Author: Carolynne Melnyk

12 Things I Learned from Wandering the World

For over 25 years I wandered the world.  Along the way, I had many adventures and learned about myself, people and the world. These are some of the things I learned: 1. I learned that people all over the world want the same basic things: enough to eat, clear water, decent shelter, good health, education and opportunities for their children, an honest way to earn some money and respect. 2. I learned that some of the poorest people on this planet are also some of the most generous. They share what they have, even if it is only a glass...

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There is a Silver Lining, Right?

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.” – C.S. Lewis Almost everyone today has someone, or knows of someone, going through the experience of cancer or a life threatening illness.  I am no different. In 2009, my sister was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and my world turned upside down for a while. When I was first told about the diagnosis, I went through a period of shock and disbelief, before anger and deep sadness took over.  At the time, the question I asked was the same one many...

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