Re-Setting Reality

It feels like the world is on pause… nature and our true nature is calling. We can live in fear and let this amplify our disconnection with each other or we can go inward, focus on the things that matter, get healthy and cultivate compassion. Read the March edition of Elsii E-News.

Going UP!

The first UP! Sales Talk of the year was bigger and better with more than 200 people registered for event in Ajax. Ryan Smolkin of Smoke’s Poutinerie, Audrey Jamieson of Marketing Kitchen and Mark & Carissa Stewart of WonderMakr did not disappoint! They offered insight, entertainment and value to everyone who attended.  Click to view some of the media from the March event.

Holi Celebration

Sometimes special people come along and give you what you didn’t know you needed. What an incredible gift from Shayne Traviss and Timm – a Holi Celebration at the Timm David Shampoo Company. It was a feast for the senses – kundalini movement, meditative music, indian cuisine, flower confetti and a community of people to celebrate with. So much gratitude. … Read More

In Like a Lion

Every decade has an essence. The 1920s were about modernity, technology and consumerism. 100 yrs later, we are seeing the impacts of this movement. 2020 has come in like a lion — my hope is that we go out like a lamb in 2029 — let’s make good choices and set the tone! Read the February Edition.

Toronto Bloggers at The Hive

A magical night and day with amazing writers/artists from Toronto Bloggers Collective. We played, explored, learned and, shared. Than you for a delicious vegan meal from Copper Branch Bowmanville and Twenty 1 Desserts. Big thanks Central Counties Tourism, York Durham Headwaters & Durham Tourism and everyone who made it happen! View the video.

Roaring 20s

Thanks to friends Frank & Kim Auddino, we attended the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise 1920’s themed fundraising event. I have a strong connection to this era — I was certainly transported through sound and sight. The costumes were incredible and the atmosphere at Heydenshore Pavillion in Whitby was transformed. It was a night to let loose and enjoy dancing, … Read More

citizen + business + government

Designed to help entrepreneurs learn how to grow financially, Community Innovation Lab offers a full day of learning and inspiration at the Finance UNConference. Between 4:15pm – 5:15pm, I will be holding a Masterclass workshop on how citizens, businesses and government can work together to create high value communities. Join us on February 26th at the Durham College Centre for … Read More

Visioning 2020

I find that the best way to gain insight is to go inward.. and there is no better guide than nature. The process of going inwards helps me be the person I need to be – to go to the heart of a challenge no matter how difficult and to vision the next best steps for me. Read the Jan … Read More

Housing and Homes

Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation is working on a pilot project to bring affordable micro homes to the region. A 320 sq ft converted shipping container home currently resides in the DRNPHC parking lot in Oshawa. The compact home is completely accessible and has everything that is needed to live with dignity at an affordable cost. 1COMMUNITY1 is excited to … Read More

Art and Innovation

I learned many skills in art school that have been essential throughout my entrepreneurial journey. Critical thinking and creativity top the list. Being a conceptual artist is a lot like being an entrepreneur. Without creativity and critical thinking, there is no innovation. Read Elsii E-News.