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Colliery Dams – Democracy?

Frequently I hear that politicians are trusted about as much as used car salespeople. Politics can be so dirty! Yes, democracy is a messy business—especially when it’s actually... 



Connecting With One Another

Life has its ups and downs. Certainly some of us experience them more than others. They can be small (getting over a cold, receiving a note of appreciation) or large (being laid off... 



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... 



Relationship

Living, as we do, in the part of the world focused mostly on individuals, it is easy to miss the power and strength of belonging to human and animal relationships, the earth, the Spirit,... 



Spring

Spring is a wonderful time of the year. The colours, fresh aromas, sounds of birds, and longer daylight hours awaken me and invite me to connect with the planet and my friends. I need... 



Moving Toward Integrity

Have you ever realized that you were not acting according to your beliefs, ideals, or values? You are certainly not alone if you answered, ‘yep!’ Just ask any parent. Children mimic... 



Fear or Hope?

Which statement do you agree with: 1) “the world is becoming more divided, dangerous, and scary”; or, 2) “amazing new opportunities for planetary transformation and unity are... 



Keep Your Power

I believe one of the motivators behind the recent Occupy movement is the growing sense of frustration about the increasing financial inequalities in our society. Similar frustrations... 



Making a Difference

I was recently asked this question: “What do you see your purpose in life as being?” While I don’t recommend this as an opening question to someone you’ve just met, it seems... 



Being Broken Open

Being “broken open” sounds pretty awful at first glance, doesn’t it? The meanings of words can be very different from one person to another—even to people who were raised in... 



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