Category Archives: Happiness

The Privilege and Joy of Parenting

Fathers Day is not just a day to honour our dads (My own dad is my role model for kindness, generosity and resilience); it’s a time to remember the privilege and joy of being a parent. This month, as my … Continue reading

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HOW to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Since its debut in 1944, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” has been a bittersweet favourite of the holiday season. In the movie, Meet Me in St. Louis, Judy Garland sang it to cheer up Maureen O’Brien before the family’s … Continue reading

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Why I Still Believe in Santa

We live in an age of disbelief.  In a season traditionally of reverence and celebration, in recent years some may have found under their Christmas trees, Richard Dawkins’ book,“The God Delusion” and Christopher Hitchens’ “God is Not Great (subtitled “How … Continue reading

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Emotional Wellness (Davidicus Wong)

What is Emotional Wellness? A deep sense of meaning and purpose, an abiding sense of peace, the ability to manage the stress and transitions of life, awareness of your thoughts and feelings and the ability to manage them.   Why … Continue reading

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Healthy Relationships (Davidicus Wong)

  Why relationships matter Social support from friends, family and partners are key to your emotional health and resilience. Harmony in the home is essential to your wellbeing. Loving friends and family support your health. Conflicts at home, work or … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: The Holiday with Attitude

Wine may grow in value with age, but as I age, I appreciate more the value in all things. The celebration of Thanksgiving has become more meaningful with each passing year. It is the holiday with attitude – a decidedly … Continue reading

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Mastering Your Emotions

I will be speaking on the topic of finding inspiration on Saturday, March 3rd at Century House 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster. Century House’s annual Inspiration Day events run from 10 am to 1 pm. Tickets are $8.00 ($6.50 for … Continue reading

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