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Lindsay Somers

Lifestyle Health Coach in Winnipeg

An Active Life, Is a Life Well Lived

PRESENTED ON MAY 11, 2017
IN WINNIPEG @ VOL 30

Faced with the ultimate end, Lindsay Somers discusses how her Mother's lust for life even in her final months inspired her to chase her dream. Her work embodies her Mother's spirit and allows it to live on every day.  She bares her heart and soul in this beautiful ode to her Mother, the Thursday before Mother's Day.  

Take a moment to stop and smell the roses, watch the clouds roll across the summer sky, and take a deep breath in the middle of all the bustling about. 

AND HUG YOUR MOM!

APPLAUD THIS!
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Living Life Creatively...with Children

BY BETH GILLESPIE
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 12, 2013

Beth Gillespie gives a comical insight into how she balances her life as a mother of small children and still tying to be creative. She embarked on a challenge in which she would complete an artwork during the time coming to her  presentation and document it to show how she is still able to be creative while having children and how she can influence them to be creative as well.  

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Great Service: A Recipe for a Life Well Lived

BY STEVE MCHUGH
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

Steve McHugh is a renowned chef and restaurateur who shares his passion for great service through the people who have been most influential to him. His parents taught him to serve others because it brings happiness. Chef John Besh helped him develop a palette able to detect nuanced flavors many of us can only dream of tasting. And while he was beating cancer, his oncology team showed him even a hospital can create an inviting environment for guests. Most people can forgive a mistake; people just want to see you try.
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Active Fiction: When Fiction Meets the Urban Core

BY JASPAL MARWAH
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jaspal Marwah talks about his love for the urban fabric of the city and how, with the help of some friends and authors, he's helped create a real life "Choose your own adventure" through some of Vancouver's neighbourhoods. 

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The Jack Frost Challenge

BY JUSTIN QUIGLEY
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 23, 2017

Justin Quigley sjares lessons learned from planning a HUGE winter activity challenge, starting winter run commuting, and packing for a not-so-chilly February. "Pre-planning is key", he says "but so is not trying to change your whole life while planning a whole event."

SPOILER ALERT
Luke-warm winter weather SUCKS to run in!

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Manitoba Mutts Rescue Presents: Life Lessons

BY COLLEEN HOLLOWAY
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

Manitoba Mutts Rescue Volunteer Colleen Holloway Presents: Life Lessons from the most resilient and loveable creatures in Manitoba.  From learning to love the couch and trust others to the gut wrenching misery behind those that just never make it to their foster homes.  If this presentation doesn't tug at your heart strings - you my friend are made of ice.  

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The Energy of Well Being - A New Framework for Life Balance

BY LYNNE STEWART
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Lynne Stewart’s new framework for life balance is grounded on the pillars of a balanced, well-rounded life and the impact of energy on our well-being. Lynne highlights that life balance can be achieved through blending individual components and workplace components such as strategy for eating, strategy for sleeping, and strategy for playing to motivation and strategic decision making. 

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The Winnipeg Boldness Project

BY DIANE ROUSSIN
@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

You might be sitting there, wondering "What is the Winnipeg Boldness Project?", and why is it that it's important to the development and progression of our city.  Diane Roussin finally has the answers, laying out how the Winnipeg Boldness Project endeavors to improve the quality of life and education of children ages 0-6 living in the Point Douglas neighborhood. Focusing on engaging those that live, work and play in the area to get a better idea of what they believe their neighboorhood looks like and what makes a neighborhood strong and safe for the future development of its tenants. 

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The Art of Active Working Metaphors

BY RICH HAPTONSTALL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

To FVCC theatre professor Rich Haptonstall, set design is an "active working metaphor": not only does it have to be comparable and representative of real life, but it has to be a living, moving artform. As the three stories in this presentation demostrate, knowing how to use visual cues such as shape, color, and texture allow Haptonstall to illusrate the essence of the play and the characters therin. 

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Girls Who Can

BY ANNA SUROWIEC SUROWIEC
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 28, 2018

Active Anna brings us a presentation that literally shouts I CAN. Anna belives that if we have a can do attitude in life we can achive almost anything.