#WinterLovePEI – A Story of How Ordinary Citizens Are Improving Winter and Charlottetown

  Hello everyone, It’s been a while, but I’m back!  I’ve been busy with a number of things, and I’ve really wanted to keep blogging, sharing, learning. So here we are! One of the things I’ve been busy with is the #WinterAction Campaign. The Event page details are found by clicking here. Also, check out Discover Charlottetown’s rad photo contest here, great prizes galore! This Campaign is about answer “What would Charlottetown (or your community) look like if we took full advantage of Winter? How would our lives change?” In short, often we hear negative comments about winter, about shovelling, about … Continue reading #WinterLovePEI – A Story of How Ordinary Citizens Are Improving Winter and Charlottetown

Recap of 21inc Summit and How to Build Leadership

Last week, I had the honor and priviledge of being part of this cohort of 50 young leaders from across Atlantic Canada. It was a powerful and intense experience. After the week, the 50 of us were blown away and came way enthusiastic about Atlantic Canada’s future. See leaders here At the time, I didn’t really know why my experience was so powerful. I just knew that it was. This post aims to explain my analysis of the program and how I think 21inc is having a great impact on building a better Atlantic Canada, and therefore, why all readers should care! Note: These … Continue reading Recap of 21inc Summit and How to Build Leadership

How German Homes Maximize Efficiency And What We Can Learn From It

I’m passionate about being the best versions of ourselves, and efficiency is key in this regard. I’m passionate about this in terms of home heating as well. I dislike wasting energy and in particular fossil fuels. This new video explains how Germans heat their homes and how energy efficiency is regulated there. A few highlights: Smaller homes (1800 sq feet) Efficient heating system with hot water Triple pane windows with passive solar energy Furnace/boiler is always serviced/maximize Government regulated emissions testing! My first thought after watching this video is : what is stopping us from putting in place some of these measures? If we start doing things … Continue reading How German Homes Maximize Efficiency And What We Can Learn From It

How a Crowdfunding Campaign Brought Me So Much More Than Money

As many of you know already, I’ve been selected (alongside my sister Nathalie) as one of the 50 Emerging leaders of Atlantic Canada.  We will attend a Summit of all 50 leaders from the 4 Atlantic provinces next week. This post is to talk about our fundraising for this event. We both needed to raise $500, so we decided to do a crowdfunding campaign. We are excited to say that we’ve achieved our objective. https://goo.gl/njg6IV Before continuing, I would like to thank all our supporters for their generous contributions. It is humbling and touching to have received such support. Thank … Continue reading How a Crowdfunding Campaign Brought Me So Much More Than Money

What do you consider to be the most pressing world issue?

What do you consider to be the most pressing world issue?  This is a question I’ve been asked as part of my 21inc Leadership training, and I found it hard to answer… is it climate change? is it poverty? I thought about long and hard, and here is the fruit of my reflections: I believe all the issues named above (climate change, immigration, war, poverty etc.) all stem from common traits of greed (and the corollary, lack of compassion). For me, it is the common behaviour of many humans to take more than they give back. This obviously leads to imbalance. … Continue reading What do you consider to be the most pressing world issue?

Bill Martin and How to Transform a City in 3 Simple Steps

So how does one transform a city in 3 easy simple steps, it may be as simple as Step 1: Have a Vision Step 2: Find out how to implement vision Step 3: Implement vision City Transformed! I think we as humans spend so much time thinking, planning, reflecting, humming and hah-ing, while it appears that we are much more powerful and can exert much more change than we think. I believe that it is often easier that we think to implement change. I think it requires, vision, a belief in yourself, putting energy and time and seeking the most direct and efficient way possible! Bill Martin … Continue reading Bill Martin and How to Transform a City in 3 Simple Steps

Lessons from Jaromir Jagr on How to Live Life By Your Own Terms

Here is article on Jaromir Jagr who says he wants to play in the NHL until he’s 50 years old! Considering the average “expiry date” or retirement age of an NHLer is 28 years old, the fact that he’s still playing (and producing!) at 43 is incredible. He’s already one of the 10 oldest players to play in history. And looking at him now, and what he’s done to this young Panthers team, it’s not unthinkable that he could keep going till 50. What I take out of this, personnally is that “nothing is written in stone”. There are no … Continue reading Lessons from Jaromir Jagr on How to Live Life By Your Own Terms