Posts Categorized: Reflection

Why Great Ideas Get Rejected

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They say that rejection fuels creativity. And when we are creative, we come up with some pretty great ideas. We share those ideas and then… they get rejected. It sounds like a never ending cycle of negativity and great ideas lost. So why do our great ideas get rejected? In this eye-opening Ted Talk, David… Read more »

Simplicity – A Disciplined Approach To Less

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First, a heartfelt thank you to all who came by to celebrate MarchFifteen’s Four Year Anniversary. I just adore the sense of community we are building together, the energy, the buzz… Truly grateful for your generosity and conversations. Humbly, here is the speech you were asking for – I hope it continues to provide nods… Read more »

My Life as an Imposter – A Guest Blog by Janet Morrison

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We are pleased to have Janet Morrison, Vice-Provost, Students at York University, write a guest blog for us on the “Imposter Syndrome”. Janet shares her experiences with this “imposterism” phenomenon.  She tells us the story of how she has been able to accomplish her goals, despite at times having to work through and use “the… Read more »

To Your Health – A Guest Blog by Ann Dowsett Johnston

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Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, is the CEO of Pine River Foundation. Co-founder of the National Roundtable on Girls, Women and Alcohol, she is also an award-winning journalist and a founding member of Faces and Voices of Recovery.  A wonderful woman who has privileged us by writing… Read more »

The Quest for Simplicity

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The approaching holiday season, as always, puts me in a more introspective mood than usual. In preparation for the New Year l look back at the days gone, people met, events lived. The year 2014, for me, is marked by the Quest for Simplicity. My life, like the lives of many people around me, has… Read more »

Mindfulness: What is it really? – A Guest Blog by Meghan Kirwin

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Meghan Kirwin – Founder of the Kirwin Group is a remarkable woman, whose life mission is to make the world a better place. A fellow Kili climber, and a truly happy person, Meghan is deeply passionate and continuously studying the science of positive psychology. In this guest blog she focuses on mindfulness. A topic that… Read more »

In Memory of Don McQuaig

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“Leaders cast long shadows. If you don’t like the results you are getting – look carefully in the mirror. Every time I have done so…inevitably I found that I was the source of the problem. That is both the sobering reality and a huge opportunity.” – Don McQuaig, President, MICA Each of us can look… Read more »

How Olympians Stay Motivated

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With the 2014 Olympics having reached a close, we often praise the physical training put into competing in such an event.  But beyond that, how much do we really think about what goes into the performance of the Olympians?  It’s easy to forget that the hard work of the athletes stretches far beyond physical efforts. … Read more »

Mt. Kilimanjaro….A Summary

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              Greetings, So, here are a few lessons from my Kili Climb – 1)    Why / what / how – I started with clarity as to the “why”, the “what” was tremendous, and the “how” was prescribed. Having one goal is powerful – no distractions, no peripheral activities…just focused attention… Read more »