"Come in, come in,” invites Kristeen Verge, waving me into her Nanaimo studio with the wet end of a loaded paintbrush. "I’m doing a red wash,” she divulges, grinning...
July 4, 2008 by Janelle Hoddevik Under SPIRIT Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on The Art of Living Colour
What does it really mean to give back? Is it just the return of something we’ve borrowed and used, and now no longer need? Like, "thanks, Mom, here’s your Kleenex back.”...
May 7, 2008 by Janelle Hoddevik Under HEALTH Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on A Man for the Mountain
Unless your name is Tarzan, your home is probably not very Green. Granted, Tarzan’s was a particular lifestyle choice, and he spent much of his time swinging from vines. So,...
March 2, 2008 by Janelle Hoddevik Under HEALTH, Mission Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Re-Greening
Mine was an exception. I thought it was the rule, but my naiveté has grown older along with me, and now I know.
Home was where my Mother was. My father too, of course, but she was...
January 4, 2008 by Janelle Hoddevik Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on About Love (written in 1976)
"The way Grandpa taught us,” Ellen White begins, gently tapping her forehead, "he always said, ‘What is the thought before it becomes IN you’? And that means, what...
October 31, 2007 by Janelle Hoddevik Under Feature, HEALTH, SPIRIT Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Weaving the Words
Imagine a work day where your morning commute finishes, before it even starts. Where working in your field means stepping into rows of delicious green leaves and vibrant patches of...
September 10, 2007 by Janelle Hoddevik Under HEALTH Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on A Simple Plan – Interview with Dirk Becker
It’s 3:30 on a warm Tuesday afternoon, and as he always does, Brian Maximchuk stops and performs a quick ritual bow before entering the teaching area of his martial arts dojo...
June 28, 2007 by Janelle Hoddevik Under SPIRIT Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on The Sensei
Madonna and Meg Ryan each have one. Angelina Jolie has two. And Pamela Lynn, who has one, would have two more in an instant. We’re talking about adoptive children. And each...
May 2, 2007 by Janelle Hoddevik Under HEALTH Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Heart Beats
Sunlight pours along the Vancouver Island country roads of Cedar, leading me a bright chase through dappled woods and freshening spring fields. Revelling in the glory of the day with...
February 25, 2007 by Janelle Hoddevik Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Collecting the Sun
I am an indifferent pet person. Oh, not the kind that would mistreat an animal or ignore its needs, just someone who doesn’t love to have pets around. They’re there, I’m...
January 7, 2007 by Janelle Hoddevik Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Pet Peeves
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