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

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

(6) Comments | Posted 19 July 2015 | (21:03)

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(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 | (08:41)

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 | (08:53)

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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 | (18:26)

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Livia Manywounds

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 | (00:14)

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(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 | (07:31)

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 | (06:57)

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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 | (22:08)

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 | (15:41)

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 | (19:26)

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 | (21:35)

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 | (19:27)

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.

It...

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The Seven Reasons to Attend A Death Café

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

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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How to Tell When Your Friendship Has Ended

(0) Comments | Posted 12 November 2014 | (18:26)

Do you ever consider what "friendship" means to you? Think about it for a moment. I'll wait...

What came up when you thought about that word?

If you're like most people, you'll have been thinking about going out and doing things with friends, or having people who will listen when...

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Mother Nature: Gentle Therapist and Housekeeper

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2014 | (16:41)

It's snowing. You wouldn't think there are lots of kinds of snow but there are. For example, there are the big fat fluffy flakes that drift and float, silently smiling as they gently cover the world in a soft sparkling blanket. They are friendly. Happy. Cheerful little kids seeking playmates....

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What Drives Writers to Write? This Is What Drives Me...

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2014 | (20:07)

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I want to write about writing. About the freedom that comes from opening up one's heart and allowing the secrets buried there to be exposed, to bring them out into the light so they can say "Look at me! I am not so...

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Daydream Your Way to a New Reality

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2014 | (21:20)

Do you ever get lost in daydreams? Do you ever close your eyes and get so swept away by some delicious fantasy or other that it's as though you're really living it? Then something snaps you back to the here and now, and if you're a really good daydreamer, and...

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How Often Do You Use the 'C' Word?

(0) Comments | Posted 9 August 2014 | (22:18)

I grew up hearing it on a regular basis. It was usually my mother who was hurling it in my direction. When she stopped saying it to me, I said it to myself.

She didn't stop there. When I became a mother, she said it to my children. I fought...

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Peter Clarke: The Heart and Soul of a True Philanthropist

(0) Comments | Posted 9 August 2014 | (21:20)

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(This author with Peter Clarke)

It takes someone extraordinary to be a true philanthropist, someone who is deeply troubled by the suffering in the world and who dedicates a significant part of his life to easing it, someone with a vision...

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Dairy Products: Essential to Good Health? Or The Cause of Disease?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2014 | (20:01)

How on earth can cow's milk be considered an essential part of our diet when its purpose is to feed calves until they are old enough to be weaned? How does it make any sense at all that people are supposed to have it? Just because we have been doing...

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