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I served as a teacher, a teacher on Call, a Department Head, a District Curriculum, Specialist, a Program Coordinator, and a Provincial Curriculum Coordinator over a forty year career. In addition, I was the Department Head for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a professor both online and in person at the University of Phoenix (Canada) from 2000-2010.

I also worked with Special Needs students. I gave workshops on curriculum development and staff training before I fully retired.

Since retiring I have served on many other non-profit organizations including:

  • Tri-Cities Seniors’ Action Society Planning Committee as Chair from 2020 to present
  • The Wilson Seniors Advisory Board, as President from 2019 to present
  • The Mayors Citizen Advisor Committee for Port Coquitlam as a member from 2019 to present
  • The Council of Advisors to the Senior Advocate 2019-as a member to present
  • COSTCO Health and Wellness Institute, from 2015 to present, I served as a Workshop Designer, Facilitator, Trainer and workshop creator and editor
  • Port Coquitlam Vital Issue Project Concept Team for Seniors (Isolation & Belonging), 2018-2020 as a member
  • SHARE Family Services, 2007-2015 Board member and Executive Member
  • SHARE Housing 43 Board (2007-2015) as a Board member
  • Seniors First BC 2016-2017 Workshop Presenter
  • I also writes a blog about senior issues, which has been named one of the top 100 blogs for seniors on feedspot.com and was named one of the top 10 blogs for Boomers in Canada from 2015 to 2017

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Have you watched the Wizard of OZ?

The great and powerful Wizard of Oz, led by pronouncement and staying behind a curtain. It is best to remember, leadership isn’t about pulling levers from behind the curtain. It’s about stepping o…

The great and powerf…

The great and powerful Wizard of Oz, led by pronouncement and staying behind a curtain. It is best to remember, leadership isn’t about pulling levers from behind the curtain. It’s about stepping out, engaging, and inspiring. The thought emphasizes that effective leadership goes beyond simply manipulating things from behind the scenes; it involves active engagement, visibility, and the ability to inspire others. Leading by Example:A great leader doesn't just delegate tasks but actively participates in the work. For instance, if a team is working on a challenging project, a leader who step…

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Do actively shape or passivley wait for life to happen

The difference in approach between actively shaping your life and passively waiting for life to unfold is crucial in determining how when looking back over one's life. The choice interprets the outloo…

The difference in ap…

The difference in approach between actively shaping your life and passively waiting for life to unfold is crucial in determining how when looking back over one's life. The choice interprets the outlook on the journey. In Retirement, you are in control and you can decide if the journey through Retirement will be shaped by you or by others. Choosing to Go, Do, and Be:This approach involves actively engaging with life, making decisions, taking risks, and pursuing opportunities. When you look back at your life, you'll likely find a sense of empowerment and control. The uncanny events, wild timing…

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Perception Management

Dealing with difficult situations can be stressful, here are some ideas to encourage you to cultivate a mindset of gratitude, empathy, and detachment from external influences.Handling Upsetting Situat…

Dealing with difficu…

Dealing with difficult situations can be stressful, here are some ideas to encourage you to cultivate a mindset of gratitude, empathy, and detachment from external influences.Handling Upsetting Situations:Instead of reacting defensively, the advice is to acknowledge and thank the person for highlighting a dependency on their approval. This promotes self-awareness and encourages one to reassess expectations and attachments.Being Disregarded:Encouraging understanding by reflecting on one's own past behavior fosters empathy. It promotes the idea that everyone is on their unique journey, and what …

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Embrace your new horizons

I came across this saying "Don't be afraid to go where you've never gone and do what you've never done, because both are necessary to have what you've never had and be who you've never been".  Ir got…

I came across this s…

I came across this saying "Don't be afraid to go where you've never gone and do what you've never done, because both are necessary to have what you've never had and be who you've never been".  Ir got me thinking.  As you approach Retirement, it's important to embrace the idea that stepping outside your comfort zone is not only helpful but necessary for personal growth and satisfaction in your new phase of life. The notion of "Don't be afraid to go where you've never gone and do what you've never done" carries deep significance, particularly as you navigate the transition from a structured w…

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A Guide To Being A Remarkable Human Being

 It is important to understand that you do not have to do everything on this list,. If you do a few you will beome remarkable to the ones you love.Be Optimistic: Cultivate a positive outlook, even in…

 It is important to…

 It is important to understand that you do not have to do everything on this list,. If you do a few you will beome remarkable to the ones you love.Be Optimistic: Cultivate a positive outlook, even in challenging circumstances. Optimism not only benefits your well-being but also inspires others and contributes to a more positive and resilient community. Be Confident: Believe in your abilities and strengths. Confidence attracts opportunities and encourages others to trust and follow your lead. Be Humble: While being confident, remain humble. Acknowledge the contributions of others, learn from…

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