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A Step Away From Peace

Imagine that you are standing under a waterfall. The water pounds down on your head and shoulders and pins your feet to the ground. The steady rush of water feels good. At times, it... 



Being of Service

I recently began a new business venture with the idea that my services would be about helping people. A life committed to service worked well with my spiritual journey. At the same... 



Self Care or Selfish?

I was talking with an acquaintance the other day about the difference between selfish behaviour and taking healthy care of self. She, a medical professional, was irritated by the lack... 



What Is Your Tree?

“What is it in your life that calls you to be bigger than you think is possible for yourself and for the world?” – Julia Butterfly Hill From 1997 to 1999, Julia Butterfly... 



I AM the Media

Before hitting the air waves in October of 2010, “Be The Media” was an idea that was tossed around for a couple of years. It is an idea whose time has come. Eager to create a platform... 



The Healing Cook’s Onion Family

Have you ever wondered why we love using scallions, onions, leeks, chives and garlic in our cooking? This family has a pungent flavor and is rich in sulfur. This affects our lung health... 



Local Whole Wheat Bread

For the last several years, we have been working to localize our food. One aspect is that we began milling our own wheat last fall, after discovering Sloping Hill Farm in Qualicum Beach... 



Momentum To Learn About Food

Food information is everywhere now. It beckons to us from magazines (thanks Synergy) and television shows and commercials. Documentary movies teach about farming practices and corrupt... 



A Handicap or a Gift?

Our family was very poor. I was the oldest of four boys and my parents rented a house for $15 a month. It had electricity, but we didn’t have a refrigerator. We all used the outhouse... 



The Writer In Me

Rain falls hard enough to crater the sheets of water that blanket the intersection of Nichol and Esplanade. The wind blows leaves and twigs into the mix and winter begins its inevitable... 



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