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    • Three Powerful Techniques for Creating a Year You'll Love

      Hello 2018! Creating a visual representation of your goals and dreams is a powerful technique to support purposeful action. The representation (or anchor) acts as a strong reinforcement of the energy and intention driving your goals and helps you focus on what is truly important to you as the year unfolds. I've used many different techniques over the years, from creating Vision Boards - simple collages on poster board using words and pictures torn or cut from magazines, or more fluid versions using corkboards and tacks (nice because you can easily add or rearrange as changes occur) -

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    • Hello December

      December 11, 2018
      Hello December

      Hello, December. It’s the festive season and that its time to shop, wrap, decorate, feast and frolic. For some, it is a time of wholehearted joy and celebration. For others, it is a sensitive time, particularly for those dealing with loss or struggling with health or financial issues. For all of us, it is a time we can reach out and connect with family, friends, clients and customers. The digital age offers us many ways to make contact during the season. As you reach out, either online or offline, think about how to be mindfully merry. Consider those who may be having a tough

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    • Events

      Mar

      05

      Digital Legacy Plan: The Book

      A guide to the personal and practical elements of your digital life before you die. Angela Crocker and I are teaming up to give you ideas and tips on how to handle your digital legacy.

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      Oct

      05

      2019 Loon Lake Writing Retreat

      Spend a weekend unlocking your creative writing voice at beautiful Loon Lake in British Columbia, Canada! Participants will spend a weekend filled with creative exploration, guided writing sessions, opportunities to work in groups, and time to explore alone. The 2017 retreat SOLD OUT so reserve your spot now!

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    • Hello December

      Hello, December. It’s the festive season and that its time to shop, wrap, decorate, feast and frolic. For some, it is a time of wholehearted joy and celebration. For others, it is a sensitive time, particularly for those dealing with loss or struggling with health or financial issues. For all of us, it is a time we can reach out and connect with family, friends, clients and customers.

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      Researching the past

      A great gift of the Internet is its use as a research tool. For the past year or so, I have been working on a manuscript that chronicles a period of my childhood, populated with an intriguing array of characters who were largely the summertime friends of my late father. The work is a form of memoir, and the people I am writing about are real people. The freedom I give myself as a writer in

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      Mourning in the digital age

      One of the many things that have changed in the digital age is the way we grieve. Researching our book, Digital Legacy Plan, due out in March 2019, co-author Angela Crocker and I discovered some interesting research by professor Tony Walter, a sociologist from the U.K. who has written and taught widely on the social aspects of death, dying and loss. In his examination of online memorial

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      Thinking in terms of legacy

      As I write this, I’m putting the finishing touches on a book manuscript. It will be sent to the editor in the morning, and following about a month of substantive edits, it will go into the hands of a copy editor to take care of things like commas and periods. After that, it will be readied for print. The book will be released in March 2019. I’ve had the privilege of co-writing the

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      Please park the anger

      Ah, October. Rainy days, autumn colors, cozy sweaters and fireplaces, and every four years, a plethora of election signs. Offline and online, local politicians are working hard to get their platforms out to voters. The sudden appearance of signs at the roadside and candidates at events rarely attended previously, mailboxes stuffed with brochures and flyers – all this tells us the race for

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      Storm Shows Value of Community

      Reminder we are vulnerable to nature’s whims. It was late on Friday afternoon, and my neighbour Deborah, having just collected her grandson from daycare, noticed darkness looming in the sky. A storm had been predicted and she picked up the pace, pushing her grandson’s stroller just a little more hastily as clouds gathered overhead. By the time she made it the few short blocks from the

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