Inspired and Inspiring – Diane Von Furstenberg

posted April 12th, 2016 by Janet Graham

“Now, in my 60s, I know I have less time ahead and want to enjoy as much as possible.

I’m grateful I never thought of myself as beautiful when I was young. We all fade somewhat as time goes on. Women who rely on their beauty can feel invisible later in life. It’s sad, for I feel in the latter part of your life you should feel fulfilled, not defeated.

Youth is wonderful; it’s exciting because it is the beginning of life. But it is essential to learn from the past and look into the future without resentment.

In my older face, I see my life. Every wrinkle, every smile line, every age spot. There is a saying that with age, you look outside what you are inside. If you are someone who never smiles your face gets saggy. If you’re a person who smiles a lot, you will have more smile lines. …

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Inspired and Inspiring – Dr. James Orbinski

posted April 4th, 2016 by Janet Graham

I serve on the board of Dignitas International with Dr. James Orbinski who was honoured this year by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who recently selected their 2016 national award winners for Canadian physicians who go beyond the accepted norms of routine practice in their provision of health care or emergency medical services. This year Dr. Orbinski received the Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award.


What follows is his “official biography” taken from the web site of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
James Orbinski,  MD, OC, OONT, MCFP

James Orbinski, MD, OC, OONT, MCFP

Dr. James Orbinski is an internationally recognized humanitarian practitioner and advocate, and a leading scholar in global health.

After extensive field experience with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) — including as mission head during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide — he was elected MSF’s international president from 1998 to …

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Inspired and Inspiring – theSkimm

posted March 1st, 2016 by Janet Graham

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Inspired and Inspiring – Girlfriends

posted February 29th, 2016 by Janet Graham

An article in Sunday’s New York Times reminded me once again of the importance of girlfriends.

In case you missed it,  I have included the link here

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