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Author Laurie Pawlik’s blog posts about fiction writing, synesthesia, camper van road trips, and blogging in Vancouver.

Your Old Life

What do you miss most about your old life?  Maybe you were a partner, parent or professional—or all three! Or maybe the memories of your old life go farther back… Read More »Your Old Life

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The Regret Monster

Even when you’re 99% sure a difficult decision is right—such as separating from your spouse, uprooting your whole life or starting a new job—you’re bound to meet the Regret Monster. I recently… Read More »The Regret Monster

Are You Retired and Bored? 7 Ways to Make Midlife Meaningful

Stretching Yourself

While job searching I learned that women and racialized groups are less likely to apply for positions unless they meet every single qualification. The employer (the Kids Help Phone) encouraged… Read More »Stretching Yourself

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Wait and See 

What are you waiting for? If you feel like you’ve been waiting forever, you’re not alone!  I waited for almost 15 years for my estranged sister to come back to… Read More »Wait and See 

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How to Be Brave

Who is the most courageous person you know? Maybe a family member is serving overseas, or a friend is choosing a new path in midlife. Perhaps your neighbor is a… Read More »How to Be Brave

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Going With Your Gut

Has your gut ever urged you to do something—quit the job, eat more veggies, move overseas—but you were consumed by fear, self-doubt or other people’s opinions? Your gut instincts are… Read More »Going With Your Gut

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