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Red bicycle leans against tree, Saint- Sauveur, Quebec - Photo by David Innes

How to accomplish what really matters in spite of your to-do list

If you are anything like me, your to-do list is probably three pages long and it is like a many-headed ...
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Pier - Photo by David Innes

Want to live with fewer regrets? Try these three things:

I am a woman who looks back on life with very few regrets. Want to know how I did it? ...
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A tree, bare of leaves in mid autumn, takes on a mystical sheen in the late afternoon light - Photo by David Innes

What to do when Mother’s Day feels hard

Wherever you go around this time of year, Mother’s Day is front and centre – on Facebook everyone is posting ...
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Clear blue sky is reflected in the deeper blue still water of Lake Helen McKenzie,in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island BC Canada at dusk. A backlit rolling black treeline is silhouetted in the upper half of the image, with the blue of the sky above and the deeper blue hue of the lake below. - Photo by David Innes

10 surprising ways you can reduce your stress right now

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week in Canada and all of May is Mental Health Month in the US so I ...
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If it’s not going to matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes being upset by it.

Want less stress in your life? Try this:

If you have a job or children or aging parents or health challenges or a relationship or bills to pay, ...
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The legacy we leave

Last week I was lucky enough to go to a Lyle Lovett concert. It was amazing. It also felt a ...
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Wooden walkway in Paradise Meadows, Strathcona Park Vancouver Island BC - Photo by David Innes

How to ask for help

One of the favourite leadership classes I teach is about discovering your own strengths and challenges as a leader. In a ...
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Barrel rider races her horse in practice, Indian Head Saskatchewan Canada - Photo by David Innes

How to start following your passion

Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a child, but it seems that I had a long ...
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Snow covers Trafalgar Lookout on Wascana Lake Regina, with Legislative building in background - Photo by David Innes

Striving for festive feelings

True confessions here – the festive season doesn’t make me feel very festive. For the most part, it makes me ...
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Two Canoes at dusk, Cypress Hills Park, Saskatchewan - Photo by David Innes

Why you should always choose the girl

Expanding on the 6 Essentials For a Good Life, I want to share my thoughts on putting in the time ...
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