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Next Year I'm Going to be Jewish for Christmas

I used to love Christmas. Everything about it. I loved the presents. Giving. The shopping. I put together the best stockings. There were new pyjamas on Christmas Eve. Puzzles. Games. A Christmas movie. The house was decorated with garlands and…

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Your Life's Path is Paved with Diamonds

Last night I awoke in the wee hours of the morning as I sometimes do. Usually, it is because some matter in life is weighing on me and disturbing my thoughts and rest. But last night it was due to…

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Ghost of Sister's Passed

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I have a ghost or two.

Two actually. Well none at the moment, but I did at one point. I had my very own ghost. Really. No, I'm…

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Your Best Life is Waiting 

Your Best Life is Waiting!

I remember my mom telling me to brush the dust off of my shoes when someone at school had hurt me. Or a boy had broken my heart. Or things hadn’t turned out the…

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I Believe I Can Fly or Do I?

A couple of weeks ago I sang at a house concert. A woman told me after the show that I made her feel comfortable. Relaxed. Like I knew what I was doing and having a good time. She said some

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One Simple Way You Can Change the World 

This world is an angry place. Particularly now. There is tension everywhere. But what can we do about it? The problems seem so immense. Unsolvable. People are battle fatigued. Tired of the strain. I know I’ve felt that way.…

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When an Idea and a Dream become Connected

I met d'Z, short for Hans-Peter de Zeeuw, online. I didn’t swipe right or anything. No. We met in a musicians group on Facebook. I’m not sure how it all started but we were both working on albums…

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5 Surefire Ways to Go From Bummed Out to Bliss

Have you ever felt bummed out? Even on your birthday?

My birthday was last week and I felt exactly that. Bummed out! It started a couple of days before my birthday and continued for a couple of days after…

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How to Go from Victim to Victor in a Shake

Taylor Swift talked about it in her song Shake it off. The Bible mentions it four times. It’s been used as a threat, like receiving a kiss from the Godfather. It can be likened to washing your hands of something.…

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How a Hummingbird Schooled Me on When to Rest

Howard the Hummingbird schooled me good.  We have a hummingbird in our yard.

Well, there are several. But we have one in particular that sits on these tiny twigs in our front yard. I’ve never seen a hummingbird…

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Give Me Some Pomp 'n Gospel

Today saw the Royal marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel. This is the third Royal Wedding I’ve attended from the comfort of my home. I guess you could now say its Three Weddings and a Funeral. Each one…

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Why I #QAK instead of "Pay it Forward"

Today is pay it forward day.

I love the idea of pay it forward. Someone does something for you. You, in turn, do something for someone else and the movement keeps going. It is a lovely concept. 

What…

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Is the World Missing Out on You?

Do you ever have that feeling like you could be doing more but you have no idea where to start or what to do? 

Have you thought – oh if I just had more time. Or more money. We…

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I'm Wonder Woman ... Except with more clothes

I have been silent for a while.

Well, silent might not be the best word to describe me. At least according to my husband. I will say my online presence went into hush mode. Which, considering the latest Zuckerberg…

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Scheduling Time to Change the World

Week 8 in my Year of Honour was about honouring my time while changing the world.

It was all about organization. I have a lot on the go and I can’t stand it when I’m spinning my wheels. A…

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IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

I’ve been thinking about happiness a lot this week.

For a long time, I thought my happiness was wrapped up in other people. And although I can find happiness with other people they are not the source of my…

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How a Sonnet Changed Everything

Today I shared a pot of tea with the lovely Cathie Borrie. Cathie may not be a household name, but she is an inspiring woman nonetheless. A woman of substance. A woman fraught with grit and tenacity. A Divalicious woman.…

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An Audience of One and Jim Carrey

I bumped into my neighbour/friend yesterday. A lovely man who is very supportive (and his wife) of my creative endeavours. We chatted outside the post office on a grey Vancouver evening. He commented on how much time and effort I…

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STRIPPERS, PARTIES & GRANDKIDS

Choosing the word “Honour” as my focus for the year is one of my best decisions I’ve made in a long time. There is something freeing about giving a word to your year instead of Resolutions. It’s so much easier…

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WHEN STRIVING BECOMES STRIFE

When Striving Becomes Strife

Striving for a goal is a good thing, most of the time. Strife is conflict. Never a good thing. But what happens when striving causes strife? 

That happened to me. It’s been going on…

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SONGWRITING, SELF-DOUBT AND THE FEDEX GUY

For the last few years, instead of New Year’s resolutions, I have attached a word to the year. 2018 is my year of honour. I am focusing on my health, but I will strive to honour all areas of my

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