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    • That sound you hear right around your heart? That's the whisper of your inner voice. Time to answer the call. Desire is the fire, and action is the traction. Get the clarity, confidence, and tools you need to make meaningful change in your life or business.

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    • What happens to your online assets after you die? How do we deal with death and dying in the 21st century? Digital Legacy Plan is a guide to the personal and practical elements of your digital life before you die. Co-authored with Angela Crocker.

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    • How can we be fully human in a technical world? What legacy are we leaving on our social media feeds? Read Vicki's tiny book on how to post, tweet, and like your way to a more meaningful life. Available now. Order Here

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    • Hey Alexa, Subscribe to That Podcast:  You and the Internet of Things

      We live in a time when everything is connected to everything else. From “smart” houses to “smart” cars, from cashless banking to wearable sensors new technological advances are part of what we call the "Internet of Things” and are now integrated with nearly all aspects of daily living. Even if you are not a user of the computer or the internet, you are a user of things. I started to wonder what this means for the average consumer. More importantly, I began to wonder what this means for the average consumer who is not necessarily tech-savvy. It was William Gibson, the

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    • You and the IoT: The Connected Home Ecosystem

      When choosing the devices to control your connected life, one of the main things  to consider is how to identify your family’s in-home needs and preferences. Our homes are our sanctuaries. We want our private environments to be happy, safe, and healthy ones. As with choosing any system, personal preference will play a key role, as will the individual user needs in your home. It's important that these devices enhance your quality of life by offering more convenience, ease or simplification. As discussed in a previous post, there are implications of “going smart” at home in terms of

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      You and the Internet of Things

      My newest book You and the Internet of Things , published by Self-Counsel Press offers a useful guide to managing your networked life from home to health to transportation to travel and entertainment in the ever-changing internet landscape is now available!

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      19

      Digital Legacy Plan: The Book

      A guide to the personal and practical elements of your digital life before you die, published by Self-Counsel Press (2019). Available in bookstores across Canada and internationally on Amazon. Filled with ideas and tips on how to deal with your digital legacy. Co-authored by Angela Crocker. 

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    • You and the IoT: The Connected Home Ecosystem

      When choosing the devices to control your connected life, one of the main things  to consider is how to identify your family’s in-home needs and preferences. Our homes are our sanctuaries. We want our private environments to be happy, safe, and healthy ones. As with choosing any system, personal preference will play a key role, as will the individual user needs in your home. It's important

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      Be Safe Out There: Privacy, Security and the IoT

      My new book, You and the Internet of Things, A practical guide to understanding and integrating the IoT into your daily life (Self-Counsel Press 2020) aims to inform, educate, and reassure mainstream technology users. Even those who are not users of computers, are certainly users of things and 'things' are getting smarter all the time. From “smart” houses to “smart” cars, from cashless

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      Hey Alexa, Subscribe to That Podcast:  You and the Internet of Things

      We live in a time when everything is connected to everything else. From “smart” houses to “smart” cars, from cashless banking to wearable sensors new technological advances are part of what we call the "Internet of Things” and are now integrated with nearly all aspects of daily living. Even if you are not a user of the computer or the internet, you are a user of things. I started to

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      Sharing the Sourdough Love

        Back in January, pre-pandemic, my dear friend Fred Armstrong traveled across the Salish Sea to visit us for  a weekend.  Along with his sister Terry, and bountiful good humour, he brought me some sourdough starter. He knows I am a devoted cook, and the kitchen is my happy place. Learning to make my own bread has been  a joy-- it has also been a comfort-- both nourishing to the

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      10 Ways to Cope Compassionately with COVID-19

      Isolation Game Characters Loneliness Isolated A recent blog post by Dr. Chris Germer, of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion, is both reassuring and uplifting in the face of the uncertainty posed by the the COVID-19 pandemic. It is natural to feel worry, fear, and concern as we navigate the ebb and flow of constantly changing information and disruption to regular routines. The virus is

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      Values Not Age Unite Us

      Demographics have been long used as a tool by which to predict behavior and differentiate between attitudes of population groups by age, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or geography. In the marketing arena, demographics have been kind of a holy grail for predicting consumer buying patterns and targeting products and services. In the 21st century where we navigate the tricky

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