Happy New Year 2020

A New Year for a lot of people means new beginnings – out with the old and in with the new. Many of us have been tolerating things in our lives we can barely stand that have been sucking the life out of us. We go on in the same old, same old way because it seems easier than doing something about it. Change can be difficult and a challenge. It can be scary and seem impossible yet all it takes is making the choice and taking the first step. Then...

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Merry Christmas

The Christmas season is a time of contrasts. For some people it’s the best time of the year – a time to celebrate, party and revel in gift giving and the company of family and friends. For others it’s the worst time of the year. The feeling of loneliness, memories of times past, missing people no longer with you. The first Christmas after loved ones have passed on, just like the first birthday or anniversary, is especially poignant. My...

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Reflecting

What a beautiful winter’s morning by the Mediterranean. People were out walking their dogs, taking a stroll, cycling, on their at to the Sunday market or, as we were doing, enjoying a morning coffee at a cafe and watching the world go by in the warmth of the sun. It reminded me of being on the sea wall in Vancouver – people out enjoying the fresh air and glad to be alive. I was also thinking of this time last year when my brother had been...

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