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They say home is where the heart is.  For me, home is where I hang my heart, hat, and name!  A country lane dappled in warm sunlight, far from any paved road, leads to my home.

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I’ve lived in a few cities and towns across Ontario and the country, but both in thought and reality, this driveway leads me to the only place I call home.

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You’ll never be able to reach your goals if you can’t forgive yourself for failing at them

Many of us will start out the New Year by making a list of resolutions—changes we want to make to be happier, such as eating better, volunteering more often, being a more attentive spouse, and so on. But, as we know, we will often fail. After a few failures we will typically give up and…

via You’ll never be able to reach your goals if you can’t forgive yourself for failing at them — Quartz

A Time and Space to Think-Cape Breton December 15, 2016 — The Steeper Climb

The importance of goal-setting and striving to be better – two ‘best practices’ for the coming new year!  Bravo to The Steeper Climb for encouraging us all to ask those ‘big’ questions this time of year.

Working near the table to set new goals for the Steeper Climb for 2017: Starting with more questions than answers: What did I learn in 2016? How can I add more value to the service I offer? How can I employ youth in a meaningful way? How can I provide services in other regions? What […]

via A Time and Space to Think-Cape Breton December 15, 2016 — The Steeper Climb

For a career that makes you truly happy, find your purpose—not your passion.

As the director of career discovery at a prestigious liberal-arts school, I have the pleasure of working with hundreds of highly accomplished liberal-arts students and recent graduates as they navigate the professional world. When speaking with alums, I find they generally fall into two groups. Some have developed careers that make them feel engaged, challenged,…

via For a career that makes you truly happy, find your purpose—not your passion — Quartz

Home on the Range: the simple things in life make my day, everyday.

When the challenges and push-back of people start bringing me down, I go out in search of the simple – the reality – of living a good life.  For me, this means driving down country roads, past open fields dotted with horses, cows, sheep and other lovely creatures.  Yesterday was such a day for me, I needed an escape from the myriad of issues causing me pause and angst.  I was rewarded when I came upon these beauties grazing and lazing in a field alongside an area roadway.

The Unbusy Manifesto: How to slow down, chill out, and live life more intentionally — Quartz

When did we stop choosing our lives and begin surrendering to them? Half-living each day as a reaction to the constant barrage of never-ending to-do lists, social obligations, work functions, status updates, and more? Pummeled by reactive, autopilot busyness, rather than living life as an expression of who we really are? Of what matters most.…

via The Unbusy Manifesto: How to slow down, chill out, and live life more intentionally — Quartz

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