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Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen
Works at Putting Parables Into Practice
Attended UBC
Lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I lived and worked in Kenya, East Africa for three years. I loved it and hated it; it was the best and worst time of my life. I wish I could do it over, and I never want to move to Africa again. That’s how Africa affects you. She grabs your heart, twists it around her fist, and never lets you go.
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Here are seven mistakes to avoid when you’re moving to Africa, plus three tips from expats for living in countries like South Africa, Kenya, and other countries in Africa.
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Here, veterinarian Marie Haynes describes the most important things to look for and how to know when to put your dog down. She also shares her experience with putting her own dog down at home, and offers help for healing the grief of losing your dog.
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Here's what you need to know about putting your dog to sleep. Veterinarian Marie Haynes shares the most important criteria for putting a dog down and offers help for healing.
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Starting over after a breakup isn't easy...but it may be the best thing that could ever happen to you! 
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These tips on starting over after a breakup will help you see that your relationship isn’t the most important thing in your life. You will move on and be happy again - and it's only your effort tha...
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It’s a common problem for college students: you have to study for the exam, but you’re stressed and distracted. Here are six tips on how to study when you can’t focus, to get you through exams.
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These natural allergy treatments range from flushes to supplements, and help relieve the symptoms of spring dust, mold, or pollen. These allergy tips are from Dr. Holly Lucille, a naturopathic physician.
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Thinking about changing your name? Here’s what you need to know about a name change, plus tips on how to change back to your maiden name after a divorce.
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Your dog's death may be one of the hardest things you ever face. Here's what to do when your dog dies - these tips are from dog owners who know what it's like to lose a beloved companion.
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Your dog's death may be one of the hardest things you ever face. Here's what to do when your dog dies - these tips are from dog owners who know what it's like to lose a beloved companion.
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Food directly affects your mood and energy level. These six natural "mood stabilizers" will keep your emotional equilibrium steady and help prevent mood swings. These foods are especially helpful when you're coping with lack of sleep, anxiety, or depression.
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How #acupuncture  works as a natural remedy for #snoring .
Here's how acupuncture works as a natural remedy for snoring. It unblocks Qi, and can help you (and your partner!) fall asleep fast and sleep the whole night through.
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If you want to get A’s at college, you need to get your ZZZZs! Here are a few easy ways to stay healthy at college, and avoid the flu, feelings of depression, and even weight gain.
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If you want to get A's at college, you need to get your ZZZZs! Here are a few easy ways to stay healthy at college, and avoid the flu, feelings of depression, and even weight gain.
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These thoughtful #gifts  for people recovering from surgery are based on a doctor’s post #surgery  tips. Each of these “post surgery gifts” will help patients heal and recover after a surgeon’s stitches are sealed.
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These suggestions on how to help a friend through the grieving process after the death of a child are sadly inspired by a six year old boy who recently drowned in a creek in my neighborhood in North Vancouver.
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
Previously
Alberta, Saskatchewan, & Africa
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I share ideas for better sleep, and quips and tips for love and relationships.
Introduction
I started my Quips and Tips blogs in 2008 - my most popular is Quips and Tips for Love and Relationships

My most recent blog is Zzz Sleep Blog. I recently finished my MSW (Master of Social Work) at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, and  am working part-time with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. 
Bragging rights
I play the flute in the North Vancouver Community Band! :-)
Education
  • UBC
    Master of Social Work (MSW), 2012 - 2014
  • University of Alberta
    Education, 1999 - 2001
  • University of Alberta
    Psychology, 1991 - 1994
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