Category Archives: Parenting

Thanksgiving and the Power of Appreciation

What’s your favourite holiday? If you ask kids this month, they are likely to answer “Hallowe’en!” Mine is Thanksgiving. Like Christmas, it’s a time we can gather with our loved ones and express appreciation for one another, but unless you’re … Continue reading

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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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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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The Daily Management of Stress

In my last column, we saw stress as an essential part of our lives. It can be positive when it moves us to change and grow, but it affect our minds and bodies in negative ways when we are overwhelmed. … Continue reading

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The Game Changer in Life: Seeing the Best in You

I confess that whenever I came across a green bag labeled for donation after my children had cleaned their rooms, I would rummage through it. There I might find books and collectible items I thought they would treasure forever. After … Continue reading

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Love . . . the real thing

I believe we are each a unique manifestation of the divine in this world. When we are self-less, identifying less with this everchanging physical body and the elaborate personal story of endlessly conditioned thoughts and feelings that we have created … 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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