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Deborah Kimmett is not just a funny face. She knows a thing or two about life. Whether on the stage, or in the conference room, this witty and wise woman knows laughing matters. With her hilarious stories and interactive exercises she ignites, inspires and offers strategies for success. Side Effects: You might get your sense of humor back. Visit her at www.kimmett.ca or on youtube at www.youtube.com/user/DebKimmett

Dad, Dog Tags and Teambuilding on the Road to Nowhere

My father used to say the hardest thing people do is change their minds. He knew this as fact. He grew up in Napanee. Its been forty years and they’re still complaining about switching to metric. I lived on Slash Road which changed its name to County Road 13, in l988. And Old Hamburg Road, […]

Plenty of Fish Dot Calm

Do you date for sport? You make different decisions at 20 than you do at  50 –The loneliness  opens up this craving and cravings aren’t good…. and I prayed for it to stop but God is frigging slow and cravings aren’t.  I went on a blind date sort of like bungee jumping off the CN […]

Livin’ by the food chain

“Gather up your teats and make a break for it.” I live on an island and I thought I was finally going to be peaceful. I had only filled out a change of address card. I hadn’t got a brain transplant. Oh look, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s not a beautiful place […]

Five tips to get your sense of humour back

1)   Comedy is about the surprise. You think the story is going one away and then it goes another. The joke comes when somebody acts differently than they were supposed to.  When I worked at The Second City theatre teaching improvisation to corporate clients they found if they interrupted the ‘same old way’ of reacting […]

Medical tune-up at the doctor’s orifice

The Doctor’s Orifice January 27, 2011 I was in need of a medical tune-up, so on a whim I called, and the receptionist said the doctor could fit me in late afternoon. I thought it would be a quick visit. I would be put up on the hoist and be back on the road in […]

Dying young was my long-term financial plan

I wake up in the night thinking about money. Some people count sheep. I add up what I will have to live on each month when I turn sixty-five. Like a lot of people I didn’t save as much I should have. See, I didn’t plan to live this long. To paraphrase the Black Sabbath […]

It takes a village (to raise this neurotic)

For years I’ve gone from pillar to post trying to improve myself. I was in a starter home. A fixer upper. I was under construction so much I needed a building permit. Always in search of the next book, the next DVD, class or teacher . It took village to raise this neurotic.I did everything. […]

Outrunning Crazy – chapter two

CHAPTER 2 – Outrunning Crazy HOME We grew up in Hawley – seven miles east of Spike’s Junction, five miles north of nowhere on a land share where four generations from my mother’s side had eked out a living. The red barns were in constant need of painting; a tractor stood in the middle of […]

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