"HOW IS EVERYONE DOING"

February 15, 2024 |Sandra Pierce
Elmo wasn’t prepared for the response to what he thought was an innocuous question. Everyone’s favourite furry red monster sparked a frenzy when he asked on X (previously known as Twitter), “How is everybody doing?” The response was huge, the post had...
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THE FUTURE OF WEALTH WILL BE WRITTEN BY WOMEN

December 14, 2023 |Sandra Pierce
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it. Nothing excites me more than to end 2023 talking about the greatest transfer of wealth in history. Women are on the threshold of an opportunity of such magnitude that’s never been seen before. In the next decade...
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THE COMFORT OF STUFFIES

October 23, 2023 |Sandra Pierce
A recent “feel good” episode on CBS Mornings reported on a three-year-old who had lost her favourite stuffie, RAFFI, and the reunion 11 days later. It brought back memories of my “fur hat”- a gift my grandmother had intended for my mother but the minute...
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BARBIE - THE PERFECT SPEECH

August 16, 2023 |Sandra Pierce
BARBIE -THE PERFECT SPEECH WARNING! SPOILER ALERT– if you haven’t seen the blockbuster of the year, nor familiar with “the speech” you may not want to read any further. America Ferrera’s powerful Barbie monologue has everyone talking. In my opinion, it...
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TIL DEATH DO US PART

June 20, 2023 |Sandra Pierce
Did you know the human brain is wired to prevent us from thinking about our own mortality? Researchers at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University determined that the mind shields us from the existential thought by viewing death as “an end result” that only befalls...
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"THERE ARE ONLY FOUR KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD"

May 17, 2023 |Sandra Pierce
I can’t help but draw a parallel between being a caregiver to a parent with dementia and what I experienced in the early 90’s tending to my best friend with AIDS. Back then I felt lost. Drowning in a sea of unanswered questions. In great need of something...
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EXIST ON YOUR OWN TERMS

April 19, 2023 |Sandra Pierce
“You can be anxious, sensitive, kind and wear your heart on your sleeve, you can be a mother or not, you can be an ex-Mormon or not, you can be a crier, a hugger- you can be all these things. And not only can you be here, you can lead. Just like me.”...
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HOW TO GROW RE-ENCHANTED WITH THE WORLD

March 08, 2023 |Sandra Pierce
According to the Human Kind study, recently conducted by creative consultancy, Leo Burnett, despite moving beyond the worst of the pandemic, the mood in Canada has continued to sour. Their data shows that nearly one in five Canadians are feeling less...
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A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH

February 02, 2023 |Sandra Pierce
I hate wake-up calls. Those behavior-changing moments that arise, usually, as a result of someone else’s tragedy. My wake-up call recently happened after losing a friend whose pain was repeatedly dismissed by her doctor. Who kept telling her it was all...
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TRADITIONS

December 15, 2022 |Sandra Pierce
“Tradition. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as ….as a fiddler on the roof!” Tevye, Fiddler on The Roof. Holiday traditions have been an important component of human societies since the dawn of time. They are about creating unity and...
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