October 2014

Oct 31 2014
November 1, 2014 This month Vera Held answers concerns about the appropriate time to move to a new job and new company. What are the important things to consider. more...

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Oct 31 2014
November 1, 2014 It’s a good thing that in the Creative Arts there is no “mandatory” retirement age, because as Sheldon Davis, Catherine Gildiner, and Ross Petty tell us, they are doing what they love. more...

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Oct 31 2014
October 31, 2014 This fabulous fall photograph was taken by Megane Polge, a grade 10 student at Pope John Paul School during her walk through Brooks Road Park in Scarborough. more...

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Oct 31 2014
On October 5, 2014, my pink dreams team walked at the Toronto Zoo, in honour of the CIBC Canadian  Breast Cancer Run for the Cure. The sun was shining and it was a brisk day. We met our team, and immediately the event became emotional. One of my team members found out a family member was diagnosed the day before the run with breast cancer. We hugged and shared tears. Women were coming up to new friends and showing such empathy and support. It was so touching. The event impressed the [...] more...

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Oct 31 2014
Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician, author of The Dolphin Way, and lecturer on human motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang offers the keys people of all ages need to succeed in the workplace and at home. With over fifteen years of clinical experience and extensive training in the science that lies behind motivation and mental wellness, Dr. Kang shows... more...

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Oct 31 2014

Melissa Bessey runs the blog, Give the Kids a Voice to provide kids with "a platform to be heard and promoted in a safe and effective online environment."

The post TMN: Melissa Bessey gives kids a voice appeared first on Toronto Mom Now.

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Oct 31 2014
Clearly I have to stop bragging that I can blog about anything, because no sooner had I told my girlfriends about my disastrous fall, than they said, well there's a blog!But in some ways, they are right.  This whole incident reminds that our ... more...

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Oct 31 2014
Are you attracting all the clients you want to your business? Are you finding it… more...

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Oct 31 2014
Leila Janah is a celebrated social entrepreneur who uses technology and business methods to promote social and economic justice. Her company, Sama Source is building small digital assembly lines in impoverished regions, which allows them to outsource microwork form a range of business partners. In her words, “Technology helps us unlock human talent wherever it... more...

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Oct 31 2014
Happy Halloween! Today marks the first day of most of North America's temporary weight gain. Mazel tov! Mine lasts as long my sons' candy lasts-- which is usually a long time. The boys are pretty enthusiastic about going from HOUSE TO HOUSE TO HOUSE TO HOUSE to collect heaps of sugar. more...

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Oct 30 2014
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Oct 30 2014

Have you ever found yourself wondering what the heck the point is of trying to get yourself (or your brand) “out there”?

Why would you spend your time guest writing or even being interviewed by other platforms?

The one (hopefully) obvious reason is exposure.

BUT the other winning factor is collecting as many impressions as you can.

What the heck am I talking about?

In this weeks episode of #ASKSJ I answer Meghan’s question who asked what the heck the deal is with these impressions I keep talking about.

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Oct 30 2014
The Power of a Great Leadership Event:  Features, Benefits & Reflections (Including  Powerful, Actionable Tips and Over 400 Bonus Articles) © Irene Becker, Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge™ | (IQ-EQ-SQ) Reach-Resonance-Results 3Q Leadership™ Blog- 42,000+ Social Media Followers & Growing!    Reflections: The audience at Leadership Connections was most committed, enthusiastic leadership audience I have ever addressed. My experience …

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Oct 30 2014
In today’s modern workplace, mental health problems have become the leading cause of disability claims, accounting for 70% of workplace disability management costs in Canada. As a former post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Stéphane Grenier knows the toll mental health issues can take on individuals firsthand. In a recent interview for the Montreal Gazette,... more...

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Oct 30 2014
Personality psychology has become a widely popular area of interest among many individuals. Personality quizzes, “type” analyses and endless explanations detailing why we act the way we do are all sub-sets of the area Dr. Brian Little specializes in. Described as “a cross between Robin Williams and Einstein,” Dr. Little employs equal doses of humour and... more...

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Oct 30 2014

In their book Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate and Inspire, authors Kathy Lubar and Belle Linda Halpern suggest three guidelines for developing emotional expressiveness that inspires others, influences change and drives business results. Generate excitement Put nonverbal cues to work Find and express a passionate purpose My previous post explored generating authentic […]

The post Words Are Powerful. Nonverbal Behaviours and Cues Affect Impact. appeared first on Maestro Quality Inc..

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Oct 30 2014
Hello beautiful, How is your body feeling today? The best way to answer that question… more...

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Oct 30 2014
Scouts Canada and Let's Talk Science Partner to Encourage STEM Career Growth amongst Canadian Youth Read more > more...

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Oct 30 2014

This weekend the AGO is kicking off their Family Sunday programming. We've got all the details.

The post Family Sundays at the AGO are back starting November 6! appeared first on Toronto Mom Now.

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Oct 30 2014
This is an easy one for me right now – what is the growth profile, the performance and what is the dividend? I use the same yardstick for all my investments – although I do check the Board to see if there are any women. One of these days I will get around to an [...] more...

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Oct 30 2014
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Oct 29 2014
Susan Cain believes society overvalues the gregariousness of extroverts and dramatically undervalues the talents of introverts. In her bestselling book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and in her record-smashing TED talk, Susan explores ways to tap-in to the quieter contingent–in the workplace, the classroom, and elsewhere–whose input we... more...

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Oct 29 2014
It is harvest season. Whether your garden is on a balcony, on a roof or in the backyard there is preparation that needs to be done for the winter months.... Read more > more...

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Oct 29 2014

PRESS: CBC Radio Call Of The Day — Sharing Economy Creates Opportunities Sharing economy creates opportunities — and so do loyal fans! We’re very lucky to have some very dedicated customers. One, whom recently spoke out on CBC radio to explain to listeners how Rent frock Repeat was a great resource for collaborative consumption. What […]

The post PRESS: CBC Radio — Sharing Economy Creates Opportunities appeared first on Frockology.

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Oct 29 2014
  I calculated that I travelled almost 20,000 kms by road & by rail across Canada in 6 weeks. In August, I spent 3 weeks visiting & performing in the Maritimes then in September/October, I sang on a moving train all the way from Toronto to Vancouver and back again.   This wonderful quote is... more...

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Oct 29 2014
He’s opinionated and ruthless, and he hungers for big deals. Yet he made millions helping children learn how to read. Nothing if not a polarizing force on television and at the podium, Kevin O’Leary pulls no punches when it comes to the good, the bad, and the ugly as it pertains to markets and economic... more...

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Oct 29 2014

Increasing productivity when branding yourself; The vital Day To Day Game plan

Do you own a business? Are you trying to build a brand?

Then you probably know that…

First, you need to know exactly what must be done.

Second, even if you do not have a specific deadline, you must also decide when it must be done.

And finally… the action piece..making it happen.

You want to accomplish your goals, whether they are short-term or long-term.  You also want to be proud of and satisfied with the results.  When you are not content to simply “go with …

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Oct 29 2014

We've put together 5 Halloween safety tips for kids - simple ways to keep the family safe on Halloween night.

The post Halloween 2016: The ultimate safety checklist for kids appeared first on Toronto Mom Now.

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Oct 29 2014
I saw this poem on Facebook, and wanted to share it with you. I thought it was so profound. Read it this until the end. I'd love to know what it means to you. She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. more...

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Oct 28 2014
October 28, 2014 Tourists travel to countries in need of supplies every day. Through the work of Avi D'Sousa, tourists have become a new channel for delivering supplies to those in need. more...

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Oct 28 2014
Max Valiquette helps companies, organizations, and brands find solutions to their problems by better understanding their employees, customers, and communities. He was named one of Canada’s “Most Influential Marketers” by Marketing magazine, and has worked with some of the biggest brands around the world. His varied expertise makes him one of the most sought-after public... more...

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Oct 28 2014
Fear is not a bad thing; it keeps us aware of potential negative or dangerous situations. However, because they are learned, they become registered in our minds as thoughts. Thoughts are energy AND “Where thoughts go - Energy follows! Our bodies do not know the difference between thoughts that are from real and present danger or if they are assumed. This is where the acronym, False Evidence Appearing Real comes from. Most of our fears are learned and originate then from our thoughts. Our negative emotions are triggered and our bodies respond. Continue reading more...

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Oct 28 2014
I asked Jane whether she had a role model who inspired her to be ambitious and aspire to succeed in her career and her life.   Jane says: “Well as far as setting goals and benchmarks and that sort of thing, I would say that it’s more innate for me. I didn’t really know anybody [...] more...

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Oct 28 2014
Through his 21-years as an astronaut and three spaceflights, Colonel Chris Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon. Called “the most famous astronaut since... more...

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Oct 28 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 – The guest-line up has been announced for the season premiere of Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner , which airs tonight at 7pm ET on Rogers TV Cable 10/63 in Toronto/Scarborough. In this first episode, host Shannon Skinner goes on location to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, filmed this […] more...

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Oct 28 2014
Love. Unconditional Love. Relentless. Timeless. Matchless. Full of Grace. Full of Truth. Full of Honour. Full of Dignity. Life-giving. Life-saving. Merciful. Unending. Unfailing. Complete. Wholehearted. Love.   They say that the body cannot go without water for a certain amount … Continue reading more...

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Oct 27 2014
Jeff Rubin, one of the world’s most prominent experts on the future of oil, explains why the end of cheap supply means the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity—and the end of globalization as we now know it. Rubin was the former Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets (for almost 20 years), is a... more...

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Oct 27 2014

Now that we are in October it is time  to start thinking about Halloween costume ideas. RfR is all about playing dress up, naturally Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year. If you are the type of person who wants to be the belle of the ball  and not be stuck in […]

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Oct 27 2014
Business performance expert Ryan Estis challenges conventional thinking on corporate culture, communication, client acquisition, brand ambassadorship and change. In this article, Ryan asks questions about what the landscape looks like today, and how you can shape success for tomorrow: What do your customers look like today? Have you considered what they might look like in... more...

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Oct 27 2014
Stop for a second and ask yourself, how are you feeling? If you were to finish the following statement, what would you say? “I am ____.” What word did you use? Happy? Anxious? Over-worked? Calm? When I do this exercise with clients, I usually get negative statements. For a lot of us, we let our damaging views of ourselves to dominate our psyche and eventually to become the reality. There’s no shortage of evidence on how the principles of auto-suggestion (how stating things to ourselves can eventually become the reality) can work to change our lives for the better. It’s the core to Napoleon Hill’s bestselling book Think and Grow Rich, and Louise Hay credits the practice as a key element to helping her heal her cancer and take control of her health. more...

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Oct 27 2014
Victoria Lorient-Faibish is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Life Coach, author, speaker, and for 20 years and… more...

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Oct 27 2014
Victoria Lorient-Faibish is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Life Coach, author, speaker, and for 20 years and… more...

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Oct 27 2014
  Here are two recipes from this week’s menu. Enjoy! The Autumn Glow Bowl (this recipe comes courtesy of Shannon Leparski of The Glowing Fridge Serves 2 Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 20 min INGREDIENTS 1 cup quinoa, any … Continue reading more...

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Oct 25 2014
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In a week when Canadians are still reeling from the shock of the attacks and murders in Montreal and Ottawa, it almost seemed ironic but fitting, that I should visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights during my visit to Winnipeg.

Still not officially declared open, I was fortunate enough to be in Winnipeg when limited tours were allowed to either see the galleries or to understand more about the architecture.  It was the latter tour that I was able to take, and as someone who likes to use analogies, the symbolism of the structure was not wasted on me.

Standing tall in the middle of Winnipeg, you really can’t miss the building.  As you enter the museum, you first  notice the dark, earth tone walls which represent the roots of the museum and out of respect to indigenous people, there are several symbols to acknowledge their culture - a drum shape on the wall, a bronzed footprint and a circular theatre.   

On the far wall, the word welcome is written in 36 languages, with animated screen shots of the different people writing the words, including someone in a wheelchair.   Also on the ground floor is a piece of stone from Runnymede where the Magna Carta was signed and donated by Queen Elizabeth.

The symbolism carries on throughout the building, with the walls and ramps made out of alabaster which with its see-through properties, allowing light to shine through.  Then you reach the Tower of Hope which is made completely out of glass, and was especially shipped in from Germany because it keeps the cold out and the warmth in, which given this is located in Winnipeg, is an important consideration.

In one gallery, a beautiful beaded structure hangs on the wall, with thousands of beads that were sewn on by hand by individuals, to represent the millions of people who share this earth. 

The idea is that as you take in the different exhibits, you reach a point of understanding, and it becomes clear about what needs to happen in the world to achieve human rights.  To further demonstrate the transparency that is needed in the world, all the offices in the building are open and can be viewed from above.

In the basement of the bulding, are large rocks that from a distance look like logs, with water ponds and plants.  Here the idea is that you can rest after your tour and contemplate on all that you have seen.

We didn’t see the different exhibits, but were told it will focus on different infractions of human rights – such as the Holocaust,  different genocides around the world, as well as the vision for a peaceful world and the actions Canadians are taking against bullying, for example as well as stories of Canadians who have worked to make a difference.

One person on our tour observed that the top of the Tower of Hope seemed unfinished, and the guide also pointed out that there are holes in different parts of the building, and that she explained is because the work of human rights is never done.  We are a work in progress.

The Museum offers a journey from darkness to light.  It will be officially opening on November 11, 2014.  Let us hope that its message inspires us to take action and work together towards equal rights for all.


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Oct 25 2014
THIS WEEK’s VIDEO! I learned about Nick via one of my mentors. Nick is a remarkable soul who has a passion for spreading love, joy, and hope. He is a gifted speaker, author, husband, father, and role model. He also … Continue reading more...

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