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Synergy Sponsors Upcoming Film Festivals (Mark Your Calendars!)

Synergy Magazine is sponsoring two film festivals on Vancouver Island. For the 5th year in a row, Synergy is a proud media sponsor of the 6th Annual Nanaimo Global Film Festival which... 



Black History Month – Pioneer, Sylvia Stark

Black History Month, which began as Negro History Week, was founded in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson as a vehicle to “hand down information about Africans that had been altered, dismissed,... 



Codependency and the State of Our World

As a teacher and writer on the subject of codependence, I often question its relationship to global issues. What, if anything, does codependence have to do with poverty, violence, corruption,... 



Book Review: Red Zone

“The Language of Unerasure”: Red Zone by Kim Goldberg An empty mattress. A field of flowers all around. The image is startling, surreal, unexpected, and a little beautiful.   But... 



Understanding Fear in Childbirth

A new baby is often welcomed by a family anticipating a “tiny bundle of joy!” So why is it, when a mother contemplates the birth of that same baby, the first feeling that comes... 



Film review: “The Shadow Effect” by Debbie Ford

  What is Shadow work? We humans tend to wear masks that we present to people, in a way saying, “This is who I am. I’m not going to let you know anything about the parts of me... 



Book Review: Trauma Farm

“Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life” by Brian Brett, Greystone Books ISBN 978-155365474-2   Brian Brett’s farm on Salt Spring Island is actually called Willowpond Farm.... 



The Farmer’s Market Diet

When you are doing your best not to go shopping, trying to live off of the stores of food you have collected over the summer, it is surprising the joy that arises from finding a bag... 



Global Village Nanaimo: Giving the Gift of Fair Trade

  The Global Village Nanaimo Fair Trade store (GVN), which has moved from location to location for the past 12 years, is now open year-round, and permanently located in the Old City... 



Our Experience with Solar Powering a Refrigerator

Having lived almost 30 years in an off-grid home, with no electricity and no refrigeration, we finally bought a new solar powered refrigerator. Here are our impressions. I admit to... 



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