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Book Review: River of Awareness

“River of Awareness: Seeking the Wisdom of Love” by Stephen Sims, Published by Novalis, ISBN 978-2-89646-122-6 Stephen Sims has used the metaphor of the river to explore the path... 



Closing the Gap

What have you been doing lately? Me? Recently I read Discover Your Destiny by Robin Sharma, and was drawn to what he called the “Integrity Gap”.   “Remember, the purpose of life... 



My Journey to Self Sufficiency

There has been a lot of talk about being green and eco-friendly theses days. This kind of talk is very attractive to me, I like the idea of relying less on conventional means of procuring... 



Green Building

Benefits of Green Building and Compact Community Development Green buildings and compact communities reduce the impacts of our built environment on the natural world. Green buildings... 



Renewable Energy Rebates

Taking Advantage of the Government’s Green Mood It is not often that the government gives you money, and even when they do, it is usually returning money that they have previously... 



How To Garden With Your Kids

There are a few tips I have learned over time, while trying to cultivate a garden with my children. This can be a difficult task because gardening takes time and focused energy, which... 



Cowichan Valley Solar Purchase

[This spring], 250 citizens of the Cowichan Valley met at the Heritage Hall in Duncan to learn about solar hot water during a “Solar Energy Workshop”. There was a real buzz in... 



The Relentless Pursuit Of Thinness

Recently I had the honor of speaking at the West Coast Women’s Show on the topic of “The Relentless Pursuit of Thinness.” This subject is not only relevant because I’m a counselor... 



Our Homes, Our Souls

 “Your soul comes alive in cherished friendships, family gatherings, and the care you bring to your home.” Thomas Moore    What do you value in a home? It’s not easy to put... 



Being Present

Some time ago I was having a spirited discussion with a good friend about being present – truly present – particularly when engaged in conversation. At the time I laughed at his... 



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