Re-Imagining Adulting 

 Have you ever thought about Adulting outside of the world of lame jokes? Seriously, what are the most valuable skills we need as adults, and where did we learn them? I’ve been thinking about this lately and thought I’d get the conversation started. Please, do pop in with your own faves! These are the things

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Forty at Forty

Today’s post is a bit longer than usual and is not even mine! One of my social media buddies broadcast that his newly turned 40-year-old wife had written a list of 40 nuggets she had learned in her 30s. At least one or two things on this list will resonate with you. Don’t be afraid

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What does that Mean?

Too many decades ago, there was a tired old joke about how gals viewed the colour pink as the noun following many kinds of adjectives– cerise, Barbie Doll, screaming, cashmere, and even butter. And guys saw pink as pink, a fact. A lighter version of red. Yet both sexes (faked that they) knew exactly what

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Calling George Carlin!

Where is George Carlin?  Strange topic, right? I introduced a friend of mine a month ago to George Carlin. Interviewed a guest for Season Two, whose hero is George. A neighbour stopped me on the street the other day with a Carlin joke. So, on this, the last Sunday in August, let’s talk about George

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About Those Fur Critters 

A dear friend has been staying with us for the last three months. It’s been an intensive and stress-free place for her business to re-find her bliss. It’s been a reality check on my ideas and an excellent opportunity to re-explore intimate female friendships. I’ve taken to calling her The Dog Whisperette. (Hey, have you

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A Monarch, a Thought and a Call for Joy 

A surprise visitor joined us for dinner one night this past week. The visitor was a Monarch Butterfly! You might remember early last summer, the Monarch Butterfly was put on the endangered list. For years, the swarms of butterflies that flew from Canada to California or Canada to Mexico and back again had been getting thinner

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The Art of Gratitude

Have you noticed the massive cacophony about gratitude these days? It’s tough to figure out what’s real, fake and works, isn’t it? I’d like to share three resources I have found quite helpful. The first The other day I found a book given to me in my 30s. The title: Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort

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Observations of an Executrix

My eldest brother passed away a few weeks ago. He joins my two other brothers and parents and leaves me as ‘the last one standing.’ (Which is an experience I never expected.) I am his Executrix, and I’d like to share some of the lessons and awakenings I have now seen play out several times. Even

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Some Stuff about Stress

Stress — the second part of a promised two-part piece. Last week we talked about autoimmune diseases and gluten-free diets. The other day, I stumbled across a peer-reviewed medical study from 2008. It was about STRESS. And honestly, it knocked the wind out of me. Because it spoke to so many (mainly) women and me.

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We Are A Plague of Locusts

In 2019 a city councillor named Gala Pin expressed her disapproval of cruise ship tourism: “It’s a plague of locusts [type of] tourism; they devour the public space and leave.” Ms. Pin’s jurisdiction was the Port of Barcelona, Spain. In 2019, Barcelona saw 3.1 million (MILLION) cruise ships arrive at its docks. Today, now that

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