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Ask Ellie: Fight pessimism with purposeful optimism

Ask Ellie: Fight pessimism with purposeful optimism

It is possible to overcome the pain and pessimism from negative past life experiences
Ask Ellie: Partner's alcoholism alienating friends and family

Ask Ellie: Partner's alcoholism alienating friends and family

Regarding “for better or for worse” — what happens when there isn’t any “better” on the horizon?
4 New Year’s resolutions for a healthier environment in 2022

4 New Year’s resolutions for a healthier environment in 2022

What if we expanded New Year's aspirations to include resolutions that benefit our communities, society and the planet, too?
No, putting a spoon in an open bottle of champagne doesn’t keep it bubbly

No, putting a spoon in an open bottle of champagne doesn’t keep it bubbly

At a recent tasting, I was presenting some sparkling wines from the Limoux region of France, a region that produced sparkling wines at least 100 years before wines from the Champagne region were well known.
Ask Ellie: Questioning husband's sexuality may reflect wife's insecurity

Ask Ellie: Questioning husband's sexuality may reflect wife's insecurity

Perhaps the confused spouse should ask or figure out what gets, or has previously gotten, her husband passionate
Ask Ellie: Mom should appreciate adult daughter as she is

Ask Ellie: Mom should appreciate adult daughter as she is

Worrying about a child's well-being is natural, but if they don't want your help, persisting at offering advice can be counter-productive.
Ask Ellie: Relationship-focused resolutions can help turn life around

Ask Ellie: Relationship-focused resolutions can help turn life around

New Year’s resolutions can be a useful tool to help you improve your relationships
Ask Ellie: Use past experiences to avoid smarmy bottom-feeders

Ask Ellie: Use past experiences to avoid smarmy bottom-feeders

Unwanted advances at young age made young woman wary
Ask Ellie: Selfishness at root of relatives' shunning of family

Ask Ellie: Selfishness at root of relatives' shunning of family

Man has paid his debt to society
'This time, the dream came true,' Hospice Dream Home winners celebrate

'This time, the dream came true,' Hospice Dream Home winners celebrate

Longtime co-workers for city utility services share $850,000 grand prize in Prince George Hospice Dream Home lottery