Archives by Tag 'heroes'

Inspired and Inspiring – Diane Von Furstenberg

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

"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 ...

Inspired and Inspiring – Dr. James Orbinski

By - Last updated: Monday, April 4, 2016

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

Inspired and Inspiring – Theodore Roosevelt

By - Last updated: Monday, January 25, 2016

"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 ...

Inspired and Inspiring – Cecily Milne and The Yoga Element

By - Last updated: Friday, January 15, 2016

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 ...