Category: Lifestyle

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my 10 catalysts of gratitude

Tough times make us step back and take stock of the goodness in our lives. So this week, I’m bringing you a post to help focus on the important–and small things alike–that bring us happiness and...

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finding your happy place

I’ve just returned home from a month’s retreat at a lovely and serene wine resort in British Columbia. Somehow, I’d wished I never had to leave this peaceful place, as it was stress free...

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the need to rejuvenate

I have spent the month of January at a wine resort in the South Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. I chose Spirit Ridge for this retreat because of its remote location and serene setting....

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air travel with a cat

  travel with pets makes a good trip even better My husband and I have now experienced air travel twice with a cat in tow. Our cat Jimmy is too big a part of the family...

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Chocolatour at chocolate events

November has been a busy month for Chocolatour! At the end of October, I was a judge at the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival in Costa Rica. I stayed on for a few days into...

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thankful for my friends

With thanks and gratitude being top of mind this week because of the celebration of US Thanksgiving that has just passed, it made me realize how grateful I am to have terrific friends–and friends...

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the importance of greeting cards

When is the last time you mailed someone a physical card of congratulations, thanks, or support?   People who know me well know that I love to send and receive cards–of all types! I...

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where is the care in healthcare?

I think that everyone who knows me and/or reads this blog, knows that I like to focus on the positive. I rarely rant or let negativity occupy my thoughts. But I’d posted the following on...

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what’s in a name?

This post gives me the pleasure of welcoming a Toastmaster friend and colleague to my blog, with a guest post that’s actually a reprint of the amazing speech she recently presented to the Toastmasters in...