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Yukon Travels – Part 2

A mother and son’s enlightening travels across the “great, big, broad land ’way up yonder” Part 2: Travelling Liam-style: Way up north and deep down inside  The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness – John Muir The title of this post might be somewhat misleading. To be truthful, I’m talking about […]

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Yukon Travels – Part 1

A mother and son’s enlightening travels across the “great, big, broad land ’way up yonder”  Part 1: Travelling Liam-style: You might say it’s “rudimentary”  It’s the great, big, broad land ’way up yonder,  It’s the forests where silence has lease;  It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder,  It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.   – The Spell of the […]

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What’s in a name?

“Words have meaning and names have power”, said an unknown someone.  If by changing your name, you could help unleash your potential, empower yourself, and live authentically as the person you’re meant to be, what name would you choose for yourself? I’m not suggesting you need to rename yourself to achieve these goals, but thinking […]

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My favourite Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day to me! Eww. Pathetic. Who would ever want their best Valentine to be their self? Well, I suggest, we all should. For our health, wellbeing and happiness. My research for this post led me to an article by Brian Resnick, Senior Science Reporter for Vox. It’s on identical twins. When 15 or […]

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Me and Michelle Pfeiffer

It wasn’t until just recently that I realized Michelle Pfeiffer and I are quite similar. I mean, except that she’s stunningly gorgeous, famous, an Academy award-winning actor, of a vastly differing life style, and three years younger than I am. (Yes, three, not 30. Even ditching the glasses, putting on my contact lens and what […]

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Sitting pretty in a gilded cage?

She couldn’t run and play with her friends at the party because she might damage her beautiful, expensive dress. This is what has stuck in my memory since the 1960s from a story in my primary school “David and Ann” reader. Why remember this story and not any other of the many? I have a […]

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Let’s grow up and take responsibility

It is unfair to say we’re responsible for cleaning up a mess we didn’t make? Maybe. But unfair as it may be, ignoring that responsibility is not an option when it comes to our life quality. Not if we want to live as happily and healthfully as possible. Not if we want the same for […]

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My wonderful may not be yours

One of the most wonderful things in the world is being able to go out my door and ski for miles through woods and fields, just me alone with Mother Nature. Or not. If you’re not me then that’s not one of the most wonderful things. It took me a long time to figure that […]

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You said it, Einstein

Einstein departed this earthly domain in 1955 when I was eight weeks in utero. In a reincarnationy sort of way, I have fun pretending a bit of his quirky essence found its way into my developing being. Sadly, not a single one of his brain cells made it over, but I’m pretty sure we share […]

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How the saints led me to environmentalism

In the house I grew up in there were invisible beings everywhere. One was my guardian angel; there were various saints (dead holy people); there was Mary, Jesus’s beautiful, pure, perfect mom. It goes without saying that God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost were also around. Early on, these unseen entities were even more amorphous […]

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