The Angry Changemaker

The problem isn’t in feeling anger, the problem is in being angry. I talk to my coachees and students a lot about making sure our anger as changemakers isn’t running the show. When some folks hear this, they unfortunately take that to mean they “shouldn’t” feel anger. Well, I’m here to say, HELL NO to […]

Digging in the Dirt

What does a veganic farm and a silent meditation retreat have in common? They both utilize the valuable life skill of digging in. This past week I was literally digging in the dirt helping plant our first veganic farm for the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank that I help run. Take a watch! https://youtu.be/b58wOfhnVqo Now this […]

Presence Over Perfection

Magnificent One! As folks trying to make a difference in the world, it’s so important for us to connect with and truly reach people. But I used to feel sooo much pressure to make an impact in a conversation or a presentation, that I’d get totally stuck in my head trying to find just the […]

It’s Not Just About the Hustle

Joyful New Year Dear One!  This is the week many folks are back to work after the holidays, and the mood in the air is HUSTLE. It’s like all of society is whispering breathlessly in our ears: Do all the things NOW to make up for your slovenly ways over the holidays! Well, we know […]

Summer Presence Meditation

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For folks who live in places like I do where there’s a whole lot of winter, summer can be especially sweet. That is…if you’re paying attention. See, when you’re somebody who’s trying to make a difference in the world, you might find yourself getting so caught up in your mission and getting shit done, that […]

Humour as a Tool for Change: Talking with Denise McLeod

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In this Changemakers Thursday Livestream, we talked with Denise McLeod from the Indigenous all-woman comedy group Manifest Destiny’s Child. We discussed the opportunities, challenges, and some rules-of-thumb for using humour as a tool for social change — from bigger-scale initiatives to a simple social media post.

Making Social Media Empowering For You

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Social media can be a vital tool for people who are trying to make a difference in the world, but not if it’s overwhelming and depressing you. ? In the week’s Changemakers’ Thursday Livestream, we talked about how to approach social media in a way that feels healthy and productive. Some topics we covered: – […]