Will You Attend WeCapella?

Are you an online publisher, bloggers, digital content producer, PR representative, digital documentarian, social media consultant, marketer and/or digital influencer? On May 6th, 2014, the inaugural WeCapella Vol. 1 event will launch at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver.

Am I Authentic Enough?  Are you?

The term “personal brand” has reached a point of being overused. Many people in the business and social media communities are pushing back by focussing on the need to be authentic.

Fear And The Late Night Phone Call

Kite flying on the beach in Parksville This piece is part of a VancouverMom.ca blog series on the topic of fear.  It seemed to be a good opportunity to tell this story; shed light on what it is like to experience a stroke and be in hospital; and, talk about how anticipation, fear and coping [...]

Let's Talk: Dreaming Big

Have you been hearing and reading a lot about “settling”? The conversation goes like this: During this time of economic hardships you should be happy for …… because a lot of people don’t have…… So even though you are not happy with ……, just count yourself lucky. Buckle down and stick it out because these [...]

Transform Your Life & Live Out Your Dreams

By Maria Kritikos The inspiration and vision for Lunch With Maria started at the grass roots level and is an idea driven purely from the heart. How could I assemble a group of women together and show them how truly remarkable they were?  I wanted to create a network of powerful, like-minded women who could [...]

Sweet Humility

In a traditional saying from Costa Rica, wisdom is said to be a combination of humility and a sense of wonder. It is easy enough to understand the concept of a sense of wonder when you consider a child contemplating the beauty found in nature. Understanding what humility is can be a challenge. In this [...]

We Are More To Do With Beauty

but our lives will only ever always continue to be a balancing act that has less to do with pain and more to do with beauty. (Excerpt, To This Day, Shane Koyczan) If you use social media regularly, you’ve probably seen an animation of a poem presented by Shane Koyczan at TED2013.  Shane is a [...]

Identify Your Style of Expertise and Leap

True genius without heart is a thing of nought – for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together, make genius. Love! Love! Love! that is the soul of genius.  (Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, entry in Mozart’s souvenir album) Most of us live out our lives activating our dreams or aspiring to do [...]

Invite a Child to Create a Natural House

If you follow information about outdoor education and the international movement to help children experience the outdoors, you will enjoy hearing a recent talk shared by  the Pecha Kucha office in Tokyo.  The subject matter fits perfectly with the ideals that have been expressed by promoters of the outdoor education movement. Englishman David Pollard spoke [...]

Daily Dish: To Honour, Cherish and Celebrate

It’s not very often that I have had the opportunity to know someone who embraces the concept of honouring, cherishing and celebrating people and life with passion, enthusiasm and commitment.  Over the period of five years, I worked with a Montessori colleague in Japan who was also the Principal of our department.  Our five classroom [...]

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