Scams: 3 Ways How To Stop Being The Victim Of Scammers

Stop Being The Victim! Scams – most of us have been scammed. You might prefer swindled, cheated or betrayed. It has happened to the majority of us at one point or another in our lives. These episodes usually involve a close friend, relative, a lover, a neighbourhood con artist or even a fraudulent pastor. Yes, you read correctly – pastor, minister of religion. Scammers. That is a word that my writing assistant does not recognise. So the red squiggly line appears beneath, screaming “warning, incorrect spelling or no such word

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How To Be In Partnership With Your Mate

What Are We? What is your understanding of the word “partnership” whether in a business or romantic context? The Free Dictionary has this definition for those in business partnership: “An association of two or more persons engaged in a business enterprise in which the profits and losses are shared proportionally. The legal definition of a partnership is generally stated as “an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit.” Having posed that question, I did a Google search for the word. Funny enough

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Enough: Is There In Your World?

What More Do We Need? We are fast approaching the end of 2015 with today being the last Sunday in September. In a few days, we will be in the last quarter of a very interesting year. Reflecting on all the happenings in the news and around me, there is a quiet question about “enough” sauntering through my mind: “What do you wish there was more of in the world?” This is not a new question for me and something tells me it might not be for you either. Last

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Be Still And Know: Practising Patience

Know Yourself Have you ever done a personality assessment on yourself?  The things that make you the person that you are and what others will observe about you? There are formal processes for doing this. One is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or there are free online tests such as the Jung Personality Test available here. I have gone through a few of these formal testings for various reasons, including employment. It was also necessary to do so as part of my chaplaincy training. So, I think that I have a handle

Today’s Wellness: All Things Summer

Summer’s End Is Near Continuing our series on successful parenting, Contributor Alexis Ali will later this afternoon post Part Two of her story on telling children “No.” In the meanwhile, let us have a look at a couple of things this Wellness Tuesday. Summer is coming to an end. Someone pointed out to me this past week that the leaves here have already started to change colour. Frankly, I had not noticed as my tendency is to just take the seasons as they come and dress as appropriately as possible.

Relationship Tips For Single Women

Relationships And Men Today and tomorrow, business on this blog will be handled by our men – Robert Turner and then Michael H. Ballard. Both gentlemen will be looking at “R” words, coincidentally. Michael will give us another look at Resiliency tomorrow when he shares a story of one of his earliest teachers on the topic. Robert will turn his attention and bring ours to the male perspective on relationships, specifically dating. With more and more people in the United States, and I think it would be a true assessment

Roundup: Young Women, Feminism And Spirituality

The Week That Was… Friday Roundup is one of my favourite times on this blog as it gives me an opportunity to see what worked, what interested you our readers and what we need to tweak. This week was especially significant as my Contributors took the lead in setting the tone of our posts and overall theme. We inadvertently fell into a Young Women mode, with most of the posts spotlighting some of the issues affecting the 20+.  A couple of our Contributors fall in the age group – Alexis


Embracing Life’s Moments – One Vision At A Time

Saturdays With Mahalia My Saturday date will be arriving soon. It is about 1:00 in the morning and sleep has eluded me. Actually, it tried to come upon me but my head is full of ideas for articles, features and stories that I would like the Contributors to help me bring to you. Most of the day was spent nursing a headache, one that came upon me after spending many hours on Thursday at the eye surgeon’s office having pre-op tests done. Yes, my eyesight has been affected due to