In The Spotlight
April 19, 2016

Your Life Is A Story. What’s It Saying?

Honestly, it was a rough day. Everything that could go wrong did. A pipe burst. My kids were fighting like cats and dogs. Emails were pouring in. Bills were piling up. Sleep was next to none. My pounding headache was…
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April 18, 2016

The Hope Effect

The Hope Effect is a dedicated team of passionate individuals motivated to find and implement new family-based solutions for orphan care around the world. UNICEF estimates there are 153 million orphans globally, 18 million of whom have lost both parents.…
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April 11, 2016

This Is How The World Is Changed

I often get asked about my involvement sponsoring a Syrian refugee family here in Canada. Part of my interest is simply a human response - supporting parents and children fleeing a hideous war seems like the right thing to do.…
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April 1, 2016

A Glimmer Of Hope To Kids In Need

Hope Pak is a start up organization bringing a glimmer of hope to kids in need through backpacks full of school supplies and gifts. The idea was inspired by the founder, Shannon Kozee, and her personal interactions with kids she…
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March 21, 2016

Because I Can

Because I Can is passionate about saving lives through organ donation awareness. The goal? To eliminate the wait for life-saving organ transplants in Canada by encouraging people to register as donors. Currently, over 4500 Canadians are waiting for an organ…
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March 19, 2016

Clean Water For Everyone, Everywhere

Charity Water is a non-profit organization that works with local partners around the world to build water projects that bring clean drinking water to the people who need it most. When a community gains access to clean water, it changes…
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In The Spotlight
November 10, 2015

Our Circumstances Are Different But Our Tears Look The Same

Pain is pain. Heartache is heartache. Tears are tears. Serving other people means we serve them. No strings, no expectations, no pre-formulated opinions attached. Why? Because we all know what it means to cry.
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In The Spotlight
September 10, 2015

Can We Change The Way We’ve Complicated Kindness?

Russian skier fell. Canadian coach brought him a ski. Russian skier continued the race. Canadian coach exited the course. That’s it! There’s a whole lotta kindness one could spread in 26 seconds, but we complicate it.

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Red Carpet Life
September 9, 2015

Why Are We So Afraid To Be Vulnerable?

You try to be big, you try to be brave and you try to buck up, yet still the heaviness lingers. So because you’ve seemingly tried everything there is to try, you've done everything there is to do, it must mean you call-er’ a life, right? WRONG! Friends, you reach out.
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In The Spotlight
September 7, 2015

It’s Called Connection, And Quite Frankly, We Need More Of It

She doesn’t email, she doesn’t text and she doesn’t even own a computer. Yet she and I communicate just fine. Why? Because my Grandma kicks it old school and does face-to-face connection. Quite the concept, right?
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In The Spotlight
August 10, 2015

Sleep Deprivation Is Hell, But So Is Love Deprivation

If we took out the word sleep and inserted joy, contentment or encouragement, could we muster the same amount of compassion for people? Sleep deprivation makes people do irrational things, but then again, could love or peace deprivation not look…
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