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Get your FREE DAY PASS (Promo code IICYYC) and GET INSPIRED by Founder of ItsDateNight.com & Young Entrepreneur Award Winner MANDY BALAK, Co-founder of Webnames & Winner Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Business, CYBELE NEGRIS, CEO Robots and Pencils & 2013 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, MICHAEL SIKORSKY and more! Pre-register online at http://www.sohosme.soho.ca/index.php/inspiration-and-influence-conference/.Dont forget promo code IICYYC. Exhibits, expert panels (I’ll be sitting on the Sales Panel along with a very good friend and mentor Alnoor Dhalla of Manifast.com), business skills competitions, Coach’s Corner, Great prizes, Great networking and After-Party!  Continue reading

Workshop Kitchen + Culture Grand Opening in Calgary

My foodie friend extraordinaire Terry Lo, aka @calgarydreamer for all your palette preferences, invited me out with his Master Wife (love them and their story!) to the grand opening of a restaurant called Workshop (@workshopyyc), which is located in the Historic Grand Theatre on 6th Avenue and 1st Street. Confused that a swanky little Japanese infused restaurant was enveloped by the walls only a couple of years ago has now been replaced by this nouveau, artsy meeting place where integrative live cuisine is crafted and meets with creative minds stimulating the taste buds with diversified aromas. The gatherers were chic, trendy, and aesthetically eclectic.

Kenny Kaechele – (@chefkenny) Chef/Owner took us down memory lane with his previous creations at Mescalero’s and classic restaurants and his story of his hardships and passion to keep moving forward, tears were amongst the crowd and his son who was video taping this on his phone seemed to be have a huge turning point in his life as he watched his father’s dream come true. The story was all heart and soul and the crowd was life family. Conrad Sawatsky is the general manager and happily mingling and welcoming everyone. I will definitely be back with a group of friends to enjoy the long social table they have in the middle by the kitchen and bar!

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Life is no Game

I keep hearing people say that life is a game, this so called Game of Life; so basically some people are leaders and winners but most people are not, they do what they are told. I used to think that way too, especially with all the challenges, and boulders, and different levels. But we weren’t put on Earth to play a game of survival of the fittest. We are all meant to enjoy the co-habitation and co-creation of this beautiful planet.

Life isn’t a game, it’s a state of being. Take away uniforms, titles, labels, chains, stereotypes and conditions to reveal our authentic Self.  To only exist would be to live in default, but to be conscious, in this very state of reality, with an awareness of the divinity that resonates deep in your very core IS LIFE and what the meaning of what life is, a knowingness. What defines us is not about material wealth , it’s not about status and seniority and keeping up with the Jones’, nor is it about being superior than anybody else. We are all equal. Beautiful things are to be enjoyed, no doubt; fast cars, dream homes, vacations, beautiful wardrobe, but the ultimate goal is happiness and if you are killing yourself chasing those things then the intent is not from within.

Contentment. Within. All that you accumulated or have not accumulated is up to you to be deemed happiness worthy. This very moment. That just past. Now is always. The only moment is now. And  having the ability, mindset and appreciation of abundance is the only way to change your state and your goal is to always feel good NOW. A awakened state of being into the light of an Indigo soul….