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Sometimes in life, people will do the most awful things to you. They will outright lie about you, take advantage of you, use your weaknesses as an opportunity to advance themselves or their ego, try to destroy you through gossip, blame, shame or violence. What’s a person to do? Should we seek revenge on them? Should we expose them for who they really are? Should we set the record straight? OR Should we be the better person and let go of their attempt to gain power over you. Let it go. These types of people are a lesson in your story. They give you experience. Feel sorry for them, they must try and hurt others in order to feel good about themselves. OR Simply, they do not have feelings and do not know the difference between wrong and right. The challenge is being the better person. Letting go of one’s ego is difficult to be sure, but can be done if we make it a choice. It is still difficult to let go of the feelings of revenge, but it is a disservice to yourself to let tho...

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The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprises him most about "humanity", answered "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present nor the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies never having really lived."

It took a close call for me to wake up and realize that my priorities and goals needed to change. I was a work-a-holic who focused on achieving my professional goals and to provide a comfortable life for my children and I. I was successful and ambitious.

One day, I got very ill. So ill that I had to be hospitalized. When I was in the hospital, I was told that I had a serious condition that could result in death. I was told to "get my affairs in order".

It was at that point when I looked back and began to reflect on my life. I...

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Right now I am posting this blog from a tiny remote fly-in First Nation community, Latitude 53 N. The bandwidth here is limited, but I still have WIFI! YAAAY!

I had an interesting discussion the other day about survival. We considered the following situation, what if you were from a large urban city like Toronto, New York or LA and you had to survive in a small remote fly-in community with only people whose culture is unfamiliar to you. There is no running water or electricity. No store. You were given a small furnished house to stay in for a month. You had to supply everything else yourself. The nearest airport is 50 km away and you have to rely on rides that you arrange. What would you bring (remember freight is very expensive to travel up north and the amount you can take is limited)?

Then we considered another possible scenario, what if a person from a small northern fly-in First Nation community (who was familiar with smaller urban centres with populations of 10,000 and...

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"When life hands you high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, ascorbic acid, maltodextrin, sodium acid pyrophosphate, magnesium oxide, calcium fumarate, yellow 5, tocopherol, and less than 2% natural flavors...make lemonade."

My friend and I had an interesting discussion about corn yesterday. This was after I had made one of my usual corny jokes...Okay, that was kinda lame. Anyhoo, we started talking about how much corn has become a staple of our diet and is included in so many different products that we use daily from the ethanol in gasoline to the margarine that we put on our toast (we were eating in a restaurant and I am craving toast right now... :S). It was astounding to think how much corn impacts our lives.

For those meat eaters out there, corn is widely used as animal feed. Commonly, it is the genetically modified corn that is used as feed. I'm not even going to attempt to discuss the genetically modified organism (GMO) issue in this blog.

In addition to that, corn...

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Sometimes, in life, you are challenged. You will never know what you would do in a particular situation until it happens. You discover many things about yourself and your true character may be revealed, good or bad.

One such event happened to me. A group of us ladies (4), along with my daughter, who was in her late teens, were going to an isolated graveyard located in the wilderness to visit the graves of our loved ones who had passed long, long ago.

We had to walk a ways in the bush to get to the graveyard. As we got there, I had the feeling we were being watched. Just as I caught sight of the family graves, I seen a bear, standing on its hindlegs, staring at us. The bear had no fear. It was a young bear, probably a few years old, almost full-grown.

I immediately alerted the others of the bear. I calmly told them to walk back toward where we had parked the boat. I kept my eye on the bear, it walked parallel to us, it was observing us. I observed it, I was prepared to fight...

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