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MINDFUL LIVING

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’... 



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... 



Book Review: Active Hope

“Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy” by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone, New World Library ISBN 978-1-57731-972-6 “We live at a time when the living... 



Our Newborn Baby

After 24 hours of grueling labour, and three hours of hard pushing, the Midwife declared the baby was stuck and we were going to need medical intervention. A hundred years ago, I think... 



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