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What Can You Do In These Uncertain Times?

March 16, 2020 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

It’s been a crazy winter. For many of us, the Australian wildfires we started the year with are a dim memory. (Not if you were impacted, I understand that – please don’t think for a second I am minimizing that devastation) COVID-19 While the 19 in COVID-19 refers to the year it was discovered, it […]

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How Do You Spell “Old”?

March 9, 2020 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

The question “How do you spell “old”?” is sort of facetious… we probably all spell it o-l-d or perhaps a-u-l-d, I have a few friends who spell it v-i-e-i-l-l-e, and of course my son-in-law spells it v-i-e-j-a. The concept of “old” really hit home his morning when I was reading an article about Coronavirus and they […]

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The Memory Bank Is Taking No More Deposits Today

February 10, 2020 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

When my children were teenagers, life was so busy that I needed them to be diligent about using our family daytimer so the above title became my mantra:  “My memory bank is full, it’s taking no more deposits today.”  Really. I had a number of commitments of my own plus three busy teenagers with sports […]

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Old & Smart by Betty Nickerson

January 27, 2020 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

Old & Smart by Betty Nickerson: Women and The Adventure of Aging.  I bought it twenty years ago in a library book sale.  I read it immediately and appreciated it… but I was only in my 40s then. It’s still applicable I pulled the book out of my bookshelf again recently and I’m blown away […]

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Snow = Curmudgeon

January 13, 2020 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

It’s snowing.  Sideways. I don’t like snow.  I don’t like being cold.  I also don’t like being a whiner. I do remember the excitement… I remember the excitement of snow as a child!  Living on BC’s west coast, the norm is rain so snow was like a special surprise… with a shelf life. A few […]

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Do You Have 20/20 Vision?

December 30, 2019 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

Two-plus years ago I saw a meme that said: “Don’t ask me where I’ll be in three years – I don’t have 20/20 vision”. a very strange year Almost everyone I speak with agrees that 2019 has been a very strange year with many unpleasant/unfortunate/unexpected events. While the birth of my 4th grandchild a few […]

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Defining Meaningful Retirement

December 17, 2019 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

“Retirement” seems to be a time when many of us boomers take time to reflect on what we can do now that would be ‘meaningful’. Need a bit more income… Giving back is a common theme, however that often morphs into volunteering and many of us still need a bit more income to make ends […]

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Deserve? or Don’t Deserve?

October 28, 2019 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

After you’ve been online for a while, you’ve heard all about ‘limiting beliefs’ and ‘what are your fears’ and ‘is it the thought of success or failure holding you back’. Keeper Of The Bees I collect old books, and I’m currently reading The Keeper Of The Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter, written about 1925. In a […]

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Don’t Fear Fear

July 1, 2019 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

Sometime ago I book-marked an article that I thought was worth keeping.  The title: How To Conquer Fear by Geoffrey James. Opening paragraph: “Fear is the enemy of success. Large rewards only result from taking comparably large risks. If you’re ruled by fear, you’ll never take enough risks and never achieve success you deserve.“ He […]

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Revisiting Minimalism

June 17, 2019 / Agnes / Sass Savvy & Success

I listened to a podcast recently wherein several minimalists were interviewed.  These, however, were not your usual minimalists.  Usually minimalists recommend decluttering, owning less, downsizing.  I suppose the podcast contributors did that, but not in the usual way. Digital For example, one interviewee recommended a digital declutter.  Turn off social media, stay off email unless […]

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