by / on December 11, 2023 at 1:11 pm / in Lifestyle

Building Bridges: Navigating Interpersonal Relationships with the Golden, Platinum, and Titanium Rules

In the intricate tapestry of human interactions, certain guiding principles serve as threads binding us together. Among them, the Golden, Platinum, and Titanium Rules stand out as fundamental guidelines in relating with others. This post delves into the essence of each rule and offers insight into navigating them for enriched and harmonious connections. The Golden Rule: Treat Others as You […]

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by / on November 11, 2022 at 4:00 am / in Lifestyle

8 Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is celebrated on November 13 each year. The purpose of this day is to help each of us understand that compassion is the glue binding us together. The concept behind World Kindness Day began at a Tokyo conference more than two decades ago. It has grown into a global movement to explore how we can all be […]

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by / on July 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm / in Lifestyle

Thriving Versus Surviving

For some people, the difference between thriving and surviving could be the difference between being proactive and being reactive. We hear that to thrive we need good quality relationships, but what about the relationship we have with ourselves? Let’s be proactive there first and ask the following questions: What language do I use when I’m talking to myself? Am I […]

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by / on August 11, 2021 at 1:10 pm / in Lifestyle

Pieces of a Greater Wholeheartedness

With us living in a world of extremes these days, I believe a timely shift in our collective way of thinking is in order; collective being the operative word. It’s commonly thought that somehow our individual decisions are our own and that the plights and problems of others are just that. Thinking, “It’s none of our business,” somehow also equates […]

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by / on April 22, 2021 at 11:45 am / in Lifestyle

Re-Wilding the Planet

Growing up over the last 40 years, David Attenborough’s unmistakable and mellifluous voice was the narrated soundtrack to my budding environmentalism, and how I came to be nicknamed Granola. Over his extraordinary 94-year lifespan, he quite literally became the voice of planet earth and his most recent witness statement, A Life on Our Planet sends an urgent message of both […]

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by / on April 10, 2021 at 11:34 am / in Lifestyle

A Change for the Better

For many this past year has been unlike any other with one extreme after the next. However, we have seen, heard, and experienced some increasingly positive outcomes as well. Let’s take a look at some of the changes that feel a lot more ooh than ahh! Environment With less human intrusion it seems that wildlife is thriving, air is cleaner, […]

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by / on January 19, 2021 at 8:16 pm / in Lifestyle

The Personalities of Change

The changing currents of life are enough to rock anyone’s boat, but because we’re all unique we each weather storms a bit differently. Every area of your life has ups and downs, and with that comes stress, which often tends to bring out the worst in us. So how does one keep an even keel? By knowing yourself and seeking […]

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by / on April 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm / in Lifestyle

Inside These Four Walls

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer and Graphic Designer As many retreated inside to ride out one of the most extraordinary times in history, anyone still able to work has realized a long-time dream of most employees, the ability to work from home. Within weeks of making this drastic adjustment from one workspace to another, the dreamy façade begins to […]

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by / on April 21, 2020 at 10:51 am / in Lifestyle

Becoming the Restoration Generation, Part 2

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer and Graphic Designer Successfully converting your lifestyle to an eco-conscious one doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a budget-related, step-by-step process that evolves as our awareness grows, our demand increases, and newer solutions are brought to mainstream market. The great thing is that no matter your time or budget allowance, there are various levels of participation. […]

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by / on April 16, 2020 at 11:20 am / in Lifestyle

A Cat’s Tips for Staying Home

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer and Graphic Designer So, it’s day whatever now, and you’re finally starting to understand why we (your pets) do some of the crazy, inexplicable things we do when we’re left at home alone all day, day after day. Some say that would make us experts in this particular situation, heck some say we’re all […]

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