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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

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‘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

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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

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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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Good Health: Head to Toe

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I have had a recent brush with cancer.  At a scheduled appointment, my dermatologist scanned my body and declared: “Everything is fine but that thing on the bottom of your foot has to go.”  It was a small, dark brown freckle. It seemed completely harmless.  I had never paid attention to it. It was not […]

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2013: Opening Doors of Possibility

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“Sometimes I believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”                                                                                         -Lewis Carroll Welcome 2013!  Let’s embrace our new year. The new year signals change:  fresh opportunities, new goals and a vision of what is possible. In the beginning of the year, you may sense you have the motivation to make some changes or […]

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Time for Rest and Reflection

© 2012 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

The afternoon of life is a time to listen deeply to your heart. – Carl Jung We are approaching the winter solstice and the end of our auspicious 2012.  After such a tumultuous year, this coming holiday season offers us an opportunity to rest and to reflect, and to deeply nurture ourselves. We have all […]

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Embracing the Aging Process

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The afternoon of life is a time to listen deeply to your heart. – Carl Jung Do you find yourself resisting the aging process? Are you fighting to hold on to your youth and perhaps pretending you are not getting older? Living in a youth-obsessed culture makes it difficult for many people to not only […]

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Welcome to Autumn: Set Your Intentions

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“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” – Anonymous   It is now the beginning of Autumn, and we are entering the last quarter of our 2012!  Autumn heralds in a new season. Summer is winding down, and Autumn is welcoming us to a new phase of the year.   Nature […]

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