Author Archives: Kelly Beaudoin

Are you single and loving it?

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People may choose to remain single for any of a number of reasons: maybe career, hobbies, and friends are where you want to focus your passion; maybe you’ve been in relationships, even marriages, before and their conclusion led you to a different understanding of how you see your future; or it could be you haven’t met quite the perfect person and don’t want to settle for anything less just for the sake of not being a party of one.

On the other hand you may find yourself single by circumstance rather than by choice. Whatever the reason, you have …

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Tune out, turn off, drop it. Disconnect and enjoy your holidays!

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Tune out, turn off, drop it. Disconnect and enjoy your holidays!Holidays and vacations away, even ‘staycations’, are great opportunities to unwind, let go of work related stress, and reconnect with family and friends. That is, they are until the emails and text messages sound their pinging symphony and the temptation to “just check on this one thing” disrupts our peace and quiet.

There’s an image being passed around showing a group of friends at a campsite – the caption reads something along the lines of, “Anybody have plans to stare at their phones somewhere exciting this weekend?” It’s amusing, but sadly true. Far too often we go away (even just to the movies or out to dinner!) and spend far too much time staring at the little screen in our …

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Keeping it real during the holidays – the meaning of “family”

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Keeping it real during the holidaysThe holiday season is nearly here and with it, images of families and togetherness are everywhere; on TV, in newspapers, magazines, and movies, the images repeatedly shown are of families planning for and celebrating the holidays – together. 

So what does it mean for those of us who do not see our lives reflected in those images? What about those who don’t have family nearby, or who have perhaps recently lost a loved one and no longer connect with the traditional images of family?

Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with – Oliver Hudson

Being alone is not typically what we see celebrated during the …

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Six relationship tips to keep the spark alive

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Six relationship tips to keep the spark aliveYou want to grow old together… so how can you and your partner keep from becoming another break-up statistic? How can you keep things rewarding and satisfying as the years go by? How can you stay happy together? To get some insight into this elusive realm, we asked a few long-term happy couples just those questions. Here’s the advice they had to offer:

Never be too busy for each other

Our world gets crazier every day, and it can be all too easy to find yourself afloat amongst countless competing demands that can take over and drown your relationship if you’re not careful. Make a concerted effort to schedule regular time together – time set aside for you and your …

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Digital parenting – making sure our kids get the best, not the worst, out of today’s digital world

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Digital parenting dos and don'tsYoung people are immersed in technology in ways we and past generations could never have conceived. The Internet, cell phones, social media sites, and all manner of online tools are at our kids’ beck and call. Even kindergarten children these days are coming home with links to online learning sites, and most have at least one computer in the classroom.

Many young kids in elementary school have sweet-talked their parents into getting them cellphones and tablets. So no matter how diligently you may control and monitor your own child’s online behaviour, the fact is, it’s not possible to monitor them every second of every day. Digital technology is changing the way our kids think, learn, and interact with each other, …

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