Giving Back for Tomorrow
As a parent, one of the things I want to teach my kids is how easy it is to give to others. But it can feel overwhelming. There are hundreds of ways we could give back…in our communities, in the world beyond. But the question looms: how far can one donation really go? We need […]
The chair back digs under my arm as I squirm, ever so slightly. I sit at one of the closing discussions at the Blissdom Canada social media conference, surrounded by others, and am asked to think of a word that defines who I am, what I do. I am stymied. I stall and think while […]
Feel the Bliss
The time has come to yet again, place my trust in the powers that be, pack my suitcase, hop aboard a plane and immerse myself in people I barely know, if at all. I mean, that’s how it comes across to most anyone I try to explain it to, anyway. The rest of the story […]
Chaos. Quiet. Chocolate.
Yesterday I managed to sneak an hour and spend time doing something I really love – sipping Starbucks and wandering a bookstore, alone. When I need a bit of quiet or a break from all the rushing and hurrying and doing, that’s where you’ll find me. An hour’s wander there is like three hours anywhere […]
NYC – Once is Never Enough
Last month, I visited New York City for the first time. It was almost in disbelief that I got off the plane, knowing this place that had attracted me so was finally mine to explore, experience, enjoy. Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Tiffany’s, the Museum of Modern Art, the restaurants, even the crowds…bliss. Even the corner […]
NYC in pictures
I fell in love with the city. I’m sure it has its shortcomings, but I was amazed at the public places, the buildings, you name it. I’ll be posting photos in batches over the next few days. A few photos of Rockefeller Centre by day and Times Square by night:
New York – A City of Surprises
Close your eyes and picture what you know of New York City. Picture streets full of people walking, all jostling for position as they hurry along. Barely waiting for the lights to change, their focus is on where they are headed, nothing else. When I booked this trip weeks ago, I imagined no one making […]
Mocha takes Manhattan…
We had a good giggle over this sign in a deli in Times Square – had it not been 11pm I would have ordered one! The Mother of all Mochas indeed!
BlogHer ’10 in NYC!
Worlds colliding. It’s an expression we use to describe what happens when parts of our lives, once divided, come together in a dramatic way. I can’t think of a better way to describe the past week. Those who know me well know I stay busy in my “real” day-to-day life, but that I also spend […]
Reaching the Summit
Is it me, or does the sun seem to be shining a little brighter today? We step outside of our hotel, and blink into the sunlight. It is a special day, one my children will remember forever. We are fortunate to be able to be in attendance as world leaders converge in this proud city […]