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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... 



Frank Reflections

I’m outside at my woodpile today chopping wood, Sunday December 13, 2009. I have some thoughts to share about living on purpose, in relation to a young man who died in the Nanaimo... 



Headaches and My Teeth?

“When I wear it at night I rarely wake up with the headaches I used to have”. I hear this comment frequently from patients who have been given a dental parafunction-control appliance.... 



Lessons from Animals: Unconditional Love

What does love look like? Being quite intangible, our concept of love is often unique from one person to the next. Perhaps love to me looks like a good meal, or something I receive... 



Organic Growing Is More Than Not Using Pesticides

I had a dream one night which changed my life. I was walking in the forest with hundreds of other people.  It occurred to me that we were “on our path”. Towards nightfall we found... 



Zen Story: We Lock the Door

There’s an old Zen story about a little girl who lived in a lovely house, in a comfortable neighbourhood of a smallish city, much like ours. Her home was spacious and allowed for... 



Creating Meaningful Relationships… With Those Who Are Willing

I am slowly coming to grips with the realization that I have been ostracized by my family. And when I say “family”, I am meaning family-by-blood. As I reflect on the years leading... 



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... 



New Year Resolutions

Seeing as how my New Year’s resolutions last year weren’t very successful (intake of hot buttered popcorn has risen instead of fallen, as has the level of watching sporting events... 



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