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  1. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    07/12/2016
    Inspiring Athletes over 50
    Inspiring Athletes over 50I believe and when I present my workshops on Healthy Living I always find a way to bring up the idea that  As we age, we need about 30 minutes of exercise a day to help us keep healthy. Exercise is good for us at any age, but it is more important as...
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  2. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    07/12/2016
    Ask questions and listen before passing judgment
    Ask questions and listen before passing judgmentMy friends and I were talking about responsibility and how we did our best to instil this into the young minds that we had the opportunity to serve when we were teaching. One of my friends related the story of when he was teaching in a small...
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  3. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    06/12/2016
    Ideas, interactions and connections are important
    Ideas, interactions and connections are important I thought about some questions about ideas and interactions, as I was reading the information that was posted on Facebook walls I have read recently. In any given day have you ever tracked the conversations you have had with others and tried to...
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    mohammed khalaf
    06/12/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    f you want to know Nations culture throughout history has to be or know Molfadtha and by and as one of the wise one said concealed under the Collapse of the tongue you know any of his tongue
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  4. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    06/12/2016
    Freedom is the most important value of a just society
    Freedom is the most important value of a just society In another post (To those of us born between 1946 and 1964), I talked about some of the things, which shaped Boomers; one that I did not mention was the concept made popular in Canada, by Pierre Elliot Trudeau, of the idea that Canada was a Just...
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    Donald Grandy
    06/12/2016 #2 Donald Grandy
    Great post Royce. Being a Canadian born Boomer I remember the Pierre Elliot Trudeau days very well. Trudeau believed in Canada, at times controversial, but you could not fault his vision to create a better Canada for all.
    Francisco Lopez
    06/12/2016 #1 Francisco Lopez
    Like many universally accepted things, the issue remains, who will benefit more? Absolute freedom will let the powerful to dominate the rest and end the freedom the y would theoretically enjoy.
  5. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    04/12/2016
    To those of us born between 1946  and 1964
    To those of us born between 1946 and 1964No matter what our grandkids and the newer generation think about us,  WE ARE AWESOME !!! OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!! To Those of   Us  Born 1946 - 1964 : TO ALL WHO SURVIVED THE ''50's, the '60s, and 70's !! First, we survived being born to...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #4 Yep, we to need to live life to its fullest!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #2 You nailed it, Linda!
    Royce Shook
    05/12/2016 #5 Royce Shook
    #3 I loved the 8 track because it was so bad, we had to move on to better ways to listen to our music, and so CD came along and as they say the rest is history
    Royce Shook
    05/12/2016 #4 Royce Shook
    #1 I think a number of things happened, the next generation wanted to be more protective as they saw our behaviour as dangerous. Many of us forgot about our dreams and we became less adventurous.

    However, as we are entering into the last few decades of our life, we can, I think become more adventurous and more like we were when we were much younger. Now we are older not wiser, but we can/should be more playful.
    Chas Wyatt
    05/12/2016 #3 Chas Wyatt
    #1 They invented the 8-track and it was all downhill from there.
    Linda Calderone
    05/12/2016 #2 Linda Calderone
    We also waited until after school to put on our creative costumes and went trick-or-treating without adults. We swam in lakes without lifeguards, fished with worms we caught and baited our own hooks our roller skates fit over our shoes and had a key. We fell a lot! Our problems were ours to solve, and we did. We made our own fun and found our own jobs as soon as we were old enough.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Yeah!! I adore this post and of course because I can totally relate. So, what happened? lol
  6. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    04/12/2016
    Do Not Smile until Christmas
    Do Not Smile until ChristmasAs the stories flowed over lunch, about how we learned our craft, I thought about when I was a student teacher, in Port Coquitlam, working with a Preston. Preston became a good friend and was a wonderful Mentor to me. As a new teacher, I was sure of...
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    Royce Shook

    04/12/2016
    Good Lessons from Experience
    Good Lessons from ExperienceWe were sitting after golf and the conversation drifted around to stories about how we had learned our craft, (most of us it turned out learned the hard way). One of the younger teachers told this story. "I was instructing my Math 10 students in my...
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    Royce Shook

    03/12/2016
    Guidelines for successful personalized gift giving
    Guidelines for successful personalized gift giving First and foremost, always be sure to choose a suitable base product. It doesn't matter how good your personalization is if the underlying product is something the person doesn't need or want it will not do the job!Secondly, once you have identified...
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  9. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    03/12/2016
    The more you give...
    The more you give...Whether it's praise, love, money, time, laughter, care, pleasure, criticism, punishment, sorrow and pain .. the more you give, the more you will receive.Let's give lots and lots of praise, love, time, money, laughter, care, pleasure and less...
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  10. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    02/12/2016
    There is always beauty or magic in the moment.
    There is always beauty or magic in the moment.Pain is guaranteed, suffering is optional. ― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About RunningThere is always beauty or magic in the moment. As you watch the magic unfold around you, allow yourself to hear the  music of your soul. Allow...
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  11. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    01/12/2016
    I wish for you...
    I wish for you...Comfort on difficult days,Smiles when sadness intrudes,Rainbows to follow the clouds,Laughter to kiss your lips,Sunsets to warm your heart,Gentle hugs when spirits sag,Friendships to brighten your being,Beauty for your eyes to see,Confidence for...
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  12. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    01/12/2016
    Do you have a dream?
    Do you have a dream?Do you have a dream, a hunch, a desire, or something that just has to be done, but for some reason, you never start it?For those that just cannot find the right time to start, here is some intriguing advice.   Take your list of ideas you plan to do...
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  13. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    01/12/2016
    Have you ever thought about the word "UP"?
    Have you ever thought about the word "UP"?The following posted in 2010 by Conni Eversull in Proofreading.com, gave me an idea for an assignment for my English Second Language class, and I thought I would share here.In the original post, Ms Eversull said that “she received the following from...
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  14. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    30/11/2016
    Storytelling Festivals
    Storytelling FestivalsI always thought storytelling was a lost art, however, it is alive and well and growing, just listen to many of our songwriters and popular songs.  We all love a great story, and a great way to sample the incredible diversity of stories and...
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    Julie Hickman
    30/11/2016 #1 Julie Hickman
    These sound like great events @Royce Shook! It also sounds like I need to start planning some trips :-) Thank you for the information.
  15. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    29/11/2016
    All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
    All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. G. K. Chesterton,  (1901) I found this an interesting quote by Chesterton as it gave me something to think about. I believe that slang changes as young people define their own metaphors for life....
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  16. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    29/11/2016
    How do we share happiness?
    How do we share happiness?Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha...  How do we share happiness? I think the first step is to define what happiness is...
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    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Royce. I'm reminded of this quote by American President Abraham Lincoln: "Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be." Being happy is a choice. Choose wisely.
    Julie Hickman
    29/11/2016 #1 Julie Hickman
    "Once you learn to be happy then you can light your candle and spread joy to others and when your candle goes out, you will have benefited many others." - @Royce Shook Just beautiful! :-)
  17. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    27/11/2016
    No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.
    No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.We are in anxious times and many of us feel angry, disappointed, as we grieve for the world we think we have lost. But we need to stay strong and keep our own power when many want to take our power away.Let your love flow outward through the...
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    Ben Pinto
    28/11/2016 #2 Ben Pinto
    "Respect is your birthright." -Ben Pinto
    Max J. Carter
    27/11/2016 #1 Max J. Carter
    Some great advice in this piece.

    Maybe we think "they" are better than us. Or more powerful. Or smarter. Or more beautiful!

    This is result of comparison and the reward system of popularity within the social construct. Go along with what is popular regardless of it's correctness and find the acceptance we all want. We become so concerned with how we are perceived by others that we cower to the popular.

    The problem with agreeing with the masses is the result of every study on the subject that shows when we gather in mass we become dumber and easier to influence

    No one is better or more powerful than anyone else. Some people do have a higher intellect and get over it if you meet them. We have allowed ourselves to become Narcissus with the selfie. We then use sex to sell any and everything creating a harmful body image standards that are rewarded for being met and those who do not measure up often find difficulty due to the mass brainwashing in the form of marketing and branding that has been going on forever and the only way it stops is when we stop rewarding them for creating the idea of needing to be as good as or similar to anyone or anything.

    Individuality is the gift we are given and then we too often give it away in the name of going with the crowd just so we can feel as though we belong somewhere even if it goes against our own inner feelings of what is best for us.
  18. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    27/11/2016
    For the Boomers
    For the BoomersWho will stand upforthe dreamers,the poorthe music unsung? These frail wordsstand in the context ofLOVEpiercing through the Frail curtain of humanity's weight. Illusory shadows of life havehidden our soul.We need tostop our insane dance of...
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    Donald Grandy
    27/11/2016 #2 Donald Grandy
    Nice post @royce. As a late Boomer I echo your comments. The opportunity to listen to the song in your heart will last forever. Taking action to answer your song has it's limitations. Don't spend precious time with " I wish"
    David B. Grinberg
    27/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Royce. I have shared on several hives.
  19. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    26/11/2016
    Sustaining relationships
    Sustaining relationshipsDid you know that the first of the Baby Boomers turn 70 this year? Do you remember the old Beatles song "When I am 64." My take is that the song is not about being 64 but the song is about the sustaining of relationships. The lyrics are about how to...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    26/11/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    I wonder if it´s related also to the country. Actually, I am sure it is, but I don´t want to be rude.

    I like your article and the message.
  20. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    24/11/2016
    What are you searching for?
    What are you searching for?One of the people I work with said to me this morning that every day that she is breathing is a good day, and laughed. I have been very lucky in my life to have met and worked with some wonderful people who have had to overcome many illnesses. Many...
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    Royce Shook

    24/11/2016
    A New Way To Communicate
    A New Way To Communicate In the past few days, there has been an opportunity for me to think about empathy, motivation and realism, and a number of people have emailed different links on these areas. So I would like to share some thoughts from Steve Denning; A New Way To...
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    Royce Shook

    24/11/2016
    Great truths learned over time
    Great truths learned over timeI am not sure who the source of these truths are, but they are funny and insightful, enjoy1) No matter how hard you try, you can't bathe cats. 2) When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair. 3) If your sister hits you, don't hit...
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    Nelson Rogério
    24/11/2016 #2 Nelson Rogério
    Compre na loja mas barata da net agora https://www.magazinevoce.com.br/magazineeutiamo/ Black Friday
    Max J. Carter
    24/11/2016 #1 Max J. Carter
    7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

    I wish this wasn't so. It's such a disappointment to find the teenager is still driving the middle age or older body.

    Great piece.
  23. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    24/11/2016
    When to retire?
    When to retire?If you are a younger Boomer or of the next generation, you may be thinking about your retirement. Many of us have these wonderful or scary ideas about when we will retire and what we will do when we retire. The first step in this planning is to...
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    Royce Shook

    24/11/2016
    Leverage the magic of belief
    Leverage the magic of beliefThose folks, who meet with life success and then tell the world it was due to their hard work, really make me mad. The reason is they delude themselves and others because they tell everyone that their success is due to their hard work. The reality...
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  25. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    23/10/2016
    In the past year, your life has changed..how has this impacted you?
    In the past year, your life has changed..how has this impacted you?As we move toward the end of 2016, take a look back over your own journey. Spend some time reminding yourself of everything in your life that’s changed for the better, and then invest a little time in appreciating how far you've come. Here are some...
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    Erroll -EL- Warner
    23/10/2016 #1 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Beautiful picture. Nature at it best.
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