Liberty Forrest
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Well, I survived childhood. And so far, I've survived adulthood, although I hear it's terminal so I'll keep doing the ostrich thing and pretend I don't know that, until someone finds a cure.

Life's pretty short, even when it seems really long because of the twistier, bumpier bits of it. So far, mine's been pretty spectacular in terms of its form and content, and by spectacular, I mean it's been an assortment of insanity, chaos, joy, terror, and whole lot of other stuff thrown in. Sort of like a loaded pizza. Or a .357 Magnum, depending on your perspective.

At times, I've figured I'd be better off throwing myself on a sword or pitching myself off a cliff (and no doubt there were times when other people would have gladly assisted me in either of those endeavours). But then at other times, I've been so unbelievably happy and joyful, I thought I might explode (which the aforementioned "other people" might have enjoyed witnessing).

Sure, I've had my share of heartbreak and misery, rejection and fear, but who hasn't? I've also had my fair share of blessings and joy, love and gratitude. Although I could do with more profiteroles. I loooove profiteroles.

Entries by Liberty Forrest

Marcia Wieder's Anti-Aging Secret and Her Tips to Create a Blissful Life

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2015 | (14:56)


(Photo courtesy of Marcia Wieder)

One of the greatest illusions in the world is that we are in control. Certainly, to some extent we have control over various aspects of our lives but even then, we're really just crossing our fingers...

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A Dog Needed a Job, Which Turned Into This International Tour

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2015 | (05:29)

(Photo of Toby courtesy of A. Wells Photography)

I've always been fascinated by the way in which a brief moment, a chance meeting, or one person can completely alter the course of a life.

For example, what could make an...

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How Six Little Words to a 3-Year-Old Can Influence Global Change

(16) Comments | Posted 28 September 2015 | (06:10)

(Photo of Teresa de Grosbois courtesy of Barb Briggs)

In the earliest days of humanity's existence, everything that happened beyond anyone's control or understanding was blamed on - or credited to - the gods. It was a deeply spiritual world until...

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World Record-Breaking Athlete Croix Sather's View of What Real Men Should Be

(0) Comments | Posted 20 September 2015 | (08:46)

(This author with Croix Sather)

The stereotype of men in Western culture is that they are insensitive, uncommunicative, and completely allergic to feelings. And of course, all they're interested in is sex. There's more, but I'm sure you're just as familiar...

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Comedian Simon Rakoff: Making Ugly Truths Palatable

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2015 | (07:36)

(Photo of Simon Rakoff courtesy of Alex Urosevic)

Like so many other people on the planet, I grew up in an environment that was loaded with abuse and alcoholism. Home was a frightening place, and it was not conducive to having friends...

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The Miracle of Just One More Breath...

(0) Comments | Posted 10 September 2015 | (04:22)

(All photos courtesy of Sam and Angela Crowley)

I suppose it's just part of the human condition to expect that things will always go as planned and that all the awfulness of life will only ever happen to "other people."


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Sworn Off Getting Married Again? This Could Change Your Mind

(4) Comments | Posted 7 September 2015 | (10:45)

I've heard a lot of people swear off marriage after a divorce. Or two. Or more. I've been around that block more times than I care to acknowledge. But if I've learned anything at all, it's this: Marriage is not the problem.

Nope. Marriage is a fine idea when it's...

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Douglas Comstock: 60-Year-Old "Clydesdale" Set to Cross English Channel

(4) Comments | Posted 19 July 2015 | (22:03)

(Photo courtesy of Haley Comstock)

As an inspirational speaker and writer, I am often asked what is the most powerful tool we have as people. I suppose there are many answers to that, but in my opinion, it is the power...

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If Low-Income Women Had This, They Could Get Back to Work

(0) Comments | Posted 17 July 2015 | (09:41)

It's tough enough to go to a job interview. It takes a load of confidence and belief in yourself to walk in and convince the prospective employer that you are absolutely the best person to hire - and not look like an arrogant pinhead while you're doing it.

But it's...

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What You Don't Know About Indian Princesses

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2015 | (09:53)

Indian Princess Alumni: Amelia Crowshoe, Sahvanne Weasel Traveller
Photos courtesy of Calgary Stampede

Think about the words, "Indian Princess." What comes to mind?

If you're in the UK, you're probably thinking about a wealthy, exotic young woman from a royal family...

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I Would Never Have Imagined a Princess Doing This!

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (19:26)


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Photo Courtesy of Images Unlimited

There is nothing like a dream to keep you motivated. Just thinking about it can light up your life like nothing else ever could.

No one knows this better than...

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Move Over, Kate Middleton: Calgary Stampede Royalty Just as Beautiful and Gracious as You

(0) Comments | Posted 30 June 2015 | (01:14)


(Princess Kimberly Stewart, this author, Queen Mick Plemel, Princess Haley Peckham)

During my years in England, it seemed almost everyone had heard of the Calgary Stampede, Exhibition and Rodeo. "What's it like?" people would ask, wide-eyed and in hushed tones as if it...

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Society's Trend Toward Poor Manners Ever Worsening

(3) Comments | Posted 26 June 2015 | (08:31)

I must have finally become officially "old." And no doubt that over the last few decades, my father would have been tearing out his silky grey hair and pounding on the arm of his chair at the appalling and gradual slide away from good manners that seems to be "the...

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Thomas Bahler: An Entertainment Legend With a Humble Servant's Heart

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2015 | (07:57)

Thomas Bähler with this author

In a world that seems powered by money, status and celebrity, it is easy to think that anyone who has "made it big" would be all about arrogance, superiority, and "look at me." Ego could easily run wild....

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Which of These Excuses for Boredom Do You Use?

(0) Comments | Posted 1 June 2015 | (23:08)

It always makes my ears itch when someone says "I'm boooooooored!" If I'm honest, I'd love to know what that feels like. But I'm a busybusybusy girl. I've always got stuff to do. I need about 362 hours in every day and the list of ideas, thoughts, interests and possibilities...

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Are You Sick Because of What You Can Hear?

(0) Comments | Posted 9 March 2015 | (16:41)

Do you ever stop to think about how many sounds you hear in a day? Do you ever think about how many of them your brain shuts off so you no longer hear them? And did you know that those sounds could be either helping or harming you?

Yes, it's...

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You Won't Believe This Bizarre but Effective Treatment for Menopause Symptoms

(0) Comments | Posted 19 January 2015 | (20:26)

Years ago when I was still a young woman in my childbearing years, I would hear women complaining about menopausal hot flushes (or hot flashes, depending on where you live). They made them sound just miserable and I thought, "What's the big deal? You feel hot for a minute. So...

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You've Got All That Lived Experience - But Have You Ever Thought of Doing This?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 January 2015 | (22:35)

The Toyota Landcruiser bounced along the potholed back road in Uganda, its occupants hoping for safe passage to their destination. That seemed questionable when they found themselves facing a group of Ugandan soldiers at a road block.

One of the soldiers approached the vehicle, and Dr Stephen Hobbs found...

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Do You Think Your Job Isn't Important?

(0) Comments | Posted 29 December 2014 | (20:27)

Do people judge you according to your job? Or worse, do you negatively judge yourself based on what you do for a living? Do you hate going to work, or feel like it's just a job and it's nothing special? Perhaps it's worth a shift in your perspective.


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The Seven Reasons to Attend A Death Café

(0) Comments | Posted 17 November 2014 | (22:21)

Recently, a friend invited me to a Death Café. Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, this is not a place, but rather a specific type of gathering that anyone can host, using that title as long as the international rules for a Death Café are followed. Yes, folks, it is...

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