GenWell Project Weekend May 1 – 3: Pledge to Connect

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Pete Bombaci describes the GenWell Project as his ‘passion initiative.’ The GenWell Project is a free, open sourced, global Human Connection Movement whose mission is to make the world a happier and healthier place by reminding people about the importance of face to face social connection and inspiring them to take action. It is a purpose […]

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Inviting Your Leadership from the Heart

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For some this is a great time to network —  reconnecting or creating new connections in our professional networks – even remotely. Expanding my professional network is a 2020 goal. So in January, I reached out to John Brewer. Part of my LinkedIn Network,  I had never actually had a conversation with him. An unexpectedly […]

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Virtual Coaching Now Available

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Sadness, fear, anxiety, grief and even anger are some of the emotions you may be experiencing as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. The Mane Intent’s founder Jennifer Garland is now offering remote 1-hour coaching and consultations. These sessions — either by phone or by videoconferencing — are intended to provide support and guidance on how to […]

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Building Internal Resilience Manual to be Available in 2020

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Building Internal Resilience Through Horses Program Delivery Manual will soon be available for therapists, social workers, and equine program facilitators offering skill-based equine-assisted learning. The manual represents the culmination of a four-year research project led by Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre with The Mane Intent and Trent University as program partners and with funding provided by […]

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Soul Food for 2020

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The past few weeks have literally been a blur. Like the crocus, I feel like I am just now emerging from a dark space. I’m hungry for some light, ready to stretch up again, and even craving a little soul food. One of my annual rituals is to indulge in My Word Goddess Reading offered […]

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Daniel Lewis’ Ray of Sunshine

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Some days I need a ray of sunshine. Today Daniel Lewis was just that for the Peterborough business community as the keynote speaker for The Future Ready: Business Summit 2020 brought to #PTBO thanks to collaboration between the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Peterborough Economic Development and Regional Tourism Organization 8. Daniel is the proud co-founder […]

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Happy Thursday

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“Happy Thursday,” he said. I replied, still in bed: “Happy birthday? It’s not my birthday.” “Happy THURSDAY,” he said again with greater emphasis. “I’d sign it, but it’s too dark,” he said as he headed out the door. This week I learned that my first big purchase of 2020 will be hearing aids. After five […]

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Yin Yoga: Country Style

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Cait Lynch serves up yin yoga — country style. What a treat it is. Earlier this year, I participated in a yin yoga class hosted by Cait in her beautiful century barn near Warkworth in Northumberland Hills. Entering into this sacred space on a very hot day, I was treated to a sensory experience featuring […]

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A Symphony of Chocolate

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A symphony of chocolate feeds the soul. In July, my daughter Sarah and I responded to an invitation to taste the music. We indulged in Chocolate Voices, a wonderfully delicious event hosted by Westben Arts Festival Theatre. It’s a creative blend of passions – chocolate and music – carefully paired together to create a unique […]

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