Rob Hodgins

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The People’s Limousine

Hidden benefits. We have enjoyed a very mild winter this year. Barely any accumulation of snow to speak of with the exception of a very cold few weeks about a month back. My car didn’t start and didn’t sound right after a few days of -50C windchill. I lost a few days of work at …

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Say Goodbye 10% Discount

Good bye. This was fun. Back in August of last year I was trying to think of ways to reward clients (new and old) for coming back to my newly re-opened massage practice. I thought that offering a 10% discount would be a nice way for me to say, “Thank you”! And the response was …

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Watch Those Feelings

The weather CAN affect your mood. Keep an eye on both. It’s not just low temperatures. High temperatures can also change your mood. We may not think about the weather too much. But we should. And we have to consider it’s impact on us because it can and does change our actions. This article describes …

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It’s time for a cold one

It’s been a good run, hasn’t it? If you have happened to look at the weather forecast for dear old #yeg lately, you already know what is coming. In case you haven’t…nature is trying to recoup it’s losses from October through to December in one weekend! It’s going to be cold. Very cold. How cold …

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How to “Remember” Absolutely Everything

First of all, you can’t. Our brains just don’t work that way. But, we can keep a diary. I’ve been doing this for the last 20 +/- years and I like it. I’ve looked at various products over the years and I always found them lacking because I could never know when a company might …

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Blue Christmas

Christmas Blues This is the darkest time of the year. Not just outside, but for many this time of year is the darkest. It’s even got a name: Christmas Blues. If you got it…well, you are totally normal! Think about it: there’s the lead up to NOW that seems to start sometime around mid-October, then …

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Well…I’m here.

Sixty three. Sixty three years old at 4 am coming up “real soon now.” Wowzers. I’m a young ‘un to some. I’m a geezer to others. And I’m fine with that. I guess that’s the point: the context I’m in is directly related to all the choices I had available to me over the years …

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Every year…

Without fail. We all know the end of the year comes sooner or later. Well, it pretty much always comes at the end of the year. And, for those who rely on health benefits, the end of the year can also bring in the need to renew their benefits for the next year. So far, …

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One Year…

52 weeks plus 1 day. 365 days. 8760 hours. 525600 minutes.And 31,536,000 seconds. After a rather strange phone call from my doctor to get my tail into emergency at a local hospital, I got my son to drive me there. It was a long night. And I woke up to the news that I had …

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What’s coming up?

Now we start the slow trudge towards our longest night and shortest day. What’s coming up on the calendar that will be of interest to you. Plenty to keep us occupied. The next statutory holiday for all Canadians is Christmas Day. It falls on a Monday this year. This might impact your pay. Here in …

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