My Father

My father passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 20th, 2016!  My father was an awesome man. He had a great sense of humour, a heart full of gold and  who you could only aspire to be as a person.  He is my dad and I will always love him.  I miss our daily texts and talking about family, his grand kids, and cottaging.  He was a very loving man and a great constant in my life and our family unit.

Here is what I said at his Celebration Of Life service:

I want to thank everyone for coming today, I know my dad would be flabbergasted to see the number of people here.   As you know, my father Ralph was a pretty amazing man.  My dad had many wonderful qualities that have been passed to me and my sisters.

Dad, I love you!  Your grandchildren love you!  You gave me a big heart.  I like to help anyone when I can.  You gave me the gift of the gab. I can talk to anyone and everyone.  You taught me that family was important and to welcome people into our lives and hearts.  I have fond memories of family dinners, (or as you would have corrected me, supper), roller-skating and ice skating every Sunday as kids.

My dad would always tell us that we were his favourite to all of us girls and of course as we got older, we realized he said the same thing to each of us.  Of course, I really was his favorite!   I will miss our daily texts and conversations about family, food, his grandkids and whatever came up.  Every wine related post he ever saw on social media, whether it was a sweatshirt or a large wine glass he thought I would like, he shared it with me.  He definitely knew his daughter.  He would joke to me about how he always had so many more twitter followers than I did and that I needed to catch up.  I never did.

I always knew that my dad was a talker and carried great conversation. After the news of his passing, I saw the magnitude of friends whom he kept in touch daily and I shouldn’t have been surprised but I was amazed.  I want to thank his friends from the virtual world who gave him laughs, talked to him about sports, his kids and grandkids.  Thank you for being his friend.

Since my father’s passing, through organ donation, he has given someone the gift of sight.  Even in his death, he is still giving!  He would be happy to know that he was able to help someone in this way.

Thank you to friends and family for being such an important part of his life.

Dad, I love you and you will be dearly missed!

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The pouring of support has been amazing and I want to thank everyone for their kind words and love over the past couple of weeks.

My dad is now a special angel looking down on all of us!

Nutrition makes a difference

A few months I started using a nutrition program that I absolutely love and see it as being a part of my routine for the rest of my life!

I have always gone in spurts where I would exercise for months, stop for months, and start again. I continued the cycle for many years.  I was never seeing results and now I understand why!

I would do the exercise but I didn’t change my eating habits enough to see differences.   I would be frustrated because I wasn’t getting any results that I wanted or felt that I should get.  I wouldn’t eat extremely unhealthy but what I put into my mouth wasn’t an issue as I had the mindset that I should be able to eat what I like because I was doing the exercise to compensate.

Once I took the chance and made a decision to add great nutrition,  it made a world of difference.  I an fuelling my body with healthy and nutrient dense food , and now working out at the gym isn’t just something I do. I notice that I am losing inches, feel better about myself and know that with my current eating habits as well as exercising 6 days a week, I feel amazing!

I love exercising and making my body healthy.  Great nutrition makes me feel inside that I am making a difference and I want to continue aspiring to my fitness goals.  Eating well and using this nutrition program has made me feel empowered that I could do it. I am in control of my destiny, of my future, and the only choices made that affect me are me.  It has given me a higher confidence, less stress in day-to-day things and I have gained more energy than I had before as well.

If you want to change, take a chance and say #yes to whatever your goals are.  Just Go for it!

Happy to share my information if you are interested! xx

Have an amazing day everyone!

 

Great Nutrition+ Exercise= Feeling Amazing!

I have been using a nutritional cleansing program now since May of 2015, and feel amazing!  I was tired all of the time, had no energy, and sleep was even worse. I would lay down at night and think about everything or anything that would come to be, generally about what I have upcoming or the endless number of things I didn’t complete on my list.

In my first 30 days on a nutritional cleansing program, I lost 14.5 LBS and 35 inches, my stress was gone, and I was sleeping as soon as my head hit the pillow.  I had so much energy, there was nothing that I couldn’t accomplish. ( still feel this way today)

After the first month, I added gym workouts to the mix.   I found a free weight program on www.bodybuilding.com  and chose a 120 day program for transformation. My husband and I are working out together 6 days a week, at the gym.

I have continued to use my nutrition program as well as their whey protein and products that will help me maintain lean muscle and lose weight.  I have lost a total of 18 lbs at this time and am not done yet!

Before:

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After:

gym pic

I am eating clean food and no sugar, lowered my coffee content and drink water all day long.  I drink a shake for breakfast and a meal for lunch and dinner as well as a morning and afternoon snack, with a protein shake as well.

There is a massive challenge beginning in September and if you would like information about the nutrition I am using, please send me a message on this post.

Ultimate Challenge

 

I have had an amazing experience and I am so excited that I want to share it with everyone!   I am motivated and encouraged to make a difference day by day and have been coaching others to do the same.

If you are ready, LET’S DO THIS! xx

Space is running out, sign up today!

Isa summer flyer 2015

I began a nutritional cleansing program a couple of months ago.  I have lost 17 lbs and over 30 inches.  I have amazing energy and great mental clarity.  I eat healthy and feel amazing.

I am beginning a challenge and would love for you all to join me!

30 day money back guaranteed if you are not happy so there is no risk.

Email me today for more information and have an awesome day!

Webinars for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good is a great resource for go-to information for nonprofits, especially in the areas of social media and different platforms.

Here is a great list below for upcoming webinars if you would like to register!

Tuesday, April 28 

11 YouTube Best Practices for NGOs
10-11:15am EDT (New York), 3-4:15pm BST (London)
http://globalngo.org/resources/webinars/11-youtube-best-practices-ngos/

Tuesday, May 5
16 Pinterest Best Practices for NGOs
10-11:15am EDT (New York), 3-4:15pm BST (London)
http://globalngo.org/resources/webinars/16-pinterest-best-practices-ngos/

Thursday, April 30
How to Launch a Social Media Strategy for Your NGO
9-10:15 SGT (Singapore), 11am -12:15am AEST (Melbourne)
http://globalngo.org/resources/webinars/launch-social-media-strategy-ngo-5/

Tuesday, June 16
Mobile for Good: A How-T0 Fundraising Webinar for Nonprofits
10am-11:15pm PST (Vancouver), 1-2:15pm EST (New York)
http://www.nptechforgood.com/2015/03/21/mobile-for-good-a-free-how-to-fundraising-webinar-for-nonprofits/

To check out their website, please visit http://www.nptechforgood.com/

Every Plate Full Campaign – Newmarket Food Pantry

The Newmarket Food Pantry is participating this year in the campaign called Every Plate Full and Boston Pizza Nemarket has been so gracious to host an evening for us on May 3rd from 5-8 pm.
Come out and enjoy a meal with your family and friends. 10 % of all order proceeds between those times will be donated back to the Food Pantry. The evening will also host a 50/50 draw and a silent auction.
Please come out to support the Food Pantry and help with an inspiring goal: to fill the plates of every hungry Canadian this summer.

Join us at the event and support a great organization!

https://www.facebook.com/events/104517876546183/

The Voluntary Sector

The Voluntary Sector

Voluntary Sector Is Important To The Economy and Society

The voluntary sector makes a total amount of $90 Billion dollars a year.   This sector has approximately 1.1 million employees and is a very important of the well being in our country.  Voluntary organizations deliver services and serve many groups of people.

The voluntary sector connects people to each other in society.  People learn and practice the skills of citizenship.  The voluntary sector is like any other company that needs resources, and support from society.  They also have members, people donating money to them, and people raising money for them.

The voluntary sector is flexible so it can meet many needs in the community and world.  Organizations are run by volunteers or paid staff and can be small or large.

Charity versus Non-Profit Organization

Charitable organizations and non-profit organizations are different.

There are over 75,000 charity organizations, from small to large, institutions that provide services to specific populations and are to be considered part of the government.  Almost 10,000 organizations are supervised and largely funded by the government.  Charities are usually registered with the Income Tax Act and meet a set of rules which will allow them not to pay taxes and allows them to give receipts for donations they can use for tax credits.

The non-profit sector includes almost every type of voluntary association, charity, church, trade and professional association.  This sector, in Canada, is estimated to include over 175,000 organizations.

Voluntary Sector Organizations

Have you ever been to a museum?  A museum is a charitable organization.  By visiting the museum and people continuing to visit and enjoy it, you are helping the museum receive money from the government to keep it open.

Have you ever been to the hospital to visit someone or been seen by a doctor there yourself?  The hospital is another charitable organization.  Without the government and people donating money to the hospital, they would not be able to keep doctors working or provide care for people in need.

Do you go to school every day?  Schools are a charitable organization also and need help from the government and community to keep schools open.  Your parents help by paying taxes and you help by going to school and learning.

You are a very important person to the voluntary sector.  Without you, and others, there would be no services available to you.  You would not be able to go to school, visit museums or libraries.  So not only do you contribute to the voluntary sector, non-profit organizations also help the community and society to keep people employed and services available to people who require them.

The voluntary sector provides an excellent contribution to our society and Canada.