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By Ann Kaplan Mulholland

A Little Bit Goes a Long Way – the Art of Giving

(Is it already mid-February?) The convergence of a heavy plate of needy world souls and the usual spirit of generosity that infuses our insides should hopefully bode well for the world’s charities as we delve into a new year and questionable economic futures. We have just passed the most charitable time of the year (Late December) where as much as half of Canadian charities’ annual donations drop into the coffers...


Spirituality in a Political Wasteland

It would not be hard to trace these days, in the settled dust beneath the feet of Rob Ford and Stephen Harper, a message with a profoundly dispiriting tone. The average Canadian would be right to feel downhearted right now, as she looks across the current political landscape and takes in the mountains of mistakes, the rivers of regret, the valleys of misdeed in which our elected officials have so splendidly...


Workplace spirituality and why it shouldn’t freak you out

Mention the concept of spirituality around the office and take cover. In that order. So on guard is the average corporate soul against even a whiff of religious partisanship in the workplace that his knee-jerk response is defensive, suspect—even offended. Instinctively, he races to preserve the individual sanctity of church and state, armed for battle before one has even been declared. Hold on. Spirituality is a...


Of Security, Spirituality and Success

A little over a decade ago, some leading American academics endeavored to identify the relationship between a company’s spiritual practices and its corporate success. A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America: A Hard Look at Spirituality, Religion, and Values in the Workplace, was a groundbreaking report that revealed that organizations that embracespirituality actually do better than those that don’t. Indeed, a...


How to get on the First Page of a Google Search or…Does it Matter if You Show Up on the First Page of a Google Search?

These days, everyone is jumping on the Internet bandwagon. Everywhere you turn there are Internet-based businesses, applications, and books (guilty as charged!). And for good reason. The Internet is the future of marketing. Its ever-changing landscape is creating new and unique opportunities for astute marketers to seize market share and interactmore closely with their target audience. But like all bustling hubs of...