Category Archives: Success in Life

Inspiring people

While I’m on the road, here’s a little something to inspire you. I have started a folder of bookmarks called “Inspire.” It is full of people doing incredible things, often against all odds, many of them older than I am. … Continue reading

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Lean into it

“Lean into it. It means the outcome doesn’t matter. What matters is that you were there for it. Whatever it is. Good or bad.” ~ Quote from the movie People Like Us. This is one of my newest mottos. Lean … Continue reading

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A new year, a new life

I am so lucky that Tom and I can work from home. It gives me a lot of extra time to figure out other things! One of the “other things” I am working on is charting an education course for … Continue reading

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Embrace what is

After a long, warm fall, winter has blind-sided us full blast. The wind is cold, the snow is falling and the temperatures are low. They say we should be preparing ourselves for a winter as we remember from childhood – … Continue reading

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Humble wisdom

David Trumble lived to be well over 100 years old and was at one time one of Canada’s oldest living pioneers. His story is told in a sweet little book called When I Was a Boy, edited by Glen Ellis … Continue reading

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Let the children run free

When I was a girl I was often up and out the door after a quick breakfast. I played and explored outside all day and only came home to eat and use the washroom. I was called in at dinnertime … Continue reading

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Maybe you were right all along

We all dream big dreams when we’re young, don’t we? Things are black and white and man, we’re going to change the world. But life often jades us. We get caught up in the day-to-day and lose our dreams along … Continue reading

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Acceptance and the circle of life

As I move more or less gracefully into the second half-century of my life I have been faced with a number of life lessons I haven’t had to learn before. There have been staggering losses and remarkable gains; dark moments … Continue reading

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Mothers and daughters

I like to think I’m a fairly accomplished woman. Not over the top accomplished, but I’ve done a few things I’m proud of. I’ve raised four children to become healthy, contributing members of society. I’m a published writer. I have … Continue reading

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Kirkpatrick wisdom

The more research I do into the Kirkpatrick clan, the more I love and respect ‘em. No doubt there were exceptions, but for the most part I’m finding tales of love, strength, dignity and loyalty. Those who knew them seemed … Continue reading

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