Streaming weekdays at Faith Strong Today and on-air across the GTA on JOY Radio, Hollie Taylor hosts 'Good Company', combining the best in Christian music and talk! During this interactive hour on faith and culture, Hollie and other Faith Strong Today contributors discuss a variety of topics, spin today’s hottest hits, and connect with YOU via text messages and social media.
We chat Royal Family news with Johnny Rocket today, as well as find out why Canada is considered one of the greatest countries in the world! We also look at things to keep in mind to achieve a successful outcome, and we share some inspirational mottoes we’ve been told that help us make it through life's little rough patches.
Most of us have people who have inspired us throughout our lives; today on Good Company, we look at the top testimonials for 2019 along with some that you found inspiring. We also look at some legislation presented to bring awareness to cell phone safety and children, and some words of wisdom about joy.
Being in a season of personal change, we share our tips to break those bad habits we’ve developed over the year!. Then we go behind the Skillet song “Lion”, and learn about a new study that shows the relation between physical activity and cancer.
When we think about marriage proposals, the list is endless! Today we look at one spectacular way a boyfriend popped the question! Also, a new definition of text messaging that's pretty accurate, and we discover a link between kindness and pain relief.
School is a huge part of our lives growing up! Today we look at some of the things we wish we had taken the time to learn. Then Hollie provides some things to watch out for in a healthy relationship, and in closing, we take a moment to remember those lost in Ukrainian Flight PS752.
We check in to see how our resolutions / goals are going after the first week of the new decade, and look at making small changes to achieve a larger goal. Also some words of encouragement, tips on keeping a cleaner home, and Hollie shares some “Back to the Future”-type technologies (like flying cars) which may be here before we know it!
Did you hear the one about a cake? It sounds like a joke, but we talk about cake decorating gone wrong! Then we cover what new artist Elizabeth Grace says about her debut single, and Hollie shares some Tuesday Truths.
Happy New Year! Today we focus on words & goals to motivate us through the year 2020. Then we discover a useful tweak to the way we view our 2020 budget! And what do you do with that real Christmas tree you bought for this past Holiday season?
There is so much food during the Christmas season! Today we discuss the proper etiquette of taking leftovers from that big Christmas dinner you're bound to go to this year! We also get a reminder of four great things to live by, and we welcome our Good Company Correspondent Johnny Rocket as we wrap things up for 2019.
We talk re-gifting today on Good Company, and ask if this is something that you've ever done! We also look at some startling stats behind the amount of garbage we produce during the Christmas season, and what one Ontario man discovered while skating.
Online shopping in 2019 has seen a massive increase in popularity, so today we ask what you prefer: online shopping, or going to the store? We also find out about a new hoodie that repels stains & stink, and we touch on a touching commercial that's airing this Christmas season.
Are you somebody who needs a Christmas wish list when buying gifts? Or are you the type of person who pays attention, all year, and picks out the perfect gift without any suggestion? Today, we look at how you and your family figure out what to buy for others this Christmas season. We also check out what Amazon is doing to fulfill wishlists for charities, and hear about a big surprise for one Mom at her workplace!
A common festivity to enjoy this time of year is the good ol’ Christmas party! Today we talk about the most creative or favourite Christmas party we’ve ever been to! Then we discover 11 things Bill Gates shared with a class of graduates, and a Mamma-bear tip on how to get your child to stop asking for everything they see at the store this time of year!
As we approach our second-last weekend before Christmas, we share our favourite Christmas songs, and chat with this week’s Good Company Correspondent Care Baldwin about Christmas music and traditions she is looking forward to. Then we find out what the top Bible verses were for 2019.
There are ways to enjoy the bitter-cold weather that winter brings. Today we look at what other parts of the world do to stay sane during the frosty months, and even ways to enjoy a long winter! Then we hear about a bad case of Seasonal Giggles in the "Embarrassing Christmas Cheer" video that went viral recently, and we discover a few tips to having a clutter-free Christmas.
Christmas movies are a plenty-- but which are your favourites? Today on Good Company, we focus on those classic Christmas movies that we must watch during the Christmas season! Then we talk about how to encourage your kids in simple, little, yet important ways; and we hear about an auto manufacturer that has new uses for recycled plastics.
We talk Christmas cards today, as they seem to be less common now than ever before! Also, a new "Marie" was announced for the New York City Ballet, and we look at incorporating quick and easy workouts into our day to day routine.
'Tis the season to be snacking! Today we look at what kind of eater we are, and a new study about the ways people may eat to help with certain heath challenges. We also look at a new technology that uses light to kill germs.
As we get closer to Christmas, we look at ways to curb the amount of "stuff" we're giving. Then Johnny Rocket, this week’s Good Company Correspondent, takes it one step further and looks at ways to teach the art of giving to our children. Also, we look at Tom Hanks latest 6-degrees-of-separation discovery, as well as the benefits of being a December baby!
The results are in for the top ten most common Random Acts of Kindness! We share some of our favourites, and ask about the times you've witnessed a random act of kindness firsthand. Then we find out what's been happening in Mac Powell's family, and hear what Matthew West has done to get closer to his fans.
Cold and flu season has arrived, so we look at ways to avoid getting sick this Christmas season and discover what areas to clean (or avoid altogether!) when flying to help keep the germs at bay. We also look at some fun tips to make the ultimate hot chocolate!
A new survey shows an increase in people giving intangible gifts; such as time, patience or love. We share what intangible gift we’d like to give, and take a look at the Pay it Forward Advent calendar to see what random act of kindness we can do today! Then Hollie explains some hidden benefits of playing board games during the Christmas break!
Sometimes, getting away with the family over Christmas is just what the doctor ordered! Today we look at those fun family adventures we’ve experienced, as well as some great quotes to remember from Mister Rogers, and we look at ways to encourage our loved ones in the Canadian Armed Forces who won’t be home for Christmas.
One of the challenges of the Christmas season is how we organize the gift-giving. Today we share our families tactics & traditions around some of the more commercial aspects of the season, but also find out about a gift to remember for a young man in Liverpool, and talk advent and family Christmas traditions with Robyn Roste; this week’s Good Company Correspondent!
Cell phones can go off at the WORST times! Today on Good Company, we share those awkward stories of irritating phone ringers at inopportune times! We also look at some newly discovered benefits of weightlifting as you get older, and examine some words of gratitude from TobyMac.
Some may feel anxious about this work activity according to a new study-- and that would be the office Christmas gift exchange! We talk about our gift exchange stories, as well as some words of encouragement, and we hear about how one young man is carrying on an honourable family tradition.
Today, we're talking about the most memorable gift you’ve ever received. We also discover a new technology being used in casts to help make painful fractures a bit more comfortable, and we share some painting tips to freshen up your house before guests come over for the Holidays!
Today, we start on our Christmas baking… sort of. We talk about those must-have baked goods for your family this Christmas! We also take a look behind I Am They's song “My Feet Are On the Rock”, and first-time GC Correspondent Sherry Stahl from Soul H2O Radio stops by with stories of biblical-baking!
For the first time ever-- Hollie Taylor, Johnny Rocket, and Orijin-- host a long-form, round-table discussion from the Faith Strong Today studios! We talk about the rise of Christianity in pop culture, how the church contributes to a sense of community; and we invited you, the listener, to join us in the discussion.
As we head into this time of giving, we examine some of those causes close to our hearts. We also look at creative ways to stay in shape this Christmas season, and go behind Love & The Outcome's “You Got This.”
Sometimes family game night can become way too competitive! Today we look at the games that have been banned from your home out of pure competition! Then we take a look at some funny church signs and find out what one contestant said that shook Alex Trebek to tears during an episode of Jeopardy.
They say kids grow up so quickly-- and it’s true! Today we share stories of realizing our children aren't little kids anymore. We also look at a new shoe design made specifically for nurses & doctors, and we find some hidden tidbits about Lauren Daigle's song "How Can It Be."
What’s in a name? A lot! Today we look at ways to remember someone’s name. We also look at what to do to get your fridge ready for the season (that mustard expired in 2015!), and we check in with Good Company Correspondent Orijin about when the best time is to bust out the Christmas music and décor!
Some businesses are switching up their work-day schedule to increase productivity and happiness in the workplace! How would you feel about a six hour workday? A four day work week? Naptime?! Then we get some tips on the perfect family photo for this years Christmas cards!
Today on Good Company, we discuss those snack-size devotionals to keep you fueled throughout the day-- Chicken Soup for the Soul, anyone? We also talk about one of the most beloved monsters of our time, and how he can guide you on your commute!
Even though the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month was earlier in the day, this Remembrance Day episode takes a moment to remember those who serve our country, past & present. Additionally, as the weather begins to feel more like winter, we look at the seasonal clothing change and how you're home tackles this, along with some baby trends.
The best lessons are often learned from our mistakes. Today we share the best lessons we’ve learned from such failures. We also talk about ways to observe Remembrance Day, and we reconnect with Good Company Correspondent Care Baldwin about the importance of passing on the Remembrance Day message to our kids.
Stress and anxiety are all around us. Today we share ideas on how to de-stress and take time to relax. We also discover a new treat that screams of Canadiana, and we look at the unique way that God showed two strangers that He was there for them while grieving the loss of loved ones.
Today we shared stories of lost items, and returning them to their owners! We also look at a new technology that identifies potential allergens in food, and some words of motivation for another Monday grind!
Are you the type of person to strike up a conversation with strangers? Today's Good Company Correspondent sure is; Johhny Rocket stops by to share his thoughts on the topic. We also read into Family Literacy Day, and what some families are doing to encourage literacy in their home.
Finances, work ethic, relationships-- today on Good Company, we talk about some of those life lessons that took a long time to learn! We also hear about a new fleet of environmentally-friendly garbage trucks, and Hollie shares a beautiful quote about living a meaningful life.
Tiny homes are not only a way to live a minimalist life; they can practically and effectively help others! But are they for everyone? Today we ask for your thoughts of living in a tiny home. We also look at what one ride sharing service is doing to help others, and we share some words of wisdom from one of our amazing listeners!
A new study shows that as adults, we’ve broken some of those "rules" we were taught growing up-- no eating on the couch, no sugar before bed, no TV in the bedroom... Today we ask if this is true in your home! We also review the signs of a stroke, and what to do in case you think someone is having one.
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There are so many options when it comes to playing sports. Today we look at the sports you played growing up (if any) or what you’re kids are playing. Also, some words of motivation, a workout class that's gaining a lot of attention, and we look at the story behind Jeremy Benjamin’s new single "Wonderlove."
It’s becoming more common to dine out solo-- today we found out if you're good with a table for one! We also look at a new way to view our free time, and had Robyn Roste stop by as this weeks Good Company Correspondent.
Today on Good Company, we flip the script on aging and celebrate it's inevitability! We also learn about how some fire stations are teaching kids about fire safety, and Hollie thinks up some Thursday thoughts.
The great pet debate rages on in Hollie's house! Today we ask for your stories of your first pets. We also see what a pumpkin has in common with God’s love, and we go behind some meaning of Amelia Charles' new song, "Tear Down the Walls."
The rules seem to be relaxing when we look at office etiquette, so we share what should be on the "what NOT to do at work" list. We also discuss funny ways for to-be-parents to prep for a baby, and we get a reminder about the importance of sharing your story.
It’s here-- cold and flu season! Today we look at Doctor's Notes, and why you should feel guilt-free about taking those sick days. We also talk about election day, and things we can do to curb our anxieties.
"What would you say your strengths are?" is a question you've probably heard during a job interview. Today we take a closer look at that question; we also hear about Hollie's worst job interview, and our Good Company Correspondent Johnny Rocket swings by to share his thoughts on the topic! We also found out what one group of young people are doing to help reduce single use plastics.
There are lots of ways to create lasting family memories; in this episode we share our favourite family pastimes! We also look at some words of wisdom (it is a Wednesday, after all!), and look at some science behind the benefits of music classes during childhood.
Today on Good Company, we share our stories of when a mix up turned into a blessing. We also look at some words that carry a lot of encouragement, and learn of a new kind of vending machine to feed your brain!
We take a moment today to reflect on things in our life that we are thankful for! We also learn about Lego's new pilot project; and now that Thanksgiving is wrapping up, we take a look at our Winter Checklist!
As we head into a Thanksgiving Long Weekend, we took some time to look at the ways we can build gratitude into our lives. We also hear about the dress that tells a story of courage, and Good Company Correspondent Orijin stops by to talk gratitude and elections!
Today on Good Company, we talk about writing letters to those we admire-- and what happened when one young girl wrote to her favourite author! Then we share some reminders about how to live your life, and we examine the "Right to Repair" movement.
Nightlights, lullabies, prayers… today we look at what we’ve done to help our children defeat their over-active imagination at night! We also discover a new benefit of keeping hydrated, and hear some tips on happiness :)
As we prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, we take a look at some "must-have" dishes in your house! We also get a reminder of our blessings, and see a real life example of something that was worth the wait!
The uses for duct tape are truly endless! Today we share our strangest uses for this remarkable material. We also hear about a study regarding age-related diseases, and we get some helpful context about what God says, vs what we say.
The doorbells are ringing, and the cookies are here! It's fundraising time, and we share our favourite fundraising tips and activities. Then we talk about an all-star Super-Mom from Jamaica, and we have a quick chat about motherhood with our new Good Company Correspondent, Care Baldwin!
Social media has turned into a place to buy and sell things, but it's not always reliable! Today on Good Company we come up with some guidelines to keep us safe in the social-media-marketplace. We also learn about a new development in cancer detection, and we investigate the personality type between introvert and extrovert.
Random acts of kindness can happen anywhere, at anytime-- today we highlight a kind plumber, as well as some of our own stories of people helping us out. We also looked at some words of wisdom, and discover some hidden benefits of martial arts-- especially for kids!
As the weather changes and we get ready for Thanksgiving, we talk about our favourite comfort foods for the fall season! Then Hollie teaches us another lesson from nature (this time, from a wolf pack!), and hear about God's message for Hollyn as she wrote her song "Isaac".
We’ve all heard the stories of ‘bad bosses’, so today we highlight the cool things our bosses have done for us! We also examine the connection between plastic and laundry, and share some phrases to tell ourselves to when we feel discouraged.
How long are you willing to wait when it comes to fast-food? Today we share our stories of patience (or lack thereof)! We also share an uplifting story of one young girl who had no one to play with at recess, and a great reality check on staying late at work.
Communication methods have changed thanks to such innovations as the text message and the smartphone, and that transition comes with a steep learning curve. Today we recall our funny text mishaps, and we ask what love really means.
It’s true… little eyes are watching you! As a parent, it can be pretty eye-opening as to what your kids see when they start to imitate you. We share these stories, plus some tips on building self-esteem in our children, and more great words to live by!
Today on Good Company, we share our mother / daughter vacation stories and ideas after discovering this could be great way to reduce stress! We also explain how Internet games are helping the environment, Hollie shares another idea for an affordable date night, and we provide a few reasons to help you fall in love with Mondays!
People are more attached to things they make themselves-- today, we talk about the things we’ve created that we LOVE! We also look at the challenges of parenting in 2019 compared to generations past, and Johnny Rocket stopped by as our Good Company Correspondent for the week.
"What advice would you give to teenagers?" Recently, this question has gone viral on the internet. Today on Good Company, we shared our thoughts and advice for today's teens. We also find some dangers lurking in the kitchen, and hear some words of wisdom.
Today we celebrate the heroes in our lives! We also look at the downside of bringing your lunch to work, and the upside of a text sent to the wrong number.
~ "I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people."
Maya Angelou ~
Studies show that a fun toy will engage children no matter what generation! Today we reflect on our favourite toys growing up. We also look at ways to help our children discover a deeper faith in God, and hear from Love and The Outcome’s Jodi and Chris about how they wrote "You Got This."
We've all had moments that change our lives forever. Today on Good Company, we shared our life-changing moments! We also find out how a community came together for young families going into a new phase of life, and Hollie tells us four things to remember about God.
Good Company Correspondent, Orijin, is back at it again and we’re talking education today-- it is SO important to keep learning! We also look at meals your kids can make for themselves, and we share our stories of when someone we love surprised us!
It can be awkward when you don’t know what to wear to an event. In this episode, we share those moments where we missed the mark and either over or under-dressed. We also find out about some more humanitarian efforts for those affected by Hurricane Dorian, and some words of encouragement to get you through to the weekend.
Things just aren’t built to last these days, so today we share our stories where old is better than new. We also revisit the age old question “How was school today?” And Hollie's got more clever church signs for you!
"You are what you eat," they say-- and it’s true! Today we look at what our parents did to get us to eat healthy growing up. We also find out five changes we can make in our lives to help decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s, and discover a new twist on back to school photos.
With the average commute time increasing, we ask how long it takes you to get to work-- how do you pass the time? We also find out the top cities in the world to live in, and share some motivation on a Motivational Monday!
The numbers are in-- we are spending more money on dates than ever before! Today we share our favourite date memories with our significant others. Then we introduce our new Good Company Correspondent Care Baldwin, and reflect on our attitude in life.
Inspired by a group of seniors sharing advice with students, we share our own advice and see how it compares. We also hear about how one teacher is changing the culture in her classroom, and what technology is doing to our our patience!
Studies show that it is important for parents to take kid-free vacations, so we dream together of where we would go, OR where we have gone. Then we discuss a new kind of clothing material that will charge your phone, and we pass along some words of confidence-- just in case you're in need of more mid-week motivation!
It's official-- school has started! Today on Good Company, we ask about your back-to-school traditions. Do you drop the kids off at school? How about a first-day-photo? Then we provide some creative school-lunch ideas, and describe what one man is doing for veterans across the United States.
Happy New Year! Well, new school year, anyways. As we celebrate New School Year’s Eve, we look at our goals for the upcoming year. Then we share some random acts of kindness, and discover a new Canadian-made technology that will provide renewable energy and keep the air clean!
Did you get everything checked off your summer to-do list? Today we reflect on the summertime bucket list, and all the things we did (or didn't) accomplish. Then we talk about a new app that annoys you're kid into answering the phone, and Good Company Correspondent Robyn Roste joins us for a conversation about the Fruits of the Spirit, and the veggies in the garden.
Would you follow the trend of using bribes to motivate your children? Today we share stories of whether or not we’ve used that tactic. Then we cover some useful items you could have used in college, and some tips for turning that hobby into a side business!
How do you feel about having a dog in the office? Studies show that having them around the workplace could have some interesting effects. We also look at a new line of Barbie dolls, and examine signs you may be an introvert!
When it comes to sleep, we fall into two categories-- light sleeper, and heavy sleeper. We take a look at the craziest thing you’ve ever slept through, or that has woken you up. Then we talk about why asking this generation of kids "what do you want to be when you grow up" may be a pointless exercise, and we highlight notes of repentance and the hidden importance of writing an apology.
For most of us, there was a specific moment when we realized "I'm officially an adult." Today we reflect on that moment, as well as take a look at signs tomake you smile, and we revisit the back-to-school sleep schedule!
Most people have an item they MUST travel with. Today on Good Company, we ask what those must-haves are on your travels. We also discuss beauty being in the eye of the beholder, and Good Company Correspondent Johnny Rocket pops by for a deep conversation about life changing moments.
Most people have at least one household chore they do NOT look forward to. Today we look at the top 5 least favourite chores, and ask what your's are! We also find out the going rate for teeth collected by the ‘tooth fairy’ and share some more words of encouragement.
Cell phones are synonymous with modern life, but do you remember when you got your first cell phone? Today we talk about when the right time is to get your child a cell phone. We also find some truth behind the old adage "An apple a day," and look at what it means for a middle school student to be in "The Bubble."
Mispronounced words-- we hear them all the time! Today we share words we either mispronounce or the mispronunciations that really bother us. We also look at things we worry about as parents that really don't matter, and ideas that will help us as we try to get motivated this week!
Customer Rewards programs-- we've all got a points card for something, and today we ask about what cool things you've received or done with those points! We also celebrate a random act of kindness at a New York coffee shop, share some words of encouragement about comfort, and we find a few new ways to stop saying "sorry!"
Take some time to laugh today-- it's "National Tell A Joke Day," so we shared our favourites on-air! We also mention some words of motivation and Good Company Correspondent, Orijin, stops by for a deep conversation about doubt and faith.
Making time to relax is important-- so important, it has it's own "National Day of"! To celebrate, we share our favourite ways to relax. Then we ask about foods you used to dislike (but now you do!), and highlight another sun safety reminder.
We do our best as parents to teach our children life-lessons, but sometimes they don’t go as planned! Today we share our blunders in life-lessons, we find out what screen-time is doing to our childrens' eye health, and Hollie discovers a "superfood" you don’t actually eat!
One of the great things about summer is the opportunity to do something you haven’t done in forever! Today we ask when those opportunities arise for you, we check out a new social media challenge that can lead to some interesting surprises, and Hollie fights off some Z's while explaining a new way to improve your sleep.
Give a high-5 to the sibling-in-the-middle-- it's National Middle Child Day! Today we reflect on being / growing up with the middle-child. Then we hear some words of motivation, a listener shares a funny Church sign, and we look at a study about how children want to spend time with their parents.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and many may argue that it’s the best tasting as well! We share what our favourite breakfast meals are, as well as some words of wisdom, and we find out what one community did to help a young boy who couldn’t play outside. We also hang out for a bit with Good Company Correspondent, Johnny Rocket!
'Tis the season to take off for vacation! Today on Good Company we talk about one young man who has traveled over twenty-thousand kilometers with his Grandma-- all because she'd never seen the ocean! We also celebrate our furry feline friends on this International Cat Day, and discover just how important creativity is to a child's development.
We have some fun today sharing stories of precariously packaged parcels on this Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day! We also discuss how one barber is going to break a Guinness World Record this back to school season, and what one Canadian city is doing to slow-down drivers in school zones!
The average time spent at a job has decreased again, so today we talked about how long you’ve been at your job. How do you compare to the average of 3 years? We also shared our favourite summertime treats to cool us down, and then we share with you some words of encouragement.
Imagine a shop that worked on an "honesty policy." It works in many rural communities, so we discuss as to whether or not it would work in a more urban setting. We also find how much time you need to spend with a pet to relieve stress-- and how would you like to see a "Friendliness Discount" at restaurants for treating the servers with kindness?
They say that watching TV requires a little more work than it used to-- today we share our TV watching habits! We also hear about the story behind Phil Wickham's new song "Till I Found You", and learn about some useful advances in electric car technology.
Remember a while back when kids were eating laundry detergent? How about planking? Join us in head-scratching as we recall some of those "why-on-Earth-would-anyone-do-that" trends! We also celebrate Father-in-laws, and we ring the bell for being a survivor!
Time for some motivation as we kick off a new week, and we find out the number one trait women look for in a partner-- it may surprise you! We also hear from you about what you look(ed) for in your significant other, we discover a new form of therapy, and we express ways to tell your kids to “Stop Crying” without being so blunt.
Being stranding somewhere is never convenient, but it can lead to some pretty amazing stories of Good Samaritans coming to our rescue. We hear your stories of Good Samaritans, as well as the story of what one man is doing to give mobility & freedom to people in his community. And for the first time ever, we welcome GC Correspondent Anita Wing Lee to the show!
It's a packed show today! We share stories of internships & interns we've worked with, we go hunting for the most popular cup of coffee, and we discover a new technology that can provide clean drinking water anywhere on Earth! All that, and some words of wisdom to carry you through to the weekend.
It would seem the work dress code is getting more casual. Today we ask if that rings true in your workplace, and provide some tips to beat the heat without the AC. And we celebrate another "National Day Of", no matter how nonsensical it may be!
It's not unusual to have someone over to watch your place while you're gone-- care for the pets, water the plants, and pick up the mail. Sometimes it doesn't go so smoothly, though. Today on Good Company we share stories of house-sitting mishaps! We also learn a few tips and tricks to speed up meal prep in the kitchen, and find out where happiness has been hiding this whole time!
As parents, we'll do anything to avoid waking the baby. Today we talk about those tactics, including ridiculous spy-movie acrobatics! We also find out how a young girl from Calgary caught the attention of a prestigious medical journal, and we discuss some practical ways to help those going through a life-season change.
It's a Friday night! Maybe it's even date night?! Today we look at how often you go on a date night, and ask who usually plans the date night. Then our good friend and Good Company Contributer Orijin stops by to say "howdy", and discuss the legacy we all leave behind when we pass. Then on a lighter note, we take a Canadian look at how to say "good-bye" to friends.
Today we’re talking about the best customer service experience you’ve ever had! We also look at some fun summer-time life-hacks, and look at 4 little-known facts that suggest the trustworthiness of the Bible.
Happy World Emoji Day! In this episode we celebrate our favourite emojis. Then we find out what is causing our brains to literally shrink, and we look at the new air travel rights we should all know about before hopping on our next flight.
Plenty of national and international conversations have been had about single-use plastics. Today we find out what two young girls are doing to help as well as a scientist's discovery about breaking down plastics in landfills. We also gathered your home remedies to help take the itch out of bug bites!
We’ve all said it, our kids have said it-- “I’m bored!” Today we talk about how you respond to boredom as a parent, as well as a reminder about dealing with stress. And if you’re going thrift shopping today, we've got some hot tips to make the most of your experience!
Has a map ever lead you astray? It's happened to all of us-- today we share our stories of getting lost. Then Hollie shares a story about some new ‘neighbours’ she has, and what they reminded her about worrying. And of course, our long-awaited Good Company Contributor Robyn Roste is back!
On this National "Cheer Up the Lonely" Day, we share stories of someone cheering us up when we're feeling lonely. We also discover a new app that is saving lives, and take a look at another live action Disney film!
Oh, the lengths we've gone to keep our kids sleeping soundly! Today we find out what you’ve done, as well as what one man invented to avoid waking up his daughter. We also have a fun ‘pro-napper’ tip for you, and talk about why Moms (and Dads too!) are still tired after a full night sleep.
There are lots of talents out there, and now the love of science is centre stage. Today we celebrate your talents, as well as discover a new summer drink for those hot days. There's also some new limited addition sneakers out… and their mismatched!
There are plenty of negative stories about airlines these days, so today we highlight a positive moment for one traveller. We also learn about a young man with a special gift, and we take a moment to dream about what we would do for others if we had $10,000 to give away.!
With the new changes to the school curriculum which include financial literacy, today we highlight the ways we were taught about money and the ways we're teaching our kids. Then Johnny Rocket joins us as our Good Company contributor for the week, and we talk about a school in Winnipeg that wrote a book to make the Truth and Reconciliation movement more kid-friendly!
This was a staple in our house growing up, but it has since become less common... the Family Dinner! In this episode we hear some great ideas to get the family together again for mealtime. We also catch up with what one school district is doing to feed their students this summer, and look at some ideas to help make your next event a success!
The classic family road trip is always accompanied by some fun car games! In this episode, we look at ways to pass the time on a long road trip with your kids. We also hear about Chelsea Amber's favourite part of her new single "Mosaic", and we highlight an Ontario community that broke a World Record this past weekend!
It's so easy to get caught up comparing what you have to what your neighbour has-- especially as new parents. "How come their kid can do long division but mine can't?" In this episode we keep it real and have a laugh at some of these moments, and in the process, discover one of the smartest toddlers in the world! We also look at some great skills that require zero talent, and we check out some funny / inspiring Church signs.
As we head into the Canada Day long weekend, Good Company Contributor Orijin spoke with us about multiculturalism and family history in our wonderful country. We also discuss some new guidelines regarding screen time for kids this summer, and we look at some easy to make meals to take to the cottage!
Throwback Thursday! Do you remember logging off the internet so someone could use the phone? Or when Bob Saget was the only source of funny cat videos? Today we reminisce for those of us that grew up in the 80's and 90's! We also break down the art of the perfect handshake, and discuss ways to help those around us struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for PTSD Awareness Day.
On this Wisdom Wednesday we think of advice we would have given to our 20 year old selves. We also talk about how upbeat music can help while working out, and see a thoughtful gift get flipped onto the giver!
Nature is an awe-inspiring site to behold. In this episode we highlight some of the incredible things you’ve seen in nature. We also learn a little more info about UV rays to help us keep safe in the sun this summer, and we find out about one young man's efforts to help those who may have accessibility and financial difficulties.
Friday means we get to hang out with another Good Company contributor! Today we welcome Johnny Rocket to the show and talk about your favourite memories of summer camp, then we leave you with some words of wisdom for the week!
Traveling can create some incredible memories. In today's episode we share stories of our crazy or strange travel experiences. We also talk about women making women stronger, and there was an officially-unofficial statement from Michael Tait of DC Talk that is quite exciting for fans!
We are at the start of wedding season, and there is a lot of etiquette to keep in mind! Today we look at whether or not you should buy a gift if you can’t attend the wedding. We also discuss a new development that could help with blood donations, and we review some tips to keep your pets safe this summer!
As we gear up for the end of the school year, we look at some new and classic year end school traditions. We also look at what some schools are doing as an alternative to phys-ed credits, and a new way to help children improve their reading skills!
Celebrations are happening all around us as of late, so we take a look at those events and milestones you’re celebrating. We also learn of a new initiative one restaurant is using to encourage more conversations, and a new way to nap!
Today we reflect on a week that was heavy with major sporting events, and discuss the life lessons we've learned from sports over the years. We also discover a secret to living long by picking up the pace a little bit! And last but certainly not least, we catch up with the "Legendary" John Cooper of Skillet to talk about music and faith.
As we get closer to Fathers’ Day, we look at signs you may be reaching peak Dad status! We also have a baby announcement, learn of new ways to help premature babies develop, and we look at what it means to be a glass-half-full kind of person.
Do you have any picky eaters in your household? Today we share our ideas to hide nutrients in the foods we make. We also look at signs of stress in the workplace, and discover a clever idea that may have you planting your throw-away coffee cups in the ground.
The government is moving towards banning single use plastic… what clever things have you done in your home to help reduce such waste? Also, we look at the common mistakes made by couples, and we discover the least expensive instrument in the world!
It’s been suggested that there is a link between doing chores in childhood, and being successful later on in life. Today we look at how we each tackle chores at home or when we were growing up. We also take a look at what they are doing in the Netherlands to promote cycling instead of driving, and what was once a social media term is now becoming an actual thing!
Communication is so important. Today, we look at the languages we speak (or would love to learn) and we find out what one school did to help their students communicate. Then we chat with this week's Good Company contributor, Robyn Roste, about kindness and why people aren't kind more often. Oh, and Hollie connects dental health and mental health (yes, there is a connection!).
As the weather warms up, we finally get to do those physical activities that we love to do outdoors! In this episode we ask what your favourite outdoor summer activity is, and we talk about a mysterious discovery in a small Alberta town. Oh, and you'll NEVER guess how much coffee it takes to mess up your heart-health. At least, according to one study...
In prep for the summer, we start to put together our summer bucket list with fun activities for the family! We also look at having peace in the midst of our busyness, and find out another fun-but-overfilling fact about eating a meal with a group of people.
Today we celebrate the things we do well. What's something you're really good at? We also take a look at Lindsey Minaker's latest single “Mountains”, and we may have found a lettuce-substitute for your summer salads!
Happy Friday! James Kurtis joins us on Good Company to share about life in radio, and his 100th episode of Between the Grooves. We also discuss the “battle of the thermostat” and who is winning it in your house. Lastly, we get a heart-felt update about Jeopardy host Alex Trebek regarding his battle against cancer.
A penny saved is a penny earned… nickels, dimes, and quarters too! Today we talk about loose change, and finding money in strange places. What's the most amount of money you've ever found? We also discuss a creative new way to encourage others, and a new fitness World Record has been set by a women from Montreal!
Some smiles today, as we're halfway to the weekend! Today we share some clever Church-sign wisdom. Also, they say dating your partner is important no matter what phase of the relationship you're in, so today we ask how often you get a date night. Oh, and Raptors move over… the Splash is hittin’ the court!
Today we look at some of those mundane tasks you love to do that others may not be a fan of. We also look at some ways to love those around us, including that fickle indoor plant! A new piece of tech could help us be better plant parents.
It's graduation season, and we discuss what one college alumni did for "his class". What sort of gifts did you get after graduation? We also look at a possible downside of energy-efficient LED lighting, and a definitive upside of being a volunteer!
We have a special Good Company Contributor hanging out today. President of Faith Strong Today, Matt Caine! We get to dive into the heart of Faith Strong Today and his passion for using media to offer positive and encouraging messages to others. We also talk about some unique fashion choices thanks to inspiration from former President George HW Bush, we discuss the incredible feat of a young man who leads a great example of perseverance, and we look at what Robyn Roste has to say about patience in her latest blog post on Faith Strong Today.
Happy hump day! Today we highlight a Wisdom Wednesday quote from Audrey Hepburn. We also revisit that one piece of encouragement/guidance we were given that has shaped who we have become. And that advice you got from your parents about eating your veggies may actually pay off!
Oh, the things we do while sleep deprived! In this episode of Good Company we share stories of the crazy things we’ve done while tired. We also celebrate bus drivers; one in particular after the incredible thing she did. Then we look at Robin Roste's encouraging article about Lecre's recent trip to prison… to remind inmates about God’s love?!
We’ve got food on our minds today as we talk about how often we visit restaurants as a family. We also talk about those pre-portioned dinner-in-a-box deliveries, and get John Crist’s hilarious take on them. Then we discover an app for new parents, and techniques to help build our children's confidence levels.
With the long weekend ahead, we look at the three activities you're most likely to be doing. Then we talk about sprucing up the home with the latest trends, and Johnny Rocket stops by as this week's Good Company Contributor!
We learn a lot growing up at home. Today, we look at those unforgettable lessons we learned growing up and the difference between trust and worry. And if you’re tackling your garden during the upcoming long weekend, we've got suggestions for healthy fruits and veggies to plant.
Graduation season is fast approaching. In this episode we give advice to the graduates in our lives. Also, we look at some board / card games we may have been playing incorrectly our entire lives, and ask how much is too much for a cup of coffee?
‘Tis the season to start cleaning, sorting, and selling-- it's garage sale time! Today we compare garage sales to online/app sales. We also look at the top airlines in the world, and put the spotlight on a new real life superhero.
What’s in a name? In celebration of the birth and naming of Baby Sussex, today we share the reason why we were given our names and what they mean. We also find some abysmal statistics about making friends later on in life, and how to say prayers that will "stick" with our children!
It’s that time of the week again… I get to hang out with another Good Company contributor! Orijin joins me today to talk about Mother’s Day and how it can be both a joyful and difficult day. We also share stories of running into people we know in the most random places!
We all know that it’s good to keep learning, so today we look at some of those things you've always wanted to learn, and see what they are doing in South Korea to help people live out their dreams. Then we hear what one Hollywood couple has done to make their marriage work, and discuss things you can do to be happier.
‘Tis the season for allergies and graduation, so we tackle both today! We find out how long allergy season will be, and as the school year comes to a close, we talk gift ideas for the teachers and professors in your life. We also find out what you would trade in exchange for a perfect night's sleep!
We’ve all done it. I did it this past weekend! We call them "guilty purchases." Today we look at our most memorable guilty purchases. We also look at some new foods to try this summer and tips to be more efficient while working!
The world today is constantly making advances in technology. The possibilities are endless! In this episode, we dream of robots that could take care of our least favourite tasks. We also hear from Good Company contributor Robyn Roste to continue the conversation about Fruit of the Spirit. This week, we chat about patience. And we catch up with the Newsboys about their most recent single, "Greatness of our God."
Advice is great, but sometimes we're inundated with too much! Today, we look at the best piece of advice anyone has given you about relationships. We also discover some tips and tricks to getting that perfect family picture, and we get a password reminder on this World Password Day!
It's May at last! Today we talk about bucket lists, and some new (even death-defying) things to add to it. We also celebrate the recent attention Canada's new $10 bank note is getting, and take a look at what's coming up for artist Lauren Daigle.
Did you hear about the names Disney wanted to call the 7 Dwarves? I’m glad they went with the ones they did. Speaking of names, the running tally of top baby names for 2019 is out, and the types of names may surprise you! You may also be surprised to hear some of the crazy excuses people have used to avoid going to the gym or working out. They are quite creative!
You never know what will set a child off. In this episode we share our stories of the meltdowns our children have had over illogical reasons. We also discuss how even a slight difference in your sleep schedule can impact you the next day, and we look at a recent article from Anita Wing Lee on demonstrating your faith on social media.
In today's Good Company podcast, we welcome back Raquel Benzacar Savatti of Israel Bonds Canada! We also discover some hidden benefits of dandelions, and come up with a unique DIY Mothers Day gift idea. Then we hear from Pastor John Noble who shares what it was like to witness the miracle that happened to John Smith, subject of the new movie "Breakthrough"!
Have you ever had someone come to your rescue, or vice versa? In this episode we look at those stories where we have been able to lend a hand in a timely situation. We also revisit what Joyce Myers said recently about the balance between having problems and having enough faith.
Happy Administrative Professions’ Day! Today we celebrate the unsung heroes in the workplace. We also speak with Dean Ellis for Part 3 of What to Wear Wednesday! He brings more fashion ideas to our final installment of Spring 2019 fashion tips. We also talk food, and the most popular meals!
Easter is over, and the house is full of leftovers and colourful hard-boiled eggs. Today we come up with some Easter-egg recipes, we hear why Jeff Catto wrote "Every Season," and we ask you the question: What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
Happy Easter Monday! In this episode, we take a look at your favourite Christian movies, as well as Time’s Top 100 Influential People of 2019! Then we discuss what we can do as families to help reduce, reuse, and recycle for Earth day.
Every family has special Easter traditions and today, we take a look at a few of them. We also have another Good Company contributor swing by. Robyn Roste chats with us about Peace as we continue our conversation on the Fruits of the Spirit.
It’s as though people these days are either too busy, too tired, or both! Today we highlight some clever solutions to unlock more energy through the day! We also highlight some artist news - some good, some bad...
It is amazing the number of people who started off in the workforce by joining the fast-food industry. In this episode we talk about your first job, and get ready for another What to Wear Wednesday! Dean Ellis is back for the 2nd of our 3 part spring fashion series.
There are some things that our kids will never have to deal with when it comes to technology, and the challenges that came with it. In this episode, we reminisce about technological-annoyances of yore! We also highlight where technology has been able to help bring back happy memories of days gone by.
We’re all about "words" today! Orijin pops by to talk about the power of the words we use, and we reminisce about those words that we or our children mispronounce. We also hear from Zack Williams about why he wrote the song "Survivor".
Remember that really awesome teacher you had? We all had one! In today's episode we share why these teachers were so memorable. We also take a look at the new movie "Breakthrough", and reflect on the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy and the message Chaplain Sean Brandow shared.
A new challenge is out there! It’s called the ‘No Buy Challenge”, so today we highlight ways to curb the spending in our day to day lives. We also discover a way to bird watch indoors and we hear from another Good Company contributor! This week Johnny Rocket and I talk about the big milestone we reached this past Wednesday.
It’s amazing the things we can accomplish when we don’t know we aren’t suppose to do them! Today we look at a moment from history where a cool discovery was made, and we find out what singer/songwriter Jen Ledger feels is the most important thing in the world.
We also talk pizza… because I love pizza. And there are some pretty unique toppings out there!
Today we settle the debate… is the youngest child really the funniest in the family? We may or may not come to any conclusions, but the stories are great! We also discuss your harmless April Fool's pranks from yesterday, and discover meaning behind the song "Symphony" by Switch (feat. Dillon Chase).
Kids can do the most creative things as bedtime routines, but they usually end up taking a long time! We look at your favourite stories of kids stalling bedtime, as well as some of the best pranks that you’ve done / had done to you!
Apparently, we don’t know our neighbours as well as we once did. Do you know your neighbours? Would you feel comfortable borrowing things from them? We also welcome back Raquel Benzacar Savatti, Director and CEO of Israel Bonds Canada, to talk about some amazing advances Israel is making on the technology front.
Spring has sprung and love is in the air! In this episode, we share our stories of when we knew our significant other was "the one". We also talk about transferring dance skills into everyday life, and the last of an iconic movie rental store.
Superheroes are a big deal-- especially at the box office! Today we put a price on your favourite superpower and we talk with Good Company contributor Robyn Roste about "superpowers" of the Fruit of the Spirit… namely Joy!
Since it’s the first official full day of Spring, we take a look at all the signs around you that tell you spring has sprung! We also celebrate along with students as they prepare for post-secondary education and take a look at California's emergence from a seven year drought!
In this episode we examine the age old question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Are you actually doing that job today? We also look at the new journey one woman found herself on when she started following her passion!
We've all witnessed social media fails… or maybe we’ve done a few ourselves! Today we look at getting rid of the Pinterest pressure, and celebrate the fact that we tried. We also talk about some of the benefits of coffee… besides helping me stay awake throughout the day!
Did you know that listening to music can help with memory retention? Today we talk about your favourite music to listen to when you need to concentrate or remember. We also talk about the upcoming Juno Awards, and Good Company contributor Orijin pops in to talk about his favourite genre!
Happy National Pi day! Even though it’s spelled differently, is there really a bad time to talk about pie? We ask about your favourite pies and we discover what some people feel is the secret to their happy marriage.
Happy International Women’s Day! We talk about the women in your life who have inspired you, Johnny Rocket pops by, we go through some of the new Disney movies to watch out for in 2019, AND we look at the differences between ‘hope’ and ‘expectations’.
Lots of ground to cover after another weekend! We talk about aging, and whether having children can slow down the aging process. Then we get your thoughts on combining nursing homes and daycares, and how age doesn’t stop you from being a hero!
In light of all the talk this week about the dangers of the internet, we look at some online safety tips. We also get to hang out with Good Company contributor Robin Roste, where we chat about the Fruit of the Spirit-- starting off with ‘love’.
Happy National Sleeping in Public Day! To celebrate, we share our stories of sleeping in public: on the bus, in an airplane, in a car-- even at work!? We also talk about baby teeth, and how much to put under the pillow when they finally wiggle out!
As we get older, our taste in food changes. Today on the podcast we remember those foods we loved or didn’t love as a child and now the opposite is true! We also talk about new Olympic sports and an experiment one mom did with her family.
Did you hear the one about the red cardinal? Sounds like the start of a joke, but it’s the start of a wonderful sign from heaven for two sisters. We’ll talk about the heavenly signs you’ve seen and we’ll be speaking with special guest Raquel Benzacar Savatti, Director/CEO of Israel Bonds Canada.
Today on the podcast, we tackle financial education! Well, perhaps just a fraction of it. Do you give your children an allowance and/or did you get an allowance growing up? A lot of people have different ideas on what is the right way of doing this. Also, we have some baby news!
Everyone seems to be having gender reveal parties these days. Today we talk about your thoughts on gender reveals (yah/nah), a little heart health for the men, and some wisdom for your Wednesday… or any day.
As the month of love continues, we dive into the 5 love languages (Dr. Gary Chapman) to see what our love languages are and we chat with Orijin, one of our regular guests to chat about his new engagement, music and love!
Today on a Good Company, we shared some ideas on how to make new friends when you’re older for ‘national make a friend day’. We also find ways to declutter your inbox and computer for national clean your computer day!
Today on the February 8th episode of Good Company, we talk about that dream job or job you feel passionate about doing. Plus, our first Good Company contributor joins the show as we speak with Johnny Rocket of the Why Me Project podcast!
On today’s episode, we talk about the things you didn’t need until you saw them. Brooke Nicholls and Steve Lensink add their two cents via the Between the Grooves podcast, sharing a particular piece of vintage technology that Steve got to help him stay present.
Today on Good Company, we talk about getting rid of all those excuses that are holding you back from finally doing that thing you feel a) called to do b) want to do c) know you should do! What is that thing you’d like to do, but excuses are getting in the way?
Over the weekend, the Toronto Maple Leafs honoured the Canadian Armed Forces with an emotional pre-game puck drop. What a surprise for the Hillson family! What has been your biggest/best surprise ever?