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My Parents’ Stories: The Cycle of Love

My dad was born on Vancouver Island in Cumberland, near Courtney and Comox. When Cumberland had a coalmine, it was one of the largest Chinatowns on the West Coast. My dad lost his father in early childhood. His mother was … 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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Being Present

One of my favourite TV shows from the 90s was Quantum Leap. Scott Bakula played Dr. Sam Beckett. In each episode, he would find himself somewhere back in time in someone else’s body and he would have to solve some … Continue reading

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Can you really balance your life? 3 keys.

When you look back on your life when you have retired, on the closing stretch or with your last breaths, will you ask what you have done with your time? What will be the measure of this life? Your net … Continue reading

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Celebrating Families

On every Boxing Day as far back as I can remember, my maternal aunts, uncles and cousins have gathered not just to celebrate Christmas but also family. This year was the first time my dear Auntie Marj wasn’t there. She … Continue reading

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Appreciating Your Life

Soon after their births, my first thoughts on holding each of my children: “Thank you for this precious life.” It remains at the core of my thoughts, grounding and shaping my actions, as a father, a husband, a friend and … Continue reading

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Recognizing What’s Right in Your Life

Before we even consider a New Year’s resolution, let’s take stock of what’s going great in our lives. Family Few of us come from the perfect families like the classic sitcoms, “Leave It to Beaver” and “The Brady Bunch.” Most … Continue reading

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