Category Archives: Relationships

Four Ways to Give

  The perfect gift is the one most needed. This season, consider four gifts that we often take for granted. Mobility and Physical Independence Unable to stand or walk without crutches, I’ve been dependent on my family these past two … Continue reading

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The Fast Choice is Rarely the Healthy Choice – for Your Relationships, Emotions and Body

As an intern in my twenties coming off a night of call with the weight of the hospital off my shoulders, I would crave for a hashbrown and Sausage McMuffin on my way home to sleep. Though my hunger was … Continue reading

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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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Remembering and Honouring Our Mothers

Visiting the cemetery each week, reminds me of what matters most in life. When we remember whom we have loved and lost, and recognize that all lives – even our own – will someday come to an end, the multitude … Continue reading

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You Belong Here: the Positive Potential of Our Community

When my kids were young, the happiest place on Earth (besides home) was Disneyland. Now that that they’re in their twenties, our favourite place for a grown-up family vacation is Hawaii. Though we’re all Vancouver-born, Hawaiians treat us as if … 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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The Root Cause of the Problems of the World: A Limited Sense of Self

What might be the root cause of the great problems of the world: poverty, homelessness, crime, violence, war, racism, discrimination, hunger and global climate change? I contend that it is a case of mistaken identity: a false sense of self. … Continue reading

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