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    • From Chaos to Peace Challenge 2019

      February is the month of love. Be your own valentine. Give yourself the gift of freedom and peace. Take on four weeks of short and simple decluttering and organizing challenges that will inspire you to create space,  freedom and peace in your day-to-day life. ​Join Conny Graf Lewis and I with the Chaos to Peace Challenge. The clutter clearing challenge will cover 4 areas over 4 weeks. Week 1: Household Clutter Week 2: Business/Paper Clutter Week 3: Digital Clutter Week 4: Clearing Mental and Social Clutter Our first weekly challenge will be

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    • From Chaos to Peace

      As an advocate for a healthy relationship with screens and devices, I consider it a bit of a personal mission to find ways to use the Internet to support positive change. Vast social media networks and the huge reach of the web allows us to coordinate ideas, promote causes, and enlist aid across time and space. Whether our goals are personal, professional or community centred, we can use digital tools to enhance and expand our efforts. Online challenges are a perennial favourite for gathering support and creating engagement. They work especially well for business or personal goals,

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    • Events

      Feb

      01

      The Chaos to Peace Challenge

      ​Join Conny Graf Lewis and I with the Chaos to Peace Challenge. This clutter clearing challenge will cover 4 areas over 4 weeks. Register now so you don't miss out!

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      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.

      Pre-order Now!

      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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    • 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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      Internet is fast-food world of information

      There is something nice about print. In the digital age, we regularly (if not constantly) find ourselves online consuming news, checking in on friends and family, participating in community discourse and accessing data and information. Everything we could possibly want to find out about it is literally at our fingertips. Simply typing the word “search” into Google, gave me more than a

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      A Missed Opportunity

      There is nothing I love quite as much as a summer road trip. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the City of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. A family celebration was planned, so I took a couple of extra days on either end of the event to holiday and play tourist. Naturally, I posted about my journey across the Salish Sea on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Almost immediately, new followers

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