For Your Interest: Jesse Owens. Real Speed. Real Glory.

Facts: Jesse Owens was the world’s first global sports star. Before Pele, before Ali, before Michael Jordan and Serena Williams, Jesse Owens was famous across the world…as a man and model athlete. In less than one hour, he proved three times that he was the best. In front of 90,000* people, he delivered the performances which moved his name from first-class sportsman to greatness. James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens created…

COVID-19 can be an opportunity to eliminate low-value health care

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched health care systems across Canada beyond capacity. Surges of COVID-19 have strained available beds, exhausted health care workers and resources. To cope with these surges, some regional and provincial health systems delayed all non-essential procedures, tests and surgeries. Canadians’ health-seeking behaviours have changed over the past year with steep drops…

For Your Interest: Jen Psaki. Real Communications. Real Skill.

The most high profile and important Communications job in the world is White House Press Secretary. It’s a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week position where the Secretary has to deliver on all the press needs of the U.S. President and handle the relationship with the media. Last month, in a press Q&A, a reporter from Newsmax…

For Your Interest: Instagram. Real Influence. Real Reach.

Instagram is the main influencer, online id, photo album, advertising poster, direct messenger, cash machine and “social status” meter in life today. It’s the all-in-one internet & social media tool which is pulling the strings of business, connecting stars to fans, reaching into all communities and literally shaping the day-to-day thinking and lives of society in 2021. Starting a new…

A Tree Grows in Trout Lake

Eight years ago early in June, news and images of hundreds of thousands of people crossing the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul between Asia and Europe went viral. A simple environmental sit-in, also dubbed as #OccupyGezi, in reaction to the demolition of trees in Gezi Park, transformed into nationwide and worldwide rallies after the police used…

For Your Interest: Fast Food. Real Treats. Real Taste.

Chocolate Strawberry Pie, Naked Chicken, Pastrami Beef, Gohan Dabuchi Rice, Spam Oreo and Teriyaki Ugly Beef. These are just some of the new sandwich ingredients, burger choices and dessert fillings which have made it out of fast-food test kitchens and onto menu boards & touch screens at Burger King, McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-A and Taco Bell in the past…

My COVID life – celebrating the wins

In 2019 (which seems like it was five years ago), I was working at a job that wasn’t reflecting my worth. I had gained all I could from my position and instead of learning anything new, the lessons began repeating themselves over and over again like I was stuck in some sort of time loop.…

For Your Interest: Kris Hui. The Graduate. Real School. Real Life. Part 2.

Continued…In an age of fakes and internet flakes, Kris Hui is a real one. Her story of “success” is not the regular media feature because of an amazing performance, a cool invention or show business fame. Her tale is the quiet + smart + elegant progress of a young woman making her way through college, life in the 21st Century, filming her journey and posting…

To rock bottom and up

Did you ever have an idiosyncrasy as a child? I did this rather ridiculous thing as a child, where I saved the best for the last. It started off by saving the best bite of food for the end. Slowly, that habit bled into other parts of my life. For example, if someone gave me…

Why fight social isolation alone?

Over the course of our collective social isolation during the pandemic, I’ve noticed that it’s sometimes much easier for people to validate the struggles and stressors of others before acknowledging the toll of one’s own. I’ve seen how COVID-19 can intensify my friends’ very difficult living situations at home, put strain on years-long relationships, and…