Category: Lifestyle

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surviving the impact of cancer

I was first touched by the impact of cancer in 1969 when my mother was diagnosed with cancer of the kidney. One of her kidneys was removed and we waited to see what would...

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five things you should know about Tequila

We celebrated National Margarita Day on February 22nd with a salute to the Margarita (one of my favourite cocktails), the alcohol that forms its foundation, and the place where it is made. 5 things you should know about...

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5 reasons to visit the Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Happy Birthday to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens! This weekend–November 14-15, 2015–the Vallarta Botanical Gardens (VBG) are celebrating their 10th birthday with a weekend of entertainment and special activities. In the event you can’t make...

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Dia de los Muertos

I’ve just returned from two amazing weeks in Mexico, and everywhere I went, everyone was preparing for “Dia De Los Muertos”–the Day of the Dead, a national holiday celebrated each year on November 1-2 throughout...

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cultural highlights of Winnipeg

A huge congrats to the Winnipeg Jets hockey team for making the NHL playoffs! Fans in the Manitoba capital have not seen big-league playoff hockey since 1996, and they have been going crazy with anticipation,...

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embracing the changing roles of our lives

Infant. Child. Student. We’ve all been there. It’s after the school years, that our lives take off in different and varying directions, formulating the person we are today. embracing our changing life roles My mother...

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the importance of trust

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our discussion on the previous post about gratitude. It was a good one. (It’s not too late to share your thoughts on that one if you’d...