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Oh Baby

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It’s Hot Outside


Shawne Duperon My ‘Aha’ Moment!


Lynda Pogue

Dances with Colours

Scarecrow, Scarecrow Let’s all go…to Meaford Ontario Sept 30th Scarecrow, Scarecrow Let’s all go Down to Meaford, Ontario We can all get together with some friends you know Scarecrow, Scarecrow let’s all go! It happens every year In the fall It’s a scarecrow invasion and it’s seen by all They have themselves a party Yes they have themselves a ball Down in the town of Meaford Scarecrow, Scarecrow Let’s all go Down to Meaford, Ontario We can all get together with some friends you know Scarecrow, Scarecrow let’s all go!

Downtown Sykes Street and at Meaford Harbour 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm

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They start to appear In early September With their heads full of straw How do they remember? When the leaves start to change They’re here in all their splendour Down in the town of Meaford Scarecrow, Scarecrow Let’s all go Down to Meaford, Ontario We can all get together with some friends you know Scarecrow, Scarecrow let’s all go! Well the Scarecrow invasion It’s an amazing occasion So bring the whole family There’s so much to do We hope to see you Yes Meaford’s the place to be Scarecrow, Scarecrow Let’s all go Down to Meaford, Ontario We can all get together with some friends you know Scarecrow, Scarecrow let’s all go! Words & Music Composed by Will Matthews All rights reserved Copyright 2011



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Visions Views & Insights Editor’s Desk ~ Learning - One Step At A Time By Lorraine Leslie As The Mountain Turns

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As any Women with Vision Member can tell you attending a luncheon or dinner networking event is a great privilege as a member. Each month, we feature a guest speaker that provides relevant information on issues that can directly affect your business and/or personal development that has and will increase the potential for success. Members are also encouraged to bring their flyers, brochures, business cards, and other promotional material to share. Each attendee is given the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business. At Women with Vision we are here to help you grow through education, promotion, motivation, and inspiration...

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Hi Lorraine, Just wanted to drop a note to say it was great to meet you (and to work with you on the winning team!) at yesterday's event. I am very excited about your magazine and the plans to bring it to the Midland area, and I know that my colleagues will be too. Please do keep me posted about your introductory meeting and we will all look forward to seeing you then! Best Regards,

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Hi Lorraine, What a great meeting today at the Barrie Women with Vision Networking Luncheon. The energy was contagious and the ideas were thought provoking. I really enjoyed the speaker and the time spent was very energizing. Thank you again.

Lynne Kay Lorraine, Thanks again for all your work creating the Women with Vision group in Owen Sound. Friday's luncheon was such a great topic - clearly noticeable by how late everyone stayed and by how much more, people wanted to know. But more important than the speakers, is the fact that you have created what is very likely, the most positive networking group in this area. I am very thankful to you for that.

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Shawne Duperon: My ‘Ah Ha’ Moment! By Lorraine Leslie Ok, All Together Now By Marj Sawers Billie Jean King By Tillie MacDonald Weddings and Other Summer Celebrations By Deborah Johnson Life Numbers By Paola Gucciardi As The Mountain Turns Last Word By Lorraine Leslie

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Learning … One Step at a Time

“Learning one thing continually affects the other. Doors open for the open mind.” ~Lynda Pogue

How often do we take learning for granted? We start learning from the day we are born (and some say we start even BEFORE that!). We all learned to recognize one parent from the other; hold our bottle, a spoon, a cup until we could feed ourselves effortlessly. In school many of us learned how Thomas Edison created the tin foil phonograph on which he noted the tape of the machine gave off sounds like human voices when run at a high speed. Edison’s curiosity led him to discover more and more and with each step he learned he was able to consciously recognize the outcome which he continued to pursue; and so the process of learning one thing continually affected the learning of something new. He kept an open mind so the doors of opportunity continued to expand and the more he experimented everything became something and that something became something else. This caused him to wonder if he could record a telephone message. Now, through more ‘learning’, we’ve surpassed using the crank telephone and the days of having an operator plug into a switchboard to have a chat with family and friends. It’s all about awareness of what we are capable of doing…. how we use our own inner talents to create what we want to do with our lives. Our feature cover article in this issue of Women with Vision is about an astounding businesswoman who took great advantage of the gift of learning: Shawne Duperon.

Like Edison, Shawne transformed her life through learning one thing after another while keeping an open heart and mind until she became the expert in the field of television and communication. Edison’s cylindrical phonograph was the first machine that recorded and reproduced sound that created a sensation and brought Edison international fame. As you read Shawne’s life story you will see how she became a six time Emmy Award winning journalist and television producer bringing her well-deserved fame. The professor I mentioned above continues to learn daily, how to expand her mind, body and soul. Over the past ten years Lynda Pogue has become an internationally known artist. She has learned by experimenting with all kinds of mediums and dancing with colour to create her masterpieces. She just returned from New York and her first solo art show…how cool is that? Everyone has an inner gift. How you use it will determine how well you will succeed at your chosen profession, sport or dream job. We are all born with the capability to become whatever we want to do or be. Let your mind wander... write down your thoughts in a journal and learn something new each day. Be continuous with your learning and share what you’ve learned with others so it may ignite their inner vision to become a reality. Why are you holding yourself back? Go for it! What have you got to lose? Enjoy life to the fullest and learn one thing after another continuously! Nominated for

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I received an email a few weeks back from a good friend of mine (who is a professor at York University) which included the above caption. It resonated and percolated inside me for days.

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StartUp Canada!


By Donna Messer A new forecast predicts that Canada is expected to lead growth among G7 economies in the first and second quarter of this year.

By Susan Baka

Keeping pace with how the web has changed everything about how to connect with customers

• Show and tell. Use visuals of your product or service in action, helping people just like your potential customers. Share stories and testimonials from satisfied customers. • Use easy-to-understand language. It’s easy to get caught up in jargon if you are an expert in a particular industry, but don’t assume that busy web surfers want to translate your

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thoughts into plain English. Make sure you show, in an accessible, clear way, how your product or service will better their lives. • Put customers on a path. You want to make a sale, but most potential buyers need to be led in that direction. Put customers on a path by offering useful content (e.g. a free resource like a white paper) when they are in an early stage of contact with you. Gradually build momentum with your content to lead them to do what you want them to do.

Britain has secured partnerships with companies that can provide education training and funding. This will give entrepreneurs the edge they need. The United States is using matching funds for mentoring, education and entrepreneurship.

• Update your content. Once you’ve captured an audience, you want to give them a reason to keep coming back. If you find it difficult to find the time to come up with compelling content on a regular basis, consider hiring a content expert for this important task - someone who is passionate about creating content.

For details on the programs in Britain: http://www.startupbritain.org For the United States: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/startup-america In the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that employment growth and economic diversification is largely driven by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

• Repurpose good content. You may be surprised to find that you already have lots of great content that, with some repurposing and rewriting, would work beautifully on your website. In addition, look at ways to use non-web materials on your site, for example, speeches you have delivered or transcripts from webinars you conducted. And don’t forget to use any video you may have created.

According to Statistics Canada, 48% of the Canadian labour force works in small private businesses, which generate almost one third of the country's GDP. The increase in small business incubators in Canadian communities reflects this trend.

Remember, content has become the new marketing king. Don’t be afraid to hire a web writer to help. That is still more cost-effective than traditional marketing and sales methods.

There are two new programs in the United States and the United Kingdom that reflect the importance of small businesses in leading those economies out of their economic turmoil.

■ Susan Baka, President Bay Communications & Marketing Inc. sbaka@baycomm.ca www.baycomm.ca

and private sectors to provide funding and resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs. StartUp Britain has secured the participation of major firms such as Microsoft and Virgin Media and plans to deliver a £1,500 benefits package for every start-up company in Britain, including a host of online tools and business education programs in UK universities and schools. The Startup America program takes a systems approach to entrepreneurship and innovation. They are committing to match private sector funds in support of proven models for entrepreneurship, education and mentorship. They will provide access to capital, and commercialization of federallyfunded research and development – including the support of incubation and acceleration centres. The effectiveness of these programs remains to be seen, they both represent a bold, perhaps somewhat controversial, step forward in increasing and formalizing the role of the private sector in encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation – one that could be replicated on a smaller scale in communities across Canada.

■ Donna Messer Networking Expert, International Speaker www.connectuscanada.com

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• Don’t hard sell. You want to attract and engage your audience, educate then on topics of interest, and help solve their problems. If you do this, your readers will then want to know more about your products or services and will have a higher level of trust in you.

My articles are generally about networking and what resources are available. For this issue, I decided to share a little insight into what we, as Canadians can do to keep Canada leading the way. I’m always telling my audience to “R & D” and it’s time we did this with the StartUp programs being launched in countries like Britain and the United States.

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In a way, as existing and potential customers share their online discoveries, it’s come a bit full circle back to word of mouth. And the World Wide Web is a very big mouth.You want to let potential customers find you online and you want them to tell others what they’ve found. The trick is standing out in that cluttered arena. While many companies put content out there, not many do it well. Done right, the online content you create will position you not just as a seller of stuff but as a reliable source of information. Here are some tips:



Web Content

Selling your product or service used to be mainly about one on-one outbound sales (where you go looking for customers and pitch to them), advertising (to reinforce and back up outbound sales activities), or word of mouth (do a good job and customers will tell their friends). The web has changed all that. What’s happening now is that information-hungry customers are searching, finding, filtering – and sharing – what they find of interest online. And companies are more than willing to feed that hunger so that they can raise their profiles and hook in new customers.


The Startup America campaign was launched in the US early in the year, followed by the launch of StartUp Britain in the UK on March 28th. Although the programs are implemented in different ways, both bring together public

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A GOOD CFO? “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” ~ Alan Simpson

While recently chatting over a coffee with my mentor, I asked his opinion on the ability of America’s financial institutions to recover from their near-collapse of 2008. Surprisingly, his answer rang with more pessimism than was normal for this friend of many years. In fact, he wondered if the disappearance of ethics and integrity as a fiber of North American business hasn’t already put us on a road to economic collapse. This is a scary picture and some would argue his view to be extreme. However, there has been no shortage of illegal and unethical behaviour both in politics and business over recent decades in Canada and the U.S. Ponzi schemes, electronic fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, unfair competition, insurance scams, unfair pricing, employee theft, pyramid selling, predatory marketing and manipulated financial reports are all examples that have been appearing in our daily news. On the micro level, including inside your company, the issue always comes back to the quality of leadership, especially for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Traditionally the CFO has played the role of “watchdog” and keeper of the business conscience. In today’s challenging environment the personal qualities needed to fulfill this role are extremely important. It is no longer enough to just make sure that the accounting is done accurately. Today we need a higher level of business ethics and integrity, and this has re-ordered the priority list for CFO qualities that business owners (CEO’s) should seek. A recent survey by Robert Half Management Resources of 270 CFO’s who are grooming their own financial teams shows that next to basic technical expertise “integrity” is the most

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desired candidate trait; ahead of interpersonal and communication skills, motivational skills, initiative and business savvy. By moving “integrity” to the top financial executives appear to be taking the lead in addressing the integrity void. Business owners/CEO’s need to follow this lead and the action list is relatively simple: • Recognize that there is a need for more business ethics and integrity in corporate America and Canada. • As an individual look at yourself in the “integrity mirror” and see how you stack up. Get an outside opinion if necessary and if you’re low on integrity, fix it because as you go, goes your company. • Audit your business culture to ensure that ethics and integrity are key foundation elements of that culture. Make changes to the culture as necessary. • Move “integrity” to the top of the traits list for purposes of recruitment for all management positions in your company. • Revise performance review and reward systems to measure and reward for ethical behavior and integrity. • Counsel out those managers/employees who don’t fit and won’t change.

■ Richard Ziemski C.A. Management Consultant rickziemski@cogeco.ca


Top 4 MARKETING QUESTIONS By Janette Burke Your marketing message is the bridge that connects your business to the outside world. Even on your busiest day, you must filter out the madness happening behind the scenes and deliver your message in a clear, compelling way.

By Rick Ziemski


Whether for an email broad-cast, tweet, sales letter, video, or brochure -- before you write a word of your next marketing message, ask yourself these FOUR questions: "Who’s your audience?" Every business owner wants the masses to love their product or service, but the reality is you must have a target market. If you try to please everyone, you’ll end up engaging no-one – especially when composing your marketing copy. You must know WHO you’re writing to. To connect with that person, do as writers, dancers, singers, actors and other creative types do. Zero-in on that person in your audience and perform for them. Chances are many more will also respond to you.

"What next step do you want them to take?" Many people forget to make this part clear in their marketing messages. As much as you want your readers to opt-in to your eZine, join your Facebook “Fan” page, attend your events and buy your services, you MUST focus on only ONE "call-to-action"! Think about what you want your readers to do at the end of your message. And remember it's not always about making the direct sale. For example, email messages are usually not the best vehicle to SELL your products. You're much better off driving them to your website, video or customer service department to learn more. These longer sales tools are where you can really close.

■ Janette Burke Marketing/PR Coach, Consultant and Columnist janette@yourmarketingmagnet.com www.yourmarketingmagnet.com

"What do they want?" Get an idea of the person you want reading your marketing message.Then consider what they need. And think outside of your product or service. Monday’s, they may suffer from the post weekend blues and need some inspiration. A new mom might need a laugh. There are all sorts of needs this person might have - assurance, relief, hope, fun and connection. Keeping a few of these needs in your head while you write is sure to help. "How can you meet their needs?" Brainstorming potential needs of your target market will make it easier for you to create your "angle" -- the decisive way in which you appeal to your audience. From a marketing perspective, you want to be able to match their needs with your product/service. Don’t fret, if you can't set up a perfect match. Just satisfy the need before you make your call to action. So, if you’re set to offer your readers a little inspiration every Monday morning, make sure your e-blast delivers it.

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With Cloud Computing,

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Number One on Gartner's list of the "Top Ten Strategic Technology Areas" for two years running (2010 and 2011) has been Cloud Computing. In fact, the "Cloud" has become such a common term that even the average consumer will have a sense of what this means. From a simplistic standpoint, the Cloud is the virtual network called the Internet where we can all connect and run an endless variety of applications - everything from email to social media to online shopping and so much more, without need to understand the complex technical infrastructure we are accessing. From the standpoint of an organization with a rich set of enterprise applications and hardware/network infrastructure to manage their business, there is a lot more to understand about this evolving capability. For businesses that can effectively make use of Cloud Computing, the potential business benefits are significant.

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… I don’t want to try By Mary Ann Matthews By Eden Remme Watt Today, Cloud Computing is a broad term involving both "public" and "private" offerings depending on whether the services are open or secured. With respect to Types of Cloud Computing, although you will hear some variances (and it is a constantly evolving subject), the following are becoming common terminology: • Software as a Service (Saas) - business applications available online, via a web browser or web service • Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) - computer resources available in the cloud, on demand, often referred to as "virtualization" of hardware and networks for an organization • Platform as a Service (Paas) - the newest form which involves integration and development technologies available in the Cloud Before Cloud Computing, just ten to fifteen years ago, as the Internet was transforming into a viable platform for deploying business applications, the ASP (Application Service Provider) model was gaining interest. Essentially, an ASP was a third party who offered services to host an application 'outside the firewall' or externally to a company's internal networks. Out of this model, specialized applications (such as CRM) emerged, as an alternative to software installed in-house and the term Software as a Service was coined. One of the largest and early players in this space is Salesforce.com which has now become a standard component of many organizations' enterprise applications. Implementation (and management of) large scale business or ERP application suites can be a resource intensive and expensive undertaking. The promise of Cloud offerings, for 'commodity' application areas can include; 24X7 accessibility, reliability, reduction in time to market and other benefits resulting in lower costs and easier systems management. But, remember, not every application is suitable for deployment to the "Cloud". ■ Eden Remme Watt Software Executive/Vice President of Professional Services for LANSA www.lansa.com Author of "Vision Speak" www.vision-speak.com

I remember a childhood story. It was called ‘The Little Engine That Could’. It was really about determination, persistence and going beyond perceived limitations. The Little Engine was called upon to help another train get over the mountain, a mountain that she had never climbed before. She kept repeating to herself …I think I can…..I think I can… ....and she did! The Little Engine wasn’t going to let the thought of failure prevent her from trying. And here’s where human beings sometimes get derailed. The thought of failure can prevent us from even trying to achieve a goal. We prefer to not attempt it at all, rather than to try and fail. Subconscious thoughts about ‘looking like a loser’ or ‘feeling like a jerk’ will keep us rooted to the spot, never moving forward, never climbing over that mountain.

So what do we do? We decide that we won’t stretch ourselves beyond our self-imposed comfort level. We tell ourselves we can’t get over that mountain. We don’t want to take a risk. All forward action is stopped. And here’s a suggestion. Remember that expression, ‘raise the bar’? Try it! Raise that t-bar. Move it a little higher up the stem. The higher up the stem we go, the more confidence we have in ourselves. Just remember to keep that t-bar attached to the stem. Yes, the trail of ink that we leave as our pen travels across the page really does tell our story.

■ Mary Ann Matthews CGA - Certified Graphoanalyst maryann@handwriting.ca www.handwriting.ca

In the example, there are 4 t’s. Look at the t-bar – the horizontal line crossing the stem. The t-bar crossing is below the height of the writing. Although this trait is easy to spot, under-estimating our abilities can prevent us from success. Underneath this fear lies a lack of confidence in our ability to achieve that goal. Feelings of incompetence and inferiority are not far behind. www.womenwithvision.ca 15





Will it be too late?


By Rose Pellar, B.A.S., LL.B. After you die, it will be too late. It is too late to give your heirlooms, home or money to the right person after you die. You can give it away before you pass away but you will likely want to enjoy them while you’re still alive.

Do yourself and your estate trustees a favor and document where your important papers are kept and list your assets and liabilities, e.g. Bank, address, account number, etc. I did my Will some five years ago when I was about to be married (you need to do a new Will when you are to be married since marriage invalidates your previous Will). Furthermore, my family configuration had changed since then (grandchildren) and I had not taken those changes into account. I had not taken my own advice that everyone needs to review their Will every two years

or when there is a change in circumstances. If you have not done a Will before or since you got married, do one now. If you had one done more than two years ago, take it out and review it to ensure it reflects your current wishes. If you have separated since your last Will was done, please have a new Will prepared for you. It’s not sufficient just to tell your estate trustee you want your vehicle, etc. to go to a grandchild, for instance. If it’s not in the Will, your estate trustee may not be able to carry out your wishes. It has to be a Memorandum to the Will, made prior to the Will being executed and it has to be incorporated by the Will. Funeral wishes are not binding. Similarly, the appointment of a guardian for your minor children is also not binding although it is persuasive. . Beware of the cheap Will. Having a faulty Will is just as bad as not having a Will. Do it right now because it will be too late after you die. ■ Rose Pellar, B.A.S., LL.B.,Barrister & Solicitor Pellar Family Law Professional Corporation rosepellar@pellarfamilylaw.com

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Recently I was about to go on a trip and I thought “Oh my gosh, is my Will up to date?” A little scary, considering I’m a lawyer but it’s one of those things most people keep putting off, (even lawyers) I also asked myself “Will my estate trustees know where to find my Will, and will they know what assets and liabilities I have?”.

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No one wants to think about dying but it is inevitable. Isn’t it better to ensure that when you’re gone, you haven’t left a mess behind with beneficiaries arguing and wondering what to do with certain items?

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Oh Baby

Through our hot summers we are constantly bombarded with messages about sun protection, but what happens when we find ourselves on a bike at the top of Scenic Caves Road or out in our garden on a hot, sunny day without sufficient water? We are putting ourselves at risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke.


Normal body temperature is 37º Celsius and varies by a few degrees throughout the day.When sick with a fever, the body reaches a temperature of 40 to 41º Celsius, but in the absence of illness this temperature can be life threatening.



Body temperature is maintained by giving off heat in the form of infra-red rays to the surrounding area, transferring heat directly from the skin to the air or by evaporation of sweat. In times of high heat or extreme activity, the latter is particularly important. In order for any of the above three things to happen, your heart must effectively pump blood to the extremities.

By Lesley Paul, B.Sc. Phm We are so fortunate to live in a community where we can work and play. And even though our summer may be short, it can still be hot! After being cooped up indoors for the long cold Canadian winters, it can be easy to forget how dangerous a heat wave can be. During extreme heat events, temperature and humidity can change quickly and can be challenging for the body to adjust.

A heat stroke is a true medical emergency. Symptoms include a body temperature above 41º C, headache, dizziness, confusion, nausea and red, hot and dry skin (the body stops sweating during heat stroke). The longer a person remains in this condition, the greater the chance of permanent effects or even death. Call 911 immediately if a person has suffered heat stroke.

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But since we are all such an active group in our community, there are some simple steps to take to prevent heat exhaustion or stroke:

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• At elevated temperatures, virtually all heat loss occurs through sweating. Keep cool with fans or other personal cooling devices. • Prepare your body for exposure to high heat, by spending a few hours a day in the warmer temperatures. • Keep out of the sun as much as possible. Stay indoors or seek shade when outside. Wear a wide brimmed hat. • Drink lots of water. Increase fluid intake if you are sweating a lot. This may be several liters in a day if working or exercising outdoors. Be sure to drink small sips constantly throughout your workout. • If you are in a high risk group (i.e. asthmatics) you may want to limit your physical activity during the middle of the day. • Most of us have sufficient salt in our diet, but if you are sweating a lot you may need to take in extra salt. • Avoid liquids that are high in sugar or contain alcohol as they increase the amount of water lost by the body. ■ Lesley Paul, Pharmacist dlpaul@sympatico.ca www.womenwithvision.ca 21







By Meredith Deasley

If your child is experiencing any of the health challenges mentioned above and is bothered enough by that symptom, he or she may be relieved to know that there is something that can be done to help them! You could go to a naturopath or nutritionist and have food sensitivity testing done on your child or you could begin your own detective work. The goal is to determine the food that is your child’s biggest culprit for the symptoms they are experiencing. I’ll give you two hints. The food that your child cannot live without or eats the most often is usually their biggest culprit. Great, you say. Yes, great. … The second hint is that the two biggest culprits in North America, for

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Now, ideas should be forming in your head, as to which foods are the potential culprits for your child. If you want to test that food on your child to see if it is indeed a culprit, all you need to do is completely remove the particular food(s) from their diet for one week and then reintroduce it. Easier said than done, I know. How badly your child’s health challenge is affecting them will determine if your child will be onside with trying this method for improving their health. Once the week has passed, you will find that when you reintroduce the problematic food, your child will react worse than ever before to that food and you will have found your child’s first culprit food. I invite you to embark on the journey of discovering the biggest culprit for your child’s specific health challenge and then replace that food with a healthier alternative!

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The biggest challenge a nutritionist faces is helping others to see the link between how they are feeling and what they are eating. We eat multiple times a day but we tend to think that what we eat has no effect on how we feel or look, how much energy we have or how well our brains work. What we eat affects every aspect of our being!

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How would a parent begin to get a child onside with making healthier food choices? You would start by asking your child if they are experiencing any symptoms with which they are not happy. Is your child overweight, getting sick frequently or taking a long time to recover from sickness, frequently feeling tired, moody or even depressed, not having bowel movements each day, experiencing allergies, asthma, ADD, behavioural challenges, skin conditions or any other health challenge?

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Is there any downtime? Results are seen immediately. The eyes do tend to swell, which may last up to 24 hours. Cool compresses help to settle this down. The pigment fades up to 30% (which is almost half). Due to this fact, the pigment is blended that much darker in order to achieve the desired shade. There is a broad selection of colours to choose from and the result is very natural.

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It has been proven that we make decisions based on what we see in the time it takes to blink.


The Wardrobe Doctor:

You glance at the people entering a room and you see a sailor, a soldier, a rock star, a rustic person and an individual all in white whose sex you cannot determine at a glance. The sailor is wearing a navy high waist, wide leg pant, a bold navy and white horizontal striped top, a short brass buttoned admiral jacket and a sailor’s cap. The soldier is wearing Aviator sunglasses, utilitarian sand cargo pants, a camouflage tee under a khaki army shirt with epaulettes and rolled sleeves, with saddle colored belt and boots. The rock star is wearing a silver studded red motocross jacket, a neon green tank, skinny jeans, and python platform shoes.



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Each of these people is stylishly dressed in current trends to the degree that you do not see them as individuals but as a character that they are depicting. They have costumed themselves.


There is a lesson you can learn from this scenario. It is that the season’s styles are shown on the runway to capture your imagination and make a memorable statement so that you will wish to add some of it to your wardrobe. It is up to you to recognize the trends and then use the elements that flatter you to update.


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The nautical look is definitely on the menu. Do invest in a wide leg pant if it suits you.When you wear items in stripes of any bandwidth or a combination of red white and blue you have automatically moved into this theme Anchors, bows, deck shoes will each infuse the thoughts of the sea to a simple outfit.

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The military influence makes a variety of animal or camouflage prints easy to acquire. A safari style shirt will be a practical casual topper to any wardrobe. Cargo pants in any length will be cool comfortable casual bottoms for summer with a bonus of lots of pockets.

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We all can stylishly shine wearing a little glitter or bold color without looking like rock star wannabees. The key is to use these pieces as accents and anchor them with basics. Those who love rustic and homespun looks will enjoy

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Now you can have eyelashes like the Stars! Natural looking eyelashes that draw more attention to your eyes. Great, longer, thicker and natural looking eyelashes... that look so natural, no one will know they are not yours!

adding floor length skirts, fringe and feather details floral patterned items, lace peasant blouses or fringe trimmed shawls to the clothes they own. The pared down androgynous look will please anyone who loves clean lines and uncluttered statements. It need not be all white or dull neutrals. In fact, you‘ll own your look and add some oomph to a bland statement when you add a dash of your favorite color.

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Wild Mushroom and Rosemary...

Stuffing for 6 Supreme Breasts of Chicken:

Base for Chicken: 1 Lrg Sweet Onion julienned

1C of Portabella Mushrooms diced

300g Sliced Bacon cooked and chopped

1C of Morel Mushrooms diced

2 Roma Tomato seeded and chopped

6 finely diced Shallots

6 tsp canola oil

1/2 C 35% Cream

Pinch of Sea Salt and Pepper

3 T Salted Butter 1/3 bunch of picked and chopped Rosemary

Over high heat, add oil to pan, when smoking add onions and continuously stir, onions will wilt and colour.

Pinch of Sea Salt and Pepper By Chef Ron Lumsden Cranberry Inn Resort

Melt butter in shallow sauce pan and add shallots. When onions are translucent add the mushrooms and cook down. While continuously stirring add the 35% cream and rosemary. Cook down over mid to low heat until the mixture is thick. Season to taste.

Add in the chopped bacon to incorporate. Add the diced tomato and season to taste. Serve with your choice of fresh vegetables and either wild rice or mashed potatoes.

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Gather a group of friends and together we will discover the vineyards of Chianti, Brunello and Montepulciano.We will taste some of Tuscany’s finest wines, cheeses, salumi and olive oils. Your personal chef, in the comfort of your private villa will prepare fabulous breakfasts and authentic mouth watering dinners. I am positive we will have you craving for more! For more information about this Culinary Journey of Distinction contact Teresa Comegna today! tcomegna@travelonly.com 704-443-2674 In addition to groups, we also specialize in tailor made tours for individuals. www.womenwithvision.ca 35

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BBQ Rack of Venison By Chef Stephen Lumree ~ The Ruffed Grouse Bistro

For those special occasions celebrate on the patio by cooking up a large rack of Venison on your BBQ.


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Everyone knows cruciferous veggies like broccoli have been proven to prevent cancer and shrink tumors, but did you know they also contain sulphuric compounds that add beauty and lustre to your hair, skin and nails? Another interesting point is that broccoli is actually a flower. It will keep you healthy and beautiful so eat it often; just don't wear it in your hair :) 2 C of broccoli florets 1 C of plain yogurt 1/4 C purple onion sliced thin 1/4 C sunflower seeds shelled 38 www.womenwithvision.ca

Note: Make sure you use a large size rack as there is little to no fat on Deer and most Game to ensure you do not over cook the venison on the BBQ. Something to keep in mind, if you like your Steak cooked to a doneness of Medium, cook lean game to one step less, in this case Medium Rare!

Ingredients: Quarter Rack of Venison (4 Bones about 2 to 2 1/2 Lbs.) 1 T Juniper Berries 1 T Szechwan Peppercorns 1 T Black Pepper Corns 1 Bottle of POM Pomegranate Juice 1/2 Cup of Tawny Port Cup of Brown Sugar, or artisan honey 6 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme Sea Salt Place peppercorns and berries in a coffee grinder or a mortar and pestle, and grind to a coarse texture. Transfer to a fry pan and heat to release the natural oils. Transfer to a large freezer zip lock bag. To the bag add POM juice and port, along with thyme. Place rack in bag in zip lock bag tightly and leave in refrigerator for a minimum of four hours.

When it comes time to grill remove rack from bag and pat dry. Pour liquid into a saucepan with the brown sugar and place on side burner over medium heat and let reduce to syrup like consistency. Place Rack directly on the grill with the bones at a 45° to the grill bars. After three minutes rotate the rack to 45° in the opposite direction After 2 more minutes turn over and repeat. At this point the eye of meat should feel plump with a slight resistance. If it does not place on the upper warming rack for 2 minutes per side until the doneness is achieved. Remove from heat and let rest for up to 20 minutes using a sharp carving knife slice between each bone creating a perfect chop for each guest.

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1/4 C dried cranberries or raisins 1 T olive oil 1 clove garlic minced 1/4 tsp Celtic Sea Salt BLEND everything in a high powered blender until smooth and creamy and freeze for 8 hours. This salad is crunchy, sweet and savory and feels so healthy and satisfying! Toss all ingredients into a bowl and mix until everything is coated. Serves as two side dishes or one main meal. ■ Shannon Leone Raw Foodist & Nutrition Consultant sjkleone@yahoo.com

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SPICY ITALIAN CREPE By Maureen Wesolowski

Gourmet Chocolate Strawberry Crepe Ingredients

Use the same previous recipe to make crepes

1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Use your Grandmother’s favourite spaghetti sauce recipe or create your own…

Directions In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot. Filling


Grandma’s Spicy Italian Crepe

1/2 pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese 3/4 C chopped strawberries 1/4 C white sugar 1 tbsp honey 1/4 C cream 1 T graham crackers In a shallow saucepan mix together honey, sugar and strawberries. Simmer over low to medium heat until desired consistency. Strain strawberries, set au jus aside and allow strawberries to cool. Blend together the strawberries, cream cheese and cream. Spread evenly over crepe, sprinkle graham crumbs over mixture and roll up crepes.

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1 pound lean ground beef 1 pound pork sausage 2 ounces sliced pepperoni sausage 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 onions, chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 (8 ounce) can sliced mushrooms 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste 3 cubes beef bouillon cube 3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 cup beef broth

Directions In a large stockpot cook the ground beef, sausage, pepperoni, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain into a large colander to drain grease. To the large saucepot, add the mushrooms, tomato sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, bouillon cubes, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, basil, crushed red pepper, black pepper, sugar, and beef broth and stir well. Pour the meat mixture into the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 2 hours. You want a thicker spaghetti sauce than usual to put inside the crepes. White Sauce Topping

Drizzle desire amount of au jus over crepes and enjoy!

2 tbsp margarine 3 tbsp four 1 C milk 2/4 C old cheddar cheese Place crepes on plate in a crisscross pattern and pour white sauce over the middle. Garnish with your favourite herb.

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1 medium head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1 package of pre-shredded Monterey Jack and Old Cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon celery seed Dash pepper Directions Cook cauliflower head side up as a whole unit Place cauliflower in a microwave dish and let cool slightly Sprinkle celery salt and pepper over cabbage head Layer shredded Monterey Jack and Old Cheddar cheese over cauliflower head Microwave until cheese is evenly melted Cut cabbage head into quarters and serve hot.

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...creative and helpful tips







• Rocks and boulders are used in retaining walls to create natural looking walls and to holdback soil in this application or along a sloped area.

• Strategically placed rocks in hillsides can provide steps to climb.

• Different varieties of rocks are used to symbolize the various elements of the Japanese garden.


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One of the most frequent requests I receive from my clients when designing landscapes is to incorporate rocks into their design. “Why?” I ask. So often, there really isn’t a good reason; they just like the look of large boulders. As a landscape designer, I can define my role as primarily someone who helps to edit the vision. So although boulders and rocks can be a beautiful feature in the landscape, do they really belong in YOUR landscape? Good design follows the basic principle of form follows function. Rocks and boulders can and do perform a valuable function in the landscape: 44 www.womenwithvision.ca

• Flat rocks can be used to create a step through the garden or to span a low area.

• Large rocks can provide a rustic and natural seat or bench. • Placed in ponds, streams or birdbaths, they provide a stable perching area for birds.

• Rocks can provide a solid base for garden sculpture, planters and fountains.

Try to avoid the “my boulders are bigger than your boulders” use of rocks in the landscape. When they are used in a functional way, they really do have the appearance of having been there forever and this is truly what the designer hopes to achieve. Rocks found in nature are like icebergs with most of the rock beneath the surface. Rock faces will all point in the same direction because of wind, rain, soil movement and the movement of glaciers, so make sure the rocks are placed in a natural position. Rocks and boulders used wisely and with thought can enhance the landscape to be something really special, leaving guests wondering if they were placed or “uncovered” and inviting wildlife back into a reclaimed landscape.

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Wouldn’t you love to double or triple your usable living area? Why not branch out into your backyard and create a new outdoor living space. Here are a few thoughts before starting your project.

Ah, The Great Outdoors

WATER FEATURES Waterfalls can help to mask street noise and are very restful and beautiful to behold. Try a free standing unit with water cascading down the surface or “splash out” with a waterfall burbling in a built in pond. When beautifully landscaped, ponds are wonderful focal points.

By Riva Glogowski HOW MUCH TIME IS SPENT OUTDOORS? As we have from April to October to enjoy the outdoors, this new area can only enhance your life and the value of your home. How wonderful to be able to entertain your guests in this visually pleasing environment. Screening certain areas is important to protect against our seasonal pests. HOW MUCH IS YOUR BUDGET? To what extent will you cook outdoors - is a barbeque space sufficient or do you wish to go all out with a bar, fridge, counters, brick ovens etc. Your lighting, heating, fencing and landscaping will be big factors in the final bill. You may wish to do projects over several years or do the work all at once to minimize the disruptions from construction. SHADE Larger trees can be strategically placed for shade and immediate, appealing landscape results. I recently discovered a new umbrella that attaches to the fence providing flexibility in 46 46 www.womenwithvision.ca www.womenwithvision.ca

tight spaces. The umbrella has a retractable shading system that slides on a centre shaft and can be attached to tops of pergolas or wood structures over your deck so you can be sheltered from sun and inclement weather. This is a step up from the awnings that rolled out from the wall, allowing greater flexibility. Large sun shades can be guy wired to keep you cool. Now available in stores are outdoor draperies and all weather drapery hardware, essential for providing privacy and sun control. These drapes also help to divide outdoor areas adding colour and vivacity to the area. Just as you have defined spaces in your home, you continue this theme outdoors. Imagine the space for cocktails in one corner, dining in another and perhaps a private area to relax and read a book. Weather resistant rugs are another attractive way to define an area. Newer fabrics for the outdoors are fantastic – not your old stripes and tropical floral. Every imaginable combination of colour and texture are available. These fabrics are also wonderful indoors for busy families as they are durable, easily cleaned and long lasting.



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HEATING This is very important especially in spring and fall to extend your hours of enjoyment.Whether a fire pit or a propane heater, the warmth is welcome while dining and entertaining. Friends cleverly repurposed an unused pot bellied stove into their backyard stone landscape creating warmth and whimsy. LANDSCAPING Remember the old saying “fences make good neighbours”; they are also great elements for defining outdoor areas. Design great combinations of lattice, solid wood or composite fencing to create a pleasing vista. Consider incorporating different elevations for visual interest. A mixture of deciduous and coniferous trees and bushes create a year round green space.You want your investment in landscaping to look good in all seasons. Flowering shrubs are very cost effective and provide seasonal colour. Try to group like colours together for a more cohesive look.Tall grasses are beautiful all year long. Hibiscus and tropical plants love the hot sun and are stunning when planted in large decorative planters. Even if you

can’t take the plants in over the winter, they are still a good investment as you only need a few for a verdant wonderland. LIGHTING It is essential to include some wired lighting in your landscaping and garden design. Candles are romantic in your garden but not practical when the wind is blowing. Solar lights are improving every year. A good D I Y project is to create a unique holder for the inexpensive solar lights commonly used in the garden. Cut down a 4 x 4 pieces of wood into 24” tall pieces and drill a hole in the middle of the top of the wood slightly larger than the size of the shaft of the solar light. Insert the light and shaft and place wherever lighting is needed. The wood can be stained or painted to match the colour scheme. Your budget will preclude the number of lights you can build. SUMMARY As with all projects, use qualified referenced professionals from initial design to completion. The time planning and researching the project will eliminate costly mistakes. What a rewarding way to increase a living and entertaining space that can be enjoyed for years to come.

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Hiring an expert costs money and, more importantly, saves you valuable time to spend on leisure activities. So do the math, set realistic expectations, get expert advice and go back to enjoying your weekends. ■ Karen Sencich CPO® Certified Professional Organizer®, Speaker and Writer www.havoctoharmony.com

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These scenarios are unrealistic for couples with weekend family activities to coordinate. They don’t have the required workers or time to devote. Besides, no one wants their living conditions disrupted for weeks at a time.

The Solution? Organizing and redecorating takes patience, persistence and elbow grease! The best way to get things done faster is to do your research and planning before beginning work……or……seek consultation from an expert organizer, decorator or contractor. Ask for a project consultation that can include input from a volunteer workforce (i.e. friends and family). Volunteers can save you time and money by doing some of the messy preparation work such as stripping wallpaper, sanding walls, clearing furniture, or helping to sort and store belongings. Many consultation services don’t advertise this since they make more money doing the entire job themselves. The consultation fee will pay for itself with helpful advice about shortcuts, discounts on best-priced materials, motivation to stay on target with project priorities and advice if you run into unexpected roadblocks. You will also have the option to contract for specialized services or installation that is beyond your ability.

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Reality TV Revealed Keep in mind that the TV “reality” shows employ a team of experts such as decorators, organizers and handymen along with an army of behind-the-scene helpers working to ensure dramatic before-and-after makeovers. Generally TV shows have up to 10 people tackling two rooms in two days (assuming 8 hour days) which extrapolates to 160 working hours. The 160 hours required for the average couple attempting to redecorate or reorganize their household on weekends, breaks down as follows:



REALISTIC TIMEFRAMES for Reorganizing and Redecorating Are you a do-it-yourself enthusiast? Do you find inspiration watching the quick fix reality shows on TV where homes go from problematic to perfect in only a day or two? Homeowners often become discouraged when they undertake large redecorating or reorganizing projects and realize part way through that they can’t achieve the same quick results that they saw on TV. To simplify home project management, I have developed what I call “organizing math”.






my paintings are internationally known for their rich colours and juicy textures. My enthusiasm about colour crosses over into my clothing, home décor, how flowers are arranged; also with cooking I look at how food is presented and then outside a riot of colours and textures appears in my garden.”

Lynda Pogue...

Dances with Colours By Lorraine Leslie



“I haven’t spent a lot of my artistic career painting people as it’s always been more about expressing succulent representative images of florals and landscapes and abstract stories dripping with ripe colours by mixing interesting media together.” “The only time I took an art class was in grade nine. It was the first “A” I received in high school. The teacher liked my painting so much she kept it for herself. After that, life got in the way and I didn’t paint again until the late 90’s.” “Somewhere along my life journey I decided I would become a teacher. My classroom was always alive and full of colour and fun. Other teachers/consultants/superintendents would come in and take pictures and use the ideas for their own classrooms/schools. I wrote 3 books based upon my classroom experiences. They were distributed to every school (in French and English) in Ontario by the Ministry of Education. As a result I was seconded to the University of Toronto and then to York University, where I still teach today: Integrated Arts – dance, drama, visual arts, music and media.” Lynda became an Arts consultant for the North York Board after leaving the classroom. “I recognized the most important thing I could do for kids was to encourage them to express themselves visually, verbally and through writing… giving them strong self-esteem. I continue to interact with many students. I get emails, letters and invitations from them highlighting what a powerful time they had with me. This moves me deeply.”

A few years ago, while strolling through the quaint village of Creemore I came across an artist’s painting of tulips; actually they were “two lips” painted as flowers. I thought how creative of this artist to play on the words tulips and lips. Intrigued by this amazing woman’s choice of mediums and texture in the picture I picked up her business card and gave her a call. I knew from the first time I spoke to Lynda Pogue she was a delightfully energetic, caring, thoughtful woman who embraces everything in life that comes her way. In 1952 Lynda and her sister Debbie had their pictures plastered all over the front page of newspapers across Canada. She shares, “I was born in Montreal on December 25, 1946 and my sister was born in Toronto on December 25th six years later. We were the first Canadian siblings on record that were born on Christmas Day a few years apart… we even beat the Trudeau’s!” (Justin was born December 25, 1971 and then Alexandre (Sacha) was born December 25, 1973) It’s always been kinda fun knowing that millions of people around the world celebrate our birthday with us!” 50 www.womenwithvision.ca

“My family has always been interested in music and film and in Montreal when I was a baby I used to sit on Oscar Peterson’s knee while he was playing the piano. (Oscar’s music was just getting internationally recognized at that time.) My family wasn’t into the art world but more about encouraging me to take photos. I’ve been taking the majority of our family pictures for all my life so you could say that this is how I developed an eye for what worked and what didn’t work visually. As a kid I used to do drawings of my mother, father, and of my brother Jody or my sister Deb… I have them in a box somewhere. They were just cute little things a child would do. I guess my creative juice inspired me to draw more than just stick people and to add humour and lots of detail. I wanted my family to respond to my drawings… and they did!” “At the age of nine I was in a horseback riding accident and my right leg was seriously fractured. While I spent a week in the hospital the girl in the next bed, who was about twelve-years-old, taught me how to colour as we had many colouring books to keep us occupied while bedridden. She taught me which colours worked with each other. This was one of the first times I became aware of the power of luscious colours. Today I’m proud to say that

“From York University I was asked to become the Coordinator of the Virtual Classroom for TVOntario and from there I became the Director of Education for the Royal Ontario Museum…which was pretty fabulous. Around this time my husband Ray got very sick so I stepped down from my fulltime career to take care of him. He’s great now!” “In 1997, while living in downtown Toronto, a longtime friend said,‘we love each other; we never see each other, let’s take a course so we can spend more time together.’. So, we took a watercolour class, joined by another buddy, at a reputable School for the Arts.” “It was an interesting experience taking an art class for the first time in decades. I had never seriously bought a set of brushes, paint or paper and the class forced me to do just that. Unfortunately the person instructing the class was a good artist but was most definitely not a “teacher”. Throughout the course I could sense the instructor’s struggles to engage her students and so I started to help her by bringing in fun things like sponges to paint with. She was receptive and we all worked together creating our first masterpieces.We only stayed for six classes as it had dwindled from 18 students down to my friend and me. However, the terrific part of taking this course was that I remembered how much I loved how the natural flow of the brush immediately rushed me forward to new places I’d never visited before.” continued on pg. 52

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“So many people paint and there comes a day that I refer to as “That Day of Decision”. Is my painting only for fun or shall I take it to the next level? Some people are ‘Sunday afternoon painters’ and paint for the sheer love of painting and it’s a beautiful private thing. However, when you decide to make painting your career and become a professional artist you take your artistic journey to new heights. And during this process, you come to appreciate so much more about other artists. Today the artist who is getting under my skin is Rothko. I can’t get enough of him in museums, books or online.”

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“My friend belonged to Ladies Golf Club in Thornhill and she told me about some beautiful watercolour paintings that hung on the club’s walls by an artist named Lynda Bryden.That winter we spent ten weeks in Ms. Bryden’s kitchen learning about painting techniques. (The sheer joy of it all inspired my friend to go on and create fabulous fabric art and beading.) This was my real beginning of seriously playing with colours. My tutor had me scratching and splashing different colours on watercolour papers and learning how to give depth to paintings….we did some very intricate floral paintings.At that point I needed to explore, solidify and practice what I had learned and do my own thing.” “I started to buy and study numerous art books and experiment with all kinds of mediums. I started an art library of my own and one of my favourite books about watercolour was by Jeanne Carbonetti (The Tao of Watercolor). It was/is the most delicious book … it felt like it was dripping with colour when I picked it up so I started to try the ideas she was suggesting in the book. I looked in the front of her book and saw that Jeanne owned the Crow Hill Gallery; so I called, thinking that I would be leaving a message telling Jeanne how inspiring her book was to me. To my surprise Looking Back 12 x 9 encaustic on the other end of the phone the woman said, “This is Jeanne Carbonetti.” It was like speaking to the Goddess of Watercolours! I begged her to teach me one-on-one and she said yes. She gave me a list of items I needed to bring with me including some of my paintings, certain brushes and paper etc. Oh, did I mention she was living and teaching art in the United States? I drove to Vermont by myself and stayed at a B & B and spent the entire weekend learning from a master painter. It cost me a bundle but it was worth every cent. It was one of the changing points in my life.” “Jeannie’s technique was to lay out all my paintings and find the powerful points in each of them and build on them. Then I would observe her painting and take copious notes. Afterward, she would stand beside me and coach me as I painted. She taught me how to dance with my painting. I learned how to step back and look at the perspective and the way colours did or didn’t bounce off each other… how to move in and paint some more…step back again. This is now how I paint all the time. I learned that an artist must continually step back and forth/dance with their painting.” “Another thing Jeannie taught me was to place a new painting at the end of my bed .She said, “If you are still madly in love with it the next morning, then you are a painter.”

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“I started to go public with my paintings in 1998. It was a very scary experience putting my paintings out for everyone to see. I felt incredibly vulnerable. I sold my tiny framed pieces in a small café in Creemore. Shortly thereafter Jeannie encouraged me to paint bigger so I did. A couple of years later I met the outrageously talented Canadian artist Claudia Jean McCabe and I took a workshop with her. It was Claudia who loosened me up and encouraged experimentation with mixing media and working mostly with acrylic mediums. She provided another breakthrough for me as an artist.”




Since ‘going professional’ Lynda’s been represented by several different galleries. Last December 2010, Lynda held a seriously successful solo show called ‘inner stillness’ in Todmorden Mills in Toronto. She showed 67 pieces, of which a record-breaking 48 were sold, making it a very impressive accomplishment for this creative and talented woman. For several years, Lynda’s been writing articles for ARTisSpectrum Magazine in New York City and last December she was asked to write the Feature Article for the Silver Edition. This past spring, March 25th to April 15th Lynda Pogue had her first solo exhibition at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, NYC called ‘The Persistence of Color.’ It too was wildly successful. She says, ‘What an honour for a Canadian Woman artist to show, lease and sell in NYC! Wow!’ “Every artist dreams of making their mark. I believe that each of my paintings expresses a different meaning, a different tone, and a different (dare I say it?) spiritual quality that moves different viewers in diverse ways. I’ve watched and heard from so many people as they experience my art that, at some level, whether they are collectors, artists, or those that are just discovering the power of real original art, they respond to honesty and genuine passion.They immediately feel what I felt while painting. I always hear people saying that they want to touch my work (that’s a big fat no no in a gallery) and, to me, that equates with people wanting to climb right into one of my paintings.

How electrifying is that for an artist?” “A painter or any entrepreneur must find a way to polish his or her own star! Remember Liza singing “What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. Life is a cabaret old chum.” The message to anyone serious about their art is to be actively involved rather than passively waiting in their own artistic journey… to get out there and let the world know about your passion in as many ways as possible… and for goodness sake, PLEASE don’t continue to do the same, the same, the same art” “If you just keep repeating something, you’ll be spinning your wheels. And you know what’s under those wheels? Ruts! Don’t go there. Keep learning. Keep growing. Keep building one idea into another. Keep experimenting. Creating art is one of the most exciting, honorable and important professions on earth. Always has been. Always will.” Since that special and memorable day we met back in 1998, Lynda Pogue and I have remained the best of friends…she has become a mentor and a business colleague (Lynda has written for Women with Vision Magazine for 10 years), for which I will be forever grateful.

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Since our earliest cave-dwelling days, we have used art as a way to express ourselves. Long before we were firing clay for bowls, we were sculpting it into animals. By using shapes, symbols and colour, human beings have communicated what words could not. Ancient pictographs, temple engravings and marble sculptures continue to speak to us throughout the ages, evoking our emotions, our passions and our fears. We can express our joys and sorrows by drawing lines, painting circles, sewing fabric or hammering metal. But too many of us don’t use this ability because we think it’s a ‘talent’ or ‘gift’ that we just don’t have. We’re scared to try or to fail because much of our world seems to make art inaccessible or even strange. But art is actually our essential nature. That’s what our ability to bring forth life is all about… the creative spirit. And it flows through every single one of us. So, the next time you have pen in hand, draw a line instead of a word. Then another line. Keep going and see what happens. It doesn’t have to be ‘good’. You don’t have to know ahead of time what it’s going to ‘be’. One of my art professors in university told me something that changed my life and opened up my art world forever. She said, “In order to be a good artist, you have to be willing to be a bad artist”. Her words stuck with me, and I hope they’ll stick with you too. Free your spirit!

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Arts and Culture: Value Added or Subtracted? By Ron MacRae

I have been hearing murmuring these days questioning the value of art and culture in our communities. For those of us who have knocked about in the Arts community for many years, we have heard that argument before. It falls then to arts organizations like the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, whose mandate over the past 35 years has been to promote and develop the arts across our region, to mount an appropriate counter-narrative. According to social theorists like Richard Florida, author of ‘The Rise of the Creative Class’, communities that foster creative industries are most likely to come out ahead in the knowledge-based economy. Creative industries, he shows, are more easily drawn to communities that have a significant cultural footprint. Culture, it appears, is the industry of choice today that Tourism was 10 years ago and if you look around you will see that many progressive communities are investing in cultural development and infrastructure. In Collingwood, ‘Culture’ has been officially proclaimed the fourth pillar of economic sustainability. Trying to generate new investment in a climate of economic uncertainty is a challenge for both the public and private sector. For non-profit, volunteer arts organizations like the BMFA, we must take a broader approach as we step up, speak out and defend arts and culture. Our voice needs to carry a sense of urgency – and we have to be creative too!

■ Ron MacRae BMFA Communications Director

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Araby LOCKHART By Dean Hollin The entertainer in me wants to jump back in time – say, about 60 years or so and tread the boards alongside Araby Lockhart on some uncharted Canadian stage somewhere! I want to be there learning lines on some beach…help with lights, costumes and props out of sheer necessity…and eat grilled cheese sandwiches everyday for weeks! I have had the pleasure of lunching with Araby before, most recently, however, for the purpose of recalling such intimate details of her career in the performing arts. To be clear she is no typical retiree, although Araby is well into her eighties, I do not have to jump back even twenty years to enjoy the spirit and speed of this delightful entertainer. Trust me when I tell you that she is as full of piss and vinegar as she ever was – a powerhouse, to be sure! I met Araby a handful of years ago, whilst piecing together the casting for a production of The Gin Game at The Gayety Theatre. I recall being rather intimidated on the first rehearsal day of this two-person play, given that Ted and Araby, combined, brought with them 110 years of stage experience! Directing the two of them was a career highlight and we all became friends. Now, Araby Lockhart holds a certain iconic status when you are talking about the early Canadian theatre scene! She played along side notables including Charmion King, Don Harron, Kate Reid, Donald and Murray Davis, Barbara Hamilton and Eric House. Araby was among the fresh-outof-university kids who were the “who’s who” on stage in the late 40’s early 50’s. Emerging from University of Toronto and its now legendary Hart House Theatre, she was an original member of the Straw Hat Players (later to become The Muskoka Festival) in 1948, and in 1950 toured Canada and the States. In 1952 Araby married writer, Jack Gray…was performing her own one56 www.womenwithvision.ca

Araby performing in Avonlea Araby shows off her costume in Design for Living in 1989 at St. Lawrence Center

woman show “As I See It” in ’54 and by ’55 was touring “Spare Rib” with two children in tow. Having children in “the biz” was not the norm, however, by 1957 she had three of them and was a member of the Stratford company, and clearly recalls all three kids being sick all summer long…

Araby's 1953 professional head shot

Sean Sullivan, John Carradine & Araby Lockhart in Bend 1977 staring in George Washington Slept Here

Playwrite Dan Needles with wife Heath and Araby celebrate the Bells of Larkspur perfomed at Theatre Collingwood 2003

Throughout the ‘50’s and ‘60’s Araby appeared on television including many CBC related projects and continued her work as a stage actor in Canada, U.S. and England. In 1963 she produced and starred in a production of “Clap Hands” at the Prince Charles Theatre in London, which Pierre Burton raved about here in Canada, and for which Noel Coward applauded her for when she toured it across the pond. She and Jack had their 4th and 5th child whilst she was working in Britain.

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Araby performs in Clap Hand

Araby shows off her costume in Design for Living in 1989

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The lady is amazing. Actor, director, wife, producer, mother, divorcee, traveler – she inspires! Just this past calendar year – at eighty-something – she was kicking it around on The Ron James Show. Araby now calls Clarksburg her home, and has long been passionate and involved with the Marsh Street Centre. She bought her property in 1980, had it rebuilt in 2000 after snow caved in its roof, and this past Christmas, moved up here full-time. Do yourself a favour – find some way – some excuse, to sit down and have a visit with her and have a chat. Find out first-hand what a peach she is – a talented peach! Our next lunch together is my treat – I’m making grilled cheese sandwiches! www.womenwithvision.ca 57

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Our correspondence continued and on September 24th 2010 I received a phone call personally from Shawne followed by an email invitation to attend a Media Bootcamp. It was to be held in Detroit on November 11th and 12th, 2010.


I hadn’t been to Detroit since the late 60’s… a lot of memories flashed through my mind as I was on my way to the Shawne TV Media Bootcamp. After a six-hour drive I was excited to meet Shawne in person and experience one of her highly successful events. I settled into my hotel room for a good night’s sleep and the following morning I walked into the conference room and there she was in person: the outgoing, high-energy woman I knew she would be.

December 29th, two days before New Year’s Eve 2009, I was having some well-deserved personal downtime. I’m always interested in what other women are doing in the media around the world so I surfed the net and came across the website of a sixtime Emmy Award-winning producer, speaker, media gossip and networker named Shawne Duperon.

Born in Livonia, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) on February 24, 1964 Shawne was raised by Rose, her single mother. Her mom was a very proud businesswoman who independently provided for her two daughters after divorcing the girls’ father when Shawne was just nine months old. Rose was a professional hairdresser and a wise woman beyond her years in managing her business. Shawne’s sister Cindy was one year older… she was adored and unbeknown to her would become Shawne’s protector and lifesaver as a young teen. “In 1969 I started Carver Elementary School at age 5. Like most young children I dreamed and fantasized about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a gymnast like the Olympic champion from Romania, Nadia Comaneci. Too bad I grew too tall and was overweight, so that dream wasn’t going to happen. I loved to read Judy Blume and play co-ed dodge ball. I was an avid ‘speller’; I loved to be in the Spelling Bees and win.”

Not one to be shy, I sent this amazing woman an email…

“My mother was doing well with her business so she was able to hire us a fulltime babysitter named Verna, who took care of Cindy and me. Verna was of Polish decent and fed us yummy homemade meals all the time… she literally raised me and I loved her dearly. Our bond was so strong I knew I always had a friend to turn to when in need. By the time I was 12 and didn’t require Verna’s caregiving any more I would still spend my weekends with her. It was a safe haven.”

Hello Shawne, My name is Lorraine Leslie and I publish a business and lifestyle magazine called Women with Vision, in Ontario, Canada. I have reviewed your website and find it very interesting. My question is "How did you get started in the media business?" I welcome an opportunity to chat with you personally if you can spare me a few minutes of your time. Shawne replied: Hey Lorraine, Would love to connect and hear your background as well. Are you around tomorrow? I'm in all this week. Best, Shawne PS... Anything with Women and Vision in the same phrase is a done deal.


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Shawne (L) at age 2 with her mother and sister

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Shawne (L) with mother and sister Cindy

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“My favourite teacher in grade three was Mrs. Stewart. She was an African American woman whom I admired for her kindness and caring. She wore flamboyant colours in her clothes and jewelry. From time-totime Verna would let me wear her old 1950 – 1960’s jewelry and Mrs. Stewart would always comment how nice I looked. I was definitely the teacher’s pet. At our school, all the grade six teachers had what is called a ‘teachers aid’, and one day Mrs. Stewart asked me, when I was in grade three, if I would like to be her ‘teachers aid’ when I got to grade six. She was always setting the bar a little bit higher for me, and I loved it. I also remember she was very patriotic and loved John F. Kennedy.”

Shawne at age 2 with sister Cindy

“Lorraine, life wasn’t always full of good and happy times…When I was little, my sister and I were close. I never really had a father figure to look up to. Both Cindy and I were sheltered from men. My mother never brought men home; not until she started dating a man named Gary, a blue collar worker for General Motors, whom she married. Cindy and I always wanted a dad and were told to call him ‘Daddy’ right away. If you recall back in the early 70’s people didn’t get divorced like they do now. All my schoolmates had fathers, so when I was eight and Cindy was nine we had to adjust to having a male around the house.”

“There were red flags early on that Gary was abusive. He would make sure no one else was around and “I recall one time when I was 12 I then he would make an was getting ready for the Spelling Bee inappropriate sexual gesture which at school. I was a chubby child and eventually led to him molesting on that day I bent over and my rustboth my sister and I. He also used coloured corduroy pants ripped down a strap on us from time to time until the front of my leg. I was mortified. I became very vocal and set my The gym teacher tried to get hold of boundaries. One day, when she was my mother without any success. So, 13, Cindy told our mother but she the teacher gave me her coat to hold didn’t believe her. This was the in front of me when I was in the turning point as I realized by Cindy Spelling Bee. I stood there in the telling our mother she actually saved middle of the contest holding this my life. Our mother had started coat and needless to say I became the going to a local Baptist church and school champ that day. I won three after talking to the pastor, who Grand Championships at the Spelling didn’t believe her either, Cindy Bees that year.” decided to run away from home. I didn’t know who to turn to but “I was also quite the child somehow my inner strength told me Shawne at age 4 entrepreneur. One year during the to stand up to Gary and to avoid Christmas holidays I took my violin him. I had never seen my mother and went door-to-door playing it like carolers do, but I took it cry before, but without Cindy she recognized that the truth one step further. I would take my sheet music and tape it on about her husband was coming out. Cindy didn’t return home the outside of each door and start playing. When the people for two years.” heard me they would open the door and listen and call everyone in the house to the door. My creativity and tenacity “During this time I struggled with my weight because I was made me a bundle of cash that year.” very chubby. I became what I refer to as an invisible child. I later learned that eating was my way of soothing my inner self.”

“At 13 I started Canton High School. This is when I began to feel my inner power. Ironically at age 13 I knew I would go into therapy as an adult because something was very wrong about my family system. I was seeing the difference between my young life experiences and those of my female peers. I was filled with shame even though I was very smart and got high marks.” “In high school I was interested in writing and singing. I didn’t have the courage to try out for sports because I was terrified of stepping out of my comfort zone. In my senior year in high school I did try out for the team when I played volleyball. I did so well that I went onto play Junior Varsity, which was an odd thing for me to do. I love the sport to this day.” “I was a good kid; very responsible. Reading became my world and as a result my shyness I pretty much kept to myself. Then, when I was 14, I met my real father for the first time. I felt very awkward. He was a former heroin addict and alcoholic and I understood why my mother divorced him. After that meeting I had no further contact with him again until my 20’s.

“Cindy came back home when I was almost 16 but soon lost interest in school and dropped out. I’m sad to say that she went on to follow in our biological father’s addiction path. Then Gary and my mom divorced when I was 18 … my mother never remarried.” “I tried college for a few terms and couldn’t do it. My head just wasn’t into it. Once I turned 18 my mother said I was responsible to work, pay rent at home, and pay my way through college.” “On campus I was able to take some therapy sessions which were offered to students. At that time I met a man named Jed, who I fell in love with and very soon, he became my husband. We quite hastily moved in with his parents and family… in a way, they adopted me. Following in my grandmother’s footsteps (she married at 15 and my mother at 18) Jed and I were married when I was just 21. We had our first child, Autumn, 9 months later.” “Jed was a hard worker and with his experience in the construction industry combined with my entrepreneurial business skills we started an insulation business together. We were a team: I was writing the bid proposals and bidding on jobs; Jed was managing the crews. We were frugal from the beginning. Within two years we had 20 employees and $1,000,000 in sales.” Shawne chuckled sincerely, “I was a smart chick!” “During this time I attended an event along with about 900 other people. I didn’t know what to expect. I sat there listening to a woman who was a motivational speaker. I wish I could think of her name but I remember saying to myself, ‘Someday I will be on stage speaking just like her’… I walked away totally inspired.” “After some time in our marriage it became apparent that Jed had become an alcoholic. While under the influence, unfortunately Jed was in a car accident that killed another man. He was forced through the court system to go to group therapy for six weeks and I went with him. This turned out to be my ‘Aha’ moment!”

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“Verna died when I was 15, which made me deeply sad. I was alone a lot during this time. My mother and my stepdad had their own life; always going to parties or spending time on their boat. Mother was very beautiful with dark hair and eyes… she would walk into a room and all eyes would be upon her… she would captivate the room.”

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“Jed was becoming abusive (throwing chairs at the stove) and I recognized my childhood was starting all over again and I wasn’t going to relive it…. Nor was I going to let it affect Autumn. At that moment it all flashed back at me. That’s when I began understanding about codependency/dysfunctional family systems and it became clear to me that my journey in transformation had started. All the pieces of the puzzle started to fall into place.”

Shawne at age 27. This was my favourite interview with Rudy Ruetteger from the movie Rudy

“I was pregnant with our second child and was realizing that I really did not like Jed’s parenting skills. At this time, I was going to therapy by myself and through the sessions I was actually feeling ‘the history’ of my personal abuse. My beautiful son James was born and his reality started to change my thought patterns.” “On the upside, Jed’s mother was a huge proponent of higher education. She had seven children, and all, except Jed, who had a learning disability, desired to be highly educated. She encouraged me and with her support I went to college and I enjoyed every minute. I wondered, if I actually pursued something that I was passionate about, how well could I do? I remember being aware that I owned half of the business that Jed and I started. So, at 23 with two small children I started to attend college fulltime…

Shawne age 30 on the set of WNWO, ABC station in Toledo

“I had switched to journalism. Soon afterwards I filed for a divorce. Jed was late with payments so I had to ration everything until the court made the division final. Autumn and James were in daycare when I went to school but I still had to work during the lunch hours in a bar as a waitress to make ends meet. After two years I was still living on the college campus with my two young children, going to school fulltime and still attending therapy sessions twice a week, taking The Twelve Step Program, and keeping up with my incest survival group which became a big part of my life and was my salvation through all the pain I had experienced.” “I graduated with a four-year degree in three years. This whole educational experience turned out to be the greatest gift a mother-inlaw could ever give a daughter-in-law.”

Shawne age 33 as Assignment Editor at WDIV, NBC in Detroit, it was take your daughter to work day, I brought Autumn (Schultz)

“As I was part of an internship program I landed my first job at NBC. Autumn was 6 and James was 4 and I was paid $6.25 an hour of which $5.00 per hour went to the babysitter. I knew I wasn’t finished with Jed. He was relentless…he would come to the campus and slash my car tires.’ “I made a lot of friends with the professors, who by the way became my mentors. One of my good friends with whom I shared a lot was a coop student named Terry. He was a survivor also. We were friends for 3 years before we started dating. (Today we’ve been married for 15 years!).” “I started my first real job in Toledo as an assignment editor and health reporter. Shortly after that I moved to a five-minute drive outside of the Michigan State border to take an assignment which was an editor’s

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position, and then became the health producer for NBC. Jed was furious that I was becoming so independent and successful. Three months later I heard about a job at ABC working Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and things eased up.” “About this time, I was invited to attend my first transformational course with Landmark Education. Pursuing self development became a way of life for me. I really began to take more transformational courses and focus on expanding my life. Terry and I continued to support each other. After attending one of the sessions I was motivated to call my biological father as I was open to forgiveness. I was learning that happiness started with forgiving those who hurt me in any way. The presenter Marianne Williamson asked me ‘Why are you playing so small?’ which brought me to tears just thinking about it. Why was I playing so small? This inspired me so much that I left TV news to start my own business. Overnight I began to make career headway. I started by shifting my medical segments from 1 to 8 in a day. I went on to perform the first “naked” self breast exam on network TV. I primarily focused on working with philanthropic entities that made a difference with all my videos. And, I started dabbling in a little bit of public speaking which I knew would be the direction I would eventually head.” “In 2005 I decided speaking was to be my focus using traditional and social media as my platform. I quickly saw that networking was the undertone for all relationship-building, so networking became a huge focus. Then I started to see themes of fear and forgiveness everywhere, which are the underlying themes for all my talks. My incest background brought me to my passion: helping others to move through fear and forgiveness of others and themselves… for being human.” “I mentioned Landmark Forums earlier… it provided me with the impetus for some of the biggest changes in my life. I left my job and attended some Jack Canfield courses and I saw my vision and knew I could turn it into reality. I took a Train the Trainer course and stepped into public speaking fulltime and I haven’t looked back one single day. I am currently creating a documentary on forgiveness and completing my PhD in ‘gossip’.”

Shawne at age 40 interviewing Morgan Freeman

Shawne wins her 2nd EMMY at age 40

Shawne with Dr. Dorothy Height

“As a youngster I wanted to travel and be important. I didn’t know what important meant, I just wanted people to care about me. Now I’m fortunate to have it both ways.” Shawne has interviewed hundreds of celebrities including General Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby and Yo Yo Ma. She has been featured in newspapers such as The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune. She has traveled the globe for the likes of "World Business Review" and The Science Museum of London. Having spent two days learning from Shawne I saw the fun, supportive, authentic woman whose tenacity and courage has brought her to where she is today.

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1-2-3… By Marj Sawers

Shawne is on a mission to change how we think about gossip and the media. She is presently researching gossip for her PhD. She is also a media and networking expert who believes we can all help improve media and television.

NO. That is correct, I said NO…. firmly, concisely and with a smile on my face. You can say NO too. Honestly, I have not been following you around taking notes, our numbers are legion. We just cannot seem to say the NO word. Shawne at age 38 filming a video to make a difference for child abuse at the Children’s Home of Detroit

There are some unique reactions at first. What’s going on? Who is going to do it if you don’t? You always have done it, are you ill? No, I am not ill, but I have had a major breakthrough…Nobody dies when you say NO.

Shawne is a member of the National Speakers Association. Her awards include being named "Innovator of the Year" for 2005 and one of the top 10 women-owned businesses in Michigan by The National Association of Women Business Owners in 2008. Shawne has expanded her training in Canada and looks forward to motivating and sharing her expertise with all she meets.

I did not get dumped off everybody’s Face Book and Christmas card list; in fact friends actually seemed to understand. Sometimes, there was that look of an Ahaa! in their eyes.You see they have always wanted to say that word. They thought that if they did people would judge them or what’s worse, not like them. NO is not a negative, in fact it can be positive. There are no prizes for being too busy, exhausted or cranky because you are overwhelmed.

Thank you Shawne for our inspirational time together in the past, the present and, no doubt, in the future!

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An excellent and engaging public speaker, Shawne is sought by entrepreneurs, medical and media professionals and top corporations wanting to better understand how communication shapes national discourse. A PhD candidate in interpersonal communication, she provides statistics, background information and an expert opinion on all aspects of the concept of gossip. Shawne has won six Emmy Awards over her 20 years in television. She travels worldwide teaching businesses, entrepreneurs and multi-cultural groups to shift their media beliefs and alter stereotypes in media. Shawne is creator of "Networking is for Neanderthals," an interactive program she teaches across North America.”

Her documentaries, such as the PBS program on Federal Judge Damon J. Keith, a civil rights legend, http://keithcollection.wayne.edu/about/bio.html have garnered dozens of awards. She is now working on a documentary on the human capacity to love and forgive, with a focus on two families profoundly impacted by drinking and drunk driving.


Shawne at age 40 with Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm, who had just left office

How did we get the

yes disease?

Opps! Now this is getting scary. Why do you find yourself on yet another committee? We feel we have to say yes? In some cases I felt that the others are all busy, etc. etc... I found out that my responsibility should be to me first. The truth was I had too many balls up in the air. I no longer was enjoying the projects I was on. I was tired. By saying NO, I found out that I am one person on a team; I am not the glue that holds the group together. I was delighted and sometimes surprised how well things went without my input. Now, that sounds vain but that is what gets us into the position of not being able to say NO. Here are some questions to ask yourself before your say yes to the next project. What’s in it for me? Why am I considering it? What have I done for myself lately? When was the last day I did not have to go to a meeting or return a call? If I wasn’t busy, what would I really like to do? When was the last time I just hung around the house and read or soaked in the tub? Now you are getting it, if you are honest with yourself and give yourself the true answers there will be no decision to make. You will smile, thank them for asking, say NO and go home and do something just for you. I am not suggesting you drop out of everything, but pick the things you like to do and do them well. You can do it, I know you can, I did.

Usually, we play well with others and enjoy the chase of a new idea or the completion of a successful project. We like to belong; in some cases we are seeking approval…. ■ Marj Sawers, Wedding Wizard 705-722-0243 plan@weddingwizard.ca

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Wedding Season & Other Summer Celebrations


By Deborah Johnson Summer is traditionally known for barbeques, outdoor parties and the wedding season, one of the happiest times in a couple’s life. It is a reason for rejoicing and celebrating by friends and family, however for some the joyous time can be shadowed when a loved one has passed, particularly a parent.

By Tillie MacDonald What we need to realize is our loved ones on the other side stay with us through thick and thin, trials and tribulations, successes and disappointments as we continue our lives on the physical plane. Although not physically evident, our loved ones continue to support us from the spiritual plane just as they did when they were here.

“Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a skirt, I knew I wanted to change the sport” Billie Jean King is one of the world’s greatest athletes. A trailblazer for women’s tennis, she fought for its parity with the men’s game and dominated the world’s major championships for two decades.

the US Open became the first major international tournament to offer equal prize money for men and women and Billie Jean became the first president of the WTA.

Ranked number one in the world five times between 1966 and 1972, Billie Jean spent 17 years in the top ten of women’s tennis. She fell in love with the sport right from the beginning and won her first championship at age 14. At that time tennis was mainly a men’s sport. Billie Jean transformed and dominated the game for nearly 20 years and destroyed that opinion forever.

Despite all of her record-breaking achievements, the match that people remember is the winner-takes-all match against Bobby Riggs, a previous Wimbledon champion who was 55 years old. Billie Jean did not feel it was a very big accomplishment athletically but psychologically and emotionally it was a big deal. ‘I knew it might provide a springboard for girls and women in athletics’ Billie Jean later commented. She won the match, which was played as a men’s single, in three straight sets.

In 1961 when she was 17, she won the women’s doubles at Wimbledon with Karen Hantze, the youngest team ever to win the tournament. This was the first of 20 Wimbledon titles which Billie Jean won and also the record number of titles an individual has ever won. Billie Jean was named Outstanding Female Athlete of the World in 1967. In 1971 Billie Jean became the first woman to earn more than $100,000 in prize money in a single year. Her earnings were only a fraction of the sum a male player would have won for the same performance. Billie Jean began to campaign for equal prize money for the men’s and women’s championships and convinced her fellow players to form a union, the Women’s Tennis Association. In 1972 she received $15,000 less than the men’s singles champion so she refused to return to defend her title the following year unless the prize money was increased. In 1973

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We are so conditioned to believe we lose our loved ones completely not just physically, when they pass, we tend to either block our sensory perceptions of their presence, or rationalize it away. Either way it negates the gift of their spiritual essence and energy it has taken for them to make their company known.

In 1974 Billie Jean became the first woman to coach a professional male and female team when she served as a player-coach for World Team Tennis, which she and her husband Larry helped establish. In 1975 she was part of the team that created both the World Team Tennis league and the Women’s Professional Softball League, and also helped launch Women’s Sports Magazine. Billie Jean lives in Chicago and her commitment to women’s tennis still inspires many of today’s greatest players. She serves on the Women’s Tennis Association, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

■ Tillie MacDonald, CBED, General Manager tmacdonald@centreforbusiness.ca

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In 1973, Sports illustrated magazine broke with tradition and, instead of naming its annual ‘Sportsman of the Year’, featured Billie Jean on the cover as ‘Sportswoman of the Year’.

Although they may not be present physically, they have a myriad of ways to let us know they are with us in spirit: Orbs, wisps, fragrances, hot and cold spots, pennies, dimes, unexplained technological glitches, pictures placed upside down or vivid dreams, may be the vehicle they use to make their presence known. When a loved one’s energy is very strong and the need to reassure a loved one paramount, they may come as an apparition, fleeting but apparent nonetheless.

Instead, relish in their presence and the ways and means they relay this to you. Their desire to express their spiritual presence isn’t limited to wedding days or special family events; they are always with us. Several years ago we attended a barbeque with friends. Just past midnight a friend began taking digital pictures of us sitting around the bonfire. Several small orbs appeared in most pictures until my husband accidentally tipped over in his lawn chair onto the grass. Our friend continued to snap pictures throughout this humorous incident. Viewing them, we discovered over thirty orbs of all sizes within inches of my husband. Once he landed unharmed on the grass, the images in the pictures reverted to what they were before with several small orbs once again.

Just as loved ones physically present expect to be in the wedding pictures, our passed loved ones wouldn’t dream of missing the opportunity to appear either. Study your wedding pictures, both professional and amateur. These photos will reveal our loved ones as orbs, wisps and in rare cases, form.

Spirits of our loved ones stay with us continually to keep us safe, sound, and just because they choose to and can. Regardless of what celebration or function you are enjoying through these luxuriously warm summer months, remember loved ones are within sensory reach, only inches away. If you are celebrating your wedding and perhaps mourning the Father who was going to walk you down the isle, or the Mother who dreamed of seeing this day since you were a child, trust they are there with ‘front row seats’ savouring every second of the celebration with you!

Cherish these pictures. It is their way of reassuring and comforting us, impressing upon us this special day is one of pure celebration, and they wouldn’t miss it for anything. Imagine if they were physically present, how would they feel if your special day were marred with tears and sadness, particularly since they are the reason for the heavy heart.

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Life Numbers IN YOUR LATTER YEARS, LOOK TO YOUR MATURITY NUMBER FOR GUIDANCE By Paola Gucciardi The influence of the Maturity number gradually surfaces in your late thirties at a time in life where you have a better understanding of yourself. It offers insight about where you can attain fulfillment, purpose and reward. As you grow older the influence of this number increases steadily.

3 Steps to Calculate Your Maturity Number Step 1. Calculate Your Expression…Add all the numerical values of the letters in your full name as it appears on your birth certificate

1 A J S

2 B K T

3 C L U

4 D M V

5 E N W

6 F O X

7 G P Y

8 H Q Z

9 I R

L Y NN J OY C E S M I T H 1 3 7 5 5 1 6 7 3 5 1 4 92 8 2 20=2+0=2 22 24=2+4=6 3 2+22+6=30; 3+0=3 Expression

1. Using the chart above, record the corresponding numerical value of each letter in your full name 2. Separately subtotal the value of your first, middle and last name (Except for11 and 22, reduce subtotal to a single digit) 3. Add the value of each subtotal until Expression = single digit

Step 2. Calculate Your Life Path…Add the numerical values of your day of birth 1. Separately subtotal the numerical value of your month, day and year of birth and reduce to a single digit (Except for 11 or 22) • Reduce the SUM to a single digit 1 November 14 1952 Example: November 14, 1952

2 3

11 1+4 = 5 1+9+5+2=17 = 1+7=8 11 + 5 + 8 = 24; 2+ 4 = 6 Life Path

Step 3. Calculate Your Maturity Number…Add the numerical values of your Expression and your Life Path 1

Expression 3

Life Path 6

Maturity 1

Maturity 4

Your maturity number indicates that you will need more independence and individuality in your latter years. You will be determined to accomplish your goals and will stop at nothing to achieve them. This number indicates that you will experience a vigorous and exciting life in your latter years.

Your latter years focus on your goals and the details to achieve them. You’ll find yourself become more practical, organized and systematic in bringing your ideas to fruition. To balance the seriousness of your maturity number, remember to take time to relax.

Maturity 2

Your maturity number promises more versatility, freedom, travel and adventure. This is an exciting time when your creativity, charisma and communication skills strengthen. It’s important to remain disciplined and focused to achieve goals.

As you mature, you’ll get more done by gentle persuasion than force…a trait that will help you to further your career and business. Although you may not receive recognition for your efforts, your satisfaction comes from bringing your ideas to fruition via teamwork and diplomacy.

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Maturity 5

Maturity 6 Family, friends, and community become a focus in your latter years. Your maturity number indicates that healing, counseling and teaching will be of interest as will the desire to provide comfort and advice to others in need.

Maturity 7 As the influence of your maturity number grows so will your desire to

Maturity Number 9 understand the bigger questions of life especially who you are and the meaning of life. You’ll notice that your intuition strengthens and so does your need to spend more time alone.

Maturity 8 Your maturity number indicates that success and financial reward are a focus in your latter years. You’re recognized for your strength and discipline to get the job done. To prevent becoming obsessed about money, focus on humanitarian values.

Maturity 9 In your latter years, the well being of mankind becomes your focus. Getting involved in humanitarian activities provides great satisfaction for you. You’ll develop an appreciation for the arts and recognize the beauty in things.

■ Paola Gucciardi, Numerologist www.lifenumbers.ca

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Celebrating 12 Years in Business

What’s Your

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