Reflections on across Canada trip! Plus San Francisco and Boston of the US of A‎

I am in one of my heart homes, Newfoundland, at the home of Cathie and Ches in Harbour Grace, where I had a summer home for 10 years. When I arrived, I was shocked and sad to see “For Sale” sign in front of the house, I have visited this house every summer since 2008, (the year I sold my home here), it is a large home on the ocean called, Maples, it is 112 years old with a beautiful garden, which Cathie takes great pride in.

Caption, Home where I stay in Harbour Grace NL and it is for sale ( very sad)‎!!

 Home where I stay in Harbour Grace NL and it is for sale ( very sad)‎!!

Cathie and Ches are from Goose Bay Labrador, and are finding a large home just a bit too much to manage! We have had such fun times in this house with kids, family and friends and they have been very generous with my visits every year!

We shall see what happens with the sale, the real estate market‎ is not good here. I will also visit Fogo Island, in the north of the Province where a very successful business woman named Zita Cobb has developed a 29 room, unique hotel as destination with lowest prices of $1,000.00 a day, and climbing to $5,000.00, including meals, (bargain!?). The hotel is full and I will drive approximately 5 hours and take ferry for 1 hour just for lunch (I hope I can afford that).

Back to my travels and speaking gigs, next stop after Montreal was Quebec City, where lovely and committed Nicole took such good care of me. We did a lot of sightseeing, (always better, when done with someone that lives there). Off to Boston, where I did 3 programs, even one in Rhode Island, 3 evenings in a row.

Now, I must say the BK family in all cities, were absolutely the best, they all made me feel like the Queen! The idea of traveling across the country, meeting new people, seeing Canada in a way I would never have done‎ before was very special and I feel very lucky and blessed!

My last stop was Halifax, where Judy is Centre co-coordinator; Judy works as an Organizational Developer, for the corporate world. Judy took me on a retreat for 2 days to Antiginosh, NS where we stayed at the lovely home of Debbie and David for good conversation, meditation, thinking, planning, and wonderful fresh food! My friend Michael was also there, he had just moved from Toronto, back to his home in Nova Scotia. It was special to spend time with Judy, whom I never knew very well before, so I feel I have found another friend.

‎ The people who attended my talks seemed to be inspired, asked lot of questions, and felt that they could move forward with their life!

So, in closing I would like to thank Eric and the whole BK family across Canada, San Francisco, and Boston, everyone who made my visit and talks so successful, I know how much planning and thought go into all of this, so thank you from the bottom of my heart, until we meet again!!


About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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3 Responses to Reflections on across Canada trip! Plus San Francisco and Boston of the US of A‎

  1. betty steinhauer says:

    Thanks!! ‎ Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network.   Original Message  

  2. jm mm says:

    hey this is one of my favorite posts … really from the heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 



  3. Peggy Burden says:

    Betty, so great to hear you are back home in Newfoundland. We would love to have you for dinner here in Carbonear, if you are available next week. Please give us a call at 596-7282, if you you would like to get together.

    Denise and peggy


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