participatory culture

communication

RESONANCE: When we tune in to nature and other human beings, we create an energy field of understanding and empathy

RESONANCE: When we tune in to nature and other human beings, we create an energy field of understanding and empathy

I love the word resonance. Resonance comes from the Latin verb “resonare,” meaning to “return to sound.” It...
August 3, 2015 × 0 comments

communication, voluntary simplicity

PAGES OF OUR CHILDHOOD: What children’s stories can teach us as adults

PAGES OF OUR CHILDHOOD: What children’s stories can teach us as adults

There are so many stories and books in the world today, but which do we pay attention to most? The classics, like Charles Dickens;...
July 25, 2015 × 0 comments

participatory culture

SAY WHAT YOU WANT: The importance of freedom of speech

SAY WHAT YOU WANT: The importance of freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is more important than we may realize. And we need to make sure that this important right remains a part of...
July 23, 2015 × 0 comments

communication

3 Things You Never Say to Your Teenagers

3 Things You Never Say to Your Teenagers

Some of the common stereotypes of teenagers are that they are kids who just act like adults. Kids with dyed hair, piercings,...
July 20, 2015 × 0 comments

volunteerism

ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP: Understanding the root of political disinterest

ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP: Understanding the root of political disinterest

With the next Canadian federal election set to take place in the fall, I decided that the best way to engage in active citizenship...
July 18, 2015 × 0 comments

leadership

STEP UP!: What it takes to be a leader

STEP UP!: What it takes to be a leader

When you think leader, what pops into your head? George Washington? Queen Elizabeth I? Why do we always think of political figures?...
July 7, 2015 × 2 comments

alternative education

TECH? NO!: Education without the gimmicks

TECH? NO!: Education without the gimmicks

One of the things most taken for granted nowadays in education is that technology will make for better classroom experiences and...
July 6, 2015 × 0 comments

volunteerism

TO BE A PATRIOT: The many ways to show patriotism

TO BE A PATRIOT: The many ways to show patriotism

The dictionary definition of patriotism is absolute love, commitment, faithfulness and sacrifice for one’s nation. But does...
July 4, 2015 × 0 comments

communication

ANTISOCIAL MEDIA: Are we losing our ability to interact in person?

ANTISOCIAL MEDIA: Are we losing our ability to interact in person?

I often wonder if social media is the solution for a generation obsessed with multitasking or a destructive catalyst in the decline...
June 16, 2015 × 0 comments