Monthly Archives: February 2011

On motivation and children’s dreams

When my 11 year old daughter told me that she wanted to compete for her track and field in her school’s activity next month, I was happy for her. When she told me that when she is in secondary school, … Continue reading

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Real Life Story: Dr. Benjamin Carson

Benjamin Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan. His mother Sonya had dropped out of school in the third grade, and married when she was only 13. When Benjamin Carson was only eight, his parents divorced, and Mrs. Carson was left … Continue reading

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Where are you heading to?

As long as you know what you want, and where you want to go, it doesn’t matter where you started. For some people, this may take many years as it takes a lot of courage and faith in oneself to … Continue reading

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Living in a “livable city”

What am I most thankful for today??? According to the recent Economist Intellegience Unit survey, I am living (beside it actually) in the top 10 most livable city in the world.   The city that  I am referring to is Toronto, ranked 4th … Continue reading

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The courage to continue

When you see a “dead end” sign, it doesn’t mean “the end” of the road. It only means that we might have to re-evaluate, maybe adjust our plans, go back a few steps, and find another way to get there.  It might … Continue reading

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Always bring your own sunshine

We are in the middle of winter with temperature dropping below zero (C).    Sometimes the sun is out shining brightly, giving warmth to a cold and chilly day.   The weather outside is something we can’t control given that we now live in Canada.   I used … Continue reading

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On communication: let’s chat~

I was attending a party with friends when I noticed two young teens seated beside each other. You would think they would be talking to each other.   Well the adults were. The teens were looking and playing with their … Continue reading

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The secret of great relationships

What one simple thing can you do to make a big difference in your relationships? There is a story of a married woman who was very frustrated about her relationship with her husband.  She felt that the husband was not … Continue reading

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Happy Family Day !

What entails your “family day” ? In Canada, we are celebrating Family Day on Monday, Feb.21, 2011. Though this is a nice excuse to have another holiday and have a long weekend, spending time with the family is a good break … Continue reading

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On staying positive: develop habits and interests that make you happy

One of my friends asked me how I can stay positive when confronted with rumors or negative talk from other people including those we read and hear about, including the internet chatter. I have a simple solution – I tuned … Continue reading

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