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Attitude Versus Age

Attitude Versus AgeBy Linda Hancock Most people know Dick Van Dyke because of his movie and television roles. He is likely best known for his roles in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movies where he delighted audiences with his singing and dancing.From his 1940s beginnings as a DJ. Mr. Van Dyke has won the hearts of others, never missing a step in a long career that has spanned eight decades.. He has charmed audiences on radio, stage television, and film winning awards and honours at the Grammys, Emmys, Screen Actors Guild and Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also recognized as a Disney Legend.Besides this he has also written several books, the most recent of which is, "Keep Moving and Other Tips and Truths About Aging" which was published in 2015. In it, Mr. Van Dyke uses insights from his own life and of his brother Jerry Van Dyke to help the reader adopt positive and healthy self-care practices.Even though he is now nine-one years of age, this man continues to embra…

Preparing for Life

Preparing for LifeBy Linda Hancock My eighteen year old grandson graduated from high school this year and was fortunate to be hired by a large cement company. His hitch is fifteen days in Kindersley followed by seven days off. This is the first time that Andrew has been far from home for several days at a time. He states that he likes the job but gets lonely. Salary and benefits are amazing. His daily food allowance, for example, is almost as much as his wage was when he previously worked part-time in the grocery store.My daughter has committed to helping her son. She is training him to prepare his meals in advance so that he can save money while enjoying the taste of home-cooked favourites. Andrew is learning about shopping for groceries and supplies, following recipes and ensuring that food storage is safe. He is not only gaining practical skills but is also developing awareness of the effort required to prepare two weeks of food at a time. His reward is Shepherd's Pie, Chicken …

Focus So You Save Time and Money

Focus So You Save Time and MoneyBy Linda Hancock I remember a few years ago when a client told me that his garage was a huge mess. When he needed a screwdriver it was easier to just go to the store and buy a new one! His dream was to travel more but he didn't feel that he had the time or money to do so.I challenged this man to set up a plastic tote with a label that said "Travel". The goal was to get the garage organized with things that he really needed. Every time he came across a duplicate tool or item while cleaning up, he was to throw it into the tote. The task became "fun" for him and the job didn't take nearly as long as he had expected.The tote filled quickly. Some of the items he found were still in packages and could be returned to the store. Others were sold privately and used to finance trips. The client stated that he gained so many benefits from this exercise. He was more organized, had extra funds and most importantly felt like he was in cont…

I Learnt The Importance Of Self-Discipline

I Learnt The Importance Of Self-DisciplineBy Oliver JR Cooper I grew up in a guest house, and this meant that I had to help my family by doing different jobs. However, it wasn't uncommon for me to stop doing a job and then to go to my room or somewhere else.This was partly due to me not being given much time to do what I wanted and partly due to me having a short attention span. As a result of this, my father or mother would usually come and tell me off.Kept In LineIt would then only be a matter of time before I would be back to finish what I had started. A lot of the time I was working outside, and this was something that was far more appealing than working inside.One of the things my father used to say was that if I didn't know how to do something, I should ask him. And if I did this, he wouldn't make out that I was stupid or unless; he would take his time to show me how to do something in a kind and gentle manner.GuidanceAlong with this side, there was another side that…

Passion Over a Lifetime

Passion Over a LifetimeBy Linda Hancock When I heard that Ian Tyson was coming to the city, I thought it would be fun to buy an extra ticket so my daughter could attend the concert with me. Her first word after I issued the invitation was "Who?" I explained that when I grew up we would look forward to the "Ian and Sylvia" show. That didn't shed much light on the situation but Kristal stated that I should go ahead and buy the tickets and she would turn to Google in preparation for the event.Sometimes I kind of forgot my own age and the fact that not everyone has had the same experiences - especially my children. Ian Tyson debuted in a rock and roll band way back in 1956. He is now 84 years old and still singing!Attending the concert and thinking about Ian's life has helped me to recognize several things:
1. We need to take advantage of opportunities - Many people have dreams that are never fulfilled as well as times when life isn't going the way that the…

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