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Auntie Says…Bullying. Speak Up. Speak Out.

I just returned from Japan. It’s my old stomping ground actually as several years ago I taught English and lived on the island of Kyushu. On this trip, my family members and I travelled through to Penticton's Sister City Ikeda and experienced true Japanese hospitality.  It was truly a wonderful experience. When we left we… Continue reading Auntie Says…Bullying. Speak Up. Speak Out.

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Auntie Says…Dealing with the Death of a Parent.

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to wildlife artist Terry Isaac. I was traveling when I learned of his death and like the rest of the community, was shocked. We all know there are no guarantees in life but the natural progression of loss that we all expect and cling to… Continue reading Auntie Says…Dealing with the Death of a Parent.

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Auntie Says…Choose your Friends Wisely

I was recently witness to the unfolding of one of those ugly parts of life when one person thought something was happening only to be informed later by a “friend” that they really weren’t part of the decision to begin with.  This led to feelings of betrayal, rejection, and aloneness. People who were supposed to… Continue reading Auntie Says…Choose your Friends Wisely