Year: 2014

WANTED: Encouragers

A great article by Jane Nelsen on encouragement as seen on Positive Discipline
we simply had to share!

Encouragers

Rudolf Dreikurs taught, “A child needs encouragement as a plant needs water.” In other words, encouragement is essential. Children may not die without encouragement, but they certainly wither.

Encouragement is helping your children develop courage—courage to grow and develop into the people they want to be—to feel capable, to be resilient, to enjoy life, to be happy, contributing members of society, and, as Dreikurs said, “To have the courage to be imperfect,” to feel free to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Read the full article here!

“A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.”

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What is Growth Mindset?

For Little Voice, the concept of growth mindset is a means of defining the encouraging message and belief that is embedded throughout our very story.

This message encourages our readers to believe in themselves, to work hard and to chase their dreams with the confidence that they can be accomplished!

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No, it’s not a typo.

As you open Little Voice and begin to read the poem that is intended to both rhyme and inspire, you suddenly stop and wonder, “Is that a typo?”

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T’was the weekend before Christmas

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T’was the weekend before Christmas and all through the mall
Shoppers were hurrying, they had to buy it all!
They looked at their lists, but still couldn’t find…
A copy of Little Voice, but they wanted it signed!
With only 5 days left, what would I do?
To top it off, I have to bake too!

When out in the parking lot arose such a clatter.
I peaked out the door to see what was the matter.
Away on the left, I saw a Little Elf.
I could have sworn it was the Elf on the Shelf!

I raced to my car, I was down to the wire.
And noticed he had left a colourful little flyer.
Little Sweets it had read, Monday on Preston!
A chance to buy Little Voice, it seemed it was destined!

But as I kept reading, my eyes grew real wide!
“Get Little Voice and some sweets on the side!”
Valentina’s Sweet Treats would save me from baking!
I was so excited, my legs started shaking!

I jumped in my car, no need for the mall!
I would just head to EVOO, they had it all!

See you Monday, December 22nd from 7:00-9:30pm!

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Little Sweets

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Little Voice is very excited to announce that we’ve added one last event to our roster before the holidays! BUT, this isn’t just any ordinary event.

We are very happy to be hosting this next event alongside another local Ottawa company, Valentina’s Sweet Treats, for what we like to call Little Sweets!

Join us on December 22nd from 7:00-9:30pm at EVOO Greek Kitchen for your chance to pick up a copy of Little Voice AND a box of your favourite treats, perfect for any holiday get together!

Book a reservation for dinner and stay for Little Sweets!

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Come grab a cup of Joe!

We are very excited to be hosting our first Ottawa book launch tonight at Stella Luna Cafe! Bundle up and stop by between 6:30 and 9:30pm to pick up your copy of Little Voice!
Keeping with the festive season and the snow underway, we thought what better way to get excited than with a poem:

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GivingTuesday: Little Voice Edition

Today marks GivingTuesday, a global day of giving!

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  … now get to know the best day of them all GivingTuesday!

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And the winners are…

Thank you to all those who entered our Little Voice Ebook Giveaway! We are very excited to share our ebook with our winners who were randomly selected using Contest Hopper.

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#shopthehood

Here at Little Voice, we are huge supporters of local small businesses – not just because we ourselves are a small business, but because we truly believe in strengthening the economic base of our communities.

Alyssa Gregory’s article The Importance of Shopping and doing Business Locally perhaps says it best:

More and more, people are being encouraged to shop locally. This movement isn’t just a fad, and it has benefits that reach beyond keeping small mom and pop retailers afloat in a difficult economy. The more choices you have, the better the deals you can find. Small businesses encourage competition in the marketplace in a way that mega-corporations just can’t. Because local businesses help grow the economic base of your community, the dollars you spend have a domino effect. In many ways, that money will eventually find its way back to you.

On November 29th, Shop the Neighbourhood!

November 29th is the Shop The Neighbourhood event to promote local commerce! Better known as #shopthehood, this event is a free national initiative of Yellow Pages which supports small businesses and reminds Canadians how local shopping makes a difference in all our lives.

Check out the great deals in your participating city!

Ottawa has a great selection of registered small businesses! To see them all, visit the official Shop the Neighbourhood deals page here!

From apparel to groceries, beauty and wellness, home and garden, sports and fitness, computers and electronics, travel, kids and babies, restaurants and entertainment, there is truly something for everyone!

So, on November 29th … #shopthehood!

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Book Launch | Release Dates

After a year in the making, we are very pleased to announce that Little Voice has officially hit the printers. We are very pleased to be working with Imprimerie Gauvin, a Canadian printing house, whose knowledgeable staff have ensured the highest of standards in high-end digital printing.

With deadlines in mind, we are now happy to share our official book launch dates – subject to any printing delays. For those of you who have selected to pick-up your pre-order, you can now do so at one of our three book launches below:

In Ottawa…

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Stella Luna – Ottawa, ON
Located at 1103 Bank Street
December 10, 2014 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

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 Raw Sugar – Ottawa, ON
Located at 692 Somerset St. W
December 15, 2014 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

In Hamilton…

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Croatia Restaurant & Sports Bar – GMR
Located at 166 Green Mountain Road East, Stoney Creek ON
December 12, 2014 – 7:00 to 9:00pm

If you have not yet pre-ordered your copy of Little Voice online, we will have copies of Little Voice for purchase at each event – quantities may be limited.

We are also pleased to announce that Little Voice will be at the Babbos Cuccina Italiana
Holiday Shopping Event!

This event is not a pick-up location but a chance to purchase
Little Voice in person among other great vendors and gift ideas!

For more information visit Babbos Cuccina Italiana online!

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We thank you so much for all your support and
look forward to seeing you at each event!

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