• Three Powerful Techniques for Creating a Year You'll Love

      Hello 2018! Creating a visual representation of your goals and dreams is a powerful technique to support purposeful action. The representation (or anchor) acts as a strong reinforcement of the energy and intention driving your goals and helps you focus on what is truly important to you as the year unfolds. I've used many different techniques over the years, from creating Vision Boards - simple collages on poster board using words and pictures torn or cut from magazines, or more fluid versions using corkboards and tacks (nice because you can easily add or rearrange as changes occur) -

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    • Internet is fast-food world of information

      There is something nice about print. In the digital age, we regularly (if not constantly) find ourselves online consuming news, checking in on friends and family, participating in community discourse and accessing data and information. Everything we could possibly want to find out about it is literally at our fingertips. Simply typing the word “search” into Google, gave me more than a billion results in less than a second—0.37 of a second to be exact. The Internet is a fast-food world where we can get pretty much whatever we want instantaneously. It is changing the way we work

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      #UNTRENDING: A Field Guide to Social Media That Matters

      The tiny book all about how to post, tweet and like your way to a more meaningful life. Get your copy today! 

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      2019 Loon Lake Writing Retreat

      Spend a weekend unlocking your creative writing voice at beautiful Loon Lake in British Columbia, Canada! Participants will spend a weekend filled with creative exploration, guided writing sessions, opportunities to work in groups, and time to explore alone. The 2017 retreat SOLD OUT so reserve your spot now!

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    • Restoring social’s promise

      I recently had the privilege of sitting on the closing panel at Victoria’s Social Media Camp. The largest conference of its kind in Canada, the event brings together the brightest and best from around the world to exchange ideas, share learning, and offer insight into the ever-changing world of social media and digital marketing. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Restoring

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      Mindful approach, deeply conscious online and off

      Take charge of our data and organize our digital lives. We live in a time of strange tension between the digital and analog worlds. Technology advances at a mind-boggling pace. The constant demands of social media, email and the fast-flowing Internet can be overwhelming, in part because of our drive to connect and socialize. To keep up requires a certain kind of adaptability and an attitude

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      The world can use more love.

      Throughout the month of February, I focus on ways friends, fans and followers can be more loving – to each other and themselves, both online and off. No reason that we can’t raise our online standards. Frankly, the world can use more love, and I want to do my part. Christina Crook, in her book The Joy of Missing Out, Finding Balance in a Wired World, says: “Love has arms.” This

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      We can make meaningful connections online.

      The Internet promises to connect us with each other, yet despite Canadians spending an average of 24 hours a week online, nearly 40 per cent of us say that we are lonely. On a rainy Sunday morning, I joined a Twitter sprint, hosted by Simon Fraser University’s Writers Studio. The studio is a part-time creative writing program emphasizing learning in community and training in the theory, craft

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      With Facebook changes, what’s a business to do?

      Facebook recently announced an algorithmic change that will significantly reduce the organic reach of Facebook Pages for businesses. Simply put, this means that reaching potential customers via the Business Page has essentially become pay to play. The good news is the move will reduce spammy content and force businesses to produce content that actually engages, or buy ads. So, what’s a

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      Why not start new year in Kenya

      Journey,to stay in a remote village, volunteering to help program for school children. My brother is leaving for Africa in a few days – Kenya, to be more precise. This journey, to stay in a remote village, volunteering his expertise with technology and entrepreneurship in an emerging program for school children, is a way of starting the year in a completely new way. In his day-to-day

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