15.7.19

Calaway Park Friday Family Fun Nights

by Christina Rowsell

Calgary Get Away

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A great get away just outside the is just 10 km West of Calgary along the Trans Canada Highway. Calaway Park is Western Canada's Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. Operating on 100 acres of land, this amusement park has 32 rides... and counting. As they continue to grow, over the years they keep growing and expanding.

Calaway Park opened their doors in 1982 with 14 rides. Today (2019) there's 32 rides, 20 food locations, 24 skill testing games and five attractions.

My family and I had the chance to visit Calaway Park for their Friday Family Fun Nights. SO MUCH FUN! I didn't expect anything else. But, what's amazing is that the park is a one pay gate. This year, (2019) Friday Family Fun Nights all month in July is special pricing of $17.95 per person starting at 5pm. That gets you in for all the excitement! All the rides. All the shows. All the live entertainment.

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My youngest is the trill seeker and wanted to do all the exciting rides... I however like rides close to the ground!! And if it's too hot, you can always head to the 3D theatre for a short family friendly film in the air-conditioned Cinemagic 3 theatre.

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Timber Falls was a huge hit for our family!! You get a thrill from three high velocity drops and zig-zag river. And if you're on the sidelines, for a loonie or toonie you can play along with two explosive water cannons. Trust me, they won't expect it!

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A new ride this year (2019) is the Bumble Blast. It looks innocent, but it's a spinning coaster along a figure-eight track! The little thrill seeker in your family will love it.

It really is a great experience right in our own back yard. If you've never been, GO! If it's been a while, GO! It's a great time at Calaway park!

Our adventure was July 12, 2019 for the Calaway Comic Fest for Kids. A sweet experiences with the photo op zone. Visit https://www.calawaypark.com for more information.

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

Be The Best You | Look In Your Own Community | Volunteer

by Christina Rowsell

Look In Your Own Community
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Working at a radio station I’m often asked by people where a good place to volunteer is. We have the need in our hearts to give back, but sometimes don’t know where to start.

Start by looking in your own community. Sometimes there’s plenty of opportunity to give back right around the corner. Call the local community centre and see if they know if any charities that are looking for volunteers. Or you can simply check out google and find out volunteering opportunities in your city.

Plenty of studies suggest, the more you give the happier you’ll feel. Volunteering is a great way to improve your self-confidence and increases your sense of accomplishment. But if we stay true to our topic, on how you can be the best you, know that volunteering and helping out reduces stress and depression. By volunteering you’re giving yourself a sense of purpose.

There was an American report on the health benefits of volunteering. There’s a great quote in this study too that says, “… there is also a common wisdom that those who give of themselves also receive.”

Here’s a few charities we support: 100 Kids Calgary, 100 Women Who Care, Calgary Humane Society, Made By Momma and more.

Get out and volunteer to be the best you know how.

@RadioChristina
 and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

11.7.19

Be The Best You | Forgiveness

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Forgiveness

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Zig Ziglar said, “There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong.” That might be the perfect place to start in your journey of forgiveness.

I truly love that quote from Zig Ziglar because it helps you find a path towards healing. Forgiveness isn’t easy. In fact, many people go their whole lives without forgiving. Having the burden of hurt on your shoulders weighs heavy on your thoughts and emotions. If you allow hurt from your past to hold you down there will never be an opportunity to move forward.

In order to start the process of forgiveness you must first believe that forgiveness is achievable. You need to believe that you can forgive someone for their actions. But first you need to know that the original action was theirs, not yours. Sometimes we believe that people do terrible things to us because of our own fault. Not true! It was their actions, and they chose to do those things to you. You were the recipient of their actions, and by no means is that your fault. You are in control of your own actions. Remember that if someone decides to choose to hurt you, it is not your fault. Once you forgive yourself for something you didn’t choose to do, you can move forward to forgiving them for their actions.

But, why do you need to forgive them. You don’t. You don’t need to forgive them if you choose not to. However if you live with not forgiving them, the actions they choose to do to you will weigh heavy in your life.

There’s a great site called the Power of Positivity and they have a great article on how to truly forgive someone and how to let it go here https://www.powerofpositivity.com/psychologists-explain-truly-forgive-someone-let-go/. This article explains why it’s hard to do and how to find your path to forgiveness. What I love is how this article explains how forgiveness is a choice. You are not responsible to others actions, but you are fully responsible for your own.

The power of forgiveness gives you the ability to move forward.

@RadioChristina
 and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

9.7.19

Be The Best You | No More Excuses

by Christina Rowsell
@Radio Christina 

No More Excuses

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I remember someone saying to me, “If is a big word.” At the time I was young and didn’t really know what it meant. From what I’ve figured out, it means that “if” is one of those words requires a BIG leap of faith. It’s a word that can only work IF you’re willing to go after it.

IF only I had more money. IF only I had more time. IF only I was stronger. But, what IF you didn’t need more money, time or strength? What IF you stop finding excuses and actually did what you wanted to do. It’s time to stop finding excuses and to just do. If you’re picking up what I’m saying, then you’re probably thinking, “You’re right. What am I waiting for?” But, if you are afraid, and you always find something that stops you, then you’re someone who may find excuses to not live the life you’ve always wanted.

So, how do you stop having an excuse for everything? Excuses will only limit your capabilities. If you understand that excuses rationalize your actions – for not moving forward – then you can start to recognize the excuses you’re making up. Those excuses to circumstances are often the main reason you’re not able to accomplish what you desire! If you want to get more out of your life, stop finding an excuse to not move on it.

First you have to understand why you make excuses. Is it out of fear? Are you afraid of what you aren’t sure your capable of? If your excuses are out of fear, you’ll tend to avoid the situation at all costs, and make up an excuse to not do it. Fear can also mean fear of failure or fear of the unknown. By recognizing fear you can begin to understand your excuses and work towards a solution.

Another common reason for making excuses is the lack of motivation. But, understanding what motivates you will help you set goals and move forward. When you understand why you make excuses you’ll be able to start moving forward to doing and being the best you can be. You have the potential to do and be anything you want, IF you stop making excuses.

@RadioChristina and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick