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Great Transformation

Humanity has reached a crucible in time and space that holds a potential beyond our wildest dreams. It is very much like the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly. How could... 



The No-Fun Judge

Oshin Vartanian, a Toronto based neuroscientist, puts willing subjects into a brain scanner and asks a standard question, “What can you do with a brick?” He wants to see what happens... 



Shifting Into Light

Breathing slowly, eyes closed, I sit and listen. Ancient words from a foreign tongue flow over me; the gentle resonance of bells soaks my ears, moving above and around me, and then... 



Becoming a Writer

So you’re a writer—or want to be, anyway. There you are, writing away in secret, terrified that you’re probably deluding yourself. Your family and friends say nice things about... 



A Call for Creative Self-Expression

Our bodies are physical manifestations of our spiritual selves and this connection was made crystal clear to me one day a few years back when a sudden pain was felt in my lower abdomen. It... 



Speaking of Health…

Living the average North American lifestyle can be stressful. With chronic stress comes the potential for chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and chronic fatigue syndrome... 



Free To Be Me

I recently attended the InSite program at Edgewood Rehabilitation Centre in Nanaimo. What an unexpected gem. As per usual for most attendees, I went into the program thinking I was... 



Did You Make a Mistake?

Omph! It hits you in the stomach. You screwed up. You royally screwed up.  Now you’ve done it. Your whole career and business is going to tank as a result of this. You may as well... 



Book Review: Little Princes

Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan, ISBN-10: 0061930059 When a 29-year-old Conor Grennan decides to blow his life savings... 



You Spin Me Right ‘Round Baby, Right ‘Round…

He finally broke it to me.  We’d been taking dance lessons off and on for two years. Our instructors were very encouraging. We’d bought some DVDs, a how-to book and smooth-soled... 



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