All posts by Lorraine Bergstrom

Lorraine, a Parkdale resident for almost 11 years, loves the potential and inclusiveness of this community. She facilitates jam sessions for community musicians and performers.

Musicians, rejoice! Making music in the hall Jam sessions strike a chord with community musicians and music lovers

Last fall, my friend Gerard Forget and I attended a Leaders in the Community meeting hosted by the Avenue Initiative Revitalization. The purpose was for people to share ideas and brainstorm implementation of new projects that would benefit the community.

Gerard and I saw this as a great opportunity to share our idea of organizing jam sessions for community musicians and performers who were looking for a place to play together in an informal environment.
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Looking for butterflies This year, let’s resolve to help others

Have you ever been in a room when someone walks in and everyone is immediately drawn to that person? That individual exudes easiness, openness, and genuine warmth, making them approachable. That person has a healthy self-image and is a soaring butterfly.

In order to experience happy human relations, we must consider self-image. Depending on the way we perceive ourselves, self-image dictates how we behave.

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