming a video featurette series — and had a blast! The video featurette is directed and produced by my friend, Marsh Engle, which was filmed at her studio. I can’t wait to share it!               The day began with a visit to [...] more...

Oct 21 2013
Tune-in tonight for episode six of Extraordinary Women TV on Rogers TV Special guests Stephanie Joanne and Sandra Abballe TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 – Tune-in tonight for episode six of season two’s Extraordinary Women TV, when host Shannon Skinner speaks with guests interviews celebrity personal trainer, Stephanie Joanne, about the importance of being authentic and true [...] more...

Oct 14 2013
SHANNON’S TRAVEL BAG: Travel Tips for Women Shannon Skinner writes about the holy Isle of Iona; the article originally appeared in Infinity Magazine (winter ’12). __________     * * * If a pilgrimage to ancient spiritual sites is on your wish list, the holy Isle of Iona might have what you are seeking. With [...] more...

Oct 07 2013
Tune-in tonight for episode 4 of Extraordinary Women TV on Rogers TV Special guests Joelle Adler and Laura Berg TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2013 – Tune-in tonight for episode four of season two’s Extraordinary Women TV, when host Shannon Skinner speaks with guests visionary entrepreneur and humanitarian, Joelle Adler, CEO, Diesel Canada and Founder, OneXOne Foundation, [...] more...

Oct 05 2013
Some years ago, I read an article that quoted an advertising guru who said: “An idea has no value unless you do something with it.” Although I no longer recall the name of the adman, I have never forgotten his words. In a way, they began to transform my life. The “land of ideas” is [...] more...

Oct 02 2013
Do you have a desire to change your career or start a business, or do something else that speaks to your heart, but the fear of how you will pay bills while you make the transition stops you in your tracks? This is something I have experienced and has probably been the biggest obstacle for [...] more...