Gifts that Give Back – 2022

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I love Christmas! Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends, reflect on the past year, and give gifts to your loved ones. It is truly better to give than it is to receive! I enjoy giving gifts that not only give joy to the recipient, but also give back to a charitable…

Boat Rally for Cancer 2022

Jonathon and I had the amazing opportunity to participate this last weekend in the Boat Rally for Cancer in beautiful Muskoka, Canada.  We hit the waters to compete in an Amazing Race-style competition with celebrity navigators to raise money for cancer research. Boat Rally is a unique and fantastic boat event with everything we all…

David Foster Foundation Gala Event in Toronto

On May 7, 2022, Jonathon and I had the privilege of attending An Intimate Evening with David Foster: A Night on Broadway. It was an incredibly special night with amazing performances and a live auction. This was a record-breaking evening raising $11.2 MILLION raised to support children requiring life-saving organ transplants. Jonathon and I, representing…

When Mother’s Day is Hard

When Mother's Day is Hard

Mother’s Day is a wonderful day to celebrate Moms and appreciate all they do, who they are, how they love us, and how they enrich our lives. As mothers, it is a day traditionally greeted with homemade cards, breakfast in bed and a relaxing day off from all those responsibilities families can, at times, take…

Gifts That Give Back 2021

A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. Proverbs 18:16 It’s my favorite time of the year! Christmastime is truly the most wonderful. Gathering of families, great food and drink, and celebrating the birth of Jesus. What I especially love about this time is the general goodwill and…

The LA Dream Center

Jonathon and Christine with Dream Center Truck

I believe that nutrition and exercise are key ingredients to living a happy and fulfilled life. In my books I talk about a PC combo – the optimal combination of Protein and Carbohydrates to maintain a healthy, active life. I’d like to add an addendum to that. For a completely fulfilled life I think what…

Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas Children’s Home

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Although foster care is gaining momentum in Mexico, orphanages still dominate by a long shot. There are over 700 orphanages — some public, some private — that house over 30,000 children in Mexico. It’s estimated that 400,000 Mexican children are without parents, and 100,000 of these children are homeless. Needless to say, improved housing solutions…

How Does Kindness Affect Your Health?

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I believe one of the most important things we need in the world right now is more kindness toward one another. Did you know that there are scientifically proven benefits of doing kind acts for others as well as receiving or even witnessing kindness? This month, there is a whole week dedicated to Random Acts…

Practicing Gratitude During a Season of Thanksgiving

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This year has been trying for all of us. Change has been the predominant word on my heart and mind for the year. Changes in the way we do everyday things like shopping, working, school, communicating with loved ones and even gathering with people has definitely changed this year. We will be adjusting to more…

Keeping Your Body and Mind Fit

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As many of us are entering the second or third month of the stay at home orders around the United States, it is easy to become disconnected. While it may feel the same, being physically distanced shouldn’t mean disconnected. It is important to do some critical self-care during this time. The month of May highlights,…

Celebrating Summer and Freedom

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The Fourth of July is a very special day for our country, and it is also a special day for family and friends to get together and observe long-held traditions together. Some traditions like fireworks, parades, and cookouts have been consistently associated with the Fourth of July since the country’s founding in 1776. Here is…

Christine’s May 2019 Newsletter

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We are one month away from summer and I have already been thoroughly enjoying the sun! Have you been getting your daily Vitamin D? I love the next couple of months because the Farmer’s Markets start making their way to the downtown streets and fresh farm produce is readily available in just about any neighborhood…

Gifts That Give Back

Wrapped Gifts

BeadforLife has had an incredible impact on many women and their families. They believe that in order to end poverty, they must have the ability to empower women to transform their lives. BeadforLife has 15 years of experience helping women build sustainable futures, having worked with the very poorest, yet hard-working women in Africa. They…

Christine’s November 2018 Newsletter

Plate and Thankful Note

I have seen, for a few Novembers now, a trend of gratitude journals circulating on social media. I think it is important to take time out to express gratitude to those around you and for the things you have been blessed with. Thanksgiving is a time when most of us reflect on these things with…

Embrace Your Voice in April

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April is a month full of hope; spring is officially here! Spring can represent so many things: hope, new life, reflection, transformation. There is a beautiful quote from Harriet Ann Jacobs that says: “The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” Easter also represents that…

A Year In Review

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It’s a New Year! Last year went by so fast! It was filled with so many things, both challenging and exciting. I was blessed to be able to be part of so many incredible things with the Jonathan D. Fischer Foundation. If you don’t already know what JDFF is, A number of years ago my…