profile image

Shannon Skinner

Broadcaster, Speaker, Author

Shannon Skinner is the creator and host of the television and online series, <a href="http://www.ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com" rel="nofollow">Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner</a>, and the radio show <em>Shannon Skinner Live</em> on VoiceAmerica Women. <br> <br> Shannon inspires and uplifts audiences around the globe with her keynote talks. Her signature book, <a href="http://www.amazon.ca/The-Whispering-Heart-Shannon-Skinner/dp/0973761504" rel="nofollow"><em> The Whispering Heart: Your Inner Guide to Creativity</em></a>, provides how-to guidance on discovering purpose and following your dreams. <br> <br> As a writer, Shannon contributes to several publications on women's issues, inspiration and travel. A wine enthusiast, Shannon recently completed the Wine Specialist certificate program at George Brown College and conducts educational wine tastings for small groups when the opportunity arrises. <br> <br> Website: <a href="http://www.ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com" rel="nofollow">ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com</a> <br> Blog: <a href="http://www.ShannonSkinner.com" rel="nofollow">ShannonSkinner.com</a>
Men, We Need More Of You Fighting For Gender

Men, We Need More Of You Fighting For Gender Equality

While the collective voice of women - and men - is greatly needed, we still need organizations to lead the charge and set the agenda to advance gender equality and take action for any meaningful transformation with real staying power.
04/05/2017 05:53 EDT
10 Tips For Women Travelling

10 Tips For Women Travelling Solo

Women travel for a variety of reasons, from recreation to business to study. For any woman travelling solo, personal safety must be paramount -- regardless of the purpose. Whether you are travelling to a major city on business, taking the road less travelled, or doing the all-inclusive resort get-away, the same principle applies: Put your safety first.
02/10/2017 04:56 EST
How To Host A Wine Tasting

How To Host A Wine Tasting Party

If you enjoy wine, why not expand your palate? For wine enthusiasts, a terrific way to try a variety of wines - without breaking the bank -- is to host a wine tasting party with friends in your own home. It is a fun and educational way to try different styles of wines, while spending quality time with friends.
11/30/2016 03:27 EST
The Secret To Great Communication Is

The Secret To Great Communication Is Simple

Whether the relationship is personal or professional, communicating with people you care about is an art, kind of like dancing the Tango. Good communication takes practice and effort, but once you know the secret to great communication, you can have better, deeper and more meaningful connections.
11/22/2016 04:26 EST
Why We Hurt After Hillary's

Why We Hurt After Hillary's Defeat

We hurt because this was personal. Women who have come such a long way in our evolution and fought so hard to be valued, valuable and powerful in every definition of the word. That pain knows no borders -- or walls. And that mourning is the loss of a dream. The dream that women can be much more. That's why it feels so personal.
11/14/2016 10:43 EST
How To Learn A New Language Without Losing Your

How To Learn A New Language Without Losing Your Mind

Learning a new language can be inspiring, frustrating, infuriating and sometimes downright embarrassing. But there are many good reasons to learn a new language. The more languages we know, the more people we can communicate with. It adds depth to our creativity. Best of all, it helps build overall self-confidence.
11/04/2016 12:50 EDT
Open Your Heart With Gratitude Every Day Of The

Open Your Heart With Gratitude Every Day Of The Year

We're heard it said time and again that an "attitude of gratitude" is one of the keys to a fulfilling life. You might already practice this, or it may not be anything new to you. But sometimes we need a reminder -- or a gentle nudge. So here are some ways you can experience more love and gratitude every day:
10/12/2016 11:33 EDT
9 Secrets Of Global Living From An Expert Who's Always On The

9 Secrets Of Global Living From An Expert Who's Always On The Go

Living a global life is a mindset that requires developing good travel habits. I asked seasoned globetrotter, Dr. John Demartini -- one of the world's leading experts on human behaviour, international author and educator -- for his secrets to global living.
10/03/2016 12:15 EDT
Turn Your 2016 Bucket List Into A Love

Turn Your 2016 Bucket List Into A Love List

Whether your heart's desires are world travel, writing a book, creating a blog, speaking to groups, starting a family, rock climbing or attending Burning Man, turn them into a love list -- and toss away the bucket.
01/05/2016 10:16 EST
Touring The Grange Of Prince Edward

Touring The Grange Of Prince Edward County

Located 2.5 hours from Toronto along the east end of Lake Ontario is Prince Edward County, a relatively new and rapidly growing wine region. One of the region's gems is The Grange of Prince Edward County vineyard and wine estate, eastern Ontario's largest award-winning estate vineyard and winery owned and operated by Caroline and Maggie Granger, a mother-daughter duo.
11/10/2015 03:55 EST
My Safari Adventure Through an Indian Wildlife

My Safari Adventure Through an Indian Wildlife Sanctuary

I am bouncing in the back seat of an open Jeep as it meanders through India's Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage site located in the northeastern state of Assam. Despite the spitting rain, I am grateful to experience my first-ever safari.
05/22/2015 12:44 EDT
India's Incredible Living Root

India's Incredible Living Root Bridges

India's northeastern state of Meghalaya ("Abode of the Clouds") is breathtaking with its tropical forests, lush green mountains and fluffy, white clouds. Unique to this wet and remote area are spectacular living root bridges.
05/08/2015 05:12 EDT
This International Women's Day, Let's Be Grateful for the

This International Women's Day, Let's Be Grateful for the UN

On this International Women's Day, I am thankful for the United Nations and its important work around the globe. The United Nations, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, touches the lives of every woman -- and in every aspect of her life.
03/08/2015 10:23 EDT
Get Over the February Blahs With These

Get Over the February Blahs With These Tips

I tend to hibernate more and by the end of February I'm going squirrelly. By now, I need an attitude adjustment. My guess is that others do, too. Here are some ways to get over the February blahs and cabin fever, as we go into the last stretch of winter.
02/23/2015 01:17 EST