It's been a while since there was a post here, so hopefully people are still checking. First, to happyincalgary, I'm from rural Edmonton area, so maybe there is a chance to have a annual or bi-annual get together with people within driving distance. One of my tips is to build in some meditation. I'm very new at the meditation thing, but one of the Wayne Dyer CD's describes closing your eyes, visualizing numbers, starting at 24 and trying to work down to 1. Everytime a thought creeps in, you start back at 24. In a few months I've only made it to 1 once! Shows you how busy my mind is. Anyway, taking the time to sit, relax and try to calm my mind, even if I only if for 5 minutes (goal of 30 min/day) seems to make make life's challenges smaller, ease some of my worry and...end result...I feel happier.