Scoring your Retirement — How do you measure retirement well-being?

The secret of health for both body and mind is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly –Buddha Well-being most often refers to ideas such as happiness, fulfillment, quality of life or living a good, meaningful life.  Spiritual leaders, psychologists and […]

What are your essential May 2-4 traditions?

For Canadians this Victoria Day weekend, affectionately known as the May 2-4 weekend signals the start of warm weekends of relaxation.  In Ontario, it has been affectionately called the May 2-4 weekend, a slang term, for the propensity of novice drinkers to foolishly consume a case of 24 bottles of beer very quickly.  Some call […]

Keeping in touch — social networks that matter

Last week I attended a meeting of former Executive Directors of Ontario child welfare agencies who are now retired.   Charmed by the meeting site in beautiful Stratford Ontario — home of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Theatre and one of the most enchanting small cities in Ontario — as well as knowing that the organizer was someone whose […]

What did the royal wedding mean to you?

Last Friday morning I set my alarm clock for 4:30 am, got up, made coffee and sat glued to a television screen watching the pomp and pageantry from Westminster Abbey as Prince William married Kate Middleton.  From the spring boughs decorating the Abbey, to the colourful outfits and ‘fascinators’ or other headgear worn by female […]