Monica Kucharski

A creative writer able to pen articles and blogs in a variety of styles —- from academic writing to snappy, biting pieces with an edge and a definite point of view (her favourite!). A thorough researcher and a versatile writer who has written on many different subjects. A concise and persuasive promotional writer whose copy and marketing strategies kept her former department in successful operation for many years. monicakucharsk@rogers.com

How Doing Less Makes You More Productive: The Paradox of Good Down-Time

“Less is more.”  We’ve all heard this saying before, but usually in the context of design rules, not personal productivity.  When we are told that by working less we will achieve more, it sounds completely counterintuitive, right? Yet, this proposition is supported by empirical findings.  In 1993, K. Anders Ericsson, a professor of psychology at …

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There's no one like Betty White. In her mid-90's she's still funny as ever & going strong. Here are 30 Betty White quotes to make you bust a gut...

30 Betty White Quotes on Comedy, Life and Breaking Boundaries

They ought to make Betty White an honorary M.D.  Isn’t laughter the best medicine?  And Betty has indeed dispensed an inordinate amount of it over her astonishing 74-year career, keeping us chuckling, guffawing, and howling at her razor sharp wit and perfectly timed shtick, both on and off television. And though she’s been both in …

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Chi. Is it real? Or just an old, out-moded mystical belief that stubbornly refuses to die? Here we look at the history, science & techniques of chi...

All About Chi: What It Is, Where It Comes From, and How To Harness It

You’ve probably come upon this awesome scene at least once in your life—most likely when you were walking through a park, enjoying the vitality of early morning nature: small groups of people, dressed in loose clothing, standing a few feet apart from each other, knees bent, faces lifted to the horizon, arms moving slowly and …

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Non-attachment is a term you hear a lot in spiritual, specifically Buddhist, philosophy. But what is non-attachment? Basically, it's living life without...

What Is Non-Attachment? It’s Living Life Without The Need For Specific Results.

Many of us have played that toxic “If only” game with ourselves – consciously or subconsciously.  You may know the game – it is based on a host of obsessive thoughts constructed by our strong wish that things could be different: “If only I had more money, I’d be happy… If only I got that …

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A new study recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Conducted by University of British Columbia in Vancouver (UBC) and the Child & Family Research Institute at British Columbia’s Children's Hospital, the study has concluded that letting our kids get risky-frisky outside of the domestic cocoon actually makes them healthier, sturdier and smarter.

Yes, Risky Play Is Good For Your Kids. Another Major Study Confirms It.

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Emerson Parents, put away the bubble wrap and the cotton wool, and let your kids run free, says a new study. For those of us who have willingly and joyfully procreated, being a perfect …

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Swami Vivekananda and Nikola Tesla were seemingly worlds apart. One a man of god, the other a physicist. Yet in 1895 they met to discuss the nature of reality...

The Inventor & The Sage: The Friendship of Swami Vivekananda and Nikola Tesla

If your knowledge of science does not extend much beyond what can be amusingly gleaned from “The Big Bang Theory”, and your familiarity with yoga is limited to the various poses mastered at a yoga class, then you might only possess a cursory knowledge (or maybe none at all) of Swami Vivekananda and Nikola Tesla. …

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