Canada is All About Relationships

Research about well-being and happiness comes back with the same results time and time again. The key to living a good life is having good relationships. In short, no matter how much you have, if you don’t have connection with others, you have nothing! The scene was Canada Day night, listening to music and waiting for fireworks at Nathan Phillips…

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Do You See What I See?

I was looking for faces of people 50+ on one of my favourite image sites to use in a new blog. I see pictures of babies, kids, cute 20 somethings, and some people selected who look overly-ancient, but where are WE? I must have just missed US, so I looked again. Romantic Millennials kissing on beaches, and more funny animal…

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The New Old in the Age of Not Acting Your Age

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 50+ Festival at Ryerson University in Toronto where I was blown away by the keynote speaker, David Cravit of Zoomer Media and author of his book, The New Old David encapsulated my view of what life could and should look and feel like as we get older. He framed this by describing…

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Retirement Day

Retirement Day   Today is a special day because today is a good friend’s first day of retirement. She has worked long and hard and I know that she has made an important contribution to those around her. Bravo! You deserve whatever future you desire and I know that you will live it in overdrive. This retirement thing can be…

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Where You Focus Your Attention is Where You Go

I recently had the pleasure of reading Garth Stein’s wonderful book, The Art of Racing in the Rain. (I also had the pleasure of hearing him speak recently at a book-store presentation; he was witty, informative, and engaging. I look forward to reading his latest book.) In one section, the hero, a race care driver, advises that during a race,…

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Inspiring Resilience

There are some situations  where you are left feeling run over by life. Rather like coming through an emotional wringer. Some situations are the fault of others: a nasty relationship split; an abusive workplace; or an undermining partner. Then there are those experiences where it is hard to place blame : losing a business; caring for an elderly parent; or being downsized from a…

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