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Living in the NOW!

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Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. (author: Benjamin Franklin) My dad spent the last several years of his life waiting for his retirement and he loved to talk about what he would do when he finally hit the magic age of 60 years old. His aim was to finish building the solar panels he designed, construct the 2-seater ultra light airplane he invented, find more time to paint (he was an artist), and become even fitter (he was already in good shape for a man in his late 50’s). My dad’s dreams sustained him. In fact,...

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Want to lose weight, save money, protect environment & feel good?

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Want to lose weight, save money, help the environment and feel good all at once? It’s easy! All you need to do is bike to work or school or take your bike instead of a car around town for local errands. There’s a neat little tool on the web that helps calculate the number of calories you burn when exercising. Simply provide your weight and estimated length of time you’ll be biking and it will tell you how many calories on average you’ll burn. It calculated I’d burn 127 calories (the number of calories in a glass of wine) by...

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Remembering What Matters Most

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I have a confession to make: It’s December 21st and I haven’t finished my holiday shopping, written a single holiday card, done any decorating, or baked Christmas cookies. Normally this situation would keep me awake at night worrying but, to be honest, I’m completely calm. What’s important to me is my family is healthy and we are going to have several weeks to simply “hang out” and relax together. It’s amazing how liberating it is to realize that even if the mistletoe isn’t hanging above the door frame, the house looks like a disaster zone (my sons have brought back...

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I'm Replaceable

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I am replaceable and that’s okay. It took me a while to admit it because like most small business owners, I felt my business would fall apart if I took some time off. But the reality of working 7 days a week and often 10 to 12 hour days has caught up with me so I’ve hired someone else to help me with the long hours. I am pleased to announce that Maria Wood, http://theblogerista.com, is going to relieve me every evening during the Toronto One of a Kind eleven-day show. In the past, I’ve worked alone in my Tail...

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My House is in Chaos

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The bags are packed and ready to go with my sons to university. Tail Wags orders are boxed and sitting in my living room and dining room ready for shipping. The marketplace inventory is stacked in my basement corridor ready for my next exhibitor event next weekend. Pee and poop stains are accumulating on the carpeting despite our best efforts to clean up whenever our new puppy has an accident. The puppy’s new training cage is sitting in the middle of our living room along with all of the other boxes. I could go on but I think you’re getting...

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