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Productivity 101

posted Thursday, January 11, 2018

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

I have to admit, I am obsessed with being my most productive self all the time. So much so, in fact, that I had to schedule relaxation time into my day…which ironically enough helps my productivity level even more. There are many books and concepts out there on productivity and how to maximize your energy […]

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Get Out and Enjoy Winter in Durham Region

posted Saturday, January 6, 2018

by: in Community

It might be cold outside, but there is so much to see and do this January in Durham. From ice fishing and tobogganing, to skiing and skating, winter in Durham is full of adventure! 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships The 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships come to the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa […]

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Ontario Opens New Section of Highway in Durham Region

posted Tuesday, January 2, 2018

by: in Community

  Ontario is improving traffic flow and reducing congestion in Durham region, with the next phase of Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Taunton Road in Clarington now open. The first phase of the Highway 407 extension, which opened last year and included a new Highway 412, is already seeing approximately 40,000 vehicles per day, […]

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New Year = New You? My favourite self-help books for flourishing in 2018

posted Friday, December 29, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Stop Saying You’re Fine by Mel Robbins A no BS way to approach life. Robbins makes an important point: it’s easiest to say “I’m fine” instead of making changes, even when things are definitely not fine. This is a kick you in the butt type of book so be prepared to give up all of […]

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Dream Big! Take Action!

posted Tuesday, December 26, 2017

by: in From the Editor

As all the Christmas festivities wind down, we prepare to move into the New Year. With 2018 just around the corner have you been thinking of “resolutions” or “how do we make 2018 the best year ever”? We have all heard how it all starts in your thoughts, only you can control your future. Sounds […]

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FREE Christmas Dinner – The True Spirit of Giving!

posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017

by: in From the Editor

  It is that time of year where we love to see how caring the local businesses in Durham Region are. For the 4th year The Corral is hosting their FREE Christmas dinner December 25, 2017 from 2pm to 6pm. This is for ages and a non-alcoholic community event. The Corral is wheelchair accessible and […]

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Holiday Baking Memories

posted Monday, December 18, 2017

by: in Boomers

My computer and I have been at war over me getting onto the blog site.  It refuses to accept my six or so attempts at getting a password to work.  My son tried to do it too.  Didn’t work.  That’s why I’ve been quiet.  At Halloween I wrote about my first Halloween in Canada.  The […]

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Ho Ho Hold On!

posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017

by: in Humour in Life and Business

The stockings are hung by the electric fireplace with care…and I can’t figure what the heck to put in those suckers! The kids all have a selection of main gifts, mostly high priced items, and now I’m looking at those darn stockings and am struggling for some stocking stuffers that are meaningful but more importantly: […]

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Habits: How to master the good ones and kick the bad ones

posted Monday, December 4, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Did you know that 40% of your day is habitual? That means that nearly half of the time we’re not making conscious decisions in our day. This is okay- if you have good habits, of course! We all have good and bad habits. It’s natural to have a couple bad habits…it’s just when we get […]

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Is Toastmasters For You?

posted Saturday, November 25, 2017

by: in From the Editor

Have you ever wanted to speak with confidence and ease in front of a group of people? Have you ever admired someone who was able to do so, and wondered how’d they do it? And, if you could do the same? Some people are born with the ability to speak eloquently in front of an […]

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