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23 ways to Teach Your Kids Kindness This Holiday Season

JOYTO THE WoRLD
We are our children's biggest role models in how to grow up to be good humans. Yet in our running around, hectic scheduled mayhem that is so common today, we just might be teaching them the wrong set of values. Teaching your kids how to be kind (now and in every day) is an important part of modelling as a parent. As the world shifts and changes, more than ever it is important to teach your kids kindness as a crucial part of their core set of values. The holidays can be crazy for sure but it is also the
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Travel Isn’t Always Good.

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It may seem glamorous, but it has its dark sides too. Do you remember when we were walking through the rice fields of Sa Pa and sliding/falling in the mud? Or when the kids giggled the whole time clambering behind that waterfall in Banos? Or the sunsets on Koh Lanta?!!  White Water Rafting in Banos was cheap and awesome! Sigh... Such good, good times.  It is kind of "be careful what you wish for" isn't it? Knowing what we do now, I would go back to long-term travelling in a heart beat. The sunsets on Koh Lanta, Thailand are burned
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We knew it was coming. We just hoped it never would.

Why the Loss of Gord Downie Still Hurts So Hard. We knew it was coming yet I still wasn't ready for it. My heart feels heavy. I have had a good cry. I've listened all morning to the Hip. I ate some chocolate cake (because sadness) but I am also feeling very at peace over the passing of Gord Downie. In his life and his presence, he was magic. An absolute gift.  The generosity of his spirit extends in his exit, because somehow he has left us with a gift of knowing that he was peaceful in his end. The
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People Knew.

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Managing Memories & Moving Forward with #MeToo. I did not want to get out of bed this morning, yet I haven't slept for days. I wade through memories, waking up my past to consciously review the countless times I would say Me Too.  The list (as it is for so many of us) is far too long. Years of unwanted and unwelcome touches, advances or commentary to scroll through. I start to laugh. I laugh because it's all so ridiculous. The boss who told me that sleeping with clients wasn't in my job description but if I opted to do
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Oh the Trouble You Will Go Through To See Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angor Wat
Hiring a private guide to tour Angkor Wat was one of the best ideas of our whole trip. I had the salad. I wasn't even thinking when I ordered it. We had just taken the boat from Nice Beach on Koh Rong Island after a few blessed days chilling out. Nice Beach Bungalows on Koh Rong Island was pure paradise The soft beauty of a Cambodian sunrise The island had been perfect. We had needed a small reprieve after a busy 3 weeks in Vietnam and thought a quick jaunt to a Cambodian beach was the antidote to south east
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Why We All Need to Watch This Movie About Cambodia

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First They Killed My Father deepens understanding and helps bring compassion to the connected world in which we live. **Trigger warning: This talks honestly about what we came to learn and witnessed in Cambodia. There are some heartbreaking and ugly facts but ones you should know more about.  Mom Says Do me a favour. Open your hand up and run your fingers over your palm. What do you feel? Are they soft and smooth? Are your nail beds clean and well groomed? Manicured even? Or are they rough? Do they feel worn and full of callouses? Have they been working
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