Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Inspiring message

To be honest, I am not someone who has ever been heavily into politics BUT I do know that yesterday Canada lost a great leader and a greater man! Canada will truly miss NDP leader Jack Layton. A man who while facing the last couple days of his life wrote an inspiring letter to Canadians.

So moved by his letter I wanted to share a section of it with you.....

"To other Canadians who are on journeys to defeat cancer and to live their lives, I say this: please don’t be discouraged that my own journey hasn’t gone as well as I had hoped. You must not lose your own hope. Treatments and therapies have never been better in the face of this disease. You have every reason to be optimistic, determined, and focused on the future. My only other advice is to cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey, as I have done this summer. "

I will leave you with the closing of his letter.... I hope that each of us can take something from his letter and maybe just maybe together we can change the world!

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."

If you have never squeezed your lemons it's time to start!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sending our very best....

Shortly after I took over the role of Volunteer Run Director for the Collingwood Run for the Cure Site, I came to know Joanne. Joanne Fraraccio has been my 'go to girl' at the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Region for the past few years!
It is with mixed emotions that tomorrow comes!!
Joanne is moving on from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to embark on a new path.
I know Joanne will have great success in whatever she takes on, and on behalf of the Collingwood Run Committee & all the many participants at the Collingwood Run for the Cure site that Joanne has helped over the past few years, we wish you all the very best Jo!
Will miss having you as our run site lead! It has been an honour to work along side you for the past few years to ensure that the Collingwood Run site has successful runs year after year!
Best wishes Jo! xx

New month, remember to pick a date a SQUEEZE your lemons !

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

When the Universe Aligns...

This past April the Universe Aligned and I met the truly gorgeous Diana Charabin. The owner of an amazing Canadian company, Tiny Devotions and a women with an incredible spirit and outlook on life. On that day this past April as Diana sat in my kitchen giving me a private showing of some of her breathtaking Mala beads, we began a conversation about Tiny Devotions helping me to create a future without breast cancer.

A few months ago I did a blog post on this amazing company when they very generously donated one of their many gorgeous mala beads as a giveaway. Now I am extremely excited to share, that on Tuesday August 9th, Tiny Devotions will be donating 20% of the proceeds from all online sales to helping create a future without breast cancer.

Their energy, intentions and beauty is what drew me to them. I have quite a few in my collection now and I love and wear each one of them. The past little while however I have been loving my Transformation Mala and wearing it more often!
( Pictured here )

I have fallen head over heels for Tiny Devotions mala beads, and I have no doubt that you will too! I am encouraging you to go online next Tuesday,lovetinydevotions.com and tell your co-workers, your friends and your family. Share with everyone!

I can't thank Diana & Tiny Devotions enough for their support of this great cause, and I thank each and everyone of you who on Tuesday August 9th become part of two communities! The Tiny Devotions Community & the Community of 170,000 other Canadians who on Sunday October 2nd will walk, run, share tears of joy and some tears of sadness as we come together to create a future without breast cancer!

Don't forget to Squeeze your lemons !