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Welcoming Change

Do you welcome change, or would you prefer things stay just as they are? Imagine a major barrier blocks you in your life. Let’s call it a wall. You know you don’t want... 



Quest for Renewed Vision

Having had Diabetes since I was a teenager, my pregnancy was considered to be "high risk.” The pregnancy affected my sight to the degree that I was legally blind. At that time,... 



What’s In It For Me?

The phone rings again for about the tenth time in as many minutes.” Hello Crisis Line”, – dead silence. "Hello, Crisis Line”. I hear a very faint sobbing sound. "You’ve... 



A Fresh Look at Your Living Space

Do the rooms in your house support the way you live? Do they speak about who you are as people? I’m not talking about perfection or impressing your friends with an expensive... 



Life Transition

It was with a "thud” that I received word I had lost an important government contract. Well over half of my income would now be gone. I felt emotionally drained. I really did... 



Plug into a Garden Connection

As I see my summer plants finishing in the garden beds, I notice how well the fall crop of peas and beans is doing among the herbs and garlic companion plants. The salads and dishes... 



Stress

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering... 



Gentle Discomfort

I was in my second yoga class after seven years of no classes. My body was stiff, resistant and reluctant to the poses. Years of working a desk job and years of shouldering the stresses... 



Book Review: Havens in a Hectic World

"Havens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred Places” by Star Weiss, TouchWood Editions, ISBN 978-1-894898-69-0 "We all need havens that feel safe, where nothing is expected... 



Deconstructing Dinner: Community Farms

A new model is sprouting up throughout BC that is looking at farming in a whole new way. There is clearly a growing interest to support more localized food systems, however, the bigger... 



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