This video – Womyn by Alysha Brilla – is the title song of her second album by the same name. I recently heard the Canadian singer-songwriter, who hails from Kitchener, at a wonderful house concert is east Toronto. I didn’t know then but Alysha […]
Coaching influences the brain, not only changing how we think and feel, but also encouraging the brain to change itself physically. The new buzzword, neuroplasticity, refers to this flexible quality of the brain and its ability to develop new roads, so to speak, allowing […]
What is the relationship between spelling and pronunciation?
I recently saw an article about the pronunciation of the word PHO, a popular Vietnamese noodle soup. Based on the spelling, most Canadians and Americans tend to pronounce the word as FOE (rhyming with the word NO.) […]
Are how you stand and success related? The influence of posture, gestures and facial expressions is powerful and largely unconscious. This very fundamental form of communication goes back to our beginnings when language was non-existent. The oldest part of our brain still tunes into […]
Some facts about homeless immigrant youth in Canada:
Nearly 2 out of 3 have origins in Africa or the Caribbean.
Over 1 in 3 identified as LGBTQ.
Over 25% identified as being a parent.
Over 50% report some level of religious or faith identity.
Family conflict was cited by […]
Both Sides Now is a Canadian classic, written and performed by Canadian musician, singer songwriter and painter, Joni Mitchell.
Joni began her professional career performing in small Saskatchewan nightclubs in the early 60s, later moving to Toronto where she became popular, and then on […]
I found the following article interesting because of the relationship it draws between training and performance. Two points made in the article are relevant when we think of language training. One is the positive effect of observation on performance. The other is how measuring […]