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Managing Stress from Computers

Recently I went through another lesson in managing stress with technological issues. It all began on a day when I was writing up receipts for clients. I had just gotten started when my accounting program shut down. After re-opening it three or four times, it no longer would start. Continue reading

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Stress from Computers

Stress from computers can be a unique kind of stress. On Sunday night I got a message on my computer Continue reading

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Cougar Creek 5 days after the flood

This last week Canmore, Banff, Harvie Heights, Exshaw, Calgary, and a number of other communities experienced the worst flood any of us have ever experienced here. It was like a surreal dream to see the devastation unfold. Many of us were in disbelief as Cougar Creek ripped an ever-widening birth taking decks, hot tubs, and deck furniture in its wake. We continued to watch in horror as it tore at the foundations of resident’s homes along the creek and washed over and through the Trans Canada highway leaving mud, rocks, and trees. Continue reading

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A close friend recounted a horrible event to me recently.

He once was alpine touring with a group of five. The longest skiing connection amongst the group was 30 years and the shortest was 2.

Everyone was an experienced skier. Each knew how to dig a snow pit and analyze the conditions. All knew how to use an avalanche beacon. All knew their inherent strengths and weaknesses on the snow, including their varying tolerances for risk. Continue reading

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Ducks behind the 8-ballI just got back from a two week vacation in Mexico. It was heavenly. Really relaxing and really fun.

As we started to come back though, sh*t started to happen! My husband caught the stomach flu just hours before our flight. He was in rough shape. Then the winds prevented our last plane from being able to leave on time. Continue reading

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Skier on mountain topWhat an amazing life!

Winter mountain guides have an amazing job. You take people skiing on amazing, often untracked terrain, lead adrenalin junkies up ice falls, and get to spend all day outside. Oh the life! Continue reading

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Family at Christmas


It’s Christmas time. The decorations are everywhere, Christmas music is playing, there’s partys galore, and all you’re thinking about is…surviving Christmas. How can you deal with the holiday blues? Continue reading

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There is more to life than increasing its speed. ~Ghandi


Last week I had the opportunity to take a few days off work to go on a ski trip. It was absolutely fantastic!! I loved being in the fresh mountain air exercising my body, laughing with people, and having fun skiing in light, fluffy powder. I couldn’t believe it was early April and the snow could be so good!! Continue reading

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I get by with a little help from my friends.
– John Lennon

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“Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.”

– Sex and the City

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The other night I went to a dinner and dance that was a blast! It was a fundraiser. You’re probably thinking, a fundraiser that was fun? This woman’s really exciting. I can hear the sarcasm dripping off that remark! Continue reading

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