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 2016.

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.

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.

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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Must Read Books:

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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Dont Even Think About It:
Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

Don't Even Think About It

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