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Yukon: Land of the Midnight Sun

© 2019 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

Whitehorse 11pm in early July, one of the many photos I took on my trip.   In early July, I went up to the Yukon to see part of Canada’s North.  I have lived in three provinces: Ontario, Manitoba and BC, and visited most of the others. What is the North like? I wondered. I […]

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Take Time to Rest and Reflect

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The world around us moves at a dizzying pace. At times, it presses in on us with all its demands and its fast pace. The world inside us can get very busy too.  Have you ever noticed how your mind quickly darts from one thing to another? Many people these days feel overloaded, and need time to sit back […]

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Retirement: Stepping into a New Stage in Life

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The times have changed in retirement land.  As recently as a generation ago, retirement was quite scripted: people worked all their life—often at one job—retired at 65, got their pension and a gold watch.  Then they were sent out to pasture. Just before his 64th birthday, my father retired after working 29 years in the […]

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How A Hip Replacement Changed My Life

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Life brings us many gifts.  Some of these are small and may be expected. Others come along and scoop you up and take you to a new place in life.  I got a gift like this a year ago.  I got a total hip replacement and it changed my life. Let me tell you a […]

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Ageism: A Prejudice That Runs Deep

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“Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older.” – Louise Hay How life would be different in our world if each of us was comfortable with growing older. Just imagine, no pressure to be anything different from what […]

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2019: Follow Your Heart

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“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince Let’s welcome the New Year: 2019! The old has passed away and the new is beckoning, full of possibilities. This is an opportunity to reflect upon where you are […]

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2017:
Be Calm. Stay Centered.

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“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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