Is there really a Santa Claus?

Is there really a Santa Claus?

The internet is like a treasure trove of information. Forget that recipe for gingerbread cookies? What about the best way to clean red wine off your beige carpet? How about the population of the United States back in the early 1850’s? Or even, is there really a Santa Claus? In a matter of minutes, you’ll have answers to all your questions and still have plenty of time to check your local weather. But we all know there’s a dark side…

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Lately, the internet seems to feed negativity

Lately, the internet seems to feed negativity

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been re-examining my reliance on the internet and the importance I place on it in my everyday life. In many instances, there’s no denying it’s benefits from online purchases and banking, to streaming services and DIY information. But there’s something else readily available at our finger tips – something that’s not always easily detected as we bounce around from one site to another. It was during my re-examination that it became evidently clear how…

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Thanksgiving to-do-lists – who’s important on yours?

Thanksgiving to-do-lists – who’s important on yours?

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” – Charlie Brown Whether they’re stored on your phone, catalogued on an online calendar, or living on a piece of scrap paper hanging on your refrigerator door, to-do-lists are a necessary part of our busy lives. In fact, I’m sure one has already been created for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. While flipping through the pages of the magazine Real Simple, I came across a message from the editor – who spoke at…

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Alzheimer’s Awareness happens in November

Alzheimer’s Awareness happens in November

Nothing inspires me more than well-crafted lyrics paired perfectly with a haunting melody. When She Loved Me is one of those songs. It was beautifully sung by Sarah McLachlan back in 1999, as part of the soundtrack for the movie Toy Story 2. When I first heard the song, it was clear by the circumstances of the film that a lonely “toy” was singing the song to the little girl she used to be inseparable with – only now she’s…

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Prejudice is taught, not instinctive

Prejudice is taught, not instinctive

“Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.” – Denis Leary Many times parents overlook the reality that they are in fact their child’s very first teacher. Children are incredibly impressionable, and therefore they often adopt the qualities and behaviors of their parents – the good, and unfortunately the bad as well. Children are not born prejudice towards other races. The don’t enter this world prepared to be…

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