Archive for August, 2015

Native Lux

History has been made! Congratulations to our Cree sister Ashley Callingbull!!! First First Nations woman to win Miss Universe 2015 and first Canadian representative to win.

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Twitter: @AshCallingbull

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Queen of the Universe

Posted: August 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

Basia J Wolf

For those of you who’ve been following the Karen Yellowtail story from way back, you will know that Ashley Callingbull, the Canadian First Nations (Cree) actress, model and beauty queen, is the inspiration behind this character.

As soon as I read Ashley’s story and how she never but never gave up and aimed for the stars no matter what, I knew that she had to be the source of Karen’s strength and light. Last night in Minsk, Belarus, Ashley won the Mrs Universe 2015 title, the first Canadian to do so, and the first First Nations woman to win an international beauty contest.

There is more than beauty to Ashley Callingbull. There is intelligence and generosity and a genuine desire to improve the lives of children who are having a similar start in life as she did. And her success enables her to help whenever and wherever she can. It is rare in this world…

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Starfish Throwers

Posted: August 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

Acts of kindness

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It sounds like something small boys do while mum is looking the other way, but actually it’s something we all should do. Because throwing starfish matters. Throwing starfish makes a difference. Contrary to how it sounds throwing starfish is actually a good thing.

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Jeff

Posted: August 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

Everyone has a story

Terry The Tourist

Over the past 18 months, coincidentally or not round about since I have been married, I’ve found substantially more contentment, and peace. I’ve started to take care of my mental health and noticed I have become increasingly empathetic of others.

Although it’s a drop in the ocean compared to those that dedicate their life to others, I’ve got involved with charity more and tried where possible to help those they really need it. Whether it is advice, an ear to listen or just a smile and acceptance.

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Source: Photo from http://www.thisblewmymind.com

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Invisible People

Posted: August 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

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I have always been fond of giving back to the community and helping those that are less fortunate than ourselves. A little bit of generosity; such as, monetary donation, food, shelter and clothes. The slightest change of perception can go a long way for somebody who has nothing. However, not all times I have found myself in a position to contribute to our society, but when I do it makes me feel content and warm-hearted; knowing that I made a difference: putting a smile on someone’s face and contributing to their needs.

I have realised that some people don’t feel comfortable giving to homeless people for what ever reason that might be. The stereotypical concept on homeless people are that they are alcoholics, con-artists, or perhaps they just don’t feel that they deserve any help because they think it’s their own fault for putting themselves in that position to begin…

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