The magic of music

Hello there! I’m Christian Robicheau closing out the month with a great
editorial from our president Donna J. Jodhan.
For this week, Donna shares her views on the magic of music. A perfect way
for us to deal with the stresses of the present Covid virus.
Happy weekend everyone and please stay safe.

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The magic of music
By Donna J. Jodhan

I would strongly suggest that you try this strategy for what it is worth!
Yes, the magic of music and for me it continues to work like a charm.

I have been using music to help me overcome so many things; stress, anxiety,
and even to help me to create, imagine, and to recharge my batteries
whenever they start to run low!

I use music to help me relax whenever I travel. I turn on my MP3 player,
select my favourite suite of songs, and away I go! I can get away from the
busy world for as long as I wish. All I need to do is to insert my ear buds
into my ears, adjust the volume, and voila!

I listen to classical music whenever I wish to acquire a mindset of total
recharging and relaxing. I find that classical music helps me to obtain
mental landscapes that I could never hope to obtain and visit in the normal
scheme of things.

Lyrics of certain songs also help me to remember, cherish, and store away in
my mind for later use.

Just my two cents worth for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Accountability and transparency

Happy weekend everyone and welcome to our weekly feature.
We hope that everyone is staying safe and enjoying a nice fall weekend.
Today I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for today, Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on accountability and
transparency.
This is a very insightful editorial and we hope that you can find time to
read.
Happy weekend everyone.
I’m Scott Savoy.

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Accountability and transparency
By Donna J. Jodhan

These two words or pieces of terminology often seem to go together, hand in
hand as they say; for better or for worse and it appears that they continue
to gain in popularity.

They often come back to haunt not just those in the public eye or those in
politics. they often hang themselves around the necks of companies and
organizations as well as many others.

Each time a politician uses or utters words that are defamatory, confusing,
offensive, or upsetting, they need to be made accountable for these. In
like manner, each time those in office carry out an action that was either
meant to be hidden or pushed under the stacks of concealment, this is
referred to as a lack of transparency or even an attempt not to be made
accountable.

Say what you may; accountability and transparency go hand in hand. They can
often be perceived as being interchangeable. They are becoming more of a
way to keep those responsible more responsible. It does not matter who or
what it is; from politician to CEO and from corporation to non profit or
charitable to non charitable organization/company.

Accountability and transparency need to be increased and those responsible
need to be held responsible more often than the norm. So let’s start
lobbying for more of this.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Still afraid of the big bad wolf

Welcome to our weekly feature; our president’s editorial and for today Donna
J. Jodhan talks about still being afraid of the big bad wolf!
You may be surprised to learn the identity of the big bad wolf!
Please read on.
Safe and happy weekend to everyone.
I’m Christian Robicheau!

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Still afraid of the big bad wolf!
By Donna J. Jodhan

I do not think that the fear of the big bad wolf will ever go away! That
is, there may be times when we actually stand up to the big bad wolf but on
the whole? that implicit and explicit fear may always be present in our
lives.

So now, you may be asking yourself; what is Donna referring to today? Who
is the big bad wolf and why are we and continue to be afraid of the big bad
wolf?

I don’t think that anyone would be very surprised when I unveil the identity
of the big bad wolf so here goes!

The big bad wolf is the one who funds projects for those organizations that
survive on funding in order to carry out their missions, their initiatives,
and their objectives.
The big bad wolf is the one who acts as the life line to those organizations
and agencies that depend very heavily on such things as charitable
contributions and donations, and good will funding in order to survive.
The big bad wolf is the one who keeps organizations and agencies in line
whenever they stray and dare to criticize them. They do this by either
scolding them or actually withholding funding.
The big bad wolf is the one who pays the bills, pays the pay cheques, and
determines whether or not a company, agency, or organization will live or
die.

This is the reality and although it may be a sombre picture, I truly believe
that there are ways to work around the wrath of the big bad wolf. In other
words, to develop strategies to show the big bad wolf that constructive
criticism may not be as bad as it may seem.

That constructive criticism can be used to improve the way we collaborate
and communicate. I think that we can definitely lessen our fear of the big
bad wolf if we take the bull by the horns so to speak.

So let’s go out there and show the big bad wolf that throwing their weight
around whenever they are unhappy about actions and comments made by those
they fund and support is not the way to go. Easier said than done?
Not really!

Just my two cents for today

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Standing up to be counted – let’s raise our voices in unison

Well, well! Welcome to September and to a well deserved long holiday
weekend.
The last few months have been so very stressful for us all but as a positive
person, I am going to hope and Pray that better times are just around the
corner.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for today; Donna J. Jodhan puts out a call for us to stand up and be
counted!
I invite you now to read on.
I’m Scott Savoy wishing you a safe and restful holiday weekend.

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Standing up to be counted
By Donna J. Jodhan

No one has ever said that standing up to be counted is easy. In fact, I’ll
go one step further and say that standing up to be counted can often be
considered as painful, disappointing, and downright humiliating at times.

Painful because in so many cases when we stand up to be counted we are often
ignored.
Disappointing because in so many cases we fail to achieve the results we
desire.
Humiliating because there are those who prefer to bully us in order to get
their way rather than taking us seriously.

For me, I shall always do my best to stand up to be counted. I have been
successful at times but on the other hand I am still awaiting success. This
however will not deter me from continuing to stand up to be counted.

I guess that one can say that standing up to be counted may still be one of
the most affective ways to achieve results. However it needs to be done
constructively, professionally, and with discipline and at the appropriate
time.

These variables are not easy to combine but we need to keep on trying.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Coping with Covid

Alas! It’s time to bid adieu to August and to get ready for September.
I hope that everyone has had a good summer despite the present situation
around the world.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan zooms in on coping with Covid.
I’m Christian Robicheau wishing you a great weekend.

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Coping with Covid
By Donna J. Jodhan

The one sobering reality is that we are all in this together; from the
oldest to the youngest. We all continue to find ways to cope and I truly
believe that this unexpected time filled with uncertainty has helped us to
develop some very interesting coping mechanisms.

For me, I can only describe this as a mixed bag of tools of coping
mechanisms. For in addition to the somewhat typical tools, I have been able
to hewn some new ones.

So what are some of my coping tools?
I pray a lot.
I meditate a lot.
I find time to take at least one short nap daily.
I have developed a fixed schedule daily.
I find time to fulfill my fitness requirements.
I spend a few precious minutes with my plants on my balcony every day.
I listen to my favourite music.
I play chess with friends across the miles via email.
I play my piano.
I stay away from the fridge and all of my snacks.
I reach out to friends regularly.

Now, this may seem like a lot but I space out my tasks so that there is
always something different for me to do each day.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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The growing world of online shopping

Hello there and I’m Scott Savoy with another lovely August weekend to keep
us company.
Indeed, we might as well enjoy our summer for as long as we can.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for today Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on the growing popularity of
online shopping.
Please read her editorial.
Be safe now.

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The growing world of online shopping
By Donna J. Jodhan

Say what you may; this was bound to have happened sooner than later. The
Covid virus has only hastened its reality and now it is definitely here to
stay.

From the purchasing of groceries to shopping for cars and houses and from
buying clothes and beauty products to looking for bargains and so much more,
online shopping has now become a part of our every day activities. Let’s
not forget the electronic products and gadgets as well.

For someone who is vision impaired, this picture includes being prepared to
face any one of these circumstances. You can do your online shopping
independently or you may need to ask for some sighted help. You may not be
able to do it because of a website that is not very user friendly or
difficult to navigate. You may not possess the technology that will enable
you to do your shopping or you may not be able to afford the technology.

When it comes to apps, some of the same criteria would apply but most of it
would depend on or governed by accessibility and navigability.

Of course, there are other groups of consumers that face several of the
above but as someone with a vision impairment, I need to ensure that
whenever I go online shopping, I can achieve what I set out to do.

We just need to get used to a new world of online shopping. For better or
for worse it is here to stay.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Who is king?

Hi there and I’m Christian Robicheau pleased to be with you on a lovely
August weekend.
I hope that everyone is continuing to enjoy this summer despite the
continued Covid hardships plaguing us.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan asks the question “who is king?”
Maybe you can send us your feedback to this question.Be safe now.

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Who is king?
By Donna J. Jodhan

This is probably a very insightful question but for what it is worth; here
are my musings for today!

A king is not the one who rules a kingdom or country! Nor is he the one
with the most money! Nor is he the one who wields the most power! Nor is
he the one who has inherited a title! No! It is not any of these criteria
and here are my thoughts for what they are worth!

A king is the man who can wake up every morning and be grateful to be alive!
He can go to bed each night knowing that he has done his best to be
grateful! That on this day he carried out a kind act, had and shared
pleasant thoughts, and if called upon; helped someone in distress!

A king is one who does his best to make a difference in this troubled world!
To help stop hatred, racism, poverty, war, and to promote Human Rights! A
king is the one who stands up for the less fortunate person and not the one
who avoids or ignores any of these.

A king is one who can appreciate the wonders of nature! Who is able to do
his part to help save our environment and who is able to balance their life
between family, friends, and technology!

Finally, a king is one who is able to see a wrong and right it! Who sees
suffering and tries to heal it and who sees war and tries to end it!

Just my two cents for today!

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Phrases to live by

Happy weekend everyone and I’m Scott Savoy pleased to be with you once more.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses on a few meaningful phrases that she
uses to help her negotiate and navigate challenges.
Have a safe weekend.

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Phrases to live by
By Donna J. jodhan

Over the years I have often made a personal commitment to keep a record of
some of my favourite phrases and a few weeks ago I was pushed into action
while watching the tributes being made to the late John Lewis, United
states congressman.

I probably have hundreds of favourite phrases to live by but for now I am
going to focus on some of the more prominent ones attributed to the late
congressman.
I can only hope that I remember to live by these so here goes.

* Keep the faith.
* Keep your eyes on the prize.
* Never give up! Never give in!
* If you see, then you say, you do!

Congressman Lewis was also known to have often said that getting into good
trouble was perfectly all right and this is something that I whole heartedly
embrace. There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting into good trouble
as long as this trouble is for a worthy cause.

These are the phrases that I hope to continue to live by. To model my
commitments to include them and to pass these on to others.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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The continuing lack of inclusion

Well lookie here! It’s the first weekend of August and a very hearty
welcome to August!
I can’t believe that we are here; and simply steaming along!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan expresses her concern at the lack of inclusion
of persons with disabilities at round tables.
I invite you now to read on and I wish you a safe and enjoyable weekend.
To our Canadian customers; happy holiday weekend.
I’m Christian Robicheau

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The continuing lack of inclusion
By Donna J. Jodhan

And as they say; the beat continues! What am I complaining about today? It
is all about the continuing lack of inclusion when it comes to consultation!

I recently witnessed a blatant infraction of this when organizations of
persons with disabilities were invited to attend a tele conference to
discuss a document that was developed by a city based committee to deal with
procedures for the Covid-19 virus.

All well and good; the invitation was sent out inviting stake holders to
this meeting but guess what? It appears that some of the so-called stake
holders did not appear to have been consulted when this document was
developed.

The document was not written in the plain layman’s language and was
extremely difficult to comprehend. Above all; it appeared that once again,
the feedback and voices of persons with disabilities were not included.

This document was written mainly for a medical professional audience so why
were we invited? Was it for cosmetic reasons or maybe someone felt that it
would be nice to invite persons with disabilities; the focus of how this
document would deal with the needs and requirements of our communities
during this pandemic but without any input from persons within the
communities?

I can only continue to ask these questions and respectfully so! When can we
as persons with disabilities look forward to the day when we are directly
consulted on matters that pertain to us directly?

When will it be recognized that believe it or not; persons with disabilities
can speak for themselves and do not need spokes persons to speak for them?

When may we look forward to the day when we are allowed to make decisions
for ourselves and not have others do it for us?

When can we see the day when we are treated as equal stake holders and not
looked upon as just after thoughts?

When will we be able to say that our voices around discussion tables are
heard and respected?

For as long as I am able to do so; this is going to be my song!
Please respect us for who we are! We can think for ourselves, speak for
ourselves, and feel for ourselves! We do not need anyone to do any of these
things for us!
Please recognize our rights to do all of this and stop assuming that you
know better with regard to who we are and what we require!

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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We need to be nicer to Mother Earth

It’s the final weekend of July and thus far a very warm and welcoming
summer.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan asks us to be nice to Mother earth!
Be safe now and enjoy your weekend.
I’m Scott Savoy

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We need to be nicer to Mother Earth
By Donna J. Jodhan

I believe that we need to do much more if we want to ensure that our world
remains, continues, and hopes to survive all of the woes of climate change
and beyond. In particular; I am referring to the way we treat Mother
Earth.

Gone are the days when our careless attitudes went unattended and today we
need to take a-hold of our carelessness and do something concrete if we hope
to ensure that our environment and the world at large has a chance of
surviving for generations to come.

We need to pick up after ourselves. We need to stop littering our
surroundings and to put our garbage into trash bins. We need to be more
conscious of how we treat our environment and our surroundings.

We need to stop throwing our garbage into the waterways and instead put it
all into the appropriate receptacles. We need to stop polluting the air.
We need to clean up our beaches, lakes, oceans, and more.

We need to stop killing the fishes of the rivers, lakes, and seas and the
birds of the air with our garbage and we need to be nicer to our trees, our
flowers, and our grass. We need to stop killing our bees and other vital
animals. We need to give more protection to our forests and natural
habitat.

In short; it is high time that we become more aware that Mother Earth needs
our help now!

Just my two cents for today!

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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