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TINA FEY HAS THE SECRET

It is not helpful to discount or diminish anyone’s pain or suffering.

By discounting, you are (thinking) or saying to this person, I think you are suffering a lot less than you say you are. 

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5 WAYS TO GROW AND NOT DECAY

We can easily slip (or decay) into a life that we do not want. We may not even know how it has happened. Like the saying goes, the life we counted on can “just slip away”.…

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ZOOMERS AND MAGIC

Moses Znaimer has been creating magic for decades. His creative work has always been new, edgy and highly successful.

The creation of Citytv and MuchMusic are well-known examples.…

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DO YOU WANT SOME SHIVERS?

To feel young and alive, no matter what our age, we need some energy and passion. Sometimes we need some tears or experiences that make the hairs stand up on our skin.…

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YOUR MEMORY IS BETTER THAN YOU THINK

We all have senior moments, don’t we? Or do we?

We all have moments when we are not as sharp as we need to me. Or times when we have trouble remembering an actor’s name or a detail from a recent event.

Read More »

BASIC PRINCIPLES – FOR DOERS

I just went to see the movie Air, starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. I loved it.

It is a story of how Nike was able to grow their basketball division by signing Michael Jordan and creating the Air Jordan shoe.…

Read More »

YES I AM, YES YOU ARE

Have you ever been surprised by the lyrics of a song you thought you knew?

This happened to me the other day. I was helping a friend of mine, Hania Azimi, work on a script for a new video she is creating.…

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MALALA GOES TO THE OSCARS

By now, I hope everyone has heard about Malala Yousafzai and how she is changing the world.

Her story is truly a remarkable one.

In October 2014, Malala, along with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, was named a Nobel Peace Prize winner.…

Read More »

DAVID CROSBY, AN AUTHENTIC LIFE

I still have fond memories of listening to David Crosby and the iconic Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young band.

In my early university days, I loved  to lie on the floor, put on my headphones, and listen to the album Déjà Vu.…

Read More »

RBG – SO NOTORIOUS, WITH A RIDDLE

I just finished reading Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg and I loved it.

It is packed with details on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as seen through the eyes of a lifelong friend, journalist Nina Totenberg.…

Read More »

AMEERA WILL WARM YOUR HEART

Have you met Ameera?

She is the newest Sesame Street character with a big message. Hers is a powerful message of representation and inclusion. This should not surprise us, coming from Sesame Workshop, creator of the Sesame Street television show.…

Read More »

FEMININITY, AUTHENTICITY & POWER

Being a male, I am no expert on femininity.

But I thought I would share some insights from a few impressive women.

According to Neha Prakash, Marie Claire’s Senior News and Culture Editor, femininity isn’t a bad word—it’s just a misunderstood one – ever-evolving, nuanced, and individualized.…

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UH-OH – I AM SO SORRY

I made a big mistake. And as a result, some of you who requested a Free copy of my ebook did not receive it. Worse yet, you may have received no response at all.…

Read More »

BE THE DIFFERENCE – YOU CAN DO IT

Need more evidence that girls’ education matters? Here are some powerful facts from one of my favourite organizations, Room to Read.

Whether or not a girl stays in school has an astounding effect on not simply her quality of life, but that of her future family and community.…

Read More »

WHY I LOVE SETH GODIN

It is because of his kind and generous view of creativity and how to live in an ever changing world.

Here is what I mean – a brief snippet from his recent blog.…

Read More »

TINA FEY HAS THE SECRET

It is not helpful to discount or diminish anyone’s pain or suffering.

By discounting, you are (thinking) or saying to this person, I think you are suffering a lot less than you say you are. 

Read More »

5 WAYS TO GROW AND NOT DECAY

We can easily slip (or decay) into a life that we do not want. We may not even know how it has happened. Like the saying goes, the life we counted on can “just slip away”.…

Read More »

ZOOMERS AND MAGIC

Moses Znaimer has been creating magic for decades. His creative work has always been new, edgy and highly successful.

The creation of Citytv and MuchMusic are well-known examples.…

Read More »

DO YOU WANT SOME SHIVERS?

To feel young and alive, no matter what our age, we need some energy and passion. Sometimes we need some tears or experiences that make the hairs stand up on our skin.…

Read More »

YOUR MEMORY IS BETTER THAN YOU THINK

We all have senior moments, don’t we? Or do we?

We all have moments when we are not as sharp as we need to me. Or times when we have trouble remembering an actor’s name or a detail from a recent event.

Read More »

BASIC PRINCIPLES – FOR DOERS

I just went to see the movie Air, starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. I loved it.

It is a story of how Nike was able to grow their basketball division by signing Michael Jordan and creating the Air Jordan shoe.…

Read More »

YES I AM, YES YOU ARE

Have you ever been surprised by the lyrics of a song you thought you knew?

This happened to me the other day. I was helping a friend of mine, Hania Azimi, work on a script for a new video she is creating.…

Read More »

MALALA GOES TO THE OSCARS

By now, I hope everyone has heard about Malala Yousafzai and how she is changing the world.

Her story is truly a remarkable one.

In October 2014, Malala, along with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, was named a Nobel Peace Prize winner.…

Read More »

DAVID CROSBY, AN AUTHENTIC LIFE

I still have fond memories of listening to David Crosby and the iconic Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young band.

In my early university days, I loved  to lie on the floor, put on my headphones, and listen to the album Déjà Vu.…

Read More »

RBG – SO NOTORIOUS, WITH A RIDDLE

I just finished reading Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg and I loved it.

It is packed with details on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as seen through the eyes of a lifelong friend, journalist Nina Totenberg.…

Read More »

AMEERA WILL WARM YOUR HEART

Have you met Ameera?

She is the newest Sesame Street character with a big message. Hers is a powerful message of representation and inclusion. This should not surprise us, coming from Sesame Workshop, creator of the Sesame Street television show.…

Read More »

FEMININITY, AUTHENTICITY & POWER

Being a male, I am no expert on femininity.

But I thought I would share some insights from a few impressive women.

According to Neha Prakash, Marie Claire’s Senior News and Culture Editor, femininity isn’t a bad word—it’s just a misunderstood one – ever-evolving, nuanced, and individualized.…

Read More »

UH-OH – I AM SO SORRY

I made a big mistake. And as a result, some of you who requested a Free copy of my ebook did not receive it. Worse yet, you may have received no response at all.…

Read More »

BE THE DIFFERENCE – YOU CAN DO IT

Need more evidence that girls’ education matters? Here are some powerful facts from one of my favourite organizations, Room to Read.

Whether or not a girl stays in school has an astounding effect on not simply her quality of life, but that of her future family and community.…

Read More »

WHY I LOVE SETH GODIN

It is because of his kind and generous view of creativity and how to live in an ever changing world.

Here is what I mean – a brief snippet from his recent blog.…

Read More »

WATCH & IMAGINE – YOUNG LIVES WITH HOPE

I am still learning about all of the incredible work that is being done to educate children around the world. This is so important. And it is one of the best ways to give children, their families and their communities a lift out of poverty.…

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THEIR SUPERPOWERS WILL SURPRISE YOU

I was watching an interesting video from Room to Read called “What’s Your Superpower”. It had a lot of great ideas. Attainable and inspiring superpowers to help young girls and women build their confidence and power in a difficult world.…

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TINA FEY HAS THE SECRET

It is not helpful to discount or diminish anyone’s pain or suffering.

By discounting, you are (thinking) or saying to this person, I think you are suffering a lot less than you say you are. 

Read More »

MORE ABOUT MICHAEL THE UPRIGHT

Some of my writings can be a little heavy. So, I thought a big smile from young Michael might lighten the tone.

This photo brings up fond memories of my Uncle Irving.…

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5 WAYS TO GROW AND NOT DECAY

We can easily slip (or decay) into a life that we do not want. We may not even know how it has happened. Like the saying goes, the life we counted on can “just slip away”.…

Read More »

ZOOMERS AND MAGIC

Moses Znaimer has been creating magic for decades. His creative work has always been new, edgy and highly successful.

The creation of Citytv and MuchMusic are well-known examples.…

Read More »

PRINCESS DIANA: A DEFIANT KINDNESS

Her actions in life, the lessons her sons took from their time with her, and the play “Casey and Diana” demonstrate the compassion and the defiant kindness of Princess Diana.

Read More »

DO YOU WANT SOME SHIVERS?

To feel young and alive, no matter what our age, we need some energy and passion. Sometimes we need some tears or experiences that make the hairs stand up on our skin.…

Read More »

YOUR MEMORY IS BETTER THAN YOU THINK

We all have senior moments, don’t we? Or do we?

We all have moments when we are not as sharp as we need to me. Or times when we have trouble remembering an actor’s name or a detail from a recent event.

Read More »

BASIC PRINCIPLES – FOR DOERS

I just went to see the movie Air, starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. I loved it.

It is a story of how Nike was able to grow their basketball division by signing Michael Jordan and creating the Air Jordan shoe.…

Read More »

YES I AM, YES YOU ARE

Have you ever been surprised by the lyrics of a song you thought you knew?

This happened to me the other day. I was helping a friend of mine, Hania Azimi, work on a script for a new video she is creating.…

Read More »

MALALA GOES TO THE OSCARS

By now, I hope everyone has heard about Malala Yousafzai and how she is changing the world.

Her story is truly a remarkable one.

In October 2014, Malala, along with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, was named a Nobel Peace Prize winner.…

Read More »

DAVID CROSBY, AN AUTHENTIC LIFE

I still have fond memories of listening to David Crosby and the iconic Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young band.

In my early university days, I loved  to lie on the floor, put on my headphones, and listen to the album Déjà Vu.…

Read More »

RBG – SO NOTORIOUS, WITH A RIDDLE

I just finished reading Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg and I loved it.

It is packed with details on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as seen through the eyes of a lifelong friend, journalist Nina Totenberg.…

Read More »

HOW TO LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AT ANY AGE

What does living an extraordinary life mean to you? World travel? Sky diving? Writing a best-selling novel?

These life experiences and accomplishments are exciting. But what about all of the life in between these peak experiences?…

Read More »

AMEERA WILL WARM YOUR HEART

Have you met Ameera?

She is the newest Sesame Street character with a big message. Hers is a powerful message of representation and inclusion. This should not surprise us, coming from Sesame Workshop, creator of the Sesame Street television show.…

Read More »

FEMININITY, AUTHENTICITY & POWER

Being a male, I am no expert on femininity.

But I thought I would share some insights from a few impressive women.

According to Neha Prakash, Marie Claire’s Senior News and Culture Editor, femininity isn’t a bad word—it’s just a misunderstood one – ever-evolving, nuanced, and individualized.…

Read More »

UH-OH – I AM SO SORRY

I made a big mistake. And as a result, some of you who requested a Free copy of my ebook did not receive it. Worse yet, you may have received no response at all.…

Read More »

BE THE DIFFERENCE – YOU CAN DO IT

Need more evidence that girls’ education matters? Here are some powerful facts from one of my favourite organizations, Room to Read.

Whether or not a girl stays in school has an astounding effect on not simply her quality of life, but that of her future family and community.…

Read More »

WHY I LOVE SETH GODIN

It is because of his kind and generous view of creativity and how to live in an ever changing world.

Here is what I mean – a brief snippet from his recent blog.…

Read More »