Category Archives: Learning

When Jury Duty calls

When the summons for jury duty landed in my mailbox in June, I have to admit my first response was a groan. I thought about the negative impact serving on a jury might have on my life: disruption to my … Continue reading

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Passing on long-ago greetings

A few weeks back I was searching through a box of items that belonged to my mother, who passed away in 2007. Nestled at the bottom of the box was an old guestbook. I remembered seeing it at the time … Continue reading

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The hard work of a mother-to-be!

There she sits, patiently incubating her clutch of eggs. I noticed the nest a few days ago when I went out to the deck to fire up the barbecue. Our deck is quite high, so I had a clear view … Continue reading

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Something funny happened on the way . . .

For many years I had a gift subscription to Reader’s Digest magazine. When each issue arrived, I immediately tore off the plastic cover and turned to the funny features such as Life’s Like That, and Laughter, the Best Medicine. There … Continue reading

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Why counting sheep is good for your brain

Well it seems I snoozed through World Sleep Day on March 13th. However, as the World Congress on Sleep Medicine is currently going on in Seoul, Korea, it’s not too late to talk about something many of us don’t get … Continue reading

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Embracing learning as a way of life

Lately I’ve been thinking about the notion of lifelong learning. Perhaps it’s because I’m on the tail-end of a digital communications course at the University of Toronto that is stretching me in new ways. (This blog is a product of … Continue reading

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What singing in a quartet is teaching me about life!

I love to sing. In fact, my mom once told me that I actually sang my first words. I was a late talker, which worried my parents. However, the doctor assured them I was okay and as soon as I … Continue reading

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The power and lessons of teamwork

Have you ever been faced with a task that you just couldn’t manage on your own? Perhaps it was simply because of the volume of work involved. Or maybe you were faced with an extremely tight deadline. Or, the task … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as multi-tasking.

It wasn’t too long ago that “multi-tasking” was a standard term in both job descriptions and resumes. In fact, a quick search on Workopolis, Canada’s largest online job search site, results in a list of more than 2,300 jobs with … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of your To Do list

I’ll admit it. I am a huge fan of lists. Top 10 lists. How-to lists. And my favourite: To Do lists. Making a list helps me stay organized and on track. Lists prevent me from forgetting important tasks. They help … Continue reading

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