Meet Josilyn Thompson

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

The list of achievements on Morpeth, Ontario Independent Sales Director Josilyn Thompson’s Mary Kay resume are formidable. The abridged version goes like this: Senior Sales Director within eight months of working her business and again, within nine months, after moving to Canada. She also earned the use of her first Career Car in five months. How ...

Inside The Shelter Grant Review Process

Friday, December 1, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

Last week, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Committee spent an afternoon reviewing almost 100 grant applications for its shelter grant program. Each year, it reminds us of the extent of domestic violence throughout our country. No one is immune. As you can imagine, choosing the grant recipients (one shelter or outreach program in each province ...

How Yoga Helps DV And Cancer Survivors

Friday, November 17, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

Editor’s note: The following content is for informational purposes only. It’s not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you are going through cancer treatment or have gone through treatment in the past, check with your doctor before starting yoga or any other exercise. I have only taken a couple of yoga classes in ...

10 Reasons Why Women Stay In Abuse

Friday, November 3, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

As I talk to the community about domestic violence, I'm always asked why women stay in abusive relationships. Sometimes the tone reflects compassion or curiosity, but more often it's accusatory. The question sounds more like “What is wrong with her?” or worse, “How bad can it really be if she’s staying?” And the real kicker, “What ...

Heritage Heroes: Meet Maria Bennett

Friday, October 20, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

In celebration of Look Good Feel Better’s 25th year in Canada, they’ve named 25 Heritage Heroes who have either helped the charity make it to 25 inspiring years of helping women and teens with cancer feel like themselves again, or currently play an important role and provide a powerful voice to keep the program alive ...

Meet Kareena Felker-Dear

Monday, October 16, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

The first time Independent Sales Director Kareena Felker-Dear, from Georgetown, ON, tried to start her business, in 2000, she was 18 years old. Her Starter Kit, she admits, sat in a closet from the get-go, due to fear and lack of motivation. She returned to it again in September 2006, this time in earnest, to ...

When Should You Get A Mammogram?

Friday, October 13, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

Well, it depends on who you ask. Not all organizations agree on the exact age to get a mammogram. Generally, it’s somewhere between the ages of 40 and 50 for women with an “average” risk. The good news? You have more control than ever before about your healthcare. No one is telling you to get a mammogram at ...

Children Benefit From Creative Therapies

Friday, October 6, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

Whether kids are going through cancer or domestic violence, creative play can help. Creative therapies are now available at many hospitals and domestic violence shelters across the country, which can include activities like crafting, knitting, gardening, music, art, dance, and drama. Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, one of the universities now offering art therapy degree programs, released ...

5 Ways To Make Your Event A Successful Blast!

Thursday, September 14, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

Our guest blogger today is Kara Gallup, Independent Senior Sales Director from Lockwood, Missouri. She held her first MK5K® in March 2014 in honour of her mom, who is now in remission from breast cancer. In her small town of 900 people, Kara raised more than $3,300 (U.S.). A portion went to her mom for cancer expenses, ...