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Backyard Apothecary – Cleavers

It’s not hard at this time of year to be in awe of our green earth. Everything is budding or blooming and leaves are reaching for the sky. Outside in my yard I’ve been watching... 



Open Money

(Please note: this manifesto is from www.openmoney.org – I, Nicole Shaw, am reposting it here for Synergy readers!) The problems with money stem entirely from how conventional... 



The Symbiotic, Biological Purpose of Humans on the Earth

I regularly do a meditation practice that begins with being aware of breathing, in and out…in and out…relax, focus on it. Think for a moment about the exchange made with... 



FOOD: “Buyer Beware” In The Health Food Industry

Recently I was given a media pass to the Health Food Trade show, since I write about food for Synergy Magazine. During the 90s, I attended this trade show as an employee of a Nanaimo... 



The Spring Flu

We were sitting at the kitchen table enjoying a glass of red wine when I looked over to see my friend’s 5-year-old boy standing rigidly in the middle of the living room floor. His... 



Is There Life Without a Car?

I’m “weird,” and proud of it.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not weird in the way many people use that word: I am socially capable, generally interesting to talk with, sometimes... 



Ramblings of an Old Flower Child – Ticker

I spent most of my life searching for truth, self awareness and ultimately Nirvana by thinking, analyzing, pondering and conceptualizing. I thought that the mind contained the wellspring... 



Solar Energy – an easy approach to learn how solar panels work

What’s solar power ?   Solar energy is radiant energy which is produced by the sun. Every day the sun radiates, or sends out, an immense quantity of energy. The sun radiates more... 



Humanity Man: Smile

Well, hello there, my fellow zombies, we’re truly happy you could join us again.   How have your lessons been progressing? For you rookie zombies and others with memory troubles,... 



“Silver/Amalgam” Fillings

A new patient told me that her son recently had a “silver” filling placed by another dentist without any discussion with her about it. I was discouraged to hear this. As a dentist... 



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