Demi Moore’s cup is half full and she’s still brimming

Every once in a while we need to tuck into a good old fashioned Hollywood autobiography just to remind ourselves that high and mighty celebrities aren’t as high and mighty as we might think. They often started out with the same challenges as the rest of us and fame and fortune don’t necessarily guarantee happiness. This was brought home in actress Demi Moore’s recent memoir…

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1 – may be the loneliest number, but 70 is definitely one of the scariest

One of my girlfriends recently celebrated her 70th birthday and it got me thinking about my own 70th milestone. As one of the older members of my baby boomer group of friends, I was among the first to hit the big 7-0 . . . and it affected me profoundly. Hitting 30, 50 or any other big number really had no effect on me as…

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Starting the new year with a clean sheet, metaphorically speaking

Ordinarily, I do not make New Year’s Resolutions. That ensures I never have to deal with the added stress of achieving goals and the guilt that comes with not following through on fragile but usually ill-fated good intentions. This year is different and my awakening came when I was changing the sheets on our bed the other day. I currently have three sets of sheets…

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Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas this year is . . .

For the most part I’ve been a very good girl this year, more nice than naughty and I’ve generally tried to be a better person throughout the year. By Santa standards that should qualify me for plenty of loot under the Christmas tree but the truth is I don’t want or need a single thing. I’m incredibly lucky and the happiest I’ve ever been in…

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Don’t trust movie critics. Be your own judge.

I love going to the movies. Well, no doubt it has a lot to do with the warm popcorn and the bucket of Diet Coke I treat myself to, but the bottom line is I really enjoy a matinee with my honey or a couple of girlfriends. One thing I’ve learned, however, is that movie critics and I don’t always have the same taste or…

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Tim Hortons . . . I told them so and they listened!

When Tim Hortons was taken over by the American/Brazilian financial conglomerate Restaurant Brands International (RBI), I was afraid their new marketing strategy would dilute our unique Timmie’s Canadian brand. And it did. Big time. One of my biggest fears was that they’d start selling burgers, a food item so typically American and so far from Timmie’s culture of Canadian red mittens and road hockey commercials…

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