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Chapter 9 on Re-working

Finding volunteering opportunities that fit your interests and skills.

General approach:

Use a search engine such as Google with the terms “volunteer” and the name of your city.

Buy-and-sell sites such as Kijiji and Craigslist often list volunteer opportunities.

Web site for your city government

In the USA:      Volunteer Match

In Canada:

Directory of Volunteer Centres

Charity Village

 Specific to Ottawa:

Volunteer Ottawa



Craig’s List

Volunteer Lounge



Chapter 10 on Learning

Exercises for developing your brain power and staving off aging

Access to a multitude of free online courses – a great way to pursue personal interests and get back into learning at  


Khan Academy

Free Ed-Net

Udacity for computer training


Chapter 12 on Finding Meaning

Brian Johnson’s Philosophers’ Notes

For those who seek meaning through creativity, Eric Maisel provides some interesting insights

Brainstorm: : Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions

“The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person’s Path through Depression” by Eric Maisel (Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale – 2002)

Search terms: Eric Maisel creativity

Other Chapters

The Positive Psychology Centre

Learn more about Positive Psychology and the Happiness Formula with readings, videos and questionnaires.

De-Stress Kit for the Changing Times

Any life changes mean stress.You can track your well-being and download a free de-stress kit from the Institute of HeartMath.


Clean Sweep is a checklist of 100 items that will help you clear the cobwebs and help you gain a sense of personal freedom and well-being.

The Journal

You can download journaling software at this site.Even if your choose to journal with a pen and paper (which we highly recommend), this is useful software for keeping track of projects, ideas, websites and contacts.You can also find a useful list of journaling prompts and memoir prompts at this site.


We talk about personality typing systems in the book to get you thinking about different aspects of your personality – some of which you may have been forced to hide under a bushel if your job was not a good fit for you.This site will let you explore the nine-different Enneagram types.

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