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It’s 2015 so Ditch the Old…Responsibly!

With the New Year upon us so are thoughts of starting fresh. Starting over. Not making the same mistakes. medium_395505861

Organizing supplies go on sale so we can reorganize cluttered spaces with the intention of getting our lives in order.

We’ve likely received holiday gifts that need to find homes amongst the other stuff in our overstuffed homes.

So just like the old year, it’s out with old and in with the new to make room for the possibilitiesthose wonderous, marvelous possibilities! 

To do so responsibly, I share a link to one of my favourite organizations, The David Suzuki Foundation. Here they share where to recycle or repurpose your discarded items to lighten your load in your home and your load on our planet.

My sincerest wishes to each of you that this New Year will bring you all you’ve imagined and envisioned and that you have the courage to make it happen.

Share below your favourite places to donate or recycle your well-loved items or
Share one of the possibilities you’re intending to bring to fruition in 2015. 

Love and Hugs.

photo credit: Claire
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Positive Ponderings: Words That Serve


What three words would you use
to describe yourself?

Now ask three people what three words 
they would use to describe you.

*  *  *

Then think about:

How many of those twelve words are similar?

Do you agree with all the words?

Are you surprised by any?

Do these words change
your perception of yourself?

Seriously.  Try this!

Share your words and your discoveries below. 

Climate Change & Extreme Weather – The Conclusive Connection.

Some camps are still trying to debunk the connection between Climate Change, a.k.a. Global Warming, and the extreme weather events that are occurring with increased frequency and intensity across the globe.

While storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis and droughts engulf, destroy, and devastate cities, towns and villages, the discussion continues.

“Can we prove that climate change and these recent severe weather events are related?”

REALLY?  {Hand-to-forehead} AAHHHH!!!

Eminent scientist and environmentalist (and I’m proud to say Canadian),
Dr. David Suzuki, explains the undeniable link.

The question now should be:

“What can we do to HALT this process?”  

Do you believe there is a connection between climate change/global warming and extreme weather events?”
Leave your comments below.

David Suzuki Foundation website: www.davidsuzuki.org
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Bright-Side of the Web: Find Your Life’s Purpose in 5 Minutes or Less

medium_5403735381Twenty-five years after graduation, 80% of his financially successful and privileged Yale alumni were unhappy.  Adam Leipzig examined the lives of the remaining 20% to discover what the graduates in the happy group all had in common.

Broken down into 5 simple steps, Adam, a movie producer, distributer and happy person, helps you discover your life’s purpose, in 5 minutes or less: watch his Tedx Presentation here.

What’s Your Life’s Purpose?
Share below.

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Quotes That Make You Go Hmmm…

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“Most of the shadows of this life
are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quotes That Make You Go Hmmm…

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My old career was lovely and interesting, 
but I was in it because 

I was being more loyal to my fears
than to my dreams.

Tara Mohr

Can you relate to this statement?  Share your thoughts below. 

Tara Mohr: taramohr.com
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How Far Would You Go?

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Ok Women, how brave are you?

And Men, where do you draw the line?

Women:
Consider this…
 Would you leave the house without donning even the tiniest bit of make-up if…

…you were just going to the corner convenience store to pick-up a late-night carton of milk for the morning cereal?

…you were driving your kids to school and would be dropping them at the curb and heading straight back home?

…you were doing your weekly grocery shopping?

…you were going to the dentist or doctor?

…you were going to work?

…you were going out for a romantic dinner with your mate?

…you were going to the theatre (live theatre, not the movies)?

How brave are you?

And is it bravery or is it confidence?

…or is it self-worth?

Men:
What would your reaction be to seeing your partner without make-up, out in the real world in the given situations above?

And how would you feel if she dressed ‘comfortably’, not sloppy, but in fitted (yet not snug) clothing which did not bare her shoulders or legs and she wore comfortable shoes in which she could walk long distances?

Now, how would you feel if a female co-worker was make-up free and comfortably dressed?

Would you take her more seriously or less so when she spoke to you?

Gender Gap

I have often wondered why women spend so much money on products to conceal, even-out, enhance, disguise and brighten various areas of their faces not to mention the time it takes to sculpt and paint the daily facade while men enjoy the wash-and-go life.

Women do not think men are less handsome because their cheeks aren’t rosy, their skin colour isn’t even and their lips aren’t a particular shade of red.

In fact, quite often we find you men extremely handsome and we feel the need to adorn ourselves more in the hope of getting your attention.

And why in the rest of the natural world are the males the flamboyant ones with vibrant colours and showy displays to attract the female?

I wonder what would happen if women stopped wearing make-up.

I recently read an article by Lauren Shields describing her “modesty experiment” where she challenged the westernized ideal of beauty.  For nine months, she lived entirely without make-up, revealing clothes and uncomfortable shoes.  (Sounds rather freeing, doesn’t it?)

She examined the philosophy of various religion’s reasons for modest dressing and was surprised by what she found in both her research and her experience.

Does a year of living modestly appeal to you?  How far would/could you take it? And what would you expect to learn or gain from the experience?

Share your thoughts below.

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