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Changing Vocabulary To Avoid Judgment

Make a good first impression. Like a mantra, this thought gets chiselled into our minds from a young age. So when we don’t land the job, don’t seal the deal or don’t get the date,... 



Stress! It’s All In Your Head…

It’s official. Stress (and the icky effects of it) is now a global health concern. The World Health Organization claims that stress is now considered the health epidemic of the 21st... 



The Article That Almost Wasn’t

I find myself in a state of virtual complete overwhelm. My mind feels anxious and I am dancing along the edge of anger. I am tired and agitated. How am I going to focus on writing this... 



Savasana; The Corpse Pose

A friend and fellow yoga practitioner was enjoying a run along the beach in Southern California. She noticed a billboard inviting viewers to come to a yoga class. The sign said No Savasana!... 



Emotions as Messages

Times are changing. More and more people’s awareness is being raised about our environment. We are learning to shift from being a disposable society to one that recycles and re-uses.... 



The Orchid: A Tale of Hope and Trust

On Marine Drive, one block past Capilano Road, is a sign: Hope Road Closed. The street in question has not been open for years yet the sign always makes me smile. It reminds me of Anne... 



What You Don’t Know that You Don’t Know

In my counselling practice I begin in various scenarios with describing a pie with three pieces. One piece contains ‘what you know that you know.’ The second piece represents ‘what... 



Food: Learn who to trust about our food supply

Recently I had the honour of attending a special convocation to honour the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva, seed-saving activist and advocate for sustainable farming. She was awarded an Honorary... 



Troubled Water: Do you know what’s going on with your water supply?

“Water is Blue Gold, it’s the oil of the twenty-first century.” – Maude Barlow Living through the rainy months on the west coast, a statement like Barlow’s can give... 



50 Shades of Green: The Carbon Economy

Carbon dioxide emissions contribute to global warming, so why is it that we have been so challenged in taking steps to reduce our emissions and thus our impact on climate change? One... 



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