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Ingrateful and ungrateful attitudes are costing North American workplaces somewhere in the order of $600 Billion every year. Gratitude on the other hand drives prosocial behaviours characterized by positivity, helping, interdependence, achievement, generosity, creativity, learning and growth.

It's time to cut the losses and do something about workplace malaise. Here's how.

As a CEO or leader, you don't need to be a clinical psychologist, but you need a model to guide you. While the [...]

Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Michelle Cederberg
Blueberry Hotcakes and Honey to Warm You Up
By Cal Orey
Enter pancakes also known as flapjacks, griddlecakes, and hotcakes. Often served at breakfast this popular food is topped with butter and maple syrup. Hotcakes are an American favorite that I, and perhaps you, too, have enjoyed since childhood. But sometimes giving a classic flavored food, like pancakes, a twist is a welcomed change.


Since my life here in the mountains, I've made flapjacks [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Cal Orey

“Hear your heart. Heart your health.”

~ Faith Seehill

February is heart month. What are you doing to love yours? I know you hear it all the time, but regular, heart-pumping exercise is the key to better health, longevity and quality of life…and our bodies need – at a minimum – 150 minutes per week (that's about 20 minutes a day).

No matter your fitness level, your goal is to [...]

Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Michelle Cederberg
By Cal Orey
Welcome to the classy gourmet grilled cheese, home fries, and berries. These are some of my favorite good-for-you comfort foods with a healthy twist. A grilled cheese sandwich is often heated by placing the buttered slices of bread, with the cheese between the slices, on a frying pan. It goes back to the 20th century, and cheese has roots to ancient times around the world. One version of the [...]
Sat, Feb 11, 2017
Cal Orey


The studio with a few of the latest pieces.

Inspirations and Wanderings: The Art of Jerry Wennstrom A film by Nanda Currant *"A Day at the Beach"8' tall, carved cedar, found and altered objects.

The Mask that flips up to reveal the face.


With mask up.


Inner face


Turning the crank on the box at her side offers a surprise.
Video [...]
Fri, Feb 10, 2017
Jerry Wennstrom