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10 Ways to Deal with Stress

Do you find yourself hyper-ventilating at the thought that we're just passing month two of 2018, and you haven't even charged your Fitbit? Are all your self-promises about not letting the worry of the job or school or kid's schedules getting to you? Read on for 10 ways to divert the mind when stress takes over. 

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Friday Favourites: Looks, Books, and Apps - Oct 20, 2017

Friday's are all about looking forward to a restful weekend after hectic weekdays.  About taking time with the morning papers, writing in a journal, catching a nap after taking the dog for a walk.  Reading a great book, baking something with chocolate chips. 

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Are Girls Taught to Be Risk-Takers?

How do we evaluate risk as we get older?  As we age, we become aware of our changing health, our income-earning years start to shrink.  The bold moves we made when younger seem like they belonged to someone else.  Do we think of our mistakes and caution our daughters to start saving earlier, settle down with a secure job rather than playing the field.  Would we do the same with our sons?

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Girl with Her Phone at a Table

Have you ever tried to avoid reaching for your phone while alone at a restaurant waiting for your party to arrive?  How have we become so dependant on information to keep us amused?  When is the last time you took in your surroundings, the beautiful table, the aromas coming from the kitchen, and paused to let it the moment flow through you?

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Summer Days are Coming

Summer is cold water lakes, the hot scent of pine needles and the sharp, clear voices of laughter.  The sound of cannonball water entries off the big rock to the left of the dock.  How special the days, how poignant the memories of times past, after-supper swims, mosquitos driving us in to the warmth light of a back-lit cottage. 

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Hello Greece

Athens, Greece.  My second visit, 25 years apart, but I still love this city, the endless noise of traffic and smells of garlic, and cold beaded glasses of ouzo.  But above all, the deep blue twighlights of warm Athens nights, looking up at that darkening sky where high above the Parthenon is a reminder of what has gone before.  Who could not be awed.  

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Planning our Trip to Greece

Planning a trip and the anticipation of great food, meandering walks through old neighbourhoods, and some needed downtime by a beautiful pool are all part of the experience.  We planned for our trip to Greece over the course of many months, and enjoyed trolling through recommendations of places to stay, and eat, and what local sights and attractions should be on our must-see list.  

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