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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... 



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... 



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.... 



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... 



Deconstructing Dinner: A Crisis in Awareness and Participation

Farmer and author Michael Ableman on the real crisis facing North Americans. Michael Ableman is a farmer, author and photographer.  His interest to change the way in which North Americans... 



Money Matters

I’ve been reading this book lately, called “Your Money or Your Life” by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. The basic premise of the book is that you can have both – your money and... 



Food: Critical Thinking Required

Looking at our food system and its demons takes commitment and courage.   There are over 1 billion people in the world who are hungry, yet so much food is wasted. As big corporations... 



The Soul of Business

Often we hear the idea of the soulless/faceless corporation. The question is did corporations ever have souls – and, if so, what happened to them?   There was a time when businesses... 



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