What Caught My Eye This Week

What caught my eye this week...

  I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it. ~ Oprah Winfrey tells Instyle why she won't be running for President of the United States. Here are the three things that caught my eye this week: GO Transit, regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, launched the next phase of their #EttiquetteFail campaign. They released a 50-page e-book called, Unwritten Rules of Public Transit Etiquette Written Down. Download your copy today!

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Run!

Runner

  The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. ~ Sakyong Mipham I never thought I would be a runner. I tried but it never really took hold. I even read the Sakyong's book, Running With the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind to see how I could fit it into my mindfulness practice. I actually found that help make it easier to do at the gym on the dreadmill, but outside was a whole other story. This past summer on the advice of my doctor I made some lifestyle changes. I was having trouble

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Leadership

Leadership

  My leadership journey started at a very young age. My parents put me into Air Cadets when I was in my early teens. There wasn't a lot of activities in Renfrew, so it was something to do. It was pretty cool going up in gliders, small planes and a tactical helicopter at CFB Petawawa. One year I was nominated for the junior leadership training program in Jonquiere, Quebec. I recall it being an interesting experience with other cadets from across Ontario. One quote that has stuck with since has been the one in the image above by the former American

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You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

Self Care Saturday

  At a recent leadership summit, one of the presenters read a quote that continues to resonate with me. You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first. As leaders we are always giving - of our time, our experience and in countless other ways. If you don't look after yourself, the cup will run dry pretty quickly. We have to remember that self care is important too. Last summer, as my cup was running dry, I decided that I was going to make Self Care Saturday a reality at least once a month. I was still

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