Monday, February 28, 2011

Gaga's Inspirations

There so much great young talent being found on Youtube these days. It's great to see how both 10 year old Maria Aragon & Lady Gaga inspire each other.




Friday, February 25, 2011

Tuesdays with Morrie

Have you ever watched the movie Tuesdays with Morrie? I absolutely recommend watching it! It's inspiring and a tear jerker. There's also a book on it as wellClick on the video below to view inspirational quotes from the movie.


Tuesdays With Morrie  Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just a Minute - Experience the Power of a Quiet Mind

It takes only a minute to focus your mind, to find peace of mind, to listen and calm of your own heart. Watch this video to help restore peace of mind, increase power of concentration and recharge your mental and spiritual batteries. Hope this can help bring positivitey in every aspect of your life.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Inspirational Quote - Love

Love is like the wind. You cannot see it but you can always feel it! - from the movie A Walk to Remember


A Walk to Remember

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another Documentary Site

Found an interesting documentary on the six degrees of separation. Pretty interesting.

Watch more interesting documentaries during those rainy or stay at home type of evenings at:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Piano Played by Feet

Another example of life without limits. Goes to show you with determination and dedication, anything is possible.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What do your dreams mean?

Have you ever woke up from a dream and wondered what it meant or why or how you dreamt it? Here`s a cool website that can find out the meaning. Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Come Fly with Me!

An interactive 360 video taken from a Helicopter. Come fly with me in an amazing helicopter experience over Nimmo Bay Helicopter Fishing & Wilderness Resort and a 150 mile track of the Beautiful British Columbia coastal mainland!


Click and drag on the video to look around!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Inspirational Quote for Valentine's Day

Love is patient, love is kind
Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud
Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not become angry easily
Love does not remember wrongs done against it
Love is not happy with evil, but is happy with truth
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things
Love never fails

- from the movie A Walk to Remember

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Re-living the 2010 Winter Olympics

A crowded downtown rainless evening on Granville Street with proud, happy, hi-fiving and hooting Canadians re-living the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Awesome night with the Canucks also winning another great game!

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - Granville St, Vancouver

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Appreciating the Little Things in Life

I love that it's getting lighter out for our 6:30am runs! Another beautiful day in Vancouver. Good morning!

Sunrise at False Creek

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Inspirational Quote - You

"Love the Perfectly Imperfect You" - from the book Life without Limits by Nick Vujic

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Running Tips

I've been receiving a few questions about how I stay motivated and committed to running so I thought I'd share them if it helps to motivate yourself.

1. Have a goal. Achieve a certain weight or train for a 5K, 10K, 1/2 or full marathon. This will help you work towards your goal. Here's a list of marathons coming up in Vancouver this year that I know of:

Vancouver Sun Run 10K - Sun April 17/11

BMO Vancouver Marathon - Sun May 1/11
http://www.bmovanmarathon.ca/
Scotiabank 1/2 Marathon & 5K - Sun June 26/11
http://www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm/


For a list of all the running events throughout BC this year click the following link: Run Events in BC for 2011

2. Have a running buddy or buddies. The more the better and merrier! The buddy system works best. In case someone can't make the run, you'll always have a back up! Keep in contact with each other constantly via email, texting, phone to help wake each other up for early morning runs, ensure the run is still scheduled and keep you motivated! Talking to your buddies while running also keeps your mind off the pain or the length of the run! Need to find some dedicated running buddies? Join the Running Room free group drop-in runs. They are usually scheduled 8:30am Sunday & 6:30pm Wednesday. The groups vary from walking to 5K to full marathon training runs groups. Running Room Run Club Locations.

3. Have the right gear. Here's my gear list that works for me for all types of weather. So no excuses for not running in the rain or snow! We live in Vancouver and we might as well make the best of it and don't let the weather ever get you down!
  • Quality and comfortable running shoes
  • Gloves to keep your hands warm for those chilly days
  • Sports watch to time your runs and walks ie 10 & 1 (10 minutes of running & 1 minute of walking)
  • Cap - to keep the rain/sun away from your face/head
  • Beanie dry fit cap - keep your head and ears warm and dry during the colder weather
  • Dry fit top, jacket, pants, shorts - dry fit material helps keep your body dry & warm from the rain and your sweat
Here are a few of my favorites:

















Lots of great deals on running gear from either Amazon or Ebay. I find them sometimes almost 1/2 the price including taxes and shipping compared to retail stores. The only disadvantage is that you have to wait for it to get delivered to you. I can talk about running forever. This is just a bit of information to help get you started. If you would like more information, just ask! Happy running!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

WOW Vancouver - Public Speaking Event

Do you have a fear of public speaking? If you do and want to overcome the fear or want to improve your public speaking skills, I absolutely recommend going to a club like Toastmasters. It's a great place to make new positive thinking friends that are in the same mind set of looking for self improvement and growth.

I find it so fascinating to watch and listen to someone preform an amazing speech that totally "wows" you. I myself just recently joined Toastmasters and I wish someone had pushed me to not fear going to it long ago when I first tried to join. As the quote says "it's never to late to start, it's always to late to wait". I feel fine at speaking to small groups or one on one with my clients, however, when it comes to prepared speeches and speaking in front of an audience without using my notes, I'm terrified! Public speaking is a very valuable and useful life skill to have that can open many opportunities. Just the other night I had the privilege to attend a WOW Vancouver event held by Toastmasters. I was pretty impressed with all the speakers preforming in front of a 250 person audience. It would totally recommend to attend this event the next time it comes around in your area. Very inspiring! It's free to attend for non-members too!

If you haven't heard of Toastmasters, it's a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve the communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Through its thousands of member clubs, Toastmasters International offers a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking. Here's a link to more information:

http://www.toastmasters.org

There's a club located pretty much everywhere. To find one in your area, you can click on this link.
http://reports.toastmasters.org/findaclub/

I had the privilege to meet and watch Joe Roberts speak. He's known as the "Skid Row CEO". A person who was once homeless and a drug addict and now today an author, CEO and internationally sought after professional speaker who motivates and inspires audiences worldwide.
http://www.skidrowceo.com/about/

I'm currently reading his book signed by him. Another great book to read!



Great deal on Amazon! You can buy it used for as low as a penny! Click the following link:

Seven Secrets to Profit From Adversity: Success Against All odds

Friday, February 4, 2011

Awesome Little Girl Playing the Piano

I love classical piano music. I started to learn to play the piano without reading music and just by listening to the melody. However, I didn't get too far with my music lessons. This little girl who can play the piano is absolutely amazing though! A very touching story.




Thursday, February 3, 2011

Life without Limits

There are so many amazing and extraordinary people in the world. Here's a clip of one of my favorite inspirational people to share.


His book is absolutely inspirational and recommend for everyone to read. Definately one of my favorite books. I found it a bit cheaper to buy online even with the shipping than going directly to the store. It's also available in the local library.















Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gong hei fat choi / Gong xi fa cai!!!


Gong hei fat choi / Gong xi fa cai / Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Celebrating the year of the Rabbit for 2011. It's all about family, traditional Chinese food, lucky red envelopes, fortune telling, the sound of firecrackers and the traditional Chinese drum drumming, dragon and lion dances, and so many traditional Chinese performances. Nothing but positive energy to bring in the new year!





Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Goldenseal Herb

It's no fun being sick. It's difficult to carry on feeling positive when you are sick. Hopefully this herbal remedy that I can recommend (which I've been using myself for years) can help you feel better in no time and feeling absolutely positive again!
Goldenseal is like a natural antibiotic that kills bacteria without killing the good cells in your body. Here's a link to more information about it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenseal

I had to take this recently due to a mild case of food poisoning. I try to stay away from taking any medicines you buy from the drug stores these days. I'm more into the natural herbal remedies because I find them more effective and just overall better for you than taking something with chemical ingredients.
Goldenseal can actually cure many things but here are some conditions it can cure listed below:
  • minor wound healing
  • cold sores
  • gum/mouth infections
  • bladder infections
  • fungal infections of the skin
  • colds & flu
  • sinus and chest congestion
  • stomache aches

Here's what the powder form looks like which I usually get. This stuff taste very bitter and it's not cheap but it works! You just add boiling water and drink it like tea or make it into a paste to apply to minor wounds or skin infections.


You can usually find it at some herbal health food stores. The only place I know of that carries it is called Sweets Cherubim Natural Food Store Bakery & Restaurant located on 1105 Commercial.