Month: January 2014

Weekly photo challenge – juxtaposition

A juxtaposition is “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast” — as in these two shots. The first photo below shows the contrast between a young man grating coconut in the traditional method which dates back…

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Why don’t we live our life purpose?

On January 21st, I attended the CANNEXUS 14 Conference in Ottawa which brings together  professionals in Career Counselling.  My colleague Dragana and I presented the some of the leading edge work we do with our organization, World Skills, which is dedicated to integrating newcomers into Canadian Labour…

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What gift would you like to be imprinted on the hearts of your children?

A few weeks ago, I attended a baby shower for my dear friend’s daughter-in-law. Prior to the  baby shower, she requested for the guest to write some words of wisdom for this new mom-to-be.  I am no expert at parenting but still, here were my…

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Sacred Relationships – Our Soul Connections

Nothing is more sacred and beautiful as when you recognize the spirit of a stranger as a soul  connection. The feeling is so powerful and you don’t need words to explain how you feel and there is no logic to it either. You just know. …

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Four MISTAKES he made that turned me right off!

“So have you been single for a long time?”  I asked him. “No.” he said. “What was your last relationship like?”  I asked. And that was when MISTAKE #1 happened!  He started to tell me about his last partner and even mentioned her name. The problem was…

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Anticipation is the fuel which unlocks amazing possibilities to create an exciting future!

Since I first saw the picture of an amazing caramel pecan cheesecake about six weeks ago, which my friend Janet shared on her Facebook timeline, I have been thinking of it relentlessly.  I got all the ingredients  but with so many other competing Christmas goodies, my…

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My appearance changed by changing what I ate! You can lose weight, become more focused, gain greater clarity – all in the foods we eat!

The holidays are over.  I am seven pounds heavier… thanks to all the chocolates, fruitcake, sweets, ham, turkey… all the extra consumption of what I know is not healthy but I couldn’t help myself!  It is time to get back on track with healthy eating and…

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