Don't Die Before You're Dead

Don't Die Before You're Dead

We know that we never have as much time as we think. So what are we doing about it? We will explore what is possible and hear from those who have dared to muster the courage to live their dreams. Let's discuss real life strategies to live the lives we were meant to live. No putting off till later as later may not be ours. Live now and avoid living in the Land of Regret.

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March 31, 2021 19 min

Would you agree that we are exactly where we are based on the cumulative effect of all the choices made in our life? Some were made for us and others were made by us. 
When it comes to the choices that you made, what did you apply as your decision making tool? If you were just deciding what to have for breakfast, it would be quite easy and probably based on fast experiences. The difficulty comes when the decisions are important to o...

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Most of us hear about the need to arrange our finances for when we retire and we are no longer working for our income. However, there is more to it than just finances.
Are you prepared to have the long hours, days and weeks with no routine? Will you have the necessary inventory for any hobbies you might wish to pursue?
How about doing all the prep work now? Plan ahead. Look for a balance of physical and mental activity.  Stay focused...

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March 17, 2021 41 min

Many people don't want to retire. Some want to work in different ways and others can't afford to retire because they fear they will outlive their money. How can you be aware and intentional as you plan "what's next?"
Dr. Dorian Mintzer is a retirement transition coach who helps people find their way into the next chapter of their lives. She has authored a guide called 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your...

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March 10, 2021 16 min

We wouldn't dream of driving down the highway keeping our eyes fixated just on the back bumper of the vehicle in front, would be?  We know that for our safety and the safety of those who ride with us or beside us, we need to keep our eyes continuously roaming.  It is critical that we are totally aware of our surroundings.
What about our lives? Are we living with our eyes wide open? Are we consciously keeping our eyes peeled for ...

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March 3, 2021 64 min

The last episode introduced us to Neil Dunsmore who challenged himself to walk the 531 kilometers from his home to Ottawa. 
He shared with us the details about why he felt called to do this and then how he went about training for such a vigorous endeavor.
Twenty-two days in September 2020, Neil walked. In this episode he tells of the times when he felt almost defeated and wanted to call it a day. However, just when he felt he had pus...

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February 25, 2021 47 min

Neil Dunsmore did the unthinkable to raise money for Mental Health in his community. He walked from Elora Ontario to our nation's capital Ottawa. He knows only too well the distance is 531 kilometers and even more he knows it is over 170000 steps.
Over the course of many months Neil trained for this walk that took him 22 days to complete. As a former prison guard, he was used to training but he says there has been nothing like t...

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February 17, 2021 18 min

There are studies where people indicated that they were dissatisfied with their lives but didn't want to make any changes for fear of having to start over from scratch.
The reality is that no one has to start from scratch. We are always the sum total of the lessons we've learned along the way, the experiential knowledge we've acquired or the network of supports we've gathered.
All of this counts. Discover how these ca...

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February 10, 2021 41 min

Are you like most people who tend to put things off till later thinking later is just around the corner? Do you get caught up in your day to day routines believing that the things you put off won't be a problem? Then you might be a procrastinator. 
Veronica Hislop is a transformation strategist who specializes in helping women to stop procrastinating. She knows that putting things off is just a symptom of some deeper issue which...

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February 3, 2021 18 min

My son was telling me about a colleague at his place of work who made the choice not to do something, when he said, "Now that is a regret in the making!"  It got me thinking about what that would have looked like to that colleague. What would it look like to me if I were the one making the choice? 
This episode is an exploration of how our daily routines can, if not considered carefully, create regrets. It is a call to becom...

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January 27, 2021 36 min

A startling question stopped Genevieve Piturro in her tracks. It made her realize that her life was less than fulfilling. She felt she had spent far too many years climbing the corporate ladder to become a top marketing executive.  However, she realized that she had missed so much doing so. 
Like she shared with Oprah, CNN, the Today Show and others, Genevieve wanted her life to have more meaning and to make an impact where it matte...

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January 20, 2021 21 min

Today Merri Macartney explores the value of looking for those moments of silence in order to find that still small voice that lives within us all. Where can we find the quiet? What do we  want to ask ourselves? Better yet, what do we hear when we listen?
In today's crazy busy hectic world of the hamster wheel, Merri says that we often can't hear ourselves think. There is little time to focus on what our lives are becoming da...

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January 13, 2021 40 min

Shawn Tegtmeier has an amazing life story. As she tells it, you can't help but admire how she made a major life change one step at a time. Shawn's life now as a personal trainer and accomplished marathoner, is the end result of her asking the question, "Is that all there is?" 
The author of the book Running with Walt tells of how she made the journey. It tells of where she began barely being able to run to the end of...

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January 11, 2021 15 min

As the new year settles in, and we look to the future with hope, we can also look to the many things that we have enjoyed in the past. What was it that you loved to do in your youth? Did you love to go bike riding, canoeing, hiking or camping? And how long has it been?
Why not go back and enjoy those things again? No one said that there was a certain age when we had to give it up. If you're like me, you just got busy.
Or perhaps ...

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December 30, 2020 41 min

Gillian Bogden's foray into nutrition came as a result of volunteering at a food bank for low income community members. Her passion was ignited when she realized that she could empower others to take control of their own health through food.
Listen in as Gillian shares her story of becoming a certified nutritionist and how it changed her life. Let her lessons become yours and take charge of your food choices.

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December 16, 2020 49 min

As a researcher a professor at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Dr. Scott Lear has achieved much success in the academic field. Many of 160 research papers have been published. However, Dr. Lear wanted to reach out to the world in general not such those who attend the institutions.  On his blog, (drscottlear.com) he says, "much of my research has been published in medical journals that impress my colleagues and supe...

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December 2, 2020 44 min

"The airplanes are coming to bomb us!" This was something that Mara Aalipour would hear as a young child in her country of Iran. Growing up in the Iranian culture provided for her experiences not often had by others. After becoming a chemical engineer, working long hard hours and raising a toddler, she suffered what her doctors called self immune condition.
While Mara suffered extreme pain in her joints and some days barley ...

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November 18, 2020 38 min

Melanie Morrissette is a personal trainer who specializes in working with seniors. She runs a program called Osteofit at the B.C. Women's Hospital and Health Center. Her expertise here addresses Low Bone Density and Melanie has some unique tips to restore good bone health with proper nutrition.
Many of her clients have suffered from Arthritis, and Parkinsons and Melanie works through specific exercises to build strength and dext...

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November 4, 2020 41 min

Jyoti Sharma is a certified life coach who works with her clients from personal experiential knowledge. She knows of what she speaks having listened to her heart and followed her dream even when it meant moving to far away places. 

Jyoti heard the calling from deep within to go to Goa,  India to work with entrepreneurial women. She started a non-profit called the Women's Collective where she helps them earn with dignity.  

Her me...

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October 21, 2020 41 min

Patti Pokorchak knows what she is talking about when she tells us to live a life worthy of your dreams.  "Nothing except Rocket Science is rocket science. Everything is learnable." 
Born with a computer in her pocket, Patti was the first female in computers. Working for IBM at 25 years old, $50, 000 in her pocket, a sports car and boyfriend but not happy, she knew there had to be more. She had to make a choice and she did!
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October 7, 2020 31 min

My guest hales from the UK and knows what it's like to be knocked off his feet by life's sudden curveballs. As an environmental psychologist specializing in elite sports, Lee Chambers was living a very active life with his wife, son and the impending arrival of his daughter.
The suddenly he was laid up in hospital unable to move. Listen as he shares his journey from being unable to walk to learning all over again in time to ...

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