About Gary Blair

Gary Blair is Owner and Chief Engagement Officer for i24 Call Management Solutions and Founder of the Art for Healing Foundation. He's passionate about creating connections between people through both his for-profit and not-for-profit activities. Communication is the name of the game.

Gary Gems – January Ski and Contrition Edition

Gary Gems – January Ski and Contrition Edition Sometimes we learn life’s lessons in the funniest of ways and in the oddest of places. I learned one of mine on a ski hill - and I learned it the hard way. Interest piqued? Here’s a hint: “Plan your work and then work your plan”? [...]

Gary Gems – January Ski and Contrition Edition2019-12-30T11:09:11-05:00

Gary Gems – December Traditions and Memories

My gems this month reflect the memories and lessons from my family's December Traditions. December has always been very special to me. The long darkness of winter gives way, if only temporarily, to the magical lights of Christmas. They illuminate the path back to the warm nostalgia of my childhood Christmases. Christmas music [...]

Gary Gems – December Traditions and Memories2019-12-03T08:24:16-05:00

Gary’s November Quote Gems – War and Remembrance Day Issue

Gary's November Quote Gems - War and Remembrance Day Issue I have had a love/hate relationship with the month of November.  Daylight is rationed.  The trees are shedding the last of their colours and now tremble as they wait for their snowy coats. The weather reflects the grey solemness of Remembrance Day. The lights [...]

Gary’s November Quote Gems – War and Remembrance Day Issue2019-10-22T11:02:36-04:00

Gary Blair’s October Quote Gems – The Meditation Edition

Have you ever experienced a seemingly inconsequential event in your life that would turn out to be life-changing? Just over twenty years ago, I crossed paths with a woman who introduced me to ‘guided meditation’. By doing so, she impacted my life more than I could have ever imagined at the time. I was [...]

Gary Blair’s October Quote Gems – The Meditation Edition2019-10-01T15:36:49-04:00

Garys September Quotes and Trivia Gems – Perseverance

Garys September Quotes and Trivia Gems - Perseverance What running has taught me about perseverance. In the last three issues of my quotes and trivia gems, I reflected on the world-altering events of 1969. In this issue, I want to pull the focus in a bit and share with you my own life-altering [...]

Garys September Quotes and Trivia Gems – Perseverance2019-09-01T17:14:27-04:00

Gary’s Quotes and Trivia Gems for August

In this third instalment of my 50th Anniversary trilogy, I reflect on the epic 1969 culture and music festival, Woodstock. Following a turbulent 1968 that saw riots across North America and Europe, there seemed to be a visceral desire to fulfil the dreams that sprung from the Summer of Love two years earlier. Woodstock [...]

Gary’s Quotes and Trivia Gems for August2019-08-01T08:33:50-04:00

Gary’s Quotes and Trivia Gems for July

In last month's Quotes and Trivia Gems, I marked the 50th anniversary of the last episode of the Sci-Fi classic, Star Trek by sharing how the show influenced me and turned me into a certified “Trekkie”. This month is the 50th Anniversary of an actual outer space milestone - the Apollo 11 [...]

Gary’s Quotes and Trivia Gems for July2019-06-18T11:08:18-04:00

Gary’s Quotes and Trivia Gems for June

Welcome to June's Quotes and Trivia Gems. Each month, I reach into my treasure trove of quotes and pull out my favourite gems and personal stories that inspired them. On becoming a Trekkie. June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the airing of the last episode of the original Star Trek series. That's [...]

Gary’s Quotes and Trivia Gems for June2019-06-03T08:18:49-04:00

Your Monthly Quotes and Trivia Gems for May

Welcome to May Gems. Each month, I reach into my treasure trove of quotes and pull out my favourite gems. I love quotes. They make me laugh, they make me cry and most often, they make me think. Alas, May is here and every young man’s fancy turns to … [...]

Your Monthly Quotes and Trivia Gems for May2019-05-21T11:20:06-04:00

Gary’s Quotes and Trivia Gems For April

Welcome to April's Quote and Trivia Gems. Each month, I reach into my treasure trove of quotes and pull out my favourite gems. I love quotes. They make me laugh, they make me cry and most often, they make me think. April is the birth month of William Shakespeare - the Bard of Avon. Poet, playwright [...]

Gary’s Quotes and Trivia Gems For April2019-04-16T15:45:26-04:00
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