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7 Barriers We Create for Ourselves. Stop It Already!

Life has a special way of throwing stuff at us and it can lead to limited living. I’ve heard it said that in our 20’s we believe everything is ideal, in our 30’s it’s an ordeal and in our 40’s we want a new deal! Although I can identify with that to an extent,  it’s […]

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Life is a Highway … unless it’s washed out?

The last couple weeks have made it difficult to want to write my 7 Apples at all. What can I offer to my readers after I’ve watched my City ravaged, after all I can think about is the grief, the loss and the recovery those in my community will be faced with for months and […]

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7 Apples on a Saturday Night | A State of Emergency!

This week our city was turned upside down by the worst flood in Calgary’s history. Much of our Province is declared under a State of Emergency. Understandably, the devastation is hard to fathom. It will take months and years to recover and rebuild. When humans are faced with crisis, we either rise or fall, but […]

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7 Apples on a Saturday Night | Ta Da – Snakes!

My instant reaction to just seeing the word ‘snakes’ is to recoil and run! Yours too?! When my brother was a little boy, he had another idea about ‘snakes’. He wanted to do something nice for Mom, so after a good rain he was out digging in the mud and gathered a handful of …. […]

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7 Apples on a Saturday Night | Shut UP Head!

Earlier this week I posted this comment on Facebook: Okay, time to say ‘shut up head’ … do you ever tell yourself that? I was amazed at how many comments came back. Some said “all the time,” one said “every 10 seconds,” one said, “yes, but not usually in time to say ‘shut up, mouth!’” I find […]

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7 Apples on a Saturday Night | Stupid is as Stupid Says

**Due to a technical glitch on my phone, this did not publish properly last night. Let’s try this again! Have you ever experienced that moment when you knew you should keep your mouth shut and didn’t? Yah, me neither. It most often happens with my kids but there have been times I’d really rather crawl in […]

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7 Apples on a Saturday Night | I’ll Have a Side of Cheese With That

Cheese and apples go good together, right? Of course they do! These 7 Apples are all about cheese. If you’ve ever read the book, “Who Moved My Cheese,” you’ll get right away what I’m writing about. If you haven’t read it, do. It’s short, can be read in a little over an hour and it could […]

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7 Apples on A Saturday Night | That’s My Mom

My mom is here this weekend, meaning I get to celebrate Mother’ s Day with her, a very rare occasion! As we talk and reminisce about our family and our antics, I think it’s only fitting to share some of those stories with you so you can get to know her a little bit. 7 […]

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7 Apples on a Saturday Night | 7 Days Grateful

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust Sunday | We usually go to my friend Shelley’s for lunch on Sundays. We all pitch in, lots of us go, and it’s one of those ‘habits’ that creates some pretty great […]

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7 Apples on a Saturday Night | Dreams are So Overrated

Have you ever had your dreams squashed, told they were pie in the sky or that they could never possibly happen? I’m guessing it crushed a wee bit of your soul, left you deflated and maybe even left you wondering whether it was a pipe dream or not. Do you know what “Follow Your Dreams” […]

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