Live Well, Do Good

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

What's New

Charitable Donations:  Top Ten Canadian Tax Tips   Updated for 2017.

Political Contributions:  Top Ten Canadian Tax Tips  Updated for 2017.

We Must Resist the Trump Culture - Here's How   So, we are now officially in the Trump era. And that means it is time for a Trump culture resistance!  

One Last Look at a Wild and Wacky Year for Words   What a year for words! Those that stood out for me in 2016 were new words heard for the first time, ancient words making a reacquaintance, and innovative words for the reality of Donald Trump. 

Spanking Shouldn’t be a Hit With Parents   Great news that the federal government is going to make corporal punishment (spanking) illegal. But many people still think spanking is a good idea. “We were spanked as kids and we’re OK,” folks say. “So what’s the problem?” 

So Many Reasons to Appreciate Podcasts   A review of the podcast genre, including a look at The Tim Ferriss Show and Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History.

Book on Decluttering Gives New Hope for Baby Boomers   The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo has lots of ideas for baby boomers (and everyone else) for decluttering, downsizing, and simplifying.

A History of Struggling to Grasp Climate Change Reality   How we got to our understanding of global warming today. A number of books over the years have been very helpful, including Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.

Things to Keep in Mind on 4/20   Now you may be thinking: what the heck is “4/20”? Well, 4/20 means that it is the time for marijuana!

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.

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.

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.


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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The 4-Hour Workweek:
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

The 4-Hour Workweek

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What You Don't Know About Religion (But Should)

What You Don't Know About Religion (but Should)

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In Defense of Food:
An Eater's Manifesto

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:
The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Tidying Up

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Don't Even Think About It:
Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

Don't Even Think About It

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