Live Well Do Good

Welcome to this website, which is a source of tips and ideas on the theme of "living well and doing good." 

What's new:

This Changes Everything   This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein is a landmark book. Klein is a leading Canadian social activist, bestselling author, and public intellectual. Now, she takes on climate change: where we are at, and what needs to be done.

Death and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder   The book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington notes that a heightened awareness of death can be a stimulus to live a better life.

Quality of Life, Well-Being Research Something We Can Feel Good About   What determines our quality of life? Our well-being? Our happiness? I had the good fortune recently to ask an expert . . . 

Writing Your Own Obituary Offers Chance for Reflection   Writing your own obituary might strike you as an odd notion. But some self-written obits recently in the news draw attention to this practice.

Tips for Charitable Giving   Donating to registered charities is a vital part of active citizenship and participating in civil society. Here are five suggestions to make the most of charitable giving.

Walking the Camino de Santiago   “Sure, I’ll go with you.” I was responding to my brother’s suggestion that we walk the Camino de Santiago, an ancient . . .

Ways to Leave a Legacy   Of course – by how we live – we leave a legacy each day. But there are some specific things we can do to increase the impact of our legacy.

What You Don't Know About Religion (But Should)   This book is sure to intrigue – and also infuriate – everyone from the very religious to the avowed atheist. 

Some Featured columns:

Live Well, Do Good   Reflections on global citizenship in the 21st century.  

Tax Time Offers Folks a Chance to Reflect   Our income tax return tells a lot about what we value as we go about our lives. 

Learning to Step Lightly   “Buy Nothing Day” challenges us to stop spending for one day. A new book by Manitoba author Mark Burch invites us to consider living more simply all the time.

Tours, Book Bring Cemetery to Life   Invitations to connect with this part of our community. 

Healthy Eating – 15 Tips   Great and really usable ideas from a Registered Dietitian. 

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"Living Well, Doing Good"

"Thinking Globally"

"Acting Locally"




"Citizen Active"

"Manitoba history"


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