Tag Archives: happiness

Choosing to be happy

In a recent post, Bucket lists, quests, and meaning in life, I explored the theory that there is more happiness in the pursuit of a personal goal or quest than in the accomplishment itself. Chris Guillebeau described this convincingly and … Continue reading

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A tribute to my chosen country: Happy Canada Day, Canada!

As I mentioned in my previous blog, Freedom to choose, most of us make decisions that impact our lives all the time. Sometimes our decisions turn out to be inspired, other times not so much so. Sometimes they turn out … Continue reading

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Freedom to choose

I’ve been mulling over the challenges we face when we find ourselves having to rely on others for some (or all) aspects of our lives after having been independent for as long as we can remember. After having made our … Continue reading

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Bucket lists, quests, and meaning in life

In communicating with a colleague of mine about a work-related matter the other day (I know I’m retired, don’t ask!), I came to learn that she was in Las Vegas for a long weekend with her 88-year old mother, because … Continue reading

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Losing my innocence at 70

For the first 70 years of my life, starting in the immediate aftermath of World War II, I really did believe that the world was progressing towards a common goal, one of peace and prosperity for all. Not just for … Continue reading

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The votes are in and … money is not what brings happiness

Earlier this week, an article appears in Canada’s self-proclaimed national newspaper (which no longer provides print copies here in Atlantic Canada!) that immediately caught my attention: “Money really isn’t everything: The surprising new ranking of Canada’s happiest – and most … Continue reading

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Reflections from a week of doing nothing

The title of this post may sound like I have started getting serious about meditation and am about to reveal some intriguing beginner’s insights. Sorry, but not even close. I have spent the first week of the New Year doing … Continue reading

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