Tennis Etiquette

Tennis Etiquette

While watching tennis recently, I began to think about the etiquette of tennis. Both the players and the spectators willfully abide by certain unwritten rules which are governed by the laws of etiquette. It really is a spectacular display of tradition in action, and tennis etiquette is truly something that sets the sport apart. Etiquette adds to the romance of [...]

Simply Brilliant

Simply Brilliant

The Idea Loft is a flexible environment that optimizes left AND right brain thinking; the vibrant, casual-cool atmosphere encourages delegates to brainstorm, collaborate and share ideas. This is the place where brilliance happens! Pull up a chair at the un-bored-room table. Fiddle with pipe cleaners to warm up your gray matter, or watch something inspiring on the big screen. But [...]

The Wonders of Icewine

The Wonders of Icewine

Sometimes, a little bad luck can be good fortune in disguise. That was certainly the case in the 18th century when a group of hapless German monks left the  bring in grape harvest a little late. An overnight cold snap froze every grape on the vines. Poor monks! Rather than lose their crop, the monks decided to try pressing the [...]

Worry-Free Fitness

Worry-Free Fitness

Now is a good time to get fit and be healthy, so don’t let the fear of being judged by fit people at your local gym keep you from working out. Taking care of your health is ultra important because a fit body allows you to experience all the exciting moments that life has to offer. You don’t have be [...]

LinkedIn: Not Your Momma’s Job Board

LinkedIn: Not Your Momma’s Job Board

As a recovering entrepreneur and student of social media, I am keenly aware that LinkedIn is not something that any professional should ignore. LinkedIn is a powerful social selling platform and builder of Brand YOU. Whether you are selling yourself to a perspective employer, or ensuring that your network of colleagues and customers are close by at all times –  [...]

Holly Jolly November

Holly Jolly November

There I was…on November 13, innocently reaching for a jar of Ovaltine on the supermarket shelf when it hit me. I was singing “Holly Jolly Christmas.” Why? Because the Sobey’s in-store music system was pumping that peppy little holiday tune directly into my brain. Did I mention it was November 13?! Believe me when I tell you that I’m a [...]

Yoga Go Girl

Yoga Go Girl

I remember feeling somewhat awe-struck when a friend of mine posted this picture on my Facebook wall a little over a year ago. Granted, when she posted it, it was accompanied by a sassy comment about the pants having silicone grip to prevent me from falling on my face. While I was indeed intrigued by the grippy tights (she knows [...]

Dealing with Summer’s End

Dealing with Summer’s End

Eight Great Ways to Deal With the End of Summer: Waaaaaah! Summer’s over! Quit yer whining, kid. There’s loads to do in Niagara during the fall. 1. Get your bike out and hit some of the spectacular cycling trails. Bring the kiddies too! The Welland Canal trail runs for miles and miles and every inch of it is tucked safely [...]

Guatemala: Naked & Afraid

Guatemala: Naked & Afraid

Lights and camera aside, this could make for a great reality TV moment. I only wish I was making this up… It had been a typical afternoon in el Tizate Guatemala with the building team. Finished up the painting project in town of Parromos, took a break for lunch with a host family and then back up to the construction [...]

Cardio + Tennis = Perfect Match

Cardio + Tennis = Perfect Match

    Since I am currently the newbie in the White Oaks tennis department at the Club, I decided to attend a regular fitness department staff meeting to introduce myself and to get to know our trainers. As I was chatting with Gillian Johnson, the Club’s Director of Human Performance, we immediately saw an opportunity to join forces. Wouldn’t it [...]