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Auntie Says…Choose Hope over Negativity

Well, that was quite a year, wasn’t it? Whether it was Trudeau, Trump, or Thunberg, the anxiety and anger displayed on the world stage throughout 2019 was overwhelming. And let’s not forget Brexit, black-face (ugh-so sad), and war --now the stress is tenfold. I know many young people who watch the news every day. When… Continue reading Auntie Says…Choose Hope over Negativity

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Auntie Says…A Christmas Message

Twenty-two years ago this coming Christmas Day my thirty-two-year-old younger brother, Gordon, suffered a massive heart attack. His wife was at work and he was home alone with their two sons, aged six and eight. The boys raced to the neighbors for help. Gord died on Boxing Day.  It was a very emotional and stressful… Continue reading Auntie Says…A Christmas Message

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Auntie Says…Stop and Think About What You're Doing

I began writing a column about learning from your past mistakes but my mind started to wander and a memory of a family I knew over twenty years ago came to mind. I didn’t know them well but the mother was a work acquaintance. The son, always a polite young man, was quite striking in… Continue reading Auntie Says…Stop and Think About What You're Doing