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Misconceptions


When my husband was a police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police we moved from one small community in Canada to another. Our children were small, and when their father would come home from work for lunch and park the police car in front of the house they would run outside to meet him. Soon their little friends would…

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Life on the Move: Denver, Colorado


We love traveling and to keep expenses down we housesit, we look after someone else’s home and their pet/s while they travel. Housesittting allows us to travel without the expense of accommodations. We do not have to eat out for every meal and can buy groceries as we need them. 16th Street Mall We enjoyed our first day downtown exploring…

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Silence


This past weekend my husband and I went to the movies and when the movie was over everyone stood and left the theatre, in silence.  I don’t know about you but that is the first time I have witnessed silence on exit of a movie.   The movie was American Sniper. What I saw in that movie was a man who…

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Starting a new year


I walked a Labyrinth to bring in the New Year at the Centre for Spiritual Living in Edmonton (http://www.centreforspirit.com/programs/labyrinth). This is not the first time I have walked a Labyrinth. My friend Janice Lewis in Chicago is a Veriditis Certified Labyrinth Facilitator and I had my first experience of walking a Labyrinth with her. Last night was a special walk….

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Seeing Through Other’s Eyes


A while back I went on a spontaneous trip to visit my cousin who is about three weeks younger than I am. We do not get together very often but always enjoy ourselves when we do. I am amazed at how similar and how different our interests and lives are. She is an artist and I am not… On this…

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Being Grateful


I went on my walk this morning appreciating the new growth on the trees, the clean air I am breathing and just the freedom to go for a walk on sidewalks in my neighbourhood. As I walked up to my house and put the key in the door I was grateful, I had a house with a door to put…

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Networking in Your Community


Snow Blowing leads to connecting with the neighbourhood. Snow blowing has become a favourite of many this last winter season and on one of Les’s many sojourns to clear the sidewalk on our block led to connecting with some neighbours on the block. On his way back from clearing the snow at our friend Kathy’s (Kathy Millar our Community League…

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