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It’s Never Too Late To Discover a New Career and Hobby

May 11, 2011 To Start Something
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Lura unexpectedly discovers a new career in crime scene body retrieval and a passion for medieval reenactments. Along the way she survives the loss of her daughter, regains her health and starts attending college.

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The 780km Journey to find Peace and Strength with a Parkinson’s Diagnosis

April 28, 2011 To Start Something
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By Jeanie Keogh She felt the earth move under her feet, walking 25km daily with a 22- pound knapsack on her back and in her hand a walking stick that tapped the ground every few steps. Hilary Whitmey covered nearly 250km of the Camino de Santiago, following yellow arrows and scallop shells painted on rocks, […]

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12 Reasons Why People Procrastinate

March 18, 2011 To Start Something
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By Ranka Burzan Almost everyone procrastinates, even the most motivated ones. People procrastinate over household repairs, relationship matters, important legal matters and hundreds of other things. But the constant procrastination could interfere with your relationships, family and work. Most of us would like to overcome this troublesome habit, but not everyone is willing to commit […]

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Embracing Change

March 4, 2010 To Start Something
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You’re never too old for an orthodontic adventure by Melody Wren Strategically placing elastics over certain brackets on my teeth is tricky the mornings that the arthritis in my right hand is playing up.  I am certain that the notion of arthritis and braces is a combination few orthodontists  considered years ago, however the number […]

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Senior Student: Diane Morton

March 4, 2010 To Start Something
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By Annalise Klingbeil Following two “close escapes with death” 66-year-old Diane Morton started to think about how she wanted to live the rest of her life.  And so, Morton sold her house, had a garage sale, packed her possessions into twelve Rubbermaid bins, moved in with friends, and registered for university. “I decided I didn’t […]

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Carol Hoyt: Working Towards Meaning

December 15, 2009 To Start Something
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by Carol Hoyt I am about to retire in exactly two weeks. For me, the “when” was a difficult decision, as I love my job of over twenty-five years. I’m a social worker in a geriatric psychiatry unit in a rehabilitation hospital and have been engaged in very meaningful work that has been fulfilling in […]

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John McLellan

October 2, 2009 To Start Something
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By John McLellan I was raised in a very stable and loving family in a modest home in East Vancouver. My father was born in Ontario and later raised on a farm in Manitoba. In WWI, he served in the Canadian Army Medical Corp in Scotland where he met my mother and they were married […]

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Sherry Baker

September 29, 2009 To Start Something
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By Sherry Baker 2009 was a defining year; I turned 70 in June, which caused me to reflect on all the events that brought me to this milestone, still healthy and vigorous despite all the twists and turns in my life. I grew up In Vancouver and graduated from UBC in 1960 with a Home […]

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The Top Ten Principles for Attracting the Things You Want in Life

February 13, 2009 To Start Something
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It is possible to live the life you want but it won’t happen by itself. You need to organize your life in a way that the things you want are attracted to you and you are ready for them. The Top Ten Principles for Attracting the Things You Want in Life 1. Become incredibly selfish! […]

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Goal Setting

February 3, 2009 To Start Something
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Goal setting is important in your personal and professional life. Setting a goal gives you something to strive for and gives a sense of accomplishment. By setting and defining a goal you are much more likely to achieve it. To have the best chance of reaching your goals follow these steps. Step 1 – Get […]

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