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97cef9b0-cd2b-4a5c-bca2-0aa7b66acf70 Do you have a favourite book that you return to again and again for guidance or inspiration? For me, Tal Ben-Shahar’s Choose the Life You WantThe Mindful Way to Happiness is one. This wonderful guide inspires me to live and work better.   Ben-Shahar’s central premise is that we are always making choices at every moment in our lives—whether we realize it or not. Good or bad, we choose how we behave, react and think. It is these many small choices that make up our overall life course.   One of the important choices we face is

The choice is yours February may technically be the shortest month of the year, but in my home city of Toronto, it feels like the longest. It is cold, the days are still short and winter feels like it may never end. To compound this, the flu season hit particularly hard this February. Many people had to miss work and school causing them to feel poorly physically and fall behind in their busy lives. I was no exception. I thought that because of my cancer journey I would never take my health for granted again

unnamed Valentine’s Day is today and even though it’s not something I celebrate, I realize it offers us a great opportunity to highlight the importance of asking our partners what we want from them. Making assumptions is common in relationships, but it is also what leads to conflict. Many people in relationships assume that the other person knows what they mean and what they want. Alas, most of the time this is NOT the case. I have been married for almost 25 years and, over the years, I have learned that if I want something, then

029dbf38-a31d-47ae-b7af-7de8ac99994e   I consider myself to be a life learner. Right now I am in the middle of a year-long certificate in Positive Psychology. It has been a fantastic journey and last month, as part of my training, I attended a week-long retreat in the beautiful town of Tepoztlán, Mexico (picture above). In this intensive week of scientific learning and deep introspection, one of the lecturers put on the Michael Jackson song, The man in the mirror”:   I’m starting with the man in the mirror I’m asking him to change his ways And


Welcome to 2018! A new year offers so many new possibilities. What are your wishes for 2018? Who do you wish to be? Personally, I have been thinking about this a lot. Over the break, I watched the movie The Last Word about an older woman at the end of her life. I loved the movie and one of the quotes from the main character has stuck with me:   Please