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10 reasons why I love being an old lady

As we celebrate Canada Day this week on July first, I found myself thinking about how we won the lottery being born in this country. Canada is now 153 years old and I’m approaching 73. We’re growing old gracefully and joyfully. We have so much to be thankful for and in particular, the freedom to grow old gracefully and peacefully. When I woke up the…

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They’ve just added another questionable chore to our beauty regimen . . . scalp exfoliation!

This should come as a surprise to no one, but the beauty industry has miraculously come up with another new product they insist needs our immediate attention. Get your credit cards out girls. In order to constantly create demand for useless and questionable beauty treatments, clever product lines are continually being introduced as new and improved, now with blowfish and fairy wing DNA, or, cleaner,…

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Big chemical and personal care companies are killing us slowly with their secrets

Last week I watched a horrifying two-hour documentary on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) television called “Toxic Beauty”. I stumbled on it while channel surfing and was stunned by the information imparted. A large portion of the program was dedicated to the coverup by Johnson & Johnson about the dangers of using their baby powder. A class-action suit initiated by thousands of women who developed ovarian cancer…

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Celebrating my forty-six seconds of fame in Maclean’s magazine

Maclean’s Magazine, Canada’s leading news magazine recently asked its readers to describe in one hundred words or less how they were coping with COVID-19 isolation. I composed a précis of my earlier blog posting Self-isolation and Quarantine Reveals My True Colours and sent it off. Then, to my great surprise and joy, they emailed to say my piece had been selected for publication and they…

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