Just look at the sweet face of this thing. It’s as if he is saying, ” I LOOOOVE Yellowbird- for dinner.” haha
Big news: I will be interviewing Sissy Spacek at Roy Thomson Hall May 13th. Looking forward to it.
Stand Up For The Girls
CIBC’s Run for the Cure in Sudbury has aligned with Stand Up For The Girls May 31st. I’m happy to report that half of the VIP tickets were sold even before the event hit the streets!
As of today, all VIP tickets are SOLD OUT- 22 tables of 10!
In total, 560 tickets are being sold and they are going fast.
For more info, or to bring ‘Stand Up For The Girls’ to your city, please feel free to drop me a line.
So far, Stand Up For The Girls and Laughlines have helped raise over $650,000 for breast cancer research.
“Stand-Up for the Girls”
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By the way, International Women’s Day in Ottawa was a blast.
I enjoyed three sold out shows with Laurie Elliot and Kristeen Von Hagen.
Who says the nation’s capital can’t rock it out?
Relieving Stress with Humour
Speaking of rocking it out, here’s a quick pic of me with the gang at The Ministry of Labour earlier this week ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’ in the workplace.
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By the way, one of the ingredients from my keynote, ” Relieving Stress with Humour” is exercise.
YES, I’m still on my 3 minutes of exercise / week regime.
No, I’m not kidding.
People think my video is a parody because I’m a comedian. Don’t believe me? Check out the BBC special The Truth About Exercise.
Taming Hecklers : School yard Bullies : Why aren’t we using this method?
In my keynote, ” Taming Hecklers: Dealing with Difficult Personalities”, I talk about bullies. When school yard bullies aren’t dealt with, they turn into office bullies.
This is not meant to be a funny video but hopefully, it will get some conversations started.
–Have a fabulous April everyone! xo
Mary at #CityStreetOutreach is one of our amazing #volunteers looking out for our street friends and/ or folks who are living in poor conditions. Thank you Tammy at #BodyBlastWithMissB and friends for all of the warm donations.
If you would like to make a donation to #CityStreetOutreach, just go to;
Prince William and Kate Middleton were officially married yesterday at West Minster Abbey but if I had one complaint about the service, it was the music. Some of the hymns were extremely sleepy at times and quite frankly, cast a bit of a Harry Potter vibe on the whole ceremony. Perhaps whoever organized the music should have thought of asking some of William’s fellow students at St. Andrew’s. An a capella group by the name of The Other Guys dedicated a longing parody video to Kate Middleton to the tune of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance and the video is going viral on You Tube. Check it out. It’s five minutes long but these guys can really sing. It’s brilliant marketing for their group AND there is a very sweet dedication at the end.
According to their facebook page, The Other Guys was founded in 2004 and has recorded both live and studio albums. The Other Guys have suddenly been cast into the spotlight with this hit. They say they promise to give most of the proceeds raised to William and Kate’s charitable gift fund. Very cool, guys! Thanks to my friend, Dianne Lemme for passing this on.
The outpouring of support on you tube for this brave little girl being bullied at school is incredible.
The video is called Words are Worse than Sticks and Stones.
Check it out. Remember we are all responsible. Teachers, principles, vice-principles, students, parents, etc. Bullies don’t just come out of nowhere.
Ted Talks – Elizabeth Gilbert – Your elusive creative genius.
To all my writing friends who have to sweat it out each and everyday, I watch this video when I am feeling frozen.
Two of my favorite spots.
1. 10:13 When Gilbert talks about American poet Ruth Stone- are you a mule or a pipeline?
Here is the clip
2. 1230 Upon meeting Tom Waits – grabbing the creativity when you don’t have a pen or recorder.