Everyday Life

Everyday Life

Incredible India,

Go local in Kerala Photo credit: Bart Vermeulen by Keri Vermeulen How many of you travellers have returned home from your trip-of-a-lifetime journey to an exotic locale, with photographs, fond memories and souvenirs – but little knowledge or understanding of the people and land you visited? It’s okay, sometimes a resort vacation is exactly what […]

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Advice versa, pay more – get more

by Arnold Machel, CFP®   “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Deuteronomy 25:4 Last month we looked at changes to statement reporting that will (to some extent, at least) make the fees that you pay to own mutual funds more transparent to you. In short, most mutual fund investors […]

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Chiropractic medicine has come a long way

By Jack Taylor “Just relax,” says my chiropractor as she gently rocks my head back and forth in her hands. A quick movement in her skilled hands and the release in my neck is done. But my back, however, doesn’t want to release so easily. Rumour has it that up to 80 per cent of us […]

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In Times of Transition

by Sharon Simpson Seniors face many transitions. For some, these transitions can come quite quickly and seemingly out of left field. One day, life is completely normal and the next, something unexpected happens and life goes sideways. This could be a fall, a stroke, a diagnosis or a death. Not all transitions that take place […]

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Grief is a journey

by Eve Isaak   Grief may be compared to a journey – a road that we must travel between how things were and how they will be; an interior journey that moves inward to central issues of meaning; it is an image of wholeness. Despite the many twists and turns, even when the next part […]

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January is Hot Tea Month

by Christina Van Starkenburg January is National Hot Tea Month. So what better time of year to further indulge the benefits of drinking tea! While your fingers are warming up on your cup of tea and the steam is swirling around your face, take a few relaxing breaths and inhale the tea’s delicious aroma. As you […]

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“Fee” Money

by Arnold Machel, CFP® “The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favour with him.” – Proverbs 11:1 If you are reading this, then the odds are high that you own a mutual fund. According to the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), when it comes to meeting their financial goals Canadians have greater […]

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A new year of connections

by Sharon Simpson I was speaking with one elderly woman who is in good health. She was laughing and telling stories of life in the past. She shared her silly moments and her meaningful times. And then, in a reflective sentence, she said, “This is the year I turn the same age  my mother was […]

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Incredible India, seeing is believing

by Keri Vermeulen History is wasted on the text books. To really feel history, sometimes, you just have to get on a plane and check it out with your own eyes – and ears and nose and every other sensory organ. In the case of  India, seeing is believing. A tour of the Golden Triangle […]

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Healthy lungs, healthy life

by Lillianne Fuller When a person receives a diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) it’s often assumed they are, or were, heavy smokers. But this is not always the case. According to the British Columbia Lung Association, even if a person did not smoke for many years, or smoke heavily, they could still be […]