Life Is Too Short: Get Off Your Cell Phone

During my youth, my dad took me fishing. My mom took me on bicycle rides. My dad shouldered me with a small daypack for hikes in the woods. He pointed out chattering squirrels. He helped me see my first deer. He pointed out a fox on a ridge. He hiked me into Glacier National Park to see my …

Racism is a Learned Concept

Living in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia Canada we are given the opportunity to experience many, many different cultures than our own.
Life has changed dramatically since the days of my childhood back in the 1960s when 99% of the people in my life were Western European Caucasians who …

A Lesson in Parenting Through Adversity

My daughter is finishing grade 6 and everyone in her class had to apply to an intermediate school. The selection process is quite grueling but I was very confident that she would be accepted in one or both of the schools she applied to. As the announcement date approached, the stress experienced …

4 Ways to Save Money on Big Purchases

Making big purchases like homes, vehicles, furniture, electronics and more can certainly set you back in the pocket book. Many people may try to put such purchases off for that very reason. Still, there are strategies you can use to save on big purchases so they are not such a burden for you and …

An Awesome Guide on Improving Your Personal Finance

Who doesn’t want to improve their personal finance? The idea is great, but money matters can be little confusing and intimidating. You must be asking: just how should you improve your budgeting skills and build a solid foundation for financial success? You can definitely master personal finance. …

4 Mental Tactics That Can Help You Kick Smoking to the Curb

Quitting smoking is undoubtedly a psychological challenge.

We’re all familiar with those treatments that can help to curb physical withdrawal, such as nicotine gum, patches or replacement therapy. But coping with physical symptoms of withdrawal are just one aspect; mental discipline is of …

Ancient & Sacred

What have you connected with that is both ancient and sacred?

While I am all for being in the present moment; what makes the present moment what it is, comes from ages and ages of events and choices that have culminated to create the current moment here and now. For most people, there is …