How To Write “Thank You” Letters 

Purpose of a "Thank You Letter" 1) Display written communication skills 2) Leverage your direct experience that contributes to the role 3) Draw on your human capital that aligns with requirements of the role 4) Open up lines of communication  5) Write with gratitude and authenticity  Sample with Notes in Parentheses: Good Afternoon "Name" (Personable … Continue reading How To Write “Thank You” Letters 

How I Define “Empower”

How I Define "Empower" Educate Move Positive Own Why Energy Results We all talk about feeling empowered and more recently this is discussed quite a bit amongst women. What does that mean? Have you created your definition of what it means to be empowered? I had a bit of a break in the past six … Continue reading How I Define “Empower”

TDSB School Asked My Autistic Student Not to Attend Graduation

I agree and please read on. ‪#‎shame ‪#‎autism ‪#‎kidsrights ‪#‎freedom #spreadtheworld #muirheadps #discrimination #tdsb

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14704200941_0002188237_zI woke up this morning to the word ‘freedom’ in my mind. How wonderful I thought this is a day to project freedom. I was asked by Priya’s dad (not her real name) if I could take care of her this morning and drop her to school at 10:30am rather than regular time at 8:40am. Priya my autistic student that attends my after school program and is absolutely beautiful. Hmmm- That’s a strange request I thought. I was happy to care for her however confused about why the school would ask  her to come late. He texted me that the teacher asked the JK students to come at 10:30 because the Senior kindergarten students were having graduation. So this morning I did have to pass by the school at 8:40am and noticed ALL the kids were on their way to school – as usual. The parents, students and teachers were dressed up, handing…

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Tracy Chapman’s cover of “Stand By Me” is so hauntingly beautiful that it will chill your bones

A beautiful cover from an amazing artist. RIP Ben E. King

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As he prepares to say goodbye to the late night stage he has patrolled for over thirty years, David Letterman has been bringing out some heavy hitters for his final shows.

Monday night’s telecast proved to be no different as Letterman sat back and watched singer Tracy Chapman serenade millions of viewers with a stunning cover of “Stand By Me.”

Armed with only her voice and an electric guitar, Chapman’s bare bones version was host David Letterman’s choice.

Before Chapman came on stage, Letterman explained that “Stand By Me” held a special place in his heart, recalling how he played it to his son over and over again when he was a little boy.

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When Life Gets Slammed!!

So I've been slammed!! My apologies but it has been insane between school, work and life. I miss blogging and feel terrible that I haven't written. To all my followers, I promise I will be back soon. In the meantime, here are my survival tips for when life gets slammed: 1) Stay hydrated: I don't … Continue reading When Life Gets Slammed!!

2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 220 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading 2014 in Review