Posts Categorized: Reflection

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 »

Reaching the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Here’s more from Edyta’s adventures atop Mt. Kilimanjaro… January 18 (morning) – Everything EVERYTHING is damp and cold feeling this morning. Five degrees outside.  But you just pick yourself up, dry your sleeping bag as best as you can and continue on. Little disciplines, routines… Showering with a baby wipe is still… painful. January 18… Read more »

Up Mt. Kilimanjaro They Go…

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MarchFifteen President, Edyta Pacuk, and her fellow climbers for the Outward Bound Canada Women of Courage program are on their way up Mt. Kilimanjaro! We have been lucky to receive updates from Edyta on their progress this week… all the way from Tanzania!!! Check out what the group has been up to and keep following us for… Read more »

The Giving Field

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This piece on making a social footprint, is based on the idea of purposeful living. In this blog post written by Warren Nilsson of Organization Unbound, two individuals, from a small organization in Montreal called L’Abri en Ville, speak about the exchange of giving that takes place when those who volunteer become positively affected by… Read more »