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Lifestyle Stories Writing

#eastcoastwearehere: Walking in some very big footsteps

This writer was in awe, walking in some very big footsteps at the homestead of author Lucy Maud Montgomery in Cavendish, PEI.

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Writing

Good Enough: Is there a Catch?

Despite continually honing our craft as writers, there those who will still choose our often worthy competitor, Good Enough.

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Nature Wisdom

Repurposing: Tips, trends and knowing your audience

Top advice and trends from Andy Crestodina and Rohit Bhargava and lessons learned from the lake.

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Mental Health

Recognizing our own heroes on International Women’s Day #IWD 2019

“It isn’t enough that she sweat, labored, bore her daughters howling or under total anesthesia or both. No. She must be responsible for our psychic weaknesses the rest of her life. It is alright to feel kinship with your father, to forgive. We all know that. But your mother is held to a standard so exacting that it has no principles.” – Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum.

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Mental Health

Shining a light on the need to talk about mental health

“You thought you’d be watching a sunset and all of a sudden you’re dropped in the middle of the ocean and you’re swimming for your life.” – Suicide survivor

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Wisdom

A change of scenery is good for the soul

It can be helpful to step back when our values are being threatened so that we can better understood our emotional responses.

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Mental Health

New book looks at the evolution of workplace mental health in Canada

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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Wisdom

Moving: Don’t let it stress you out…or break your heart

It’s just a house. I know. But the fact is, the imminent move to our beloved and long-time second home in the country is still breaking my heart. That’s me. Heart prominently on sleeve. Our city home is just a place and I’m actually quite okay about leaving it. It’s just all the darn memories […]

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Mental Health

Let’s talk…about mental health and well-being

We all have stories to share about mental health and well-being. Let’s start the conversation. #BellLetsTalk

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Mental Health

Help is now available for building stronger leaders and teams

If you lead a team or are part of a work group that could use some great team building skills, this is the book for you!

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Nature

Turtles and the truths they teach us

Nature has a lot to teach us. If we’re listening.

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Lessons Mental Health Stories Wellness Wisdom Writing

Change is good…even when it hurts

Change is good. But sometimes it can be tinged with a gentle ache that perseveres even as we tell ourselves that the changes are all part of the natural progression of our lives.

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Nature Wisdom

World Water Day asks us to think about the water we rely on

Canada has one-fifth of the world’s fresh water, a quarter of its remaining wetlands and its longest coastline – yet Canada is the only G8 country without legally enforceable drinking-water-quality standards at the national level. We need to do better.

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Mental Health

I’ve got this

A few lessons learned about building civil and respectful teams and work environments.

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Writing

Choosing the right length for your articles: The long and the short of it

The long and the short of what you need to do to make your story engaging, entertaining and valuable every word of the way.

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Writing

Not so MightyWrite

As a writer, you never want to receive a draft back where your golden words are obliterated by revisions and comments. But it happens.