Category Archives: Safety

2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

I must say that it was much easier to choose 40 photos than to choose 40 posts!  One of the fun things about this particular journey is that I allowed myself to write (or post photos) about whatever I felt on any particular day.  As a result, I have a wide array of followers who each connect in different ways to what I write – this has been amazing.  I imagine that in the future, as I become a bit more focused, I may have a less diverse group of readers, though I hope not!


Here is my top 40 list of posts, hopefully as eclectic as my readers are.  Some I chose because of the importance of the content, some because they make me laugh (yes, I realize that I have a weird sense of humor that others do not always appreciate) and some because I like the way the words flow. Read the rest of this entry »


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52 Days ’til 40: Have a Healthy, Responsible New Year’s Eve


I wish all of my readers the best for 2013.  May we all continue to challenge ourselves to learn and grow.  May we all tackle life with vision and compassion, enthusiasm and love.  May we look back one year from now and be thankful for all of the gifts that 2013 will bring to us.  Happy New Year! Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 31, 2012 in attitude, Health, Safety


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190 Days ’til 40: A Chicken and a Wedding


Today I went to a wedding that had an unusual guest…. a chicken.  I was fairly certain that it was not actually on the guest list, but the little bird made her presence quite known.  Among other things, she pecked the feet of the waiters and waitresses and even pecked my partner’s foot while I took the above photo! Read the rest of this entry »


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192 Days ’til 40: Dealing with Adult Bullies

When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless. ~ Chris Colfer

Some people won’t be happy until they’ve pushed you to the ground. What you have to do is have the courage to stand your ground and not give them the time of day. Hold on to your power and never give it away. ~Donna Schoenrock

What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life? ~ Lynette Mather

I am all for cracking down on inappropriate digital behaviour. Too often the connected world is an excuse for some coward hiding behind a keyboard to bully someone else. ~ Tony Parsons Read the rest of this entry »


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248 Days ’til 40: When Stupid Decisions Become Smart Ones

I chose this photo for this topic because it reminds me of Forrest Gump and how his accidental, naive, and even stupid decisions always managed to work out for his gain.  I LOVE that movie…. even though some parts are very sad. Read the rest of this entry »


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267 Days ’til 40: What is Your Carbon Footprint???

Lately I have found myself pondering the realities of the carbon footprint my own family is leaving on the world.  It is unbelievable what a consumer culture we live in today (thanks for the reminder, Spider42 and for the push that motivated me to write on this topic (I have been thinking about it for a while). Read the rest of this entry »


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293 Days ’til 40: Holding My Tongue

An Englishman’s never so natural as when he’s holding his tongue. ~ Henry James

I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.  – Xenocrates Read the rest of this entry »


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330 Days ’til 40: Wants Versus NEEDS

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.

~ Mahatma Gandhi Read the rest of this entry »


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335 Days ’til 40: A Safe Haven, A Home

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.  ~ Maya Angelou Read the rest of this entry »


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339 Days ’til 40: The Masks We Wear

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” ~Jim Morrison Read the rest of this entry »


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