Exploring What’s Around The Riverbend

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Growing up, Pocahontas was one of my favourite Disney princesses. I never realized how inspiring she was, however, until lately. I recently pulled out the old VHS tape and rewatched it. I fell in love with it all over again, but for a bunch of new reasons.  I do still think it would be pretty cool to have a Mother Willow spirit guide. Continue reading

Oh You Know, Just Thinking About The Meaning Of Life

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The other day I was thinking about the deeper meaning of life (as I often do) and I had a thought. Our society is filled with messages promoting self love. Although I believe that it’s important to take care of yourself and to protect ourselves from those who might take advantage, maybe we shouldn’t be so focused on putting ourselves first.

Hear me out. Life is short, but it’s also too short to screw it up for someone else. We focus too much on ourselves and what we could be missing out on, but what about others? Maybe our “screw the world” and “seize the day” moments will change someone else’s life forever, maybe not for the better. Maybe we’ve been looking at this all wrong… Lets not step on others because we only have one life to live. How about we use the gift of life to love those around us. Challenge accepted. What about you?

Fantasy Football Update: You Win Some. You Lose Some.

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As we move into week 4 of the NFL, I wanted to update you on the status of my fantasy football experience. In week 1, I managed to scrape by with a win, but in weeks 2 and 3, I was not so lucky. Although my team’s not performing as well as I hoped, I have learned a lot of valuable lessons that I thought I would pass along. I thought being a football fan was stressful before I joined a fantasy football league. I was wrong. Before, I worried about the status of my favourite team as a whole. Now, I have a whole new group of worries. Continue reading