When I was a child, I had an uncanny ability to almost always win at games. These were considered games of chance, not skill. Why then were the odds stacked in my favor? I think I was lucky because [Read more…]
Have you ever heard the saying, “As Within, So Without?” It’s considered by many to be a universal truth, and it took me years to understand its meaning. As I look back on my major struggles in life, most of which seemed terribly complicated at the time, I realise now that each struggle had something important to teach me.
When I finally grasped how this universal truth works, my life gradually began to [Read more…]
Highlights of this year’s summer vacation on Grand Manan Island…such a beautiful and peaceful place…wish we were still there.
We have chosen 10 of our best photos to show you here. [Read more…]
We tend to think of exercise as being good for our heart and lungs, but did you know that being active is one of the best things you can do for your brain health?
When my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago, [Read more…]
This is a story about perseverance.
The year was 1998. We had just moved out to the country. I had always dreamed of living in the country – a nice little bungalow, a fresh-water well, a big yard with lots of grass and trees, friendly country neighbours.
One morning, I was carrying a box of books down to the basement. I stepped off the bottom step and sank into a cold, soggy, [Read more…]
Today’s article is about a topic that I believe we can all relate to. It’s about the unnecessary ‘drama’ we sometimes get drawn into. When I say ‘drama’ I’m referring to any situation where we find ourselves feeling highly emotional – in a negative way.
Here’s an example of drama. A friend calls you [Read more…]
Is there something you’ve been wanting to change about your life, but you just haven’t gotten around to it? If so, have you ever tried a 30-Day Challenge? Since discovering this approach, I now find it easier than ever to create and stick with a new positive habit.
We’ve all been in that place where we’ve decided to change a habit – whether it’s getting rid of a bad habit or starting a healthy habit. We typically stick to the change for a few days or longer, and then something happens. We get off track. We stop doing the new habit, we give up, and that’s the end of it. We’re back into our usual routine of daily living – our good old familiar comfort zone.
Starting today, [Read more…]
I also remember my great-uncle who lost his life at Vimy Ridge. I never got to meet him, as he was merely a teenager when his life ended. His name is now engraved in the Vimy Ridge memorial, along with thousands of other names.
As we take time to reflect on those who gave their lives [Read more…]
Our hearts are with you today. We support your efforts to protect your lands and to protect the water on your lands. Water is life and it deserves our respect and protection.
Water keeps us alive. Without clean water, what happens to the animals, the trees, the birds, the people? It’s time for corporate greed to take a backseat to the preservation of our environment. [Read more…]