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Fear: A Friend or Foe

Quite some time ago I lived much of my life with fear being the basis for my decisions. I wasn’t consciously aware of it: fear had become ingrained in my way of being as a very young... 



Humanity Man: Time

Time. Is there anything more mysterious or paradoxical in our lives than time? Time is both friend and foe. It is loved and despised. It’s yours and it’s mine. Time will leave the... 



Harvest—Closing Life’s Cycles

I am not a farmer, although I grew up among farmers and worked on farms in my childhood and youth in Ontario. At harvest time, my mind inevitably turns to ‘cycles.’ Life is full... 



Storing Food For Winter

We are heading into harvest time. Here a few things from the Farmers’ Market my family stores for winter and how we use them. Potatoes – Last winter, I buried russet potatoes... 



Recipe: Almost Too Easy Mayonnaise

I make this in my food-processor, but the ingredients can easily be mixed by hand. I use a casserole dish in a pot as my double boiler. In food processor add: 3/4 cup sugar 1 Tbsp... 



Personal Acceptance Declaration

I accept my path that has delivered me into this moment. I celebrate all of my achievements. I love myself no matter what. Anything I regret is part of my path that I accept now. Anything... 



Back to Me – and You

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child One of the salient themes in my life has been the need to know. So I have always asked a whole lot of questions. Come to think of it, life seems to... 



Journal From a Mom

Writing and journals are windows into my life, helping me stay sane and clear during chaos and fear, time and time again. It’s strange that I’m here on the Gorge waterway in Victoria—where... 



Foods That Fight Chronic Inflammation

Heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes—researchers have determined these devastating illnesses have something in common. What is it? They all appear to be linked to “sustained... 



Lantzville’s Council… Biased?

As a brief background, Dirk and I received our first letter from the RDN/District of Lantzville in September of 2010 telling us to “remove all piles of soil from our property”.... 



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