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Embracing Our Passions: The Health Benefits of Play
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Embracing Our Passions: The Health Benefits of Play

I would rather die of passion than boredom. Octave Mouret in Au Bonheur des Dames by Émile Zola Happy New Year! As 2018 unfolds, I wish everyone health, joy and prosperity. The last year for me was a transformative one, filled with travel, new friendships, and assorted challenges. Two pivotal moments stood out – one…

Embracing My Inner Dragon: Making Aging Positive
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Embracing My Inner Dragon: Making Aging Positive

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. Joseph Campbell Not long ago I celebrated my birthday, an event made more memorable by my friendly neighbourhood drugstore, which announced that as a “young senior,” I now qualified for a special…

Thanks Mom and Dad (Living a Clutter-Free Life)
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Thanks Mom and Dad (Living a Clutter-Free Life)

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. William Morris, designer, poet, novelist I recently returned from British Columbia where I joined my siblings in packing up our childhood home.  My parents had sold their house and we faced the seemingly herculean task of sifting…

Managing Change Part 2: Redefining Ourselves
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Managing Change Part 2: Redefining Ourselves

In chaos there is fertility. Anais Nin, novelist The first leg in our journey of transition was about “letting go” and just when we thought nothing could be tougher than saying goodbye, we find ourselves in still murkier waters. Welcome to the second leg of our transition process, “redefining ourselves” or what change management expert, William…

Managing Change Part 1: Letting Go
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Managing Change Part 1: Letting Go

 The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts, philosopher, writer The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus famously observed that the only constant is change and that life is a rapid river, perpetually flowing, churning and transforming. When challenged by change in…

Flying Our Freak Flag
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Flying Our Freak Flag

freak flag n. A characteristic, mannerism or appearance of a person, either subtle or overt, which implies unique, eccentric, creative, adventurous or unconventional thinking. Urban Dictionary My freak flag has been flying since day one. I had always been the “odd duck” of the family. I was the child repeatedly reprimanded by her schoolteachers for…