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MINDFUL LIVING

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... 



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... 



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... 



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,... 



Deconstructing Dinner: Ending Hunger

Will it take a strong role from municipal governments to once and for all alleviate food insecurity?  If we were to analyze the role of local governments in North America, the most... 



What Are You Doing With Your Money?

Okay, we know the stats out there aren’t pretty when it comes to budgeting. We know there is a lot of debt and credit cards in circulation, combined with a lot of poor planning and... 



Be Here Now

The morning sun shines through the huge pine trees on this crisp, fresh morning. I breathe in the cool, fresh morning air. Ahhh, another beautiful moment…   I’m learning to slow... 



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