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How A Hip Replacement Changed My Life

© 2019 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

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!

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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!

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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

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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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