May 2014 Blog Posts (15)

The Journey ... The Plan

On the heels of Amanda's great discussion about living a Balanced Life, and mapping out what that looks like, I just read "Your Life Plan" by Erica Sosna - which addresses a related topic. We all agree that we want to live a balanced life. Balance comes up repeatedly when you think about work and career. As a careerist, I completely understand how easy it is…

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Added by Charles Dimov on May 31, 2014 at 7:59am — 3 Comments

How “Round” is Your Life?

This week, I was doing some reading in a book by Eric Sinoway called Howard’s Gift. Eric's book is a project that he undertook to give people the benefit of Howard Stevenson's experience and wisdom. Howard is Eric's mentor but he is also an author, entrepreneur and professor…

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Added by Amanda @Kamazooie on May 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Congratulations Sierra!!

Tomorrow night in Dubai, my youngest daughter Sierra...my peaches and plums...will graduate with an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Dubai International Academy. Like her elder sister Bianca (aka Bumble Bee) she has been entirely educated in an international school system. I remember her first day of school at the village 'kindergarten' in Schlossborn (near Frankfurt) Germany. Thirteen years and three schools later (Frankfurt International School, La Châtaigneraie Geneva…

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Added by Lorne Alan Riley on May 28, 2014 at 3:48am — 2 Comments

Living Below the Line

This spring 25,000 people worldwide (including myself!) took the challenge to eat and drink on $1.75 a day for 5 days! We are lived Below the Line so others can rise above it. The initiative was set to raise $4.4 million for the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations.



Keeping in mind that living on $1.75 a day is a daily reality for millions of people around the world, poverty isn’t just about food, It’s about freedom! Mother Teresa once said, “Poverty doesn’t only consist of…

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Added by Kristina Dragnea on May 27, 2014 at 11:20pm — 4 Comments

Strategy and an amazing week as a parent

Last week was an amazing week for us as far as being…

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Added by Brian Ritchie on May 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Getting the most out of Yoga

Hello fellow Kamazooie members!

I have been practicing yoga for several years; I find it to be very rewarding physically but at the studio I attend, they don’t focus on the more spiritual or metaphysical aspects so I decided to do some research and use the topic for this week’s community post.

Firstly, I found that Yoga is a Sanskrit or Hindu word for union…

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Added by Amanda @Kamazooie on May 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Teaching the kids was so much fun!

As we discussed in the last few postings... I have been leading and organising my firm's Junior Achievement partnership and campaign. We had teams from 6 major cities in Canada. For Toronto - I also teamed up with a partner and delivered the "Economics for Success" program to the grade 7 & 8 split class of St. John Bosco Elementary school in Woodbridge, Ontario. 

This was an absolute blast! 

Naturally, it is so much fun to teach the children about the…

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Added by Charles Dimov on May 17, 2014 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

Name that Band!

So, back to the music again. Sorry I must seem to go on and on about this but it is a passion and I can't help it. We confirmed this week that our former lead guitarist Jim "Snowflake" Robinson is bowing out due to time pressures and extensive travel involved in his new job. I am sure we will continue to jam together if and as we can but Jim's availability will be limited.…

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Added by Lorne Alan Riley on May 12, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Happy Mom's Day!!!

Happy Mothers Day to all those special people out there.  Here's a great posting from a business blogger I follow but this one is dedicated to the leadership qualities of Mom.

9 Leadership Lessons from Mom

And of course, Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful Mom.

(If you wish to post to (my) Mom's page, you can find here…

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Added by Brian Ritchie on May 11, 2014 at 11:48am — 2 Comments

Why Take the Lead? Why give back?



The other day, a friend realized how much work it is to lead a cause like Junior Achievement (blogged about last week), and asked WHY? Why put so much effort into this? Why take the lead and drive this in my company, across the country? 

Two things come to mind. First if not me, then who? Second, I recall Amanda's blog on Balance. This is a great way of…

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Added by Charles Dimov on May 10, 2014 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

The "Good Mother"

No, this isn't a posting on the hit TV series staring Juliana Margulies, that's "The Good Wife", or about the 2013 made for TV movie staring Helen Slater. This is a chance for you to post your appreciation for your mom as we head into Mother's Day weekend.

As I was driving in to work this morning, I heard a 'quist' (that's a cross between a quiz and a top-10 list) on…

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Added by Amanda @Kamazooie on May 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Client Solution Innovations - How Not to Pick out an Affiliate Marketing Agency

Do you think you can make it all on your own in regards to starting up your very own web business? Have you ever before recognized just how internet marketing companies similar to Client Solution Innovations can achieve wonders in the optimization of your business? You will be assuming that there is no need to do this. You'll in addition need to become much more informed about the many website marketing plans.

To tell the truth, not…

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Added by jodha akhbar on May 5, 2014 at 5:08am — No Comments

SuperWes Turns 3 Years Old

Life is a ride and we’re all aware the ride has its ups and downs and this has been a roller-coaster of a week. From my last posting, you may know our family is dealing with the effects of dementia on our mom who is in a seniors’ home in Northern Ontario.…

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Added by Brian Ritchie on May 3, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Organized Junior Achievement ... check

What's Junior Achievement? 

It is a global organisation dedicated to teaching children about some basic financials and fundamentals of life, and the reason you want to stay in school. This gives regular business people, retiree's, and other volunteers the opportunity to go into a class of students and teach about work, your paystub, career opportunities, how to…

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Added by Charles Dimov on May 3, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Plastic flamingo extinction, vending machine attacks and other useless information

Greetings fellow Kamazooies:

For this weekend, I thought I would circulate some fun facts that you can review for your own personal interest or share with your friends during some weekend socializing.…

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Added by Amanda @Kamazooie on May 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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Choosing a Laboratory Cabinet for Your Laboratory

Posted by Jack Smith on August 8, 2022 at 6:10am 0 Comments

For those in charge of laboratories, selecting the right industrial furniture for a lab can be challenging. Various factors such as safety requirements, storage needs, and function dictate the type of lab furniture one would require. No two laboratories are the same. While some will be basic, others have sterilization processes or microbial protections required. The biggest question revolves around the material used in the lab cabinet as well as countertops. This is a decision that one must…

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Keep Your Laboratory Organized With The Best Lab Cabinets.

Posted by Jack Smith on July 18, 2022 at 6:54am 0 Comments

Industrial laboratories mostly have several products scattered almost everywhere, making it look like a mess. This reduces the overall appearance of the place and surely makes it impossible to maintain a certain productivity rate. A laboratory of a company is the backstage in which the main things are operated. This is why it is essential to keep it well organized. A proper way of making sure your lab is organized and you find every product from time to time is by investing in a…

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5 Things To Expect From A Hearing Clinic

Posted by Jack Smith on May 17, 2022 at 5:27am 0 Comments

It is completely normal for any individual to act nervous when visiting a hearing clinic or audiologist for the first time. If an individual is experiencing itching, hearing loss, ringing or any type of pain in the ear, a visit to the nearest hearing clinic is always recommended. Contrary to what people believe, professional ear cleaning is simple and pain-free.

Like anywhere else in the world, many people suffer from hearing difficulties and ear-related problems in…

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5 Signs You Might Need a New Gas Fireplace Right Away

Posted by Jack Smith on May 17, 2022 at 4:56am 0 Comments

A fireplace is an integral feature of any home's heating system and needs regular upkeep. Whether you have a gas fire or an electric fire, fireplaces are a useful convenience for any house. It's also practical, and when it's operating well, it may reduce your monthly heating utility expenses. Nevertheless, a fireplace does need regular maintenance, and you will need to consider a fireplace installation or…

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