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Give Thanks

Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October, but when you hold an "attitude of gratitude" it's easy to give thanks any time of year. And yet, it's not always easy maintaining an attitude of gratitude, especially during these COVID times. There's a lot of information out there on why and how to keep an attitude of gratitude. One tool that works well for me is daily journaling.

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Drink Up

After more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, most of us have at least a few coping mechanisms: daily walks, binge watching, cleaning and organizing, drinking and other forms of distraction to make it through each day. Read on to learn which beverages I prefer to wet my whistle!

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Letters (July 2020)

As a long-time blogger, I regularly notice how there's something about translating thoughts into letters that makes the brain slow down. It's a form of meditation, where the object of focus appears in black and white as fingers depress computer keys. On really good days, I enjoy a flow state from the time I click "start a new post" until I click "publish". Those days are rare. For the photo blogging challenge, the process lasts a month!