Posts Categorized: Reflection

Kurt Hahn’s Five Pillars

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As many of you know, Outward Bound is an organization that is close to MarchFifteen’s heart. We are deeply connected to their mission to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery. Their simple philosophy of “there is more in you than you think” is especially applicable in trying times like… Read more »

Connectedness and Community

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Connectedness and community are the materials of our social fabric as human beings. We all need a degree of these things, some of us needing more than others. In this time of disruption, we thought this topic might be more relevant than ever. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many governments and regional… Read more »

2020 Awaits

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Back to work – 2020 is awaiting! This year is promising to be fabulous. I am starting this blog by extending to you my wishes of happiness and health, fun and growth. Last year was a bold year. I think the sad experiences of losing a few dear ones at the end of 2018 prompted… Read more »

Because It’s Mother’s Day…

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With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we think this post by Daniel Pink is worth a read and watch. PINKCAST 3.03: This is how to be a better (and saner) parent. In honor of Mother’s Day, today’s Pinkcast offers a tip on how to become a more capable and compassionate parent. For advice, I… Read more »

Welcoming the New Year

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January 4th, 2019. Our first week in the office. A perfect time to be grateful for what 2018 brought to our lives and reflect on what is coming in 2019. 2018 was a testimonial to the fact that we do live in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. You see it practically everywhere… Read more »

A Pause On Today…

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As I was walking through a downtown food court I was struck by the presence of many teenagers and remembered that today is Take Your Kids to Work Day. I empathize with those of you who are accompanied by your kids because your day is most probably not going the way you had planned. However, kudos… Read more »

Interview with Sherry Prenevost, Photographer – What does it mean to be a Canadian?

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As part of MarchFifteen’s Canada 150 celebration, we are interviewing prominent people in various fields to gain their thoughts and insights to the question, “What does it mean to be a Canadian?” Maria Milanetti was pleased to interview Sherry Prenevost, renowned social documentary and travel photographer, as part of this initiative.  MarchFifteen has enjoyed a… Read more »

Youth and Marijuana – A Pine River Perspective

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MarchFifteen believes that an organization’s reach extends to, and impacts, the community at large. After all, one of the organizational values we live by at MarchFifteen is “Higher Purpose” – Believing there is no healthy business without a healthy community around it, we play an active role as a responsible corporate citizen, giving back to… Read more »

Focus, Faith, Fun and Fortune

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Oh my goodness…. 2016 was a tough year for me. I am glad it is over, and look very much forward to a more positive 2017. But will it be? Like for many of my fellow Boomer/Xers, on a personal side, a few fears have become a reality: aging and frail parents, son becoming independent,… Read more »