October 14, 2013

The Power of Gratitude; a powerful video on being thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to You! Here’s a beautiful video that I hope you enjoy as much as I do… Tweet Share this:Facebook
October 12, 2013

Hiking Up Cypress Mountain to Eagle Bluffs

A beautiful late summer day, the weather was gorgeous, so a couple friends and I decided to go for a nice long hike up Cypress Mountain. The hike starts at Cypress Mountain’s downhill ski area and then up the side of Black Mountain. Which is a new trail that was  developed in 2004 that is very well maintained, but really steep in some places. There are dozens of beautiful ponds and smaller lakes, as well […]
September 20, 2013

21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People

        Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.     In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: the pleasant life: in which you fill your life with as many pleasures as you can the life of engagement: where you find a life in your […]
July 26, 2013

8 Ways To Give Yourself Love

1. Say “I love you” more often…to yourself! 2. Take the time to explore and write down 10 things that you like about yourself. It can be anything, big or small. 3. Say “No” when you want to. Say it in a confident manner. Be firm, polite, respectful and do not be overly apologetic. This gives the signal that you are sympathetic, but will not easily change your mind if pressured. 4. Do something nice […]
July 17, 2013

Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Race Track

  This past weekend was my puppy DeeOgee’s 1st race. We attended the 2013 Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Race Track here in Vancouver. So much fun! There were 64 dogs racing in 8 different heats. It was awesome to see so many different variations of the breed. Lots of different sizes, colours and coats. I am a proud Mommy –my little guy came out of the gate first and straight for me, but stumbled […]
July 16, 2013

Emma Stone Says Confidence Makes A Person Sexy

  In her new movie Help, the actress plays Skeeter Phelan, an ambitious young writer who suffers from low self-esteem in the beginning of the film. Emma says the role made her question how she defines attractiveness. “I think at the beginning, understandably, [Skeeter] is deeply affected by her appearance and her mother’s disapproval of it,” she said. “[Skeeter] was lucky enough to have [her maid] Constantine, who reminded her that she was beautiful and […]
July 4, 2013

How to Be A Gracious Receiver

Are you a good receiver? Most of us were taught to be good givers, but not taught to be good receivers. “It is better to give than to receive.” Sound familiar? Although giving is good, receiving is also good. Besides, if all of us gave, who would receive? Someone has to do it! Receiving is an equally important part of the giving process. It keeps the giving cycle going. If all you do is give, […]
July 4, 2013

Barbie With A More Realistic Normal Body

What would Barbie look like if she were modeled after the average American woman? Very different, it turns out. Artist Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com used CDC measurements of an average 19-year-old woman to create a 3-D model, which he photographed next to a standard Barbie doll. Lamm then photoshopped the 3-D model to make it look like a Barbie doll. “If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that […]
July 3, 2013

Halle Berry’s life-long battle with low self-esteem

The Oscar-winning actress — who is widely viewed as one of the world’s most beautiful women — admits she isn’t confident in her own skin. “I think I’ve spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that is sort of implanted in me,” she said. “Somehow I felt not worthy.” Berry also revealed how her crusade to help domestic violence victims comes from watching her mother being abused by her late father. […]