Thursday, November 23, 2017

20 hours of being present – at Second City Toronto

June 27, 2011 by  
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For the past two weekends, I have been immersed in Improv (aka Improvisational Theatre) training at the world-reknown Second City in Toronto.   “Improv?”  my friends asked when they heard “You plan to do standup?”  Well, no.  Truth is, I signed up because I thought improv would add to my facilitation and public speaking toolbox.  […]

The King’s Speech – 4 lessons for leaders

February 16, 2011 by  
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I watched the movie “The King’s Speech” mesmerized by the sterling performances by all the actors, but particularly Colin Firth as the stuttering King George.   Imagine, a two-hour long movie with its climax being a halting 3-minute speech given by the King of England at the start of the Second World War.   No blood, no […]

Free and laughing in Central Africa!

December 16, 2010 by  
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Thank you …. for the gift of Free and Laughing.  I made sure to include it as part of my ‘library’ that I brought with me to Central Africa. I received this e-mail yesterday from my friend Nadine McNeil.  It warmed my heart to know that my book was having an impact half way around the […]

Every disappointment leads to an appointment – lessons from the Next Top Spiritual Author Competition

July 15, 2010 by  
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This has been a difficult post for me to write, but writing it has made it so much easier. Last week the results of Round 2 of the Next Top Spiritual Author competition were announced.   I have not advanced to the next round. I have been through the gamut of emotions since the announcement: Disappointment  […]

How to … move doggies from Jamaica to Canada with ease, grace and joy

October 7, 2009 by  
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One of my daily affirmations over the past 6 or so months has been: “The dogs move safely and happily to Canada with ease, grace and joy”.  Each morning I have repeated this affirmation, sometimes adding a visualisation of their journey and life here, sometimes a prayer of gratitude, sometimes a quiet meditation. My words […]