Inspired and Inspiring – The New York Times

posted February 7th, 2016 by Janet Graham

I love reading The New York Times, especially on Sundays!!

 

And this Sunday there are a number of great articles but two in particular caught my attention because they are talking around an issue from different perspectives.  I encourage you to make the time to read both in their entirety.

 

Hillary Battles Bernie Saunders, Chick Magnet by Maureen Dowd

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/opinion/sunday/hillary-battles-bernie-sanders-chick-magnet.html?_r=0

 

Break Up the Banks? Bad Idea by Steve Eisman

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/opinion/dont-break-up-the-banks-theyre-not-our-real-problem.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inspired and Inspiring – Theodore Roosevelt

posted January 25th, 2016 by Janet Graham

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat.”

 

Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered by Theodore …

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Inspired and Inspiring – Cecily Milne and The Yoga Element

posted January 15th, 2016 by Janet Graham

I fell in love with yoga because of Cecily Milne….she is a gifted teacher!!

In her January 2016 newsletter, she shared a blog post she had written “Lessons from 2015″ which she agreed I could share with you. I hope you enjoy it and understand why I see her as a gifted teacher in so many ways!! Enjoy!!

Lessons from 2015

Every January I like to look back on the people and events that made the greatest impact on my life during the previous year— especially the teachers who shed light on everything I couldn’t see before. The past twelve months have been incredibly transformative, so having a record of what brought me to where I am now will not only be beneficial to me but hopefully you as well.

First, I’m going to rewind back to November 2014. A series of events in my personal life revealed a damaging, cyclical pattern that was impacting both …

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Inspired and Inspiring – Valerie Pringle and Ryerson Lifeline Syria

posted January 13th, 2016 by Janet Graham

We received an email from Valerie Pringle this week and she has agreed I can share it with you.

 

Subject: Ryerson Lifeline Syria Update

Happy New Year indeed!

I wanted to give you the good news that the money you donated to our fund at Ryerson Lifeline Syria has been put to good use.

The Al Hasan family arrived this weekend in Toronto.  They have moved into a 3-bedroom apartment at Hurontario and Burnamthorpe where there is a Syrian community.  They can walk to Square One, schools and the ESL centre.

The Al Hasans ( Batal, Turkie and their four children; 20 year old Fusie, 17 year old Ali, 14 year old Rainia and 9 year old Nasimi) are from Aleppo but had to leave there and have been living in Jordan for the past 3 years.

The staff at Ryerson have been amazing.  I have a very strong core team of volunteers working with me …

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