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Life’s secrets, according to you…

People of the world, tell me this — what’s one simple, magical thing 
that makes you smile every time you experience it?

It’s a wonder how much time and energy we spend chasing happiness when really, if we stood still for a moment and absorbed the ordinary, everyday moments, we’d realize that we already have it all. It reminds me of a quote from William Martin: “Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such […] Read more

Life’s secrets, according to you…

People of the world, tell me this — what’s the most embarrassing 
thing you’ve ever done? Part three

I’m guessing that all the bumping about on the ski jumps led to the serious loosening of my guts. As I was lining up for the chairlift afterwards to head back up, my stomach started making some very strange sounds. It felt like something was kicking me from the inside –—something large — with a […] Read more


Life’s secrets, according to you…

Start saving from the moment you get your first paycheque, no matter how little it is

Best financial advice? Never confuse your net worth with the numbers in your bank account — you’re not taking any of it with you. You’re worth as much as any millionaire out there. And if one day, you happen to become one of those people who make millions a year, remember this — you’re no […] Read more

Life’s secrets, according to you…

People of the world, tell me this — what’s the best financial advice you’ve ever received? Part One


I’ll never forget the day my dad sat me down when I was 16 years old… I was desperate to buy a car, and equally desperate to spend every last dime I had saved to purchase it. To me, the math was remarkably simple: more money = nicer vehicle = cool cat. According to my […] Read more


Life’s secrets, according to you…

Here forthwith, are the most embarrassing things you’ve ever done: Part Two

The only thing I can think of was from a Grade 12 ski trip… I was too scared to jump off the chairlift at the top, so I started going back down (which doesn’t really work). They had to stop the lift, and the operator yelled at me over the loud speaker and I had […] Read more

Life’s secrets, according to you…

People of the world, tell me this — what’s the most useful lesson you ever learned in school? Part 2


The discussion started when Jack came home from school one day, asking me to scratch his femur. “It’s really itchy…” he said, then continued with: “That’s likely ’cause it’s the largest bone in my body. That’s for sure why it’s so itchy.” My mouth hung open. I may have even started to drool a bit. […] Read more





Life’s secrets, according to you…

In my last article, I shared my feelings on postpartum depression. Mercifully my foray through the darkness was brief. My dark, twisted sense of humour is usually enough to make light of any situation; normally, I can find hilarity in the smallest of things. Let it be said though, the amusement of wanting to slam […] Read more

Life’s secrets, according to you…

People of the world, tell me this — what is your biggest regret? 
And have you done something about it? Part 3

Regret offers us the opportunity to look back and know that we could have done better. It gives us perspective on what we’re capable of absorbing, of changing, if only we’re willing to learn from it and evolve, not in spite of it, but because of it. I think in doing so we free our […] Read more