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Launch of momondays Sudbury

We are launching our first momondays Sudbury event on Monday, September 16th, at SRO Lounge in downtown Sudbury. We have a great lineup of speakers, including three World-class speakers. Come join us for a night of inspiring stories, great music and an abundance of good vibes.

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Have You Lost Your Way?

A man by the name of Ralph Teetor invented cruise control and ironically he was blind. That’s how I was journeying ahead with my life – stuck on cruise control and blind to the fact that I wasn’t fulfilled in my work. I was determined to make changes. There I was 9 years university, 3…

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TTC Tales: George is a Bully!

I was feeling a little emotional today, worrying about my family as my grandfather is going in for heart surgery. I was on the subway and a Trinidadian gentleman in his 40’s was standing near me. He had very loose jeans that he had belted tightly at his rib cage, and a baseball cap. He…

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Another Version of My Life Story

Hey there everyone!! I’ve never been able to visually recognize people in the same room, around me, near me, or even having a conversation with me. So, everyone is really a stranger to me, until I figure out who they are and if I have some sort of relationship with them. The remarks children, acquaintances,…

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Don’t Speak. Entertain.

Contrary to some so called experts’ opinions, it IS what you say and HOW you say it. Here’s why …. I had the great opportunity to be invited to deliver a keynote at a Toastmasters Open House event recently. After my speech, I received excellent responses from many of the attendees. However, one attendee’s response…

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The Importance of Relationship ‘Hugging’

Getting along with folks is harder than we may think. Stresses like lack of time management, self imposed (non) urgencies and failing to develop our daily ‘To Do’ list can be counter productive to effective relationship building. Within our daily routines, and due to such stresses, we need to work at developing and improving our…

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In Praise of Aunts

The best aunts know how to spoil a little,love a lot and listen with a detachment that is impossible for most mothers. Aunts can help you feel at home without feeling hemmed in. They can give you treats and let you choose your own activities because you’re only there for a visit. One of my…

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Humans Are Resilient

Humans are resilient. Have you noticed? There’s a new book out, The Resilience Dividend by Judith Rodin, to support this notion. Rodin feels that humans have the tremendous capacity to not only recover, but to also grow from disruptive circumstances. Put simply: we get knocked down and we get back up again. A couple of…

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Family Is What you Make It!

Growing up in a dysfunctional family, I realized that in order to have what I truly desired I needed to go out and create it for myself. My dream was to have a big family where we all come home for Christmas. When my husband and I were challenged with infertility issues my dream of…

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Being a pleaser isn’t really that pleasing

Very early in life (as in kindergarten), I became a “pleaser.” I couldn’t do enough for other kids, family, friends, colleagues and just about anyone who crossed my path. So, what’s wrong with being nice? Plenty, especially when I finally came to resent all I was putting out for others while they weren’t giving me…

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