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Forgiveness in Conflict

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Forgiveness in Conflict Has the world gone mad or is it just me? There certainly seems to be a lot of conflict and dynamics in our current society... 



Conscious Creativity

Have you ever been asked what ten books you would take to a deserted island? I tend to compose answers to this even when not prompted—the joy of musing over well-loved treasures is,... 



Sourdough Bread

The smell of baking bread takes me back to my childhood, waiting eagerly in my grandmother’s kitchen for the loaves to come out of the oven. Fresh, hot slices, slathered in butter.... 



Me, Mary and a Moment

Walking into a favourite Cumberland coffee shop, a woman greeted me—enthusiastically! ‘Hi, how are you?’ she said. ‘I’m very well. How are you?’ Who is this? I must know... 



Humanity Man – Can’t Live Without?

I have a friend who claims he barely survived the NHL lockout. I have a co-worker who simply CANNOT get by without her daily Tim Horton’s Earl Grey tea. I have another acquaintance... 



Grace: Drilling Down to Core Values

The challenge for this issue of Synergy was a personal one, because it forced me to drill down deep enough to identify the essence of what is important to me and how I manifest it in... 



Inspiration and thoughts about food from movies

Recently I presented a documentary film festival here on Gabriola (filmgabriola.com). Even though the movies themselves were not about food, such as Food Inc., I tend to notice food-related... 



Life from the Inside Out

When I began to meditate I had the hope that I could explore some of the inner workings of my mind and find something of interest there. After all; meditation is simple, right? Simple?... 



Confession

‘Confession is a stripping away of protection, the telling of a truth which might once have seemed like a humiliation, become suddenly a gateway, an entrance to solid ground; even... 



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