Category: Causes and Good News in the World

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Supporting Local Musicians

I am a huge fan of the local music scene here in Orangeville.  We are blessed with so many talented artists and bands that give us a great gift – music.  I believe that music creates a sense of community, offers happiness, joy, and love.  I’m sure wherever you live you can relate to sitting…
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how to support local business during covid19

How to Support Local Businesses During COVID19

How to Support Local Business During COVID19 *****97% of Businesses in Canada are Small or Owner Operated*** Most of our local businesses owned by entrepreneurs have been affected by the COVID19 Pandemic. Either they have been forced to close, or have lost a large portion of their business and revenue. Some have pivoted and started…
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Stay in the Solution

Stay in the Solution

Stay in the Solution I had a boss once say “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. I’ve never forgotten that, and have applied that concept to many situations over the years. Also when I was going through my very difficult divorce, I had more than one person…
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How to Make Your Own Disinfectant Wipes

How to Make your Own Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes Good evening friends. I’m sharing this information because I could not find any Lysol Wipes or any other disinfectant wipes at any of my local stores. The Corona Virus, or COVID19 has people buying up all of the disinfectant products such as hand sanitizers, home…
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International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day March 8th In 2016, less than 1/5 of all leadership roles were held by women “The energy is there. The women entrepreneurs are there,” she said. Of Canada’s1.2 million small to medium-sized businesses, fewer than 200,000 are women–owned.Aug 1, 2019 – National Observer.com These statistics are startling and concerning to me. We need to do better to…
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Christmas Kindness Avent Calendar

Christmas Kindness Calendar

This year, instead of a traditional AVENT calendar, how about practicing random acts of kindness based on a KINDNESS Calendar! Please share with friends and encourage a ripple effect. Let’s see how many you can do! I love the one “give away free hugs”

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Non Profit Feature: Alzheimer’s Society of Dufferin County

Non-Profit Feature: Alzheimer’s Society of Dufferin County The number of Canadians with dementia is rising sharply.As of today, there are over half a million Canadians living with dementia – plus about 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. By 2031, that number is expected to rise to 937,000, an increase of 66 per cent. (Latest Stats from Alzheimer’s Canada) My…
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World Hunger Day

May 28th World Hunger Day

World Hunger Day May 28th is World Hunger Day. As many of you know poverty and hunger is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. I raised in a financially insecure environment, and I witness poverty and hunger in my community every week. At my local food bank I am given a…
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We rise by lifting others

Entrepreneur Tip: Help Other Business Owners

Day#124/365 Daily Tips: Entrepreneur Tip: Help Others! I am so blessed to be building a network of like minded entrepreneurs and bloggers through the relationships I am making both in person locally and online via social media. The biggest benefit of having this “tribe” or “team” of fellow entrepreneurs is the amazing ability to help…
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Hike for Hospice Dufferin

Hike for Hospice – Hospice Dufferin

Today I joined some of my friends from the Orangeville Food Bank to participate in the annual Hike for Hospice which is a Nationwide event held on the first Sunday of May. I’ve walked in the hike before, and it was a pleasure to do so again. Though today we did the full 5km and…
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