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REMEMBERING TO BE A VOICE

This past May our family had the opportunity to travel to Europe, visiting Germany and Denmark. On the first leg of our journey we drove from Frankfurt to Berlin and I noticed beautiful patches of wild flowers along the way. I marvelled at the quaint little towns we would pass with church steeples standing tall. […]

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Connecting with Our Canada 🇨🇦

When I’m not an author, I’m an actor. My family would easily attest to that and my friends know I follow Shakespeare’s “all the world’s a stage” philosophy. I can bring the drama. (No comments needed.) My husband often says I don’t even need to speak a word as my emotions are in my facial […]

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Olympics: Passing on the Torch of Traditions

Countdown for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea is happening in our household. Ever since our daughters were itty bitty we would make watching the Olympics a family event. Kickoff was the Opening Ceremonies but preparation occurred much before that night. There are some great ways to incorporate learning, […]

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My Journey for a Literary Agent

My personality has been a “get it done” and “focus on the destination” person. That changed as I began my writing path. I began to slow down and be more intentional and reflective. If you are pursuing writing, you will be all too familiar with the fact that things don’t move as fast or in […]

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Turning the Page

Life is like a book. Some chapters sad, Some full of excitement, Some with unexpected plot twists. But as your story unfolds May you have Strength to persevere, Be present, Love deeply and Choose to be the voice that makes a difference. 2018…here’s to a great chapter in your story, my friends! -❤️Nikki

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Christmas Countdown

-written by Nikki Bergstresser (December 2017) Christmas Countdown Five nights before Christmas, there’s much left to do Shopping, baking and decorating too. Some are all ready, their houses pristine. I’m waiting for elves that might help me to clean. Just trying to get in the ‘Christmasy’ mood And keeping at bay any Grinch attitude. For, […]

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When Nature Calls

Getting a good night’s sleep. What’s that you ask? Here I thought once our children were older and sleeping through the night, we would just fall back into a pattern of sleeping well and waking rested. No, getting older brings a whole new set of sleeping challenges (Another issue for a different blog post). But […]

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At First Glance

Yesterday I took my daughters to the art gallery for a field trip on Canadian contemporary art. Now I have always enjoyed viewing art that included landscapes, like Monet paintings. Abstract Expressionism and Conceptualism in art has never been something I was drawn to. We walked into the first gallery. I looked around. There were […]

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It’s a Small World

When going on vacation, one of the things I look forward to is connecting with other people. Hearing their story. It is amazing when you show someone you are interested and invested in the conversation, how much she or he will open up and share life experiences, the joys and the hardships. After all, we […]

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Intentionally Connecting with Your Child

September is a whirlwind of activities. From filling out a plethora of forms for each child, to making sure you have groceries to pack those school lunches and even just getting into the car on time for activities…without forgetting a child. It can be overwhelming! Calendars once again become filled with who has to be […]

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Author Deadline

I was given a Friday deadline for submitting to my publisher and was reminded today by my oldest daughter that Vienna is nine hours earlier. Ooops! I am assuming my deadline is Vienna, Austria time, not BC pacific time. I’m such a procrastinator because I guess I work best under pressure. haha. I sent the […]

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Let the Journey Begin

To tell a story, one must be present. Be aware. Be still. For there’s a story just waiting to be told in the eyes of people you meet and along the path as we journey. Some stories make us chuckle, some may bring a tear to our eyes and others fill us with excitement for […]

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