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Life Lessons in Presence

How many times have you heard someone say, “He was at home with us, but he wasn’t present?” It happens a lot and it’s a major factor in relationships coming apart. If you are... 



Book Review: The Conscious Parent

“The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children” by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Namaste Publishing 978-1-897238-45-5 This book is just simply amazing. The world... 



Listening To Spaces

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child 80% of effective communication is active listening. Another way to say that is, “Seek to understand before being understood.” It’s what we taught... 



The Value of Food

It is a myth that eating healthy costs more money. A healthy, whole food diet is surprisingly inexpensive. Potatoes are cheaper than fries, whole chicken costs less than strips, and... 



Changing the World, One Town at a Time

Find your place on the planet, dig in, and take responsibility from there. ~Gary Snyder Municipal governments take care of the details. They build skate parks, protect or develop... 



The Best Years of My Life

As my fifth decade begins to wind down, I am still amazed at how significant this time of my life has been and continues to be. In my thirties, I thought I knew all about life. I was... 



The Golden Age of Aquarius

The Golden Age of Aquarius Attention, did I forget to mention ascension? Let’s hope this poem causes no tension, For now it is the time to lift up all that is This topic will make... 



Public Hearing Presentation

This was my presentation to the Lantzville Council majority at the Urban Food Gardens Bylaw Public Hearing, October 24th, 2011 (of which approx. 200 people attended and about 60 presented). This... 



True Confessions Time

For several years, as I studied and practiced yoga, I would find myself moving from a yoga pose into picking up a dust ball I’d spied while in headstand or transferring the laundry... 



Bringing Mindfulness to Eating

Being alive during a time of overwhelming planetary crises can sometimes mean waking up with existential angst. At these times, I always come back to how I can be most useful in the... 



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