An open heart is a giving heart

The following is a guest post written by Shauna Janz, a friend and connection here in Victoria, BC. Shauna is not only a lovely person, but has wise, wise words for us today about connecting with our community by connecting with ourselves. — A few weeks ago Beth...

The spectrum of engagement

Years ago when my husband and I were preparing to marry Рin a church Р we sat down with the minister for a chat. We had never met him but he was the current minister in the church in Ontario where my parents married, and where my grandparents had spent a...

Thought/Consulting Volunteering

Have you heard of “thought” or “consulting” volunteering? Watch this 1 minute clip of me talking about the concept and then respond in the comments to one or more of the questions below. Let’s start a conversation! Tell me, as a manager...

Striving for real

I’ve been reading a little bit of Seth Godin’s blog lately and admiring both his thoughts and the brevity in which he expresses them. Often his posts are just two or three paragraphs long, yet they still pack a thoughtful punch. These posts, along with my...

I don’t count

When I was growing up, one of our family’s jokes was about how “we don’t count in our family.” It was usually a phrase that cropped up after someone ate the last of the cookies, squares, or freezer peaches that we had put away for the winter...