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A wee bit of a rant

Sometimes when I read an article I know that it’s something I need to address. Laura Stone’s Globe and Mail article on Karina Gould becoming Canada’s first cabinet member to give birth is one of those articles. First, I’d like … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of Christmas: Embracing the Lost and Loss

There is no point is saying the holidays are difficult for those who are grieving. It’s a foregone conclusion. But, as it is one of my personal missions to share with others the lessons I’ve learned from being on the … Continue reading

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Loving my body – ha ha ha?

“ Only loving your body when its perfectly fit is like only loving your children when they are perfectly behaved.” ~magnet by everyday peoplecartoons.com~ This magnet sits on my fridge. It’s a good one. The roller coaster that has been … Continue reading

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I wish I could buy more – Women’s Right To Vote Coins

I am not a coin collector but this morning I bought the Canadian Mint’s 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote dollar coins. Five coins for $5, shipping and handling included. Those of us older than dare I say 40 … Continue reading

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Work-life Balance: Changing the World of Work

Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric was quoted as saying “ There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them and they have consequences.” The problem with the thinking behind this quote is … Continue reading

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Want Change? Get out and vote! Celebrating Persons Day

Today is an important day for every woman in Canada- young and old alike. Eighty-one years ago today (October 18, 1929) the British Privy Council declared “And to those who would ask why the word “persons” should include females, the … Continue reading

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Ladies Take Off Your Blinders: Abortion over 40- It happens

Today, women over 40 in Canada on average earn more money than in any previous time in history.  More women hold managerial and executive positions than ever before, more women are involved in public life and their buying power has … Continue reading

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Women’s Events: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Elusive Excellent

For many years now I have made the effort to attend a variety of women’s events. For the majority of these years I have been sorely disappointed, at times frustrated and on occasion felt ripped off. In the past year … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to my blog “An Eclectic Life”.  I spent a lot of time trying to come up with this blog title. I wanted a title that was reflective of what I wanted to blog about, reflective of me, my interests, … Continue reading

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