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The new normal?

Month four and while the seasons move on, life feels a bit like it’s at a standstill. That being said, tomorrow the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit, along with many others, will be moving into Phase II of the reopening. So whilst we are all looking forward to a haircut, what does this really […]

Happiness in difficult times…

As we head into that all-important and significant May long weekend whilst facing week ten of a pandemic, how are you reconciling the two? While the weather may belie the season, my gardens are telling me that summer is just around the corner; in fact my daylilies would be at an impressive height despite the […]

The Silver Lining

Whilst these certainly continue to be difficult times for us all, I would like to take my own advice and practice some brief moments of gratitude, so let’s look at some of the silver linings. The picture of a stag above was painted by my father-in-law following a sighting on one of their recent walks. […]

What are you missing?

As I talk with friends and family, remotely of course, it is interesting to hear what it is people miss the most during these strange times. Of course I often hear they “miss personal contact, visiting grandchildren, going to the office”, all of which are expected. What I find more interesting are the small things […]

Staying connected in difficult times….

Well, we are three weeks into the current measures and, speaking personally, every day continues to feel new and strange. I hope that whilst you continue to practice physical social-distancing to reduce the spread, you are able to remain in contact with loved ones and take this opportunity to reach out to someone who may […]

NO! Not more about the Coronavirus….

I have no doubt that you are just about ready to never hear the words Coronavirus or COVID-19 again, I know I am! Unfortunately these are difficult and unprecedented times and ignoring the facts will not help anyone. Of course there is so much information and it changes so rapidly, that it can be difficult […]

Enjoying winter?

In 2008, Ontario chose to implement Family Day to be observed on the third Monday in February. Whilst some skeptics considered its implementation a political tactic used to win votes, many saw it as an opportunity to break up a difficult time of the year in our Province. Regardless of whether you like winter or […]

Let’s Talk…

        This year, Bell’s Let’s Talk Day will be on January 29th. For those of you not familiar with it, for that day, Bell will donate 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. So what better opportunity to do […]

Happy New Year….

The last time I wrote about New Year’s resolutions was in 2017, but as we enter a new decade, it seemed a timely subject to revisit. Making promises as you enter the New Year goes back to the Babylonians over 4000 years ago and is said to have been started by Julius Caesar in honour […]

Have a heart…

Do you know the leading cause of premature death in women? You would be forgiven for thinking it may be cancer related, but it is actually heart disease. In fact, women are five times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. Whilst long accepted as a largely male concern, one woman dies […]