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Bell Pepper Breakfast & Safety Programs

It might seem like a strange correlation, but allow me some leeway and I’ll explain how Bell Peppers and Safety Programs relate. This story starts back in the spring because in order to get a harvest one must first sow seeds. My first step in the process was to purchase a plant from Wayne Ward’s […]

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You givin’ me the Finger?

Okay you’ve all noticed it … some of you have even been brave enough to say it. I have to watch how I wave to people because of it. The newly adjusted configuration of my hand looks like I’m constantly giving the finger, flippin’ the bird or givin’ the Trudeau salute. I felt kind of […]

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Adaptation

“What separates people … is not the presence or absence of difficulty, but how they deal with the inevitable difficulties of life.” – states Jim Collins in his book Good to Great. Part of “dealing with difficulties” is training yourself how to adapt to the limitations that have been placed upon you. Some people say […]

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How serious is a Hand injury?

Warning – You may prefer to skip this blog if you have a weak stomach since it contains graphic photos and a video of my hand injury.  It may be unlikely that you would die from a hand injury, but a hand injury can have a very significant impact on your life. Stop to consider the importance […]

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Garage Sale Safety

I’m quite certain that Regina, Saskatchewan is the center of the Garage Sale universe. On a particularly busy Friday or Saturday you would be able to find over 100 garage sales in the city of Regina. We just had a garage sale this past weekend and it always feels good to get rid of things and […]

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Acceptance

Acceptance is likely the most difficult stage of the grieving process. Without accepting that you have changed or that the changes imposed on you have taken place you cannot begin to adapt or triumph over it. Often acceptance is inaccurately viewed as defeat, but it should be viewed as victory. My right hand was my […]

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What makes a Great Safety Presentation?

Thinking back to presentations that I’ve witnessed I feel all of the following components are true of the best presentations. It has to be memorable. The idea of any presentation is to assist you in your in thinking about something. Maybe it’s a new approach that you haven’t thought of or it could be reinforcing methods you […]

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Complacency – A Natural Human Tendency?

Dictionary.com defines com·pla·cen·cy [kuhm-pley-suhn-see] as a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation or condition. With the Canadian federal election around the corner it has been mentioned numerous times that Canadians show complacency by not getting out […]

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Prairie Sandbagging

Along with the election talk a big topic on the Prairies is sandbagging and flood preparation. After a very wet 2010 people want to prepare for what 2011 has in store as the snow begins to melt and waters begin to rise. Sandbagging is a temporary preventative measure that helps to combat the rise of […]

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Fear – Friend or Foe

November 22, 2001 … I stand on the edge of the Batoka Gorge in Zambia Africa beholding the majesty of a spectacular canyon etched out of the rock by the river below. 54 metres separate me from the bottom of the canyon down the sheer rock face. I see opportunity. An opportunity for an experience […]

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