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  • Are You Listening?

     We are happy that Melanie [Smiley Melly] is honoring us with a Guest Post today. She has been a valuable member of the Life,for instance community since we began in November. We appreciate the contribution of her..

  • How Do You Feel About Snow Days?

    Growing up on the east coast of Canada,  I’ve lived through my share of winter’s school-cancelling snow days. I’ve identified four different types of snow days; each one different from the rest. When I was a kid..

  • Responsibility: Where Do You Draw the Line?

    How adept are you at accepting responsibility for what happens in your life? We like to accept responsibility for the good things, but those bad things….nah!  That just happened, it was the energy, the moon, my genes,..

  • Failure: an Ingredient of Success?

    In 2008 at a commencement address at Harvard J.K. Rowling spoke of the value of failure. We all know her story. Wikipedia reports that she “progressed from living on benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years.” Twelve..

  • Where have you Traveled?

    Travel changes us; there is no doubt about that. Travel removes us from the familiar routine that sometimes puts us to sleep back home. It broadens our perspective. When we go away we are able to see ourselves..