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How do we find purpose in our lives, even when we’re considered “medium-old”?

Recently an item appeared in my email from a national retirees association, definitively labelling my age group as “medium-old”. I ask you?! According to this retirees’ newsletter, the senior years are broken down into “young-old” age (65-74) and “medium-old” age … Continue reading

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Small Talk – better for your health than Vitamin C?!

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine mentioned she’d heard a radio piece that revealed a surprising fact: small talk is good for you. [She also mentioned that she thought it’d be a good topic for a blog … Continue reading

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A little humour (humor) to start off the Labour (Labor) Day Weekend

There are some serious topics to ponder when considering the root of Labour Day and also the beginning of a new school year. However, today isn’t that day. I’ve been saving up some light material to share, and what better … Continue reading

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Lessons for a happy life according to dogs – and cats

Time to take another break from thinking too hard and worrying too much about the state of our world. Let’s turn our attention to some of the good things in life, our pets. Lately a heartwarming tale about a young … Continue reading

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Gurdeep of the Yukon: Dancing to spread joy, hope, and positivity

I’m pretty darn sure that you can’t watch Gurdeep Pandher do his Punjabi Bhangra dance without a smile of pure delight crossing your face. Bhangra dancing was originally developed for that exact reason, to spread joy.  That’s why he keeps … Continue reading

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Living and dying … and living on in those we’ve touched

We all know that dying is an inevitable part of living.  Knowing it doesn’t mean we are ever ready to lose a loved one; even though we know it’s one of the few constants in life, knowing it doesn’t make … Continue reading

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For quilters only: today’s your day!

The day we’ve all been waiting for is here. Today is International Quilting Day! All day long!! Today’s your day to finish a project you’ve been meaning to finish for some time now. Or have an excuse to do nothing … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: in a troubled world, let’s look for happiness

With so much upset all around us, we need to be able to seek happiness within ourselves.  I know that it can be easier said than done, and that it’s easier for some people than others by reason of circumstance … Continue reading

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