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➜ Looking Back


Looking Back By Award Winning Sight Loss Coach, Advocate and Author Donna Jodhan. A collage of 8 photos show Donna Jodhan at various stages in her life, career, and the many advocacy roles that she has filled.


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#18D: Final Thoughts
Wistfulness and More

Released: 6/19/2022
Aerial photograph of Liverpool, England dominated by the Museum of Liverpool and the Open Eye Gallery. Much as I never regretted having visited Christopher Grange with my cousin Lorraine and my friend Jilla; it was a visit that I shall never forget and after so many years ago when I lived there while studying in Liverpool I never thought that it ...
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#18C: Final Thoughts
Great Memories With My Dear Friend Jilla and Her Family

Released: 6/19/2022
Donna and Kahlua. Meeting Jilla again after all of these years was a true joy and I am eternally grateful to her for having been my escort as soon as I landed at Gatwick Airport. First she took my traveling companion Rebecca to the train station and then brought ...
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#18B: Final Thoughts
With My Family

Released: 6/1/2022
Donna and Angie. This was a dream come true for me!I had always wanted to return to visit with my Liverpool family. The last time that I had seen my cousins Lorraine, Mark, and Carl was in 1977 and they were just little ones! Such a pleasure to have met them ...
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#18A:Final Thoughts
The Liverpool Cathedral

Released: 6/1/2022
Liverpool Cathedral sitting in the pew. This was probably one of the most enjoyable and happiest days of my life and as I walked with Jilla and Angie there was someone else who was also there in spirit! Yes! My late beloved dad! I could practically smell his old spice cologne ...
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#18: Recognizing

Released: 5/1/2022
Donna at Windermere Station. Traveling to play chess. "It's not about leaving a mark! It's about doing something that matters." - Justin Trudeau
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#17: Recognizing

Released: 5/1/2022
Six cards of various colors sit atop one another and read, 'You Make A Difference', 'You're Awesome', 'Congrats', 'Glad You're On The Team', 'Nice Work', and 'Thank You'. To the left of these cards is the Author Donna Jodhan Logo. One of the first lessons that I learned as a child was that there were two little magic words that would open any door for me and they were "thanks and please." They have worked for me and I believe that it so very important to recognize and ...
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#16B: As A Blind Podcast Commentator
Recipes

Released: 4/1/2022
TakeAnother5 Podcast Logo: The bright yellow-orange silhouette of a pair of headphones appears to be transmitting sound back and forth via alternating bright yellow-orange and black bars of differing lengths which are passing between the two headphone speakers. Underneath this icon are the words 'TakeAnother5' in black. Underneath the text 'TakeAnother5' is the text 'Podcast' in the same bright yellow-orange as the above headphone silhouette. What better than to promote healthy cooking and healthy eating and I have tried to do just that by sharing healthy recipes with my audiences. I want to thank Melanie Mama Peach for continuing to share her healthy and delicious ...
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#16A: As A Blind Podcast Commentator
Beat Bullying

Released: 4/1/2022
TakeAnother5 Podcast Logo: The bright yellow-orange silhouette of a pair of headphones appears to be transmitting sound back and forth via alternating bright yellow-orange and black bars of differing lengths which are passing between the two headphone speakers. Underneath this icon are the words 'TakeAnother5' in black. Underneath the text 'TakeAnother5' is the text 'Podcast' in the same bright yellow-orange as the above headphone silhouette. One of my missions in life is to ensure that I do my part to stop bullies and bullying. I believe that bullies bully out of such things as hatred, an unhealthy attitude, and because of their very own insecurities! We need to remember that there is ...
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#16: As A Blind Podcast Commentator
Scammers

Released: 2/21/2022
TakeAnother5 Podcast Logo: The bright yellow-orange silhouette of a pair of headphones appears to be transmitting sound back and forth via alternating bright yellow-orange and black bars of differing lengths which are passing between the two headphone speakers. Underneath this icon are the words 'TakeAnother5' in black. Underneath the text 'TakeAnother5' is the text 'Podcast' in the same bright yellow-orange as the above headphone silhouette. In these podcasts I enjoyed sharing my experiences and info on the various types of scams that are most common to us. I truly believe that there is a lot more that we can do to help each other stay away from the clutches of scammers and ...
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#15B: As A Blind Mystery Writer
Christmas Mysteries

Released: 2/21/2022
Within the background of the cover is a large, beautiful, roaring fireplace with multicolored Christmas lights strung around it. These Both of these elements are just slightly out of focus as they make up the background of the image. In the foreground is an elegant wooden tabletop upon which sits a large, lit red candle resting within a basket of deep green pine fronds, red poinsettia leaves, and gold glittered Christmas ornaments. Next to this basket is a white, tall, slender, lit candle just like the red one, next to which is another shorter, wider, white lit candle. Directly in front of the basket sits a Christmas present in a golden box with a red top and a golden bow. And just beside this present sits the hat of jolly old Saint Nick. That's right, Santa Claus himself! Merry Christmas! The text on the cover reads, in a very ornate font, 'The Crime Crusher Series'. Below that text, in a much less ornate font, are the words, 'Christmas Set with Author Donna Jodhan as Detective DJ'. I will share with you that my 12 Days of Christmas Box Set has been probably my most prized writing as I gave myself the chance to really use my imagination to fictionize Santa Clause performing good and exciting deeds. Here, I really ...
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#15A: As A Blind Mystery Writer
Courtroom Dramas

Released: 10/22/2021
Within the background is a large, open fireplace within which several large logs burn with embers of a beautiful yellow and orange flame. In front of, but slightly off to the side of the fireplace, is a large, comfortable, and very inviting looking wooden chair. Next to this chair sits a small table upon which is a lantern, and a large book, open to about the middle. Vines of red and orange flowers decorate the walls on both sides of the room. With this photo as the background, the text on the photo reads, in a very ornate font, 'The Crime Crusher Series'. Below that text, in a much less ornate font, are the words, 'Season 3 with Author Donna Jodhan as Detective DJ'. In Season 3 I changed my writing to include courtroom drama and I have thoroughly enjoyed doing this. Here is where I have been able to combine my law school education along with my passion for the courtroom to produce these ...
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#15: As A Blind Mystery Writer
Growing Pains

Released: 10/22/2021
In the background of this cover photo is a fireplace with a very ornate iron grate over it behind which burns a beautiful yellow flame with bright orange tips. In front of, but slightly off to the side of the fireplace, is a large, comfortable, and very inviting looking old fashioned red reading sofa chair. On this chair sits a matching red pillow with a yellow face. Just below the pillow sits a large book, open to about the three quarter point, with a long double yellow tassle bookmark flowing down the center of the book. With this photo as the background, the text on the photo reads, in a very ornate font (which looks much like that iron grate), 'The Crime Crusher Series'. Below that text, in a much less ornate font, are the words, 'Season 1 with Author Donna Jodhan as Detective DJ'. Seasons 1 and 2 were the times when I experienced growing pains as a mystery writer. However, I was determined to overcome adversity. I deliberately chose to become an audio mystery writer in order to help me deal with my stress and ...
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#14: As A Blind Law Student
Following A Dream

Released: 10/22/2021
Lawyers sitting at a table discussing contract papers with brass scales of justice in the background and a wooden gavel and sounding board in the foreground. I admit that ever since I was a child I had dreamed of becoming a lawyer but due to circumstances where access to texts and other resources were almost non existent, I had to put these dreams on hold. Thanks now to technology and ...
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#13: As A Blind Government Consultant
Highlights

Released: 10/22/2021
Elections Canada logo. To the left a white maple leaf overlays a large black letter X. To the right a thick burgundy bar with an arrow points to the black X and white maple leaf. Underneath both is the text 'Elections Canada'. Over the past years I have enjoyed a well rounded and rewarding consulting career with the Canadian Government and I have managed to learn so much. The experiences have been varied because I have worked for three different ...
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#12D As A Blind Entrepreneur
Every Child Counts

Released: 10/22/2021
CCB Mysteries Chapter logo. One of my favourite mottos is that I will always do the best that I can and to follow my dreams and to hone my passions into things that mean the most to me! Each night before I retire to bed I ask myself if I have done my best for the day ...
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#12C As A Blind Entrepreneur
Falling and Rising

Released: 9/24/2021
Donna ice skating. And this is what entrepreneurship is all about! You fall and then you rise! One should always be prepared to see this happen. You rise but then you fall or stumble and then you pick up the pieces and rise again. The important thing is ...
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#12B As A Blind Entrepreneur

Released: 9/12/2021
Donna blowing out a candle at her birthday tea. May 2019. Enjoying. As an entrepreneur, I have also learned that enjoying myself needs to be a part of my arsenal of strategies. It helps to bring balance to my daily life and to remind me at the right moment that life is not just about ...
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#12A As A Blind Entrepreneur

Released: 9/12/2021
Donna playing chess with Ernie. Patience. I truly believe that patience is yet another weapon that an entrepreneur needs to include in their arsenal of strategies. Patience is what entrepreneurs need in order to succeed. Yes! Patience; because we need to recognize ...
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#12 As A Blind Entrepreneur

Released: 9/12/2021
Donna's pottery creations of a gingerbread house and Christmas trees from October 2018. Creativity. As an entrepreneur, I have always included creativity in my arsenal of strategies because I truly believe that to be an entrepreneur and to remain a successful one; one constantly has to find ways to attract customers and ...
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#11C As A Blind Dinner Mystery Host

Released: 9/13/2020
CCB Mysteries Chapter Logo. Red stage curtains are held open by gold tassels to reveal a dark stage. In the center of the stage sits the icon of a fountain pen with a single drop of blood coming from its tip. Below this are the words CCB Mysteries Chapter. Below this is the CCB (Canadian Council of the Blind) Logo. Then there were the fun times as the judge in courtroom dramas where the audience had to decide who did the deed and then they had to choose the sentence for the convicted one! Lots of work to have prepared the cast but it was ...
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#11B Impromptu Evenings

Released: 2/17/2020
Mrs. Claus and assistants #1. This was one of those evenings with a twist! Not just for the great food spread but we also had a fortune teller, a game show written and produced by me, and a skit also written and produced by me. A great time was had by everyone and ...
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#11A Skits

Released: 2/17/2020
Mrs. Claus and assistants #1. I can honestly say that this event heralded the beginning of my introduction is a skit writer and producer and I also fulfilled a dream to play Mrs. Claus! I have always wanted to play Mrs. Claus and this was the perfect occation to have ...
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#11 As A Blind Dinner Mystery Host

Released: 2/17/2020
Wes, Donna, Martha. This particular evening meant so much to me despite it being the second one that I had hosted. I was so very proud that I had written and produced the play called The Bermuda Triangle and I had also written and produced the game ...
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#10C Highlights

Released: 10/19/2019
Image. Donna at laptop. I have written hundreds of blogs for my personal websites at www.sterlingcreations.ca and at www.sterlingcreations.com. I have also written blogs for my personal blog at www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com and this blog includes ...
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#10B Reaching For The Stars

Released: 10/18/2019
Image. Donna playing tennis. For me, I have always tried to use my blogs to encourage others to reach for the stars! By writing words of encouragement and motivation and telling others that there is absolutely nothing wrong in dreaming! Not all of our ...
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#10A Falling and Rising

Released: 10/16/2019
Image. Donna skating. The one thing that I have learned as a blogger is that not everyone is going to like your blog and not everyone is going to dislike what you write. Over the years, I have managed to stick to my philosophy that if you would like to stay ...
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#10 Christmas Time

Released: 10/14/2019
Image. Donna at Christmas time. I will share with you that many of my blogs have been created at around Christmas time and written later on. I have used the holiday season to help spark my imagination and to stir my creative juices. First; I have come up with the ideas and ...
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#9A Highlights

Released: 10/9/2019
Donna Jodhan in a suit. Sitting. Facing the camera. There have been many highlights for me as an author and I feel very blessed that I have been able to write financial books under pseudonames such as Kerry J. Harrison, (Secrets to Financial Success) and Kerry J. Harrison ...
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#9 The Wonders of Water

Released: 10/7/2019
Image. A beautiful deep blue-green ocean sparkles in the sun for as far as the eye can see. Call me a water baby but I share with you that looking back over the years, I have used my work as an author to foster and promote my advocacy initiatives. In addition, as a blogger, a dinner mystery host, writer, and ...
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As A Blind Advocate
#8C - Highlights

Released: 9/13/2019
Donna Jodhan in a suit. Sitting. Facing the camera. It is somewhat difficult for me to share some of my highlights with you and I will state emphatically that these highlights have not been chosen necessarily because of victories. They have been chosen because of having been able to ...
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As A Blind Advocate
#8B - Advocacy in Action

Released: 9/11/2019
Donna Jodhan in a suit. Sitting. Facing the camera. I would say that advocacy can take on so many dimensions; from simply interacting with kids in a classroom setting to standing up for one's rights and those of others! In this case, it was I who learned some very important lessons ...
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As A Blind Advocate
#8A - Advocating For Me

Released: 9/9/2019
Donna Jodhan in a suit. Sitting. Facing the camera. In the fall of 2010 I was invited to visit and speak to a group of grade one students at the Grove Community School in Toronto. It was probably one of the most memorable experiences for me! These young advocates had ...
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#7 How and Where it Started

Released: 2/17/2020
The Caribbean. Aerial view of The Island Of St Lucia. St. Lucia is considered the most beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea, and is generally considered to have the most breath taking beaches in all the Caribbean. How it all started for me is when I took the lessons from my mom, dad, and granny to heart and decided that it was time for me to do my part to help make a difference. Nothing comes too late and my campaign started in earnest ...
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#6 For My Country

Released: 12/15/2019
Sunrise in beautiful forest landscape. Natural sunlight with sun rays through woods and trees in summer forest. Beautiful scenic view. For me, there is nothing better than using the image of a beautiful sunrise to remind me that it is not just about me! As the late John F. Kennedy said "Ask not what your country can do for you! Ask what you can do for your country!" The ...
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#5 For The Kids

Released: 12/15/2019
Beach ball, flip-flops, sunglasses and snorkel on the sand. Ocean in the background. Summer concept. My mission has always been to ensure that whatever I set out to do; it would be beneficial to our kids of the future. That they would enjoy much more than what is depicted in the photo. That they would be able to enjoy a better future than us ...
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#4 Better Than Possible

Released: 12/15/2019
Beautiful Summer sunset overlooking a farm. I can honestly say that looking back over the years, I have somehow managed to make a few things better than possible in my life. I have managed to become an audio mystery writer and host of mystery evenings and I have also made it ...
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#3 Hopes and Dreams

Released: 11/25/2019
A beautiful luxury cruise ship heads out to sea. I have always believed that nothing should stop anyone from hoping and dreaming. That is, to hope and dream and to make it so that it becomes reality! As long as these hopes and dreams can help to make a better world for us all! ...
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#2 Meditation

Released: 11/25/2019
Man laying on a beach looking out to sea. When I decided to embark on my looking back over the years initiative, I realized that it would be a huge undertaking for me but I honestly feel that it is very important for me to share as many of my experiences with you as I can. I have ...
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#1

Released: 11/25/2019
A father plays monopoly with his two children. Since 2000, I have had the privilege, pleasure, and honour to have interacted with so many wonderful persons in my capacity as an advocate, author, blogger, dinner mystery host producer and writer, entrepreneur, Government consultant ...
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Disclaimer: All characters, plots, and story lines written by Author Donna Jodhan are entirely fictional, and are not intended to represent any known real life occurences. Author Donna Jodhan is Detective DJ and these references may be used interchangeably.

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