Entries by TanyaPonich2013

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Push Hard, Work Hard

At the beginning of the year I thought to myself that I needed a motto for 2017. I thought about the things that are important to my life and the saying that have been repeated to me over and over again, like a broken record. I came up with Be Fit, Be Healthy, Push Hard, Work […]


You will often hear me talk about the people in my life. My family and my friends who have helped me on my life path. The important people who have taken the time to show me that I can accomplish many things. The people who have made sure I understand that I am capable  and […]

2017 & Looking Back

Have you ever been involved in something and looked back and felt proud of yourself? In 2016 , I celebrated my 10 year anniversary of being a advocate and motivational speaker. In this role I have has so many wonderful opportunities. Traveling to new places and making new friends have been the best part of […]


Humour is very important. In my life and in our house, we use humour a lot. Especially when it come to my learning. A number of years ago my mom asked me “why don’t you look people in their eyes”. I told her that “eyes look like olives and they are disgusting”. A few weeks […]

Letting It Go

When I watch a movie I try to find the lesson. Many Disney movies can teach us about life. The Lion King is full of lessons to learn. A big one for me is getting stuck on the past. Sometimes I have a hard time letting things go. I have to remind myself the past […]

The Next Happy

My friend Sydney and I had a wonderful discussion after I read the book “The Next Happy”. We wrote this blog together. “Let go of the life you planned and find a new way forward”. “The next happy is like the friend you call when your car is stuck in a ditch on a journey […]

3 Months Into 2016…

I thought to myself on New Years Day that this is going to be am amazing year. Now here we are in March and I still feel this way. For the past three months I have been working hard at achieving my goals for 2016. One of my biggest goals is staying fit and healthy. […]

I’m Back – What a Summer!

Well, it has been a long time since I have shared with all of you. I have mentioned before that I am still getting the hang of this blogging thing. Thank you for sticking with me. It has been a busy few months. Let me get you caught up on the exciting things happening in […]


“You don’t buy a friend, you earn a friend”. Richard Pryor What is friendship? -Listening -Sharing -Helping -Trusting -Communicating -Learning My friend Sydney moved to Edmonton from a small town called Lyndhurst, in Ontario. She moved here to participate in the Ascend Leadership Project. We first met at the Anglican Parish of Christ Church. The […]


Education is very important to me and mine started at a young age. I was a part of the first integrated early education program at Mayfield Elementary School. At the age of 3 I would get picked up in a cab and off I would go. This program gave me my start and showed me […]