The Suburban Newspaper

The Suburban Newspaper

The following articles have been published in The Suburban Newspaper at www.thesuburban.com
My Column is titled:   Living in the Now

Lessons from the Canoe – Being 6 or 86

Lessons from the Canoe – Being 6 or 86

With precision and careful adjustment, Noonie was comfortably seated in the stern (the back), her favourite seat in the boat. I gleefully sat in the bow (the front). All our equipment was near the center thwart close to the yoke. It’s critical to keep the boat balanced with the weight evenly front, center and back.
Dipping our personalized paddles into the perfect lake water, we set off to a private little camping beach site to eat our picnic lunch.

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Published on July 18, 2021

The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity – Part Five – Fabulous Final Four

The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity – Part Five – Fabulous Final Four

Welcome to the final segment of The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity.
In Part Five, I introduce you to four women who will finish our positive series on a very POSITIVE NOTE!
Maureen Burnett – Curious, creative & generally happy person, Suzie Shaffer – Realtor, proud mom, aspiring writer and closet painter, Marcy Kastner – Director of Day Camps & Early Childhood, and Heidi Tucker Puritt – Marketing and amateur food guru, people pleaser hostess. Enjoy!

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Published on July 11, 2021
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Published on July 4, 2021

Pumping Up Positivity – Part Four – Les Soul Sistas

Pumping Up Positivity – Part Four – Les Soul Sistas

In Part Four I introduce to you three women who don’t know each other, but I feel they have intertwining, soulful budding new life directions, also known as Les Soul Sistas. Fatima Rizzo – Translator, aspiring writer and lover of everything ocean, Lucy Verebes Shapiro – Real Estate Professional Extraordinaire, athlete, mom, and very busy person, Lynn Cantin – Artist of incredible talent and beauty, strong, and soulful.

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Published on June 27, 2021

You Are My Wheels

You Are My Wheels

As soon as the event was over, our team sat on my backyard deck, snacked, hydrated and talked about the walk and all the years we have been doing this. How much fun we’ve had in the past and how much fun it was today.
Within the first 30 minutes, someone asked, “Hey Sue, what’s the plan for next year?”
My feet were still hot from the walk!
“Next year? Already?”

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Published on June 13, 2021
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Published on June 13, 2021
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Published on June 11, 2021
Published on July 30, 2018
Published on September 24, 2017

The 2021 Spring Series: Pumping Up Positivity – Part Three – These Two Youts!

The 2021 Spring Series:  Pumping Up Positivity – Part Three – These Two Youts!

Welcome to The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity – Part Three – These Two Youts!

In Part Three I introduce: Sophy Agelopoulos, The Deli Queen, laughter is life, joking around with our customers is my favourite part of the job
& Lea Beddia, Teacher Extraordinaire, Mother, Beautiful Writer and aspiring speller with a green thumb in-training.

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Published on May 30, 2021

The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity – Part Two – So Talented!

The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity – Part Two – So Talented!

Welcome to The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity – Part Two – So Talented!
In Part Two I introduce: Meredith Fine, Talent Agent helping make dreams come true for 34 years, who’s funny, outgoing and loyal … and the keeper of many secrets & Sy Prevost, Mount Royal based POP ART painter and sculptor, also creative producer and artistic director in television, cinema and stage for the past 30 years.

Everyone is living a very different life, especially now. Everyone has a different perspective and interesting tools for living in the positive. I asked an eclectic group of people to answer a questionnaire based on their “Positive Perspectives”.
Their responses are about living through challenging times with an encouraging positive perspective.
Enjoy, Living in the Now!

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Published on May 16, 2021
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Published on May 14, 2021
Published on May 29, 2017
Published on April 9, 2016

The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity – Part One – Do It!

The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity – Part One – Do It!

Welcome to The 2021 Spring Series – Pumping Up Positivity!
This is the most encouraging series you will ever read. What’s it about? It’s about living through challenging times with an encouraging positive perspective.
Everyone is living a very different life, especially now. Everyone has a different perspective and interesting tools for living in the positive. I asked an eclectic group of people to answer a questionnaire based on their “Positive Perspectives”.
In this series, I share with you their very generous and thought provoking responses.
Part One, I introduce: Andrea Bassel, Dragon Boater & Emet Davis, Fitness Maven.
Enjoy, Living in the Now!

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Published on May 2, 2021
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Published on April 30, 2021
Published on January 14, 2019
Published on December 31, 2017

You Know YOU!

You Know YOU!

Many people have stated that along their career paths, others have tried to discourage them. Telling them they are not good enough, not great enough and will never make it. So many people have been wrong as success is truly within YOU. I’m glad I didn’t listen to that nasty, horrible, career destroying person. I listened to me and the encouragement from other professionals. Listen to you! You know what’s best for you! You know YOU!!!

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Published on April 20, 2021

Love to Find a Cure

Love to Find a Cure

LOVE, LOVE ME DO…
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU,
I’LL ALWAYS BE TRUE to JDRF,
SO, PLEASE… LOVE ME DO!
It’s Spring and you know what that means? It’s time to launch the annual…..
2021 JDRF WALK TO CURE DIABETES CAMPAIGN!!!
WOOOO, HOOOO!
Please help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation raise funds to support research in curing Type One Diabetes.

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Published on April 6, 2021
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Published on April 1, 2021
Published on June 17, 2019
Published on April 8, 2018

Everyone Needs an Ellen

Everyone Needs an Ellen

You know the kind of friend I am talking about. The friend who listens with intent to everything you say. You know she’s not looking at her phone when you are talking to her. She’s simply listening to every word. The friend who doesn’t judge you in anyway. You can rant and rave, complain and curse and lose your mind completely screaming about everything. Still, this friend remains quiet and agrees regardless of their personal perspective. The neutral gear in your cog.

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Published on March 21, 2021
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Published on March 19, 2021
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Published on March 7, 2021
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Published on April 30, 2018
Published on April 30, 2017

Nature Knows

Nature Knows

Over many years, nature lessons have been passed down to me. The angle of the sun, the birds, animal behavior, trees and plant changes are much better predictors of seasons than the calendar.
The calendar states that on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 spring will begin. That is the official date. However, spring has already begun for me on February 4th, 2021. The birds told me so. I also went to check the buds on my Magnolia tree. The buds are swelling, another indicator spring has arrived. Next confirmation, no matter how cold it is outside, the sun is melting snow on my roof – done! Spring has sprung!

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Published on February 21, 2021