Posts Categorized: Reflection

Celebrating 5 Splendid Years of MarchFifteen

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“The tidal wave can lead to wholesale destruction, but it is the incessant, and much smaller, daily tidal force that moves all boats worldwide.” I do not know to whom I should attribute this quote, but I think it is a good one.  As I prepared myself for the celebration, and my talk to all… Read more »

Everest Base Camp Expedition Musings…

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First, without your help and support we would not have been able to send the 20 women who have been victims of violence to Outward Bound Canada’s Women of Courage program. Thank you for making it happen. Thank you for your generosity and phenomenal support! I’ve been back in Toronto for a little while now…and… Read more »

Mt. Everest – The Climb So Far Part 2

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Hello Everybody, Rest day here at Pheriche. There is now roughly 2/3 of the oxygen as compared to sea level, making breathing tougher, and fatigue is creeping in faster… Our surroundings become proportionally more beautiful, IF I raise my head to see it when walking!! Tomorrow our most challenging phase begins. We are trekking to… Read more »

Mt. Everest – The Climb So Far

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Namaste! My goodness what an experience! So humbling! Where to start … People of Nepal are real and beautifully gentle. The life they seem to lead is hard and honest.  Today we visited a hospital in Kunde, and the doctor running it told us that women walk 2-3 hours through the mountains to give birth… Read more »

How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

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In his 2010 TedxSyndey talk, author Nigel Marsh uses the term “corporate warrior” to describe the classic unbalanced work-life situation – one where work rules and life drools. Not surprisingly, the effects of being overworked can be tremendously negative on both body and soul. So much so, that recently German Labour Minister, Andrea Nahles, has… Read more »

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 »