Giving December 2016

Giving December 2016

There are lots of ways to give at Christmas (and throughout the year) – I thought I would capture some of the ones that caught my eye here, in case you want to give too!  I’ll keep adding and removing as things come up! “You’re my Tree this...
Soul in a Bowl

Soul in a Bowl

During the winter months, I cook up a few pots of soup and invite friends, family and sometimes people I don’t even know, to join me for a bowl of soup.  The evening is pretty casual – everyone always wants to know something to bring – I remember the...
Trade Show Today = Business Tomorrow

Trade Show Today = Business Tomorrow

Why sales are just one piece of the trade show puzzle. In my years as an event producer and exhibit manager, I’ve worked with a number of different types of exhibitors and clients.  In the more corporate environments, trade show exhibitors may or may not have...
GRIT | word of the day

GRIT | word of the day

When I attended elementary school we thought one of the coolest teachers was Mr. Robbins.  Each week we had a new word up on the blackboard – we had to learn the word and create a drawing that went along with it. GRIT keeps coming up for me today. The pairing of...

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude with Olive Bassett

Olive Bassett was born in Unity, Saskatchewan in 1921, the 7th daughter in a family with seven girls. in 1937 she moved from Unity to Richmond, BC and was married at 19. She a mother of two, and nana to many. Her work career spanned from the Federal Government during...
Charlane Simpson

Charlane Simpson

  Planes are safer on the ground, but are meant to fly. Charlane Simpson has been described as bold, energetic and open, with a contagious laugh. While conducting her business terms such as focused, colourful, and extraverted, with attention to individual depth...
Wisdom Collection | Here’s to You

Wisdom Collection | Here’s to You

I have ripped things out of magazines all my life – quotes, recipes, articles, you name it! But there comes a time when you realize that those pieces of paper stuffed in a folder can not touch other’s lives the way that they touched your own and so the...
What to do when you find a dog!

What to do when you find a dog!

This is Maggie. On our way to the airport today to drop off  my daughter in law and her friend, we spotted Maggie on the meridian of the round-about at McTavish Road – there were lots of cars coming and going around the circle and the dog was getting more and...
We are our ancestors!

We are our ancestors!

Pages from my great grand mothers scrapbook reveal the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – where she wrote in the pages of a now yellowing scrapbook, the first entry from 1893, I now post here on this blog.  Here is one of my favorites so far: To...
Paying it Forward – Street Style

Paying it Forward – Street Style

I was walking by the library in downtown Victoria, and witnessed a man giving money to a fellow who had a big bag of pop cans he had been collecting. The recipient was abundantly grateful and said so to the fellow who gifted him.  It was coins so not a large...