While I am a romantic at heart, I don't find meaning in a commercial holiday such as Valentine's Day.
Shannon Skinner is the creator and host of the television and online series, ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com with Shannon Skinner, and the radio show, Shannon Skinner Live, on VoiceAmerica Women. Shannon inspires and uplifts audiences around the globe with her keynote talks. Her signature book, "The Whispering Heart: Your Inner Guide to Creativity," provides how-to guidance on discovering purpose and following your dreams. 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.
We might be a young country, but as a destination, we have many offerings for tourists.
07/11/2017 16:53 EDT
Some destinations are heavy meat-eating cultures and that means eating in a restaurant can be tricky.
06/22/2017 11:56 EDT
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
River Thames in London; photo courtesy @VisitBritain Water has a profound impact on us. The human body is mostly made of
02/27/2017 01:03 EST
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
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
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
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
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
6. Galta Monkey Temple: honours the Hindu Monkey God. Many monkeys dwell here and the locals come to swim in the water that
10/18/2016 01:47 EDT
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
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
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
With 2016 fast-approaching, focus on growth. That is, to grow more as a whole human being.
12/02/2015 10:45 EST
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
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 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
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
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
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