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What running over my brother taught me about the domino effect

One thing leads to another. Ain’t that the truth. I had this lesson hammered home at an early age thanks to an unfortunate series of events in Port Albert, Ontario. It was the summer of 1988 and I was eight … Continue reading

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Meghan and the Mud: Getting out of debt by letting go

This is a guest post I wrote for Jenny over at ExConsumer a couple weeks ago. Jenny is a super talented writer with a lot of practical and inspiring content on her site. Be sure to check it out! *** … Continue reading

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Wandering Wagon: Putting in that extra ounce of effort

Guest post by Shawn Van Osch (Kingsbridge, Ontario) How many times in a day do you rush through your routines? Maybe you’re in a hurry or maybe you’re just bored of doing the same old thing for the thousandth time … Continue reading

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Hay Bale to the Head: A lesson in work-life balance

We’ve all heard the expression “I’m completely buried with work.” Of course, it’s usually meant figuratively. But there was this one time when I got to witness the literal application of this old adage. As a teenager my younger brother … Continue reading

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Too occupied to occupy

Guest post by Tara Ouchterlony (Kapuskasing and Ottawa Ontario, Canada) When the whole Occupy Wall Street movement started back in September, I was intrigued by what I gathered was some kind of spontaneous protest against banks and big finance. Eventually, … Continue reading

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Mean, Mean Marge: Encouraging children to follow their dreams

Guest post by Bryna Jones (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Growing up, I wasn’t particularly athletic. Early failure in Phys. Ed. class (yes, I was the girl who was always picked last for the team) brought on a chronic fear of team … Continue reading

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Broken Beds and See-Thru Shorts: Wear it out

My back sucks. Not nearly as much as I’m sure this girl’s back now sucks, but sucks nonetheless.

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