Canada Day — celebrate your country

Canadians are known for down-playing their nationalism.  This often leads to ignoring events that allow us to celebrate the many advantages we take for granted as Canadians.  As someone born in Canada, who had the priviledge of attending three excellent Canadian universities, who experienced many career opportunities in various provinces and who is now retired and living […]

Do you make time for silence in your life?

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.  — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Last weekend my husband and I arrived at our cottage late on Saturday afternoon after attending yet another funeral.  As we grow older, these funerals and memorials happen too frequently.  We were both drained […]

Retirement Observations — one year out and it still feels like a vacation

Today marks one year since I left the office, put my briefcase into a corner and started retirement.  It’s one year later and every day still feels like a vacation!  The first 365 days of retirement have been wonderful.  Moreover, I am confident that next year will be better yet. I look to the future […]

Are you making each day count — strategies to ensure you keep growing

We say we waste time, but that is impossible.  We waste ourselves. Alice Bloch quote Last weekend I attended a retirement event in honour of the career of a former colleague.  It was a great chance to re-connect with people who I had known during my career.  The reception provided opportunities to catch up with […]