Life Change

My Summer Challenge: I Performed Stand-Up
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My Summer Challenge: I Performed Stand-Up

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell This summer I challenged myself – I signed up for a stand-up comedy course. The course is Comedy Girl, an all-female stand-up class taught by seasoned performer and writer Dawn Whitwell. The Level 1 training at Comedy Bar was no walk in…

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…

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…

Fire in the Belly: Living Life Courageously

Fire in the Belly: Living Life Courageously

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage Anais Nin, novelist “Larger!  Larger!  Larger!  Forget small!  Think big!  Abandon fear!  Light the fire in your belly!”  The fifteen of us sat there timidly, hands poised hesitantly in mid-air. Welcome to first year life drawing class. A huge, pad of white paper rested on an…

Every Day Is Valentine’s Day
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Every Day Is Valentine’s Day

Deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu Who would have thought that a chance encounter with a stranger one winter evening could leave a lifelong impression? Christmas was a few days away and I remember thinking as I finished my holiday errands, what a beautiful night…