Be Kind to Animals!

Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 11:16 am

The world’s a crazy place today.

The US has reported the death of their greatest enemy.

Canada’s casting their votes in hopes of developing the country they want.

But it’s also Be Kind to Animals Week!

As you know, I’ve been looking at getting some guest posts in, now that we’re getting closer to the date of my wedding and honeymoon. When I thought of people to reach out to, one was my friend and former co-worker, Helen Gourley. I always remembered her passion for animals and helping others learn about the importance of treating them with respect. When I was younger, I remember avoiding stepping on snails and worms because I thought they were icky. Now I don’t do it because I think they deserve to live as well.

So with today’s message on how to be kinder to animals, I’ll let Helen take it away!

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad


Be Kind to Animals Week was first observed in the United States in 1915, and thanks to a generous $20,000 sponsorship from Iams and the Canadian Federation of Human Societies, Canada has also been observing it since 2004.

Your Personal Brand, Your Business | Event Review

Last updated on October 30th, 2020 at 09:03 am

Yesterday, I found myself in a room with less than a dozen people—more than 90% of whom I’d never met before—and we were all there to discuss the topic du jour: one’s Personal Brand.

The Art of Marketing Toronto 2011

Last updated on March 30th, 2021 at 09:01 am

The other week I got an ad for The Art of Marketing in my email and it seemed pretty interesting! Considering that I’d eventually like to start up a business and the fact that I’m constantly working on projects, trying to promote them to the world, I thought that this would be a very awesome opportunity for me to pursue!

Except that it was $400 per ticket. Quite the deterrent. I love to learn, but no matter how awesome the opportunity, sometimes a price tag can make an opportunity seem all but accessible. So I deleted the email and pretty quickly forgot about it.

So one day later on, I was catching up on my RSS feeds (and by “catching up”, I really mean that I often read the same 5-10 feeds to keep them cleared out and then vow to eventually read the others) and lo and behold, The Cellular Guru was holding a contest to win a free ticket to The Art of Marketing!!!

All I needed to do was write a comment to this blog explaining why I thought I’d be the best candidate to go to the conference. So I wrote this:

Finding Love in Toronto – An Event in Review

Last updated on March 21st, 2021 at 02:08 am

Thursday night had a lot going on. Between NatandMarie’s chat for Social Media Week Toronto and the Love a Heart not-so-silent auction, a lot was happening in our fair city. And yet, I found myself in a room full of single urbanites who had perhaps, up until that point, been looking for love in all the wrong places.

Yes, on that Thursday night, I had enrolled to attend the York Real Life Series: Dating & Relationships. For those who don’t know (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t—it’s on my LinkedIn), York University is my alma mater, and one thing their alumni association does is try to give their former students the opportunity to explore and enhance their life skills outside of just what they might have learned through academia.

A friend of mine attended a session on wine and cheese pairing. They have one coming up in March on how one can better understand real estate. But, in a very interesting fashion, it would appear that I was the only one in the room in a relationship, on this Thursday night, learning about dating and relationships. (How do I know? Susan Blackburn — the speaker —asked for a show of hands of who might already be in a relationship—guess who was the only one to put their hand up?)

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