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Volunteer

CANY Volunteer

I have volunteered 3 years in a row at the Canadian Club of New York’s annual fundraiser.  The money goes to Ice Hockey in Harlem, the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research and Canada’s National Ballet School. I’ve volunteered the last 2 years as a judge for Startup Chile. I judged a startup competition at Puerto Rico’s H3 Conference, where the…

Zacapa XO!

Zacapa

This is my guilty pleasure at the moment. So delicious. Thank you to my colleague Christian for introducing me to this delight!

Go Habs Go!

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They have won 24 championships, 22 of them since 1927, when NHL teams became the only ones to compete for the Stanley Cup. On a percentage basis, as of 2014, the franchise has won 25.3% of all Stanley Cup championships contested after the Challenge Cup era, making it the second most successful professional sports team of…

Vitamix and Smoothies

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I make smoothies almost daily. The Vitamix is an amazing machine – I put large frozen fruits in and they beautifully get pulverized! The smoothies come out with the right texture. And the machine is effectively self-cleaning. And you can even make boiling hot soups because the machine is so darn powerful!   I’m often…

Je suis francophone

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While my name is very anglo, and I’ve lived in primarily-anglo cities as an adult, my first language for the first 19 years of my life was French. Je suis francophone. J’ai étudié à l’École secondaire La Citadelle, à St Jean XXIII, à l’Immaculée Conception, et à l’école Ste Croix. Ma mère est québecoise et je…

Meditation

meditation

I first learned to meditate when I was around 10 years old. I’ve taken 3 classes on meditation, including autogenic training. I’ve also heard plenty of birds chirping on the Muse headband. Nowadays when I meditate, I simply use the Silva Relax iOS app. It helps keep me focused and it takes me to a…