Posts by Ashley Lalonde

Jay Mcdonald

Jay McDonald is both a speaker and entrepreneur living in Calgary with a mission to help people find comfort in their own skin. He is removing the stigma from mental health and starting the conversation on suicide and suicide prevention. Partnered with Kids Help Phone, Jay’s goal in speaking to schools, businesses, and other organizations,…

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On Creating Safe Space

We live in a time where our personal and work lives are often not our own. We revolve ourselves around the never-ending need to fill our days with tasks, our months with appointments, and our years with accomplishments.   In a time of instant gratification, the busy-ness of life is something we create to make…

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Building The Foundation Series (Part 1): What Is Honour?

The beautiful thing about working, living, or being with others is you learn that not everybody is the same. We all have a past and come from different experiences, perspectives, and expectations.   Because of our differences we might say the same things as somebody else, but our actions don’t always line up accordingly.  …

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Emma House

Partnered with the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre, Emma House is building a community of healthy mothers in the heart of Calgary. Here is what Emma House has to say and how they honour young moms in Calgary:   Tell Us About Emma House   We bring pregnant women off the street and into our home…

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One Accord

To be of one accord means that every individual is acting of his/her own free will to come together for a greater purpose. It could be for the betterment of our families, our friendship circles, our workplaces, or our city.   For this to happen it first requires an idea to take place.    Second,…

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On Cultivating Honour

“Cultivate a rich and fruitful inner life, or let it remain stagnant and barren.” – Unknown   Healthy habits are important to cultivate – honour being one of them.   We have the privilege of seeing what’s going on inside a person when we honour them.   It’s not about figuring out what they do…

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The 6 Activities Of Daily Living

In the insurance world, there is what’s called the 6 activities of daily living. The list includes activities people are able to do every day without needing assistance such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, walking and continence (controlling bodily function).   The list might appear as horrifying in many ways. And it is.   Some comfort can be found however,…

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An Honourable Life

I recently wrote an article for The Wise Banker about the three things in life that are too important to delegate to somebody else.   #1. Planning – the intentional direction you want your life an business to go. #2. People – the people you choose to bring with you on your journey and; #3. Finance –…

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Bridges Of Hope

Bridges of Hope is a group of passionate and determined creative problem-solvers who network to make a difference everywhere.   The embodiment of what we do is partnering with local people and empowering them to become the “bridge of hope” for others. We get to see people rise-up and use their skills and resources to…

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