Silken's Blog

Alive! Bodies in Motion

Jun
16
On Thu June 17 @ 1:00 pm Pacific Time, I will be joining Susannah Steers, host of Alive! Bodies in Motion on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel, to talk about how movement, physical activity and sport, connect us to ourselves, each other and the larger world around us.  We look... more

Contributing to the Success of Others

May
31
My twelve year old son William had his first shift of volunteering on Saturday at the Selkirk Waterfront Festival. He spent most of the day handing out waterbottles, putting ballots in ballot boxes and meeting people. Amazing in a boy who still has trouble looking people straight in the... more

Moving On

May
19
My blog followers have asked where I went. To the land of real estate. Buying a house is crazy. Biggest purchase of our life and we make it by seeing a house once or maybe twice. It takes me longer to buy a great pair of jeans. I put an offer on a house I have seen five times, which to... more

Motivated Magazine - Sign Posts to True North

May
19
At eleven years old my father, my siblings, and our Maltese cross, "Bimbo" (yes, right name, long story) trekked across Canada from Ontario in a silver Volvo sedan prone to overheating. When we eventually arrived in Vancouver, I stood in front of the Vancouver Clock Tower and announced to... more

Change

May
19
Maybe moving house is emotional because it is about change. Change is what people say is good unless it is about them changing. If a friend tells you they are changing jobs, or buying a new house, or taking a new tact in their career, we say great, but most of us approach change in our... more

Good Enough is Good Enough

Mar
29
My fiancé who owns Goodlife Fitness, states this mantra in his first book.  It is far easier to say than to live by.  Good Enough means letting go of the belief that there is some perfect place, some perfect decision, some perfect weight, some perfect achievement that we should be aiming... more

Mike Robertson & William

Mar
01
Mike Robertson, Snowboard Cross Olympic Silver Medalist, and my son William.

Olympic Closure

Mar
01
We are sitting waiting for the Closing Ceremonies to begin. Kate just leaned over and told me that this is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to her. When I asked what she meant she said the Olympics, that she couldn't even describe it but "it changed my life mommy." I... more

Men's Gold Medal Hockey Game

Mar
01
Watched Men's hockey at CAN Fund Athletes House. I called it before USA's second goal by saying seconds before "it would make it more interesting if the US scored." Ooops. Got to say though, it sure made the next sixteen minutes exciting.

Mayor Hazel McCallion

Feb
27
Leaving Canada Hockey Place after the Women's game I waited for the elevator with one of my personal hero's Hazel McCallion, the mayor of Mississauga.  As Two Mississauga natives we gave each other excited hugs while sharing our elation at Canada's Gold Medal victory.  It turns out that... more

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