15 episodes

This is a virtual coffee house that delivers wit and wisdom to your day. Your comedy baristas are Robert Hawke and Deborah Kimmett both motivational speakers who are improv experts and know that the secret to life is saying yes to uncertainty. After surviving cancer, Hawke co-wrote a play called Norm vs Cancer which has been a success on an international level and lead him to do laughter workshops with hospitals across Canada. He is the author of Kicking Cancer's Ass. Deborah Kimmett, has been a comic for 30 years and is a popular performer on CBC Radio ( The Debaters) and travels across North America on the speaker circuit especially communication in health care. She has a video called Talking To Sick People Both have years of personal experience with loss and experience on how to deal with uncertainty with grace and humour. So pour a cuppa, have a laugh on us and know you are not alone. And if you wish you might want to book us to emcee and offer an inspirational day of laughter, learning. Laughter may not cure everything but it make you feel better. We have sponsorship for each podcast available: AND if you want to help support us please click here: THANKS https://www.gofundme.com/hopefortoday

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This is a virtual coffee house that delivers wit and wisdom to your day. Your comedy baristas are Robert Hawke and Deborah Kimmett both motivational speakers who are improv experts and know that the secret to life is saying yes to uncertainty. After surviving cancer, Hawke co-wrote a play called Norm vs Cancer which has been a success on an international level and lead him to do laughter workshops with hospitals across Canada. He is the author of Kicking Cancer's Ass. Deborah Kimmett, has been a comic for 30 years and is a popular performer on CBC Radio ( The Debaters) and travels across North America on the speaker circuit especially communication in health care. She has a video called Talking To Sick People Both have years of personal experience with loss and experience on how to deal with uncertainty with grace and humour. So pour a cuppa, have a laugh on us and know you are not alone. And if you wish you might want to book us to emcee and offer an inspirational day of laughter, learning. Laughter may not cure everything but it make you feel better. We have sponsorship for each podcast available: AND if you want to help support us please click here: THANKS https://www.gofundme.com/hopefortoday

    Eileen in The Soup Kitchen

    Eileen in The Soup Kitchen

    The soup cupboard at the mission, is filled with cans and cans of soup, and other non-perishable goods the public has donated during food drives. And even though its sorted on a regular basis there are hundreds of cans of food that have expired. On the day I volunteered I asked the team leader if I could organize it.
    “Eileen, can help you.” She pointed to a tall, awkward woman, about 40, who looked like her body went through a growth spurt while she slept. Her sleeves hit way above her wrist and her pants show the tops of her socks. She has on a white sweater that looks like she stole it from a child’s doll. I smile at her and Eileen smiles back at me, a big toothy grin.

    The two of us squeeze into the cupboard and begin the cull. As Eileen grabs a big garbage bag to fill, I mutter on about how I don’t know why people bring such out-dated food. Eileen bows her head and watches each soup can being dropped into the garbage bag.

    I ask her what she’s been up to lately, and she says she just got out of Quinte Detention Centre.

    “Oh, good for you. That’s nice.”

    Nice? Damn it. Why don’t I just shut up!

    http://kimmett.ca/the-soup-cupboard/

    • 5 min
    What Eileen Taught Me in The Soup Cupboard

    What Eileen Taught Me in The Soup Cupboard

    The soup cupboard at the mission, is filled with cans and cans of soup, and other non-perishable goods the public has donated during food drives. And even though its sorted on a regular basis there are hundreds of cans of food that have expired. On the day I volunteered I asked the team leader if I could organize it.
    “Eileen, can help you.” She pointed to a tall, awkward woman, about 40, who looked like her body went through a growth spurt while she slept. Her sleeves hit way above her wrist and her pants show the tops of her socks. She has on a white sweater that looks like she stole it from a child’s doll. I smile at her and Eileen smiles back at me, a big toothy grin.

    The two of us squeeze into the cupboard and begin the cull. As Eileen grabs a big garbage bag to fill, I mutter on about how I don’t know why people bring such out-dated food. Eileen bows her head and watches each soup can being dropped into the garbage bag.

    I ask her what she’s been up to lately, and she says she just got out of Quinte Detention Centre.

    “Oh, good for you. That’s nice.”

    Nice? Damn it. Why don’t I just shut up! ( Listen to podcast or click here to read the blog: http://kimmett.ca/the-soup-cupboard/

    • 5 min
    How to Use Storytelling To Rock Your Business

    How to Use Storytelling To Rock Your Business

    Lisa Sansom and Deborah Kimmett sit down and talk about how to use storytelling to help and keep engagement with the workforce.

    • 21 min
    Deborah Kimmett The Year Of The Suddenly Picton Radio Show

    Deborah Kimmett The Year Of The Suddenly Picton Radio Show

    Heralded Comedian and storyteller Deborah Kimmett (The Debaters, DNTO, The Second City) brings her poignant, uplifting, and hilarious one-person show The Year Of The Suddenly to The Second City's John Candy Box Theatre for a limited two-night run, October 17 and 18. The story chronicles the aftermath of Kimmett's life-changing 'suddenly' moment, when she was blindsided by her brother Kevin's terminal cancer diagnosis. Directed by Linda Kash (who won accolades this year alongside Ewan McGregor in season three of the Emmy-winning Fargo), The Year of The Suddenly masterfully walks the tightrope between bittersweet family drama and laugh-out-loud comedy.
    Click here for high-rez photos of Deborah Kimmett
    "This is a love story between my brother and I,” Kimmett explains. In fact, it's fair to say these polar opposite siblings spent decades flat-out not understanding each other at all. "As it is with many families, we got stuck in our childhood roles for decades, she adds. "But when he got sick, we both let down our guard and I discovered the brother I never knew I had."

    • 31 sec
    Cathy Cleary's CBCBMorning Podcast - How I Convinced Angelina Jolie to Chat about Africa

    Cathy Cleary's CBCBMorning Podcast - How I Convinced Angelina Jolie to Chat about Africa

    Cathy Cleary had a secret desire to meet Angelina Jolie. See Cathy has been caring for women in the Congo for years. She knew that meeting Angelina would help bring awareness ( and financial support) to her projects. This CBC interview on Sept 12, 2017 is an inspiring example of how when we ask we shall receive. To get more info and support Cathy's cause, please check it out here!https://www.gofundme.com/congo-angelina-cathy

    • 7 min
    Deb's Latest Stand Up!!! A Car Accident and an Accident In the Car

    Deb's Latest Stand Up!!! A Car Accident and an Accident In the Car

    Deb Kimmett's Pee Your Pants Funny!!! Stand up act about careless driving and careless bladder control. All from Our Hope For Today Show in Napanee. Please share!

    • 16 min

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