Quote from Kevin Bracy

“If you want your life to be different, you have to be willing to do something different first.” Change is inevitable and sometimes it happens to you, but that doesn’t mean you have no control over some of it. Even though change happens, you can still be the same person, but in better circumstances. But,…

How fast do you read?

I read at 311 words per minute, a nice casual pace. It told me I could read Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” in 31 hours and 28 minutes, which is roughly 8 hours longer than when I actually did read it. I’m getting slow with age – D.M. Take the test It’s not a horrible…

Quote from Nic Sheff

“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are – what others say is irrelevant.” In other words:…

Learning and feeding the hungry.

We’ve all heard these at one time: “there are starving people somewhere, who’d love to eat this food,” and “reading is the imagination’s passport to the world.” One website owned by the United Nations World Food Programmed called Freerice.com is helping on both fronts: The freerice.com website is a website with learning games, and for…

Modifying habits.

There are many strategies for changing your habits; stopping, starting, replacement, reduction, increasing, and piggy-backing, and I’d like to give you many small pieces of advice to keep your strategy from failing. Strive for progress, not perfection. Doing it completely right, every time, all the time isn’t possible. Remember that it’s okay to fail. But…

Motivation

Motivation is easy to come by: you want stuff, you want to do things, you need to do a lot of stuff, and need things. But motivation is also easy to lose: you get tired, you get frustrated, things aren’t going well around you, or maybe you’re not feeling well emotionally, physically, or even spiritually….

Graduation season is here, Summer is coming.

With spring having arrived, the trees and flowers blooming, local youth are feeling the excitement of time off for the summer. And with the summer, some of them are graduating from their respective schools. Pelican Falls First Nations High School has already let out for the summer. Being a boarding school, they have longer hours…

Finding your local LBS provider

From the www.tcu.gov.on.ca LBS overview: The Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program helps adults in Ontario to develop and apply communication, numeracy, interpersonal and digital skills to achieve their goals. The LBS program serves learners who have goals to successfully transition to employment, post-secondary, apprenticeship, secondary school, and increased independence. The program includes learners…

Life skills for kids, young adults, and grown ups.

Life skills. What are life skills? “Life skills” have been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life”. Dictionary.com defines “life skills” as: “the ability to cope with stresses and challenges of daily life, esp….

Welcome, we have a new blog mission.

We’ve known for a while that our blog has been stagnant, so we’re starting it up again by using it as another free channel to support our mandate, mission, vision, and values. You can expect to see posts giving information, advice, tips, how-to’s, and more. The goal is that you, our readers, will benefit from…