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Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:34

Make Someone Smile Day ... made in the Okanagan

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Make Someone Smile Day ... made in the Okanagan by Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.







According to Global News BCGlobal News BC, today January 19th is the most depressing day of the year. Researchers have declared that the third Monday of January is an annual downer for many. It is estimated that for almost five million Canadians, the lack of sunshine in the winter can lead to a mild form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.

Jodi Harvey-Quibell, an Okanagan-based business owner of Word to the Wise Writing & Editing Services, has set out to bring some Okanagan sunshine into our otherwise overcast Okanagan skies.

Thinking out of the box, Harvey-Quibell has rallied fellow OPC (Open For Change(Open For Change) members in creating Make Someone Smile DayMake Someone Smile Day. A Facebook event listing has optimistically sent invitations out to some 3.1k friends. At the time of writing, some 245 people have committed to making someone smile today.

Michael Lavigne, CEO & Co Founder of Open For Change offers some suggestions “Let's do something to change that! Smile at a stranger. Write positive notes and put them on people's windshields in a parking lot. Buy a bag of candy and share with everyone! Only share positive things for one full day on your social media! The ideas are endless!”

Make Someone Smile Day … made in the Okanagan. How will you share your smile?

Onwards & upwards!


Rae Stonehouse

Author Bio:

Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 27+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the personal/professional self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic.

His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.


Author of Self-Help Downloadable E-Books, paperbacks and on-line courses:


Power Networking for Shy PeoplePower Networking for Shy People: How to Network Like a Pro

52 Power Networking Tips: 52 Power Networking Tips: How to Network Like a Pro

PROtect Yourself Now!PROtect Yourself Now! Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers

The Savvy EmceeThe Savvy Emcee: How to be a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

Power of PromotionPower of Promotion: On-line Marketing for Toastmasters Club Growth

You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That WorkYou're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work: Available as an easily downloadable e-book or as an on-line e-course.

You're Hired! Resume Tactics:You're Hired! Resume Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work

Job Interview PreparationJob Interview Preparation: Job Search Strategies That Work

Leveraging Your NetworkLeveraging Your Network: Job Search Strategies That Work

You're Hired! Power Tactics: You're Hired! Power Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work

You're Hired! Job Searching Success Tips ListYou're Hired! Job Searching Success Tips List

Working With Words:Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations

Blow Your Own Horn! Blow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals

Make it Safe!Make it Safe! A Family Caregiver's Home Safety Assessment Guide for Supporting Elders@Home


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