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Irrational Optimism Practiced Here

My son suffers from a mental illness. There – I’ve said it, and publicly, too. For the longest time I couldn’t do that, and even now, I sometimes hesitate, wondering what kind... 



Why Are You Here?

Why are you here on this Earth? Why do you matter? These questions have been around forever.    Think back to when you were a child and heard your teachers, parents and other elders... 



The Courage to Live

   Do you have the courage to live? It does take courage to survive, to find the light of hope to live through to the next day. I’m talking about the courage to live the life of... 



There’s Purpose & Then There’s Purpose

At some point in our lives, we reflect on what our purpose might be. If we haven’t done that before we hit our mid-life crisis, it most certainly will be part of our process then.... 



Nature Taught Me Respect

It’s hard to live in Canada’s oldest National Park for five years and not fall in love with nature. Banff taught me about respect for myself and the planet. We need to preserve... 



Humanity Man

Well, hello there, dear reader, I’m so glad you chose to join us again.   How did the last lesson go? For those of you who are new to this column or suffer from short-term memory... 



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