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Sharing What We Know

Growing up, my mom kept a large vegetable garden, as did her mom. My paternal grandparents also kept a large garden along with cows, pigs and sheep. We had our own chickens for eggs... 



Heaven or Hell: A Matter of Choice

Recently, due to a desire to increase my bank account, I took on employment as a part-time cashier. It is the kind of job I needed: one that could be left behind at the worksite while... 



Food Bites

It is likely that most of us who read this magazine are grateful we live where there is such bounty. I believe that the simplified message of 2012 is about putting our love into action.... 



Voices of the River – Film Premiere and Soundtrack LIVE Event

Voices of the River – Film Premiere and Soundtrack Live event September 21st. Local filmmaker Paul Manly is set to release his documentary film about the Nanaimo River watershed ‘Voices... 



Are You In Charge?

The notion of choice is something I’ve been wrestling with for over 20 years, especially after reading several books on the matter and also taking a number of ‘personal growth’... 



Be Careful Where You Focus Your Attention

I hiked one day with a woman I’ll call Laura. She shared with me that she had just lost her husband. She said that for a number of years he had been obsessed with avoiding all foods... 



Lions and Tigers and Back to School Stress!

Stress is a fact of life these days and ‘Back-to-School’ days can be stressful if you allow it. With the arrival of autumn comes the feeling of a fresh start and also a time of... 



Why And How To Pick A Spiritual Practice

In this age of technology and materialism, when many wonder what tomorrow will bring, the resurgence of spirituality is a natural phenomenon. For centuries, people have turned to religions... 



From Environmentalist To ‘Sustainabilist’

Most thinking people care about the air we breathe, the safety and quality of the food we eat and the water we drink. Living healthy lives is a common desire. Yet those who wish to... 



Guess What? Shame Is A Choice!

One of the things I say to my students is: “You have a choice about whether you go to a place of shame”. On hearing this, their thoughts become almost audible: “what do you mean,... 



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