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...
September 22, 2012 by Nicole Shaw Under food, knowledge, sharing Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
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...
September 22, 2012 by Jo-Ann Svensson Under choice, connection, irritate, presence Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Heaven or Hell: A Matter of Choice
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....
September 22, 2012 by Tsiporah Grignon Under chickens, decolonization, food, salt, tsiporah Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Food Bites
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...
September 18, 2012 by Paul Manly Under Nanaimo, Paul Manly, River, Snuneymuxw, voices, water, watershed Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Voices of the River – Film Premiere and Soundtrack LIVE Event
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’...
September 12, 2012 by Dirk Becker Under choice, learning, stuck Posted in FEATURE, MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Are You In Charge?
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...
September 12, 2012 by Dr. Neill Neill Under attention, Dr. Neill Neill, field, focus, manifest, morphic Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Be Careful Where You Focus Your Attention
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...
September 8, 2012 by Rebecca Darling Under darling, rebecca, school, stress Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Lions and Tigers and Back to School Stress!
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...
September 8, 2012 by Sophie Rose Under practise, sophie rose, spiritual Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on Why And How To Pick A Spiritual Practice
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...
September 8, 2012 by Ian Gartshore Under economy, environment, fear, future, hopeful Posted in PONDERING | 1 Comment »
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,...
September 8, 2012 by Catriona OCurry Under choice, react, respond, shame, trigger Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Guess What? Shame Is A Choice!
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