The Art of Imagination and the Importance of Failure

The Art of Imagination and the Importance of Failure

By Erin Porteous, CEO As I was walking through a playground with my daughter a few weeks ago, I found myself admiring the lovely handiwork of tiny fingers that constructed an intricate scene utilizing materials from the great Mother Nature. Was I looking at a camping...
Fresh Air and Adventures

Fresh Air and Adventures

By Erin Porteous, CEO When the warm breeze of summer sweetens the air, and the sun lingers over the mountains just a little bit longer in the evenings, I can’t help but want to turn on the serenading sounds of John Denver. Over the years, his music has become a...
The Four Ingredients All Kids Need

The Four Ingredients All Kids Need

By Erin Porteous, CEO I’ll admit I’m not the most in-the-know person when it comes to pop culture. Like many of you, I’m a working parent with a partner, family and friends, and a love of the great outdoors, which doesn’t leave much time for watching – let alone...
Encouraging Social Empathy

Encouraging Social Empathy

By Erin Porteous, CEO We all know the old saying, ‘kids these days’ whether we heard our grandparents say it, our parents or maybe just someone passing by. Typically the phrase was coupled with a shoulder shrug, possibly a nod to a misunderstanding in an interaction...
The Mirage of Work-Life Balance

The Mirage of Work-Life Balance

By Erin Porteous, CEO Three little words. Three little words that obsess and elude so many of us: Work. Life. Balance. Sometimes trying to achieve the dream of work-life balance feels like a sprint. Other days it feels like trying to cross the finish line of a...
The Present of Presence

The Present of Presence

by Erin Porteous, CEO I recently updated the software on my phone and noticed a new feature. My phone now tracks my usage – including how many times I pick it up in a day. Yesterday’s count was 40 times. Wanting to know how I measured up, I did a bit of research and...