For me, discussing ‘creating peace’ without naming ‘ending violence’ would be to jump to solution while neglecting to acknowledge there is a problem. It would at least be misleading,...
January 17, 2013 by Nicole Shaw Under altruism, bullying, classism, create, ending violence, nicole shaw, patriarchy, peace, racism, sexism Posted in FEATURE | Comments Off on Ending Violence: Creating Peace
In January, we received the call we had been hoping to receive for a year and a half: the District of Lantzville finally requested to meet with us.
On January 23rd, we met with our...
March 2, 2012 by Nicole and Dirk Under Compassion Farm, dirk becker, Lantzville, nicole shaw Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Compassion Farm Update – March 2012
This was my presentation to the Lantzville Council majority at the Urban Food Gardens Bylaw Public Hearing, October 24th, 2011 (of which approx. 200 people attended and about 60 presented).
November 16, 2011 by Nicole Shaw Under bylaw, Compassion Farm, Lantzville, nicole shaw, public hearing, urban food Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Public Hearing Presentation
Mandala Artwork by Nicole Shaw
Bullying is a form of abuse. It involves repeated acts over time attempting to create or enforce one person’s (or group’s) power over another person...
May 21, 2011 by Nicole Shaw Under bullying, coloroso, community, Lantzville, nicole shaw Posted in FEATURE | 14 Comments »
“You have 90 days to cease all agricultural activity…” read the letter from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), on behalf of the District of Lantzville. “Your property...
January 17, 2011 by Nicole and Dirk Under becker, bylaws, farming, food, Lantzville, local, nicole shaw, permaculture, shaw, sustainability, urban Posted in FEATURE | 40 Comments »
Here is a 5 minute interview with ShawTV with regard to the District of Lantzville shutting down our vegetable growing….
December 22, 2010 by Nicole Shaw Under agriculture, bylaw, dirk becker, food, interview, Lantzville, nicole shaw, organic Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on ShawTV Interview: Lantzville Couple Ordered to Stop Farming
Feminism (Part 2) – Why?
[Part One in this series, which focuses on defining feminism and hears from mothers on the topic, is available online: www.synergymag.ca/what-is-feminism].
December 7, 2010 by Nicole Shaw Under equality, feminine, feminism, gender, issues, masculine, nicole shaw, society Posted in FEATURE, MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Why Feminism?
Feminism (Part 1) – What Is It?
Talk to women about feminism and you are likely to hear differing opinions and oftentimes, you will get polarizing emotional stances. When I was...
October 3, 2010 by Nicole Shaw Under equality, feminism, motherhood, nicole shaw, women Posted in FEATURE | Comments Off on What Is Feminism?
It’s all good… we are all one… everything is as it should be….
My partner and I were invited for dinner by an old acquaintance of his. Upon arrival we found that...
March 21, 2010 by Nicole Shaw Under nicole shaw, SPIRIT, spirituality Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 6 Comments »
Recently I read an article in the local newspaper claiming not everyone can “afford to go green”. The story was about a brand new “green” home that was over 3,000 square...
November 11, 2009 by Nicole Shaw Under green, low footprint, nicole shaw, sustainability Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
2012: The Mayan Calendar and You
A Cumberland Bear
A Lantzville Couple’s Fight for the Right to Grow Food
A Tale of Empowerment
Acupuncture & Body Care Clinic – A Natural Solution
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