Canadians At Rio Showed Us The Best That We Can Be

The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living
The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell

As the flame was extinguished at yesterday evening's closing ceremonies of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, I reflected on Paralympians and Olympians. Some of the most powerful words in the English language came to mind: inspiration and spirit, dedication and sacrifice, pride.

Yoda Had One Thing Wrong: It's OK to Try

Tamara Levitt | Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Tamara Levitt

So I know Yoda is a Jedi Master and all that, but he's got something wrong. One of his most favourite claims -- "Do, or do not. There is no 'try,'" -- has a big hole in it. He's suggesting that if you make enough of an effort to achieve a goal, you should be able to reach that goal. And that if you fail, your effort or conviction was lacking. That certainly hasn't been my reality.