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Food: The West Coast Hippie Diet Of The ‘70s

A major focus of the lifestyle changes embraced by the hippie movement involved looking at our relationship with food and nutrition.     Having grown up as baby boomers at the beginning... 



The Nature of Responsibility

What is the nature of our responsibility to others? One aspect of codependency is taking too much responsibility for the other; not respecting the boundary that separates us as individuals.... 



International Women’s Day – March 8th

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and... 



Deconstructing Dinner: Halifax Awaits a World-Class Farmers’ Market

The Oldest Farmers’ Market In North America Prepares For An Exciting Move At 259 years old, the Halifax Farmers’ Market is the longest-running farmers market in North America.   ... 



Moving Into the Here and Now

My first meeting with the concept of the here and now was around 28 years ago when I was involved in a 2 day retreat in Vancouver. As part of the activities, we were asked to compose... 



Understanding Ritual

Ritual is one of the oldest human activities. It has often been relegated to a strictly religious category. Yet beyond Sunday services, public prayers and providing religious institutions... 



An Unconditional Life

There is something you want to experience in your life right now, but your mind is insisting that there are things that have to happen first, there are other events that have to take... 



Humanity Man

Okay, dear reader, if you read the byline at the top of this column, I can almost guarantee I know what you’re thinking.   You’re thinking, ‘If a single goose is a goose, and... 



Why Do Yoga?

Thomas Aquinas said that beauty arrests motion. He meant, I think, that in the presence of something gorgeous or sublime, we stop our nervous natterings, our foot twitchings and restless... 



Munay-Ki – The 9 Rites of the Inca Medicine Way

I first took these rites in February of 2007 and since then my life has literally turned around. The rites, gifted from the shamans of the Amazon and of the Peruvian mountains are wondrous... 



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