Monthly Archives: November 2012

Don’t Live on the Surface of Life

How much do we live on the surface of life? Sometimes life on the surface seems easier. Health care on the surface would go for the quick fix. Instead of going to the trouble of making an appointment – or … Continue reading

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What Parenting Has Taught Me

Though we think we are the teachers and it is our children who are growing, parenting is an endless growth experience. In spite of my best intentions, I made mistakes. I did my best to be fair. I certainly didn’t … Continue reading

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How My Children Inspire Me

When I became a parent, I became a better person. I learned to love unconditionally – omniconditionally. From the moment I first held my son in my arms, I recognized the unfathomable responsibility and honour with which I had been … Continue reading

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Screening Mammograms: When Should You Begin?

In a recent article on breast cancer screening, I noted recent changes in the recommendations of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. The national organization did not recommend regular screening mammograms for women under the age of 50. … Continue reading

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Soul Friends Remind You of Your Dreams

Stan is one of my soul friends. We’ve known each other since he moved to Burnaby in grade 9. Though we each went on divergent career paths, we are both writers at heart. We shared our greatest aspirations . . … Continue reading

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