Tag Archives: inspiration

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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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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5 advantages of running in old age

Earlier this week Facebook showed me one of their “Memories” posts, reminding me of a truly family-filled Mother’s Day 10K in Toronto 5 years ago, shared with my husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, 1 brother, and 1 nephew. Pretty special. This … Continue reading

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Come From Away, Newfoundland, and walking the talk of kindness

I had intended to start a blog series on the provinces of Atlantic Canada this spring – the special region I call home – to share our rich history and scenic beauty, and maybe even entice more people to visit, … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy April Fool’s Day, and … Happy National Poetry Month!

Yes, it’s true, aside from being both Easter and April Fool’s Day (which seems a bit unseemly, but there you go), today is the start of National Poetry Month. Especially for those of us who live where every year we … Continue reading

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The Florida teens show the way on gun control

The children survivors of the Sandy Hook school massacre were too young to have a voice and their parents were drowned out. The survivors of the Las Vegas massacre found no voice against the NRA or their NRA-beholden politicians; instead they … Continue reading

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