Thanksgiving

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The Whys and Ways of Gratitude

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, I thank you for being part of my community just by virtue of reading this post (and for those who are part of my life in other ways). And let's all spread more of the gift of gratitude -- to that end, here are a few more whys and ways to express gratitude.
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Carve Out Time to Talk Money With Your Kids This Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many students and parents are about to have their first holiday meal together since post-secondary school began about six weeks ago. For students, it has been a crash course in time and money management, and one thing is almost certain: there's never enough of either. This Thanksgiving, parents and students should carve out some time to talk finances and revisit the budget to determine if spending is on track.
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This Year, I'm Giving Thanks for My Union

This year I'm thankful for things like a good home and a family to share it with, and the ability to provide for that family and to help our children pursue the opportunities in their lives. I'm also thankful for having been a member of a union which made all that possible. But for this year, too many families are struggling in low-paying and precarious jobs that make it difficult -- if not impossible -- to provide a decent standard of living for their loved ones.

Giving Thanks for Edelman's Little Give

This summer I received an amazing email. Earlene Tang, Account Director for Edelman, a global PR firm, wrote me to ask if the Shoebox Project for Shelters would be interested in being one of their partners in its corporate social responsibility program called the "Little Give."
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More than a Food Bank

Food banks started in Canada many years ago as what is often described as a "band-aid solution" to the growing issue of hunger. Food banks were supposed to be temporary, local groups that fed the poor, while the government developed the official resolution to this societal problem. Unfortunately, this resolution was never found, and food banks are now a staple in each corner of Canada. Believe me when I say that food banks do not want to be in business. As a provincial association, a large part of our focus is on advocating on behalf of food banks and the clients that we serve. There is a reason that people are hungry, and it is not because of a lack of food in this country.

10 Wines For Thanksgiving

When it comes to turkey, you want a wine that's juicy and mouth-watering since the bird can be a little dry (at least, at our house, it is). You also want lots of berry flavour to mix and match with the side dishes, such as cranberry sauce, stuffing and mashed potatoes.
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Try Travelling This Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means it's time to celebrate. But instead of preparing a huge dinner and eating yourself into a turkey coma, travelocity.ca wants you to consider travelling to another city and taking in their Thanksgiving spirit this year.
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6 Ways to UnDiet Your Thanksgiving

Getting excited about Thanksgiving? There's nothing more healthful than sitting down with friends and family for a home-cooked meal... just so long as that meal doesn't involve deep-fried turkey and marshmallow casserole. (Eeww. Seriously?!?!) It's super easy to turn Thanksgiving into a health-promoting delicious holiday without becoming the crunchy granola hippie of the family.