The Parenting Paradox

The Parenting Paradox

“Dad, I don’t want to go on any of those silly adventures with you this summer,” my teenager said as she ripped out my heart and danced on it.  My gasp alerted her that she messed up. “Wait!” she said.  “I didn’t mean it like that!  I just mean that I don’t have to go to them all!”  It was like trying to patch the hole in the Titanic.  The iceberg had already hit.  It…

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The Unapology Project

The Unapology Project

By owning her truth as a domestic violence survivor, therapist, coach, and mom, Kelly Lynch has cultivated a safe space for women to own the identities they can be proud of, and to stop apologizing for not living up to the stories that were never meant for them. In 2014, she walked out of an abusive marriage with a suitcase in one arm and her daughter in another. Her courageous journey of self-discovery and growth is…

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Regular Guy Chat with Tim [Podcast]

Regular Guy Chat with Tim [Podcast]

Another in our series of conversations with regular guys. Listen to Real Men Feel, #162, “Regular Guy Chat with Tim” here: Husband, father of two, and Chiropractor, Timothy Murzicki, joins us to discuss the importance and challenges of family and fatherhood. “For any decision, I ask; will this benefit my family and if so, how?” ~ Timothy Murzicki Tim is a friend of mine and what struck me when traveling with him recently was his…

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Canada Is Falling Behind on Vaping Legislation

Canada Is Falling Behind on Vaping Legislation

Canada’s Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, which legalized vaping products with nicotine, passed in May 2018, but the regulations put forth were not sufficient. Meanwhile, Manitoba, Quebec and PEI have passed stronger provincial regulations to address youth vaping. January 29, 2020 by QUOI Media Group Leave a Comment —By Anthony Graham Canada is taking a big step as a world leader in tobacco control as strict plain and standardized packaging rules for tobacco passed in…

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Success

Success

Success gives the soul such positive energy that makes you want more and more. ★ If you trip and fall, don’t be scared. The most important thing is to steel yourself and move on. Don’t expect anyone’s help, ‘cause sixty percent of people are happy that it wasn’t their failure, and the other forty percent is happy that it was you who failed.★ Let yourself be reclusive for five minutes. This five-minute silence will give…

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What Being “Mindful” Actually Means

What Being “Mindful” Actually Means

Mindfulness continues to blow up, so much that the rich and powerful have caught on. A recent Forbes column argues that “mindful leadership” leads to an “improved bottom line and more fulfilled employees.” Researchers have found that meditation “significantly enhances the performance” of elite US special forces. But forget the hype. Let’s get down a working definition of mindfulness, one that is relevant to what matters most in our lives: work, love, fun, friends, and…

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Colombia’s Bushmeat Black Market Comes to Light

Colombia’s Bushmeat Black Market Comes to Light

By BARBARA FRASER Colombia – The night her husband went hunting and brought home a large tapir, Elsa Vargas* was relieved. After she fed the family, there would be enough meat left to sell to cover expenses for their 17-year-old daughter to attend a boarding school more than an hour downriver by canoe from the tiny Ticuna indigenous community where the family lives. Sitting in the sunny plaza of Puerto Nariño, a town of about…

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How To Sleep Better In Cold Weather

How To Sleep Better In Cold Weather

Cold weather affects more than your car’s battery and what you need to wear when you leave the house. It also plays a big role in your quality and duration of sleep. Here are some tips on how to sleep better in cold weather. Choose the Right Bedding Switch from your lightweight summer linens to warmer sheets and blankets. Flannel sheets will keep you cozy. Consider a few layers of thinner blankets, such as a…

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Parental bereavement Leave introduced to the UK

Parental bereavement Leave introduced to the UK

A very significant announcement was made by the Government last week, one that in quieter times would probably have attracted much more media attention. As of 6 April, UK workers will receive the right to two weeks Parental Bereavement Leave should they lose a child. Left to right, Lucy Herd who campaign for Parental Bereavement Leave and Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business. Pic credit: Lee Armitt at Sands. The media release announcing this…

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Infrastructure History: Connecting Us to the Past

Infrastructure History: Connecting Us to the Past

It helps us quench our thirst, wash our dishes, and clean our bodies, but a sense of its past often emerges only when its use is disrupted. January 29, 2020 by Active History Leave a Comment —It helps us quench our thirst, wash our dishes, and clean our bodies, but a sense of its past often emerges only when its use is disrupted. Over the past week, a recent spurt of articles in Toronto newspapers…

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