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2017:
Be Calm. Stay Centered.

© 2017 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

“I have a calm mind. I have an open heart. I know my truth.” Welcome to 2017 – our new year. We are living in turbulent times. The pace of life is fast, and we need ways to adjust. While some changes are welcome, others are not. It is wise to cultivate personal practices to […]

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The Healing Power Of Horses

© 2016 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

Sometime last Spring I had a vision of visiting a farm and living with some animals. A few weeks later I saw a notice for a horse ranch near Kamloops BC called Gateway 2 Ranch. This is it, I decided and I signed up for a one week retreat in September. I have limited experience […]

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Summer Solstice: Welcome the Light!

© 2016 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

Summer Solstice is upon us: the longest day and shortest night of the year. This is a big time of transition in the year. Nature is signaling change for us. Summer’s arms are opening wide, ushering in the new season. This is my favourite time of year, with so much sunlight and warmth. In the […]

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Welcome 2016!

© 2016 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

Let’s welcome the new year: 2016! The old is passing away and the new is beckoning to us, full of possibilities. The New Year gives us an opportunity to reflect upon where we are on our journey, to review things we have been learning and to identify some things that hold us back or that […]

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Where Are You Placing Your Attention?

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Honouring All Mothers

© 2015 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

Each year on the second Sunday in May we have a huge celebration for our mothers.  Mother’s Day has become an annual ritual . We take Mom out to lunch, buy her flowers and tell her we love her. What about the rest of the year?  Do we honour our mothers on those days too? […]

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Conscious Aging

© 2015 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

‘To live the life one has imagined:  that is the sum and purpose of the whole second half of life.‘-James Hollis, author of “Finding Meaning In The Second Half Of Life “ Graceful aging.  Healthy aging.  Growing younger. Audacious aging.  Anti-aging. ’60 is the new 40’. Aging backwards. (I just heard this one recently.) Conscious aging. […]

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Boomers and Our Aging Parents

© 2013 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

We are now facing a Longevity Revolution. Only thirty years ago, life expectancy was 71 years for men and 79 for women (StatsCan.) Now, many seniors are living well into their 80s and 90s. The Baby Boom generation is the current ‘sandwich generation’, caring for aging parents as well as facing the needs of our […]

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Being Kinder to Yourself

© 2013 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

As I grow older, I am learning to be kinder to myself.  This is a process that has come upon me through my own life experience.  Like everyone else, I notice all the various messages I am getting about the aging process:  graceful aging, healthy aging, even ‘anti-aging’.  As I experience some of the ups […]

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