Announcements

May 19

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hitting the airwaves this Saturday afternoon at about 12:30pm Pacific Time as a guest on the The Dr. Anne Marie Evers Show. Dr. Evers is a best selling author of many books on the power of affirmations and co-authored Wake Up and Live the Life you Love in Spirit with Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Wayne Dyer.

I’ll be talking with Dr. Evers about my 2008 journey through cancer and focusing on the role that positive thinking and gratitude played in my healing journey.

If you’re in the Seattle area you can listen to the show on KRWM, 106.9 HD Channel 3. The show can also be heard live on the Internet by visiting the Contact Talk Radio website and clicking the Listen Now button. The show starts at 12pm Pacific Time and my interview will be from about 12:30 until 1pm.

May 06

Technically Simple LogoI’m excited to announce that I’ve just relaunched my consulting company, Technically Simple. I originally founded Technically Simple way back in 2003 and, working with business partners and contractors, have had the pleasure of working with a wide range of clients to develop marketing strategies and have seen many websites from concept to fruition.

The next chapter of  Technically Simple’s evolution is focused on providing consulting, training and education with the intention of making the benefits of technology available to everyone in a friendly and accessible way.

I’ve always had a fascination with technology and continue to see its potential to make life easier and more creative for us humans. Ironically, many people see technology as a source of stress rather than a trusted sidekick. So what’s missing?

Choosing the appropriate technology is an important first step that is often overlooked. There is a lot of marketing hype and false promises around technology and one of Technically Simple’s roles is to act as an advisor and point to well designed solutions. In the near future I’ll be launching the Technically Simple Approved™ program. This seal of approval will be given to technologies that are well designed, reliable and genuinely make people’s lives easier and more productive.

With the appropriate technology in place, it’s important to establish clear workflows and to configured the chosen technology to support these workflows. Equally important is that people using the software be well educated on how to use it effectively and on potential pitfalls. I very much enjoy this sort of work and it draws upon many years experience as a project manager and on my passion for David Allen’s Getting Things Done® (GTD®) methodology, that has had a profoundly positive impact on me, both personally and professionally.

Partnerships with Marketcircle and MINDBODY

I recently established partnerships with two outstanding companies.

Marketcircle has been in business since 1999 and has an outstanding business productivity manager called Daylite that is well suited for single to medium sized Mac-based businesses. I’m a Daylite Certified Partner and am here to help you and your organization get up and running with Daylite or to fine-tune your existing installation.

I’m equally thrilled to be a MINDBODY Business Partner. MINDBODY has a web-based studio management solution that is used by yoga centres, health clubs, martial arts studios, spas and more literally all over the world. It’s a highly flexible solution that manages everything from client accounts to product inventory. I have a passion for fitness, yoga, martial arts and health and wellness in general and am excited to be bringing the benefits of technology to individuals and organizations in this sector.

More Information

I invite you to check out Technically Simple’s new website: technicallysimple.com. I’ve also written a blog post that provides more information on where we’ve been…and where we’re going.

Jun 14

I’m excited to announce that I’ve invited to be a guest on Drishti Point, “Vancouver’s Yoga Radio Talk Show”, on Monday, June 21 from 5-6pm. This will be my first live radio experience! I’m very much looking forward to hitting the air waves and feel honoured to have been asked.

I’ll be talking about my journey through cancer from the perspective of a yoga teacher and student. Specifically I’ll share the profoundly positive impact that my training as a yogi had a on my healing process and the role that my yoga communities, or sangats as they’re sometimes called, played in my miraculous recovery. I’ll also share some of the many lessons and insights that my bout with cancer has taught me.

If you’re in the Vancouver area, tune your radio to 102.7 FM to listen in. You can also listen to the show live at www.coopradio.org. Thanks in advance for tuning in and I welcome any feedback you have!

Jan 16

To support the people of Haiti in healing and rebuilding following the devastation of Tuesday’s earthquake I’m donating all proceeds from my next two Monday evening Kundalini Yoga classes (January 18 and 25) to the CMAT (Canadian Medical Assistance Teams). Both classes will include a healing circle meditation – an opportunity to send healing to Haiti at a more spiritual, energetic level.

A member of the Yoga West sangat (spiritual community) is flying to Haiti on Sunday with the CMAT to help set up a self-contained field hospital and to treat the victims of the disaster. I acknowledge him for his courage and willingness to serve and am happy to support this initiative. As an added bonus, the Government of Canada will be matching all donations made to the CMAT.

Please see my yoga classes page for more information on the Monday evening Kundalini Yoga class and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If you are unable to attend the class, but would still like to support the CMAT you can make a donation through their website: www.canadianmedicalteams.org.

Photo by American Red Cross – http://flic.kr/p/7w4Chp

Dec 14

Atimi SoftwareI’m pleased to announce that I recently joined the management team at Atimi Software. Atimi is a company of about 65 people that provides software development services, with extensive expertise in developing Macintosh, cross-platform and iPhone software. As the Director of Desktop Sales my main focus is on Macintosh and cross-platform development projects, though I’ll have also have some involvement on the iPhone side of things.

I’ve been a big fan of the Macintosh pretty much since the day one was dropped on my desk in the early 1990’s. I went on to develop Macintosh software for six years and later moved into management roles. Over the years I worked for graphic companies in Ottawa, Gatineau in Dublin and my corporate experience includes an eight-year stint at Corel Corporation. In recent years I owned and operated a marketing and technology consulting firm called Technically Simple.

I’m excited to have taken on this new challenge at Atimi Software. I’m working with a fun, enthusiastic and talented group of people and the position makes good use of both range of technical and business skills.

p.s. On a side note, please contact me if you or anyone you know might be interested in contracting Atimi Software’s services.

Dec 14

Starting January 4, 2010 I’m going to be teaching a Monday evening (7:15-8:45pm) Kundalini Yoga class in the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) area of Vancouver –specifically at the Personal Best Fitness Therapy facility that is located at 731 W 16th Avenue, Vancouver, between Willow and Heather.

Kundalini Yoga, sometimes referred to as the “mother of all yogas”, is a holistic practice that incorporates dynamic exercises, some posture work (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), relaxation, meditation and yogic philosophy. The class is open to everyone and exercises can be modified to match your fitness level.

For more information please visit my Kundalini Yoga Classes page and feel free to contact me with any questions you have.

Jul 03

I’m excited to be launching my new website, timstringer.com. This website ties together my personal and professional lives – which are in many ways deeply intertwined – and will provide me with a forum for both showcasing the talents that I offer professionally and for sharing information and inspiration stemming from my many interests and pursuits in life.

I’ll keep this first post short as it’s almost time for “date night” with my beautiful wife Christa. I look forward to sharing more soon, including some stories and photos from the Ride to Conquer Cancer that I participated in a couple of weekends back.

Stay tuned!