As you may or may not know about me, I started running one year ago as training for the #Frogger15 – a fundraiser run for Greenways Land Trust, a local stewardship organization in Campbell River, BC. I ran my first 15km ‘race’ (putting that word in quotations as the only person I was racing was […]
Week 23 – September 22, 2015 We did it!! And why it matters that we did!! Hi #Frogger15 friends and supporters! We did it!!! I did it!!! I was so excited and a bit anxious for Saturday morning’s Frogger 15. This was my first race since elementary school (25 years ago) so I really wasn’t […]
A Janice Johnson kind of day…
Quality time with my family & friends – it’s truly the best medicine to live, laugh and cry with those that unconditionally love me 🙂
A Jesse Ketler Kind of Day!
Learning something, coffee and conversation with friends and family, being outdoors, the 3 r’s (rest, relaxation and re-creation)
Vancouver Island Leisure Profiles
I’ve said it before and I will say it again: I love #VancouverIsland!! I feel absolutely blessed to be living in a community that offers so much diversity and supports my health and well being in ways that truly matter. I know spring is still officially a few days away but I think I have caught spring fever in a big way. If you were one of the people who saw me riding my bike yesterday evening, you would probably have noticed me grinning, singing, and soaking up the sweet island air.
Connecting people and connecting with people. Those are two things I have personal experience and expertise in. Tourism, recreation, leadership, quality of life, wellness, and pure joy also top that list.
I’ve been reflecting a lot over the past month on what The Sociable Scientists Inc. is and what providing research and facilitation for sustainable communities means to me and to the island I get to call home (Vancouver Island – can you just see me beaming and jumping like I am in our logo?).
In this week’s TopTEDThursday, Tony Robbins looks at the why in life that drives our motivations. “What is your motive for action? What is it that drives you in your life today?”
PS: He swears, a lot. If you don’t like swearing, you might want to skip this one.
This week’s TopTEDThursday is inspired in part by Jose Barrios’ talk “Crowdsourcing the Human Mind” at TEDxVictoria this past weekend. Jose’s company, Cognilab Technologies is revolutionizing research using an online crowdsourcing technology. Since his talk isn’t yet available, we thought we’d share another innovative way people are using the internet to advance technology and knowledge: Luis von Ahn’s talk “Massive-scale online collaboration”.
This is an amazing video that was inspired by a TED talk (we shared it yesterday – One second of every day), and I’m sharing it because it simply captures the essence of leisure and play.