Not Many People Know Much

I mentioned to someone I consider a very good friend how I was feeling quite anxious and that I couldn't quite put my finger on why. Their response was basically to suck it up. Amazingly it made me feel even worse.   Everyone thinks they have things figured out. Especially when it come to giving … Continue reading Not Many People Know Much

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Planet of The Humans Review

Reused by permission from The Guardian. Planet of the Humans film review – contrarian eco-doc from the Michael Moore stable      Jeff Gibbs’ film, produced by Michael Moore, takes a pop at green, liberal A-listers such as Al Gore – but doesn’t dare criticise Greta Thunberg.  Van Jones, left, with director Jeff Gibbs in Planet … Continue reading Planet of The Humans Review

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There Have Always Been Times Like These

Things are rough out there, it’s hard to argue with that. The stock market. Quarantines. Hospitals filled to capacity, and beyond. Travel plans cut short. Families cut off from loved ones. And terrible events have been happening for all of humankind. My province of Nova Scotia in Canada is dealing with the worst mass killing … Continue reading There Have Always Been Times Like These

How To Cope With Loneliness and Feeling Inadequate

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Have you ever felt lonely, lost or that you were not good enough?

I certainly have and sometimes I still do. Make no mistake, my life is very good. It is a simple life and one that I enjoy. I work, make money, have a decent apartment,have amazing friends and get to do some amazing traveling.

And yet…

But when a person is on their own for extended periods of time it can start to get to you. Know what I mean? You start to question whether you are worthy of companionship. Not a full blown relationship per se. Just someone who enjoys your company and likes to do things with you from time to time. I am at the age where I don’t even know if I believe in relationships anymore. Yes I am a bit jaded.

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Do You Have A Personal Mantra That Helps You?

A personal mantra is an affirmation to motivate and inspire you to be your best self. It is typically a positive phrase or statement that you use to affirm the way you want to live your life. ... The true value of a mantra comes when it is audible, visible, and/or in your thoughts. We should always be looking for mantras and epigrams. Ideas that … Continue reading Do You Have A Personal Mantra That Helps You?

Steps Towards a Life of Less

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A Life of Less

When my grandparents were young, none of the appliances (let alone hi-tech gadgets) in our homes were in common use — not the refrigerator, electric stove, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, toaster, television, computer, air-conditioner, microwave, etc.

None of it. They had cars, but they walked far more often than we do today. They had telephones, but not cell phones or iPhones, and they weren’t using phones all the time. They had stores, but they didn’t order things online and they didn’t buy all the time. In fact, during their Great Depression childhood, they bought very little and used very, very little technology.

And while the last 70-80 years have advanced our lives in amazing ways, and there’s no doubt that the comfort and convenience of our lives have improved tremendously … we rarely stop to consider whether technology and consumerism have always changed our lives for…

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