Month: August 2015

The Philosophy of Meaning

posted Sunday, August 30, 2015

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

I don’t need to be an artist of self-help to know that meaning is important in everyone’s life. Meaning is defined by the dictionary as “full of significance”. (Does that mean my love of shoes is meaningful?) I recently did a self-assessment to see if I had meaning in my life (which I think says […]

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You, I, and a Digital Life

posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015

by: in Technology

Do you remember the day when technology and digital culture became such an important part of your life? I sure don’t. As far back as I can remember in my short 20 year old life, technology has captivated me. Isn’t it crazy to think that in such a short amount of time, technology has continued […]

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Communication Secrets I Never Thought Of

posted Sunday, August 23, 2015

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

…Say “I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten your name” and, if the other person replies “It’s Jane”, you can say “Of course I know it’s Jane, it’s your last name I cannot recall.” ~ (Secrets of Confident Communicators, page 46.) Where has this advice been all my life? Or, at least for my life after undergoing ECT […]

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Is there an invisible employee on your team?

posted Wednesday, August 19, 2015

by: in Finance / Insurance

If you run your own business, it makes sense to hire an invisible employee who is always unseen, never comes in late, never calls in sick, never adds to your statutory deductions, will never cost you a dime in severance payments, and will repay you dollar in salary they received if you decide to terminate […]

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Celebrating Milestones Through Travel

posted Monday, August 17, 2015

by: in Travel

Life is full of milestones whether you are celebrating your eldest graduating from University, your 25th wedding anniversary or your 60th birthday. We have so much to celebrate and travel can help make any celebration an extra special occasion. Travelling to celebrate a milestone can make the milestone so much more memorable. Sure, you could […]

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Keep Cool this Summer

posted Monday, August 10, 2015

by: in Pet Talk

Overheating is one of the biggest summertime issues for pets. After the past few weeks with soaring temperatures and humidity, would you know the signs of heatstroke and how to treat it? There are a number of factors that impact overheating. They include your pet’s coat, activity level and exposure to sunlight and humidity. Cats and […]

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posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

I have topics, I have ideas that I truly want to discuss but this time, I am what every writer fears- simply, blank. But it’s all okay because being blank doesn’t necessarily mean you have lost all of your creative juices. (And if indeed you have, then all you have to do is check out my […]

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Mommy, what does that word mean?

posted Tuesday, August 4, 2015

by: in Humour in Life and Business

While driving in the car, my nine year old daughter reading a book for “Tweens”, called from the back seat, “Mom, what’s a broad?” “It’s another name for woman,” I started, “But it’s not a totally accepted term; some see it as derogative…” Now I was stumbling. “Ah…some people don’t like that term, they think […]

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