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Four S’ that Can Help with Mental Health

I'm interested in mental health issues. Probably because I've had them. More likely because I'm still going through them. I suppose we all are suffering to some degree (how Buddhist!), especially during the Covid restrictions. I heard something that some people might...

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Do You Think Like Me?

I wonder what other people are thinking. A lot. Probably more than I should. I don't particularly care whether they're thinking about me. Chances are when I observe other people they're not even aware of me. It's just that I'm aware of them, and I'm wondering what...

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The Destructive Force of Freedom

Marketers know that one of the most powerful words is "free". "FREE CONSULTATION" "FREE DOWNLOAD" "FREE TRIAL" Companies know they'll get more uptake from prospects when something's free. What I wonder though is what we're actually exchanging INSTEAD of money. I think...

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Why Wouldn’t You Just Order From Amazon?

My small business works with other small businesses. Mostly local ones. You know who cares about small businesses? Mostly small business owners. I'm largely convinced that the "average" person cares mostly about themselves and that the plight of small businesses is...

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The Cult of Free Shipping

We have changed many of our behaviours as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. One change many of us have made is to switch to online shopping. With so many companies offering free delivery, what's not to love about online shopping? Well, when you stop to think about...

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Where We Go From Here

With a vaccine for Covid-19 on its way to us, I'm wondering what comes next. Dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic has been an immense global challenge. Having an effective vaccine will be a game-changer, but what else is going to change as a result? Haves vs. Have-Nots...

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Baby Jesus’ First Christmas Tree

As a child, I never questioned where Christmas came from. Santa Claus delivered presents sometime in the wee hours between Christmas eve and Christmas day. That was the important bit, plus of course the massive family get-togethers with far more food than anyone could...

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Positively, Absolutely, F*ck Perfection

Nothing is perfect. Nobody is perfect. You're not perfect, and you will never be. The people you love aren't perfect, and will never be. The job you have isn't perfect. And in reality, nothing in our world is perfect. So, with grace, love, and compassion, take a look...

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Stay Alive for Christmas

There are days I hate my brain. I see something and wonder "why?". That darn question will stick with me like poop on a boot until one day I get sick of the thought rattling around and I look for the answer. I was talking with an electrician friend of mine a couple of...

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Could This Be the Least Efficient Fundraiser?

To say I "stumbled" across these the other day would be a lie. They've been sitting at the bottom of my sock drawer for years. While doing a purge of my worn out and holey socks, I decided to clear them out. Now they sit on my desk while I ponder what to do with them....

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What Happened?

For people who have been here before, you might notice a few changes. For everyone else who hasn't been here before, welcome to the new Niagara Guide 🙂 It's not much to look at right now, but it'll change soon enough. There were lots of things that weren't "working"...

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