Category Archives: Grace

The Healing Power of Gratitude

My dad was born during the Great Depression in Cumberland, near Courtney and Comox on Vancouver Island. He lost his father in early childhood, and his mother was left with six children to raise on her own. Though she was … Continue reading

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Say What Needs to be Said: The Positive Potential of Your Relationships

On Thursday, November 24th at 7 pm, I’ll be speaking on the topic of healthy relationships at the Tommy Douglas Library 7311 Kingsway (at Walker Avenue). This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice and the … Continue reading

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The gifts that give back

At one time or another, we all think about ourselves when we give to others. That’s perfectly fine when your gift is a shared experience: a nice meal, a concert or a movie. You’re celebrating your relationship and saying “I … Continue reading

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Write Your Own Life Story

As children, we are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and when we are young, we make our plans. Life intervenes. People come and go into our lives; relationships change and end. We make decisions … Continue reading

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Achieve Your Positive Potential at Any Age

On Thursday, September 10th, 2015, I spoke to an enthusiastic audience of over 200 brought together by the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care in this season’s first Dialogue on Aging.  I talked about how we are co-authors of our own … Continue reading

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Achieve Your Positive Potential

Our kids expect to be asked, “What do you want to be when you’ve grown up?” In our first two decades, life is not just about being but becoming: learning, growing and anticipating new experiences. We recognize the constant change … Continue reading

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Did you win the lottery?

I have a funny habit of buying the occasional lottery ticket and not checking the numbers, knowing full well that winning tickets are worthless after one year. Lotteries foster magical thinking. We like to dream. What would you do with … Continue reading

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