Recommended Readings

EdgeWalk–at the CN Tower–an amazing experience

August Tuesday, 2013


Imagine being at the top of the world!
On Saturday August 17th, I was.
I was scared and thrilled at the same time. I met a thirteen year old and a ninety year old, both celebrating their birthdays, by experiencing the EdgeWalk….and they were not scared, so I was not scared either! I was sure they were both plants for psychological effect.
It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft. (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. We walked in a group of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Our guide was encouraging, knowledgeable and fun! We leaned back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath us.
EdgeWalk took about 1.5 hours, with the outdoor walk lasting approximately 30 minutes. Yes, I even received a certificate of achievement to prove it.

Book Review of “Life Code” by Dr. Phil

July Sunday, 2013

I will be reviewing Dr. Phil’s book and would like to extend an invitation to all of you.

The following is the promotional material.





Please join us for fruit, pastries and tea as Anne Balaban reviews Dr. Phil’s new book


Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World will empower you to become a leader of your own life, and just as importantly, protect yourself and those you love.
“Life is a game- and you will either be a player or be the one played,” explains Dr. Phil. “Yesterday’s rules and expectations about relationships, emotions and interacting just simply don’t apply any more, not like they used to … and those who figure that out and adapt to the current world will have an incredible edge.” This book will create an urgent awareness within readers, and help them become street-smart and savvy.

In the Front Auditorium


Please purchase tickets at the information desk.

1003 Steeles  Avenue, West, Toronto, Ontario M2R 3T6

Tel:  416-2112 X 124     Fax:  416-225-2097

Community Matters: Get Involved, Just Do it!

May Friday, 2013

 While being interviewed, I was asked if I take my own advice on “Getting Involved” in the community. The answer is YES! The last few months I have been very busy following the advice I give to all my students.  Learning, meeting people and gathering research to make all my classes, workshops and lectures fun!

Motorcycle picturewalking group2Olsen's fashion show mcPublic Speaking Judge at the Legion HallI have been a Judge at The Annual Public Speaking Contest, part of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Education program, hosted a  Fashion Show Olsen Europe Summer Collection 2013 with Donato Salon + SpaDon Mills, walked with the Running Room group, participated at 31 Division – Toronto Police Service Community BBQ and helped build a home for Habitat For Humanity Toronto.

Thank you to everyone who joined me in making all the events in the community such a success!

Yes, I fell off the motorcycle, tripped on the runway, made many legionnaires laugh out loud, walked in the blizzard and even hammered my own nail!! Not perfect at all, but I got involved, laughed, had fun and did it anyways!!!!!!

So stop talking about it, Just Do it!

Please Note:

I will be teaching the Psychology of Summer Course for the Toronto District School Board,

Please join me on Saturday June 15th for a Book Signing event “Common Sense is UnCommon” at Chapters, Bayview Village at Noon.

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