Are You Mentally Resilient?

 

Training for a marathon, triathlon?  Gearing up for a new job or trying to stay motivated from home? Looking for ways to better handle challenges and obstacles? Learn practical strategies to give you the competitive edge by building mental resiliency.  Attend our lunch&learn at Cafe Blanca by registering today
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Lunch & Learn: Gain A Competitive Advantage By Increasing Positivity

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A positive mindset is the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy. It is essential in rapidly changing environments and allows for greater personal and professional success. This interactive workshop lead by filmmaker, educator and positive storyteller, Kate McKenzie will provide practical tools to remain resilient, improve inter-office relationships and harness the power of positive-storytelling. Enjoy a specialty lunch prepared by Cafe Blanca Executive Chef. Registration $30 (lunch included) at Cafe Blanca or register through EventBrite 

May 13, 12:00-12:30pm at Cafe Blanca 240 Riverfront Ave SW, Calgary

Inspiring Quotes

While listening to hundreds of hours of interviews as I edit them for our upcoming episodes I was inspired today by musician Trina Nestibo and humanitarian Craig Kielberger.  Check out their quotes: Continue reading

Start A Positive News Revolution

I have a whole new respect for Rick Mercer.  Being an Alberta girl I have always wanted to see the Toronto alley where Rick Mercer films his infamous rants. So when the opportunity to film my own “positive news” rant presented itself I jumped on it.  In my enthusiasm I missed a key detail…the clouds forming overhead. Continue reading

Good News From Saskatchewan!

After many hours of editing we are so pleased to share with you the first episode in our 13 part series on Canada.  We have been travelling across Canada over the last five months with the dream of combatting negative news by sharing more positive news.  Completing this first episode feels amazing! We can’t wait to share it with you and would love it if you shared it with everyone you know.  Continue reading

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014

Good NewsAs we reflect back on 2014, it’s important to realize that amidst many of the sad and negative news stories we were bombarded with there are also many hopeful and inspiring stories. These stories often do not get their share of the spotlight since we are all too eager to turn to more sensational tales.  As we return to work and school after the holidays, we have the opportunity in conversations with our colleagues, friends and family to shed a light on the good that happened in the past year.  I like to think of it as a challenge when people bring up the negative stories to try and counter with an amazing positive story.  In the spirit of that challenge here are five of the most talked about news stories of 2014 and an inspiring positive news alternative. Continue reading

Inspiring Stories of Breaking Down Cross-Cultural Barriers

Every once in a while it’s nice to be able to sit back and relax and watch a few positive stories.  Below are a few we’ve come across over the last couple of years that made us smile. It’s inspiring to know that despite our cultural differences it is possible to find commonalities. Continue reading

How to be more thankful

 

Sometimes it is very easy to complain about all the negative things happening all around us.  We start to be bogged down by little things that annoy us until we burst.  Enter the “Thankfullness Jar.”

A friend of mine, Cathy Yost, shared her wisdom with me several years ago when she told me that every year she picks a word to focus on for the year.  I chose “thankfulness” for this year.  I have been learning that when we choose to state and share what we are thankful for we actually increase our feelings of positivity overall. For example, one study showed that expressing gratitude for someone or for something you have could increase you happiness by 25%. So how do you make expressing gratitude a habit? Continue reading

An Antidote for Black Friday Mania

The green coat in the window was stunning.  I knew it would look great on me, so I walked into the store filled with beautiful things to try it on.  On Black Friday, I find myself pulled into stores, onto websites or consumed with the thought that I need more.  It seems every news station, every advertisement is building a case against me to convince me I will be less valuable if I don’t purchase something.  Continue reading

Calgary Mental Health Association Article on Worldviews Project

So honoured to be featured in the latest edition of Balance Magazine by the Calgary Mental Health Association. Continue reading