An Age Limit on Fun

We were thrilled to have some of our nieces and nephews over for a movie night, featuring Boss Baby. (Very imaginative movie. I recommend it.) After the movie, the light of the tv shut off and the house became dark. The eight-year-old...

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Changing Your View on Change

Change has never been very easy for me. I like things the way I like them. I may be in a rut but I like my rut. It is quite comfortable to me.

However, undoubtedly, life brings change. These changes come whether I am ready for them or not....

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Road Rage

I have calmed down quite a bit in recent years. I am less reactive, less grumpy, and less volatile. Note that I said “less.” I’m not saying that I am never those things anymore. If you take a drive with me,...

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Life Lessons From Tough Places

Our family went through an especially challenging weekend. Our mom had a not-so-common type of heart attack that led to her being hospitalized for a few days, even a day in the ICU. Now that it is all over and Mom is back at home and...

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Wanting Something Isn't Enough

There are so many things that I want to do.  I want to do yoga. I want to get in better shape. I want to play the violin. I want a super well-trained dog. I want to repaint my bedroom.  But I don’t do any of these things. Why is...

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How to Get Past the Little Things to Appreciate Life

Imagine giving a Christmas gift to a loved one. You have spent some time thinking about it, and planning it out. Maybe you even created the gift yourself! On Christmas morning, you hand the gift to your loved one, so excited to see how they will...

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You Don't Have Time

I hear it all the time from family, friends, clients. Too often, I say it myself. 

“I don’t have time.”

What are we keeping so busy with? Work? Errands? Cleaning? Making more money?

What about spending time with family? How...

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Be the Person You Admire

I recently had the pleasure of being dined and entertained at Celebrations Dinner Theatre in Winnipeg. Wow! I had a blast! The acting, the dancing, the singing, the humour…I just can’t describe. Awesome. The whole cast and crew have a...

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Choose Who You Want to Be

Have you ever noticed that some food for the deepest thought comes from the simplest of places? 

I got my insight from a simple quote from one of my favourite animated films, The Iron Giant (1999). A boy finds a massive metal man that,...

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How to Find Something to Appreciate, Even When It's Hard

I went to a wedding this past weekend. It was my cousin’s wedding. My younger cousin. Yep, it hurt a bit. It’s like they knew how single I was and they didn’t even bother inviting me with a plus-one. To be the single one among so...

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