Peace Is Your Birthright!

Martin Luther King, Jr., And Peace The winter, so far, has been unseasonably warm across Canada. We have been enjoying temperatures that have caused many to now appreciate the effects of global warming. There still are those who deny this as something “real.” Whether it is real, a coincidence or Mother Nature self-correcting is not something that I am either willing or qualified to debate. Like my fellow Albertans, I have enjoyed the relative warmth to now and today, the mid-way point of January, will embrace the more seasonal temperatures

Emotions Can Run High At Christmas

Use Them… Nothing expresses the emotions that we feel like the songs we listen. Whether it is new or lost love, songs will always be able to tell the joys or the angst that you are feeling. In the opinion of some, our emotions are reflective of our thoughts while others believe that emotions are the driving force “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ― Oscar Wilde Whatever your view, Christmas is one

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Christmas Angels: You Can Be One

No Debates Here Every year the same debate rages on! What is the true meaning of Christmas? Do you know the reason for the season? Is it a pagan festival or was Jesus really born at this time? On and on and on it goes. Personally, I have learned to tune it out and will not engage. My only concern during this, the most wonderful time of the year, are the Christmas Angels that come out to play, bless and rejoice all that is merry and bright. Whether you are

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The Best Of November: Gratitude

A State of Being While December is “the most wonderful time of the year,” you might get tired of hearing this from me soon, November was a good month as well. Although some went crazy on Black Friday and behaved horribly towards their fellow citizens as they did battle to get bargains, during November more people gave thanks. Gratitude was the underlying theme throughout our posts in November, unintentionally, subtly but there. Grateful is what I will always be for the opportunity, this medium and all the other media where

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Who Is Your Family?

Relatives Versus Family “There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with

Word To Live By: Kindness

Best Word of The Week Words You Can Use This Weekend was the most visited post of this week. It was published last week in fact but many of you seemed to be drawn to it and that is understandable. In our world today, we say and read so many words. Sadly, many of the words making headline news are filled with animosity or downright cruelty and hatred one person or group towards another. When the headline words are less hateful, they are filled with fear or sending a message

Words You Can Use This Weekend

Words, Without Love Words and books were the conversation yesterday and it was interesting to read your comments and sharing about the books you love. Lying in bed last night, words were also on my mind – missing words of apologies or kindness, empty words and words that convey beauty.  No surprise then that my dream just before opening my eyes were filled with words, a meeting of hearts wanting to understand each other and people, women beseeching others with words. Sometimes words fail us. They go missing at the

Relationship, It Is What Matters Most

Our Relationship With You Every Friday, we present a roundup of the best and most read posts of the week and for every time that I do so, a smile comes across my face. Why? What interests you, our readers, is uppermost in my mind, right along with the aim of this blog, which is to be “Always Inspiring, Insightful and In-depth.” I take that commitment seriously as this is as much about enhancing our presence on social media as it is about truly helping even one on every given