Author Archive for: Sue Braiden

Adventures with the Estrogen Army
Field Report: Sandra rebuilt her Haiti workshop & hired 5 people!

Field Report: Sandra rebuilt her Haiti workshop & hired 5 people!

It's always exciting when we receive a field report on one of the women that we have invested in through the "Adventures with the Estrogen Army" project. This one is especially cool because it comes from the entrepreneur... Read more
Borrowing a little childhood magic to reboot a bad day

Borrowing a little childhood magic to reboot a bad day

You don't have to be Alexander to have a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Sometimes, you just have to get out of bed, and that's enough. So when you have one of those days, what to do? I've found that... Read more
Helping Jennifer Grow Gardens in Honour of My Mum’s 76th Birthday through our 27th Kiva Loan

Helping Jennifer Grow Gardens in Honour of My Mum’s 76th Birthday through our 27th Kiva Loan

Today would have been my mother's 76th birthday. She was the original "Adventure Diva" and the inspiration behind the "Adventures with the Estrogen Army" project. She loved to garden. When we celebrated her life on the... Read more
Have fun.  Do good.  (…and be sure to do your homework first ;)

Have fun. Do good. (…and be sure to do your homework first ;)

There are lots of ways to have unconventional adventures, and some of my favourites are the ones that allow you to have fun while doing good. CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) shares some wonderful (and essential) tips for ensuring that... Read more
Tomorrow is 90. Today’s the day to do it! (…or as Lorraine says:  time to grab life by the balls!)

Tomorrow is 90. Today’s the day to do it! (…or as Lorraine says: time to grab life by the balls!)

Every now and then someone points me in the direction of an "Adventure Diva" that's is just so full of sass that I end up with tears rolling down my cheeks for hours after from laughing so hard. 90-something New... Read more
Where’s the Beef? (and how a really bad movie can be a really great tool for checking in with yourself)

Where’s the Beef? (and how a really bad movie can be a really great tool for checking in with yourself)

I'm always on the look-out for good Adventure Diva movies, and when I stumbled across "I'll See You in My Dreams" on Netflix, I thought I'd found one. I was wrong. The premise was a woman named Carol confronting her age,... Read more
Letting go of trauma to clear the way for Adventure

Letting go of trauma to clear the way for Adventure

Twelve years ago I was attacked on a subway platform in Boston as more than twenty people stood by and watched. No one intervened. When I finally broke free from my attacker, and was running for the stairs, I fell. ... Read more
Making Peace with Your Body and Aging

Making Peace with Your Body and Aging

Today I am incredibly aware of the way age is invading my body -- the crows feet around my eyes, the smile lines at the corners of my mouth, the loosening of my skin around my neck and jowls,... Read more
What have you done that took you past your comfort zone?

What have you done that took you past your comfort zone?

David Bowie has some gorgeous wisdom about pushing out of your comfort zone. In fact, I took his advice to heart and pushed way outside of my own. (Click through and I'll tell you a little bit... Read more