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Who is the real Jann Arden?

Singer-songwriter, musician, writer, environmentalist, social activist, nature lover, citizen of the world. That’s “real Jann.” Then there’s “TV JANN.” Can one woman really play all these roles? Well, yes. One reason we admire entertainers is that they get to play roles. They put on masks and explore different sides of themselves. Canadian icon Jann Arden has been writing and performing songs for decades. Now she is the co-developer and star of her own CTV series, JANN, loosely based on her own life. “TV Jann,” as she calls this alter ego, is a pampered disorganized diva. Real Jann lives in the country, but within Calgary city limits. COVID has isolated her from people, but she still writes songs, makes her TV show, and tries to get along with animals. She is passionate about the health of people and the planet. In some ways “TV Jann” is not at all like the

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Resonance

Carpe diem – but keep the future in mind

Just because it’s grey and rainy doesn’t mean its not a great afternoon for a paddle and a swim. Stop in to play Paw Patrol with grandson Oscar, just four, and enjoy homemade squash soup made by his father Nathan. Oscar is so thrilled by his presents. Doesn’t mind if some are from the “buy and sell,” not perfect. They are just tools to trigger his vast imagination. Then off to the lake. Stop in to watch some Wimbledon with Janet and Terry. Sharpo has a few lapses. Gets ticked off, loses. Still, he’s so good, Canadian, just getting started. Djokovic plays chess, plays the odds, plays the angles. But he had to learn to control his emotions too. Outside I play with Pax and her ball as we head down to the lake. Beautiful black German shepherd –best dog ever! Launch kayak into the greyness. Scan for eagles. Pull

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Longevity

Short term in the long run

In your second phase of life, you can still make long-term plans, see a bigger picture. It takes something a little more today. We’re living in complicated times. The impacts of the pandemic,economies and markets doing strange things and topsy turvy geopolitics. We’re living longer and we don’t want to retire because we still want to be an active part of our communities. We’re still, as we move into our 50’s, 60’s, even 80’s, able to think in the long-term. We should too. We can’t predict the future, but we can still thrive. If we prepare ourselves. As Russian-American psychologist and writer Dr. Maria Konnikova says “You will never see the long run if, in the short term, you don’t buffer yourself against the vicissitudes of chance.” If you’ve spent any time on social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter, you’ve no doubt noticed the many articles shared

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