Last month Erica Ehm and Caroline Fernandez joined 18,000 young people and educators at the Air Canada Centre for We Day, 2011, a high-energy event put on by Craig and Marc Kielburger’s Free The Children. She heard from musicians, activists and politicians all there to inspire global and local change. Erica left feeling super empowered and ready to get her own kids involved in this movement to make the world a better place!
This guest post is written by Gavin Kennedy & Robin Strachan. They both have work and educational backgrounds in finance. Gavin is currently on a one year sabbatical from the financial industry to allow himself time to participate in the world in a different way. Robin is in year four of a six year Shamanic studies program with a tribal elder. They have seven children, (five from Gavin’s previous marriage) two of which work for Free the Children.
Every once in a while I throw a little pity party for my aging body and lament the passing of the years. Then I snap myself out of it because, for me at least, life just keeps getting better. Nothing to be sad about here. It also helps when you find some amazing inspiration.
This guest post is written by Debra Lefebvre who is a Registered Nurse with a Master of Public Administration degree. She is the mother of four children (16, 15, 13 and 10). She has worked in the fields of nursing administration and first nations health. Currently, she is the Founder and Executive Director of Buy-a-Net Malaria Prevention Group.
For us, chocolate is always our Happy Place and after finding out about The Cadbury Bicycle Factory’s mandate to build and send bicycles to school children in Ghana, it just got a little happier.
In Africa, bicycles represent a whole lot more than a way to have fun outdoors or a way to get some exercise. Bikes provide a much-needed mode of transportation to move food, water, and people and especially to give children access to education.
For those people in the world that are married, chances are you remember every… single… detail of the proposal. Here's another marriage proposal that you're likely to remember for a very long time as well.
Meet Matt and Ginny. Matt wanted to propose to Ginny in a very special way that was unique, touching, special, heartfelt and above all, romantic. We think he accomplished that pretty darn well.
When my son was diagnosed with learning issues, I was devestated and terrified. What if my son couldn't make it through school? In retrospect I overreacted. With the right school and teachers, my son is excelling academically and socially. He just learns differently. When my husband sent me a link to this video about Rex, the musical prodigy, it made me think about the importance of patient, empathetic parenting.
It seems, today, there are a good deal of negative updates on Facebook and Twitter. People just having a bad day, bad week, bad month. This winter has been dragging on so long, I think we have all felt a little bit of the winter blahs.
It seems there is light at the end of the tunnel. The beautiful weather today, tells me spring is on it's way. Not to mention the dozen or so robins that were feasting on my crab apple tree the other morning, so hang tight; it's almost over!!
Many times I find my happy place in music...and when I came across this song - well it did just that.
This 'Playing For Change' video is a version of “Redemption Song” performed around the world in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday. The song has a feeling of rising above the past and moving forward with love in our hearts and hope in our eyes.
Dee wished she could go back and tell her 16 year old self all the things she knows now and realized she could! Dee has a teenage daughter and she decided she'd share what she knew with her on YouTube and send it to her on Facebook. This is a mom that gets it. This video totally put me in my happy place today. Thanks Dee.