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The Community Way: Re-Thinking Our Money System

There are many areas of our lives where we seek change. Sometimes we seek physical change by exercising more. Sometimes we seek personal growth by attending workshops and seminars.... 



What ‘Play’ Can Teach Our Children

Stores selling toys in Nanaimo were checked out last November by members of the Nanaimo chapter of The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, (WILPF).   “We wanted... 



Timing and Trust: Lessons from Animals

Animals, by their nature, seem to have an admirable grasp of the concept of “divine” timing. In essence, “divine” timing belies an understanding that everything in our lives... 



Going Green for Beginners

  Recently I read an article in the local newspaper claiming not everyone can “afford to go green”.  The story was about a brand new “green” home that was over 3,000 square... 



Releasing Known Pathways

Everything you know, of how things can come together and in what ways they can come together, is based on past experience as well as evidence of how other beings, other unique points... 



Better Health In a Teacup

  Congratulations, if you’re a tea drinker. Whether you prefer green, black, white or oolong tea, you’re drinking much more than a simple hot beverage. If you’re not a tea drinker,... 



The New Meaning of BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)

When I make my weekly trip to the grocery store or other shopping adventure I have consciously made the decision to bring my reusable bags. Not long ago I wouldn’t have thought twice... 



Council of Canadians Statement on the 2010 Olympic Winter Games

The Council of Canadians, one of Canada’s largest public advocacy organizations, with members and chapters across the country, views positively the Olympic goal of friendly international... 



The Kosas; Framing Our Knowledge and Experience

Something about autumn on the coast stimulates us to action of the ant-kind. You remember that fable about the ant and the cricket? Ant busied herself to stash food and prepare her... 



Will We Change Our Food Habits?

We eat when we need to. And often, when we don’t need to.   Many of us are conditioned to eat 3 times a day, hungry or not. Eating is a way to entertain ourselves if we are bored,... 



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