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MINDFUL LIVING

Cultivating Community

Is community a relic of the past, or a necessity of the future? Can the communal models of yesteryear be reintroduced into our culture with today’s social norms and capitalist... 



Having Power

With excitement and anticipation I tore the stickers off of the parcel from the post office. My friends, caught up in my enthusiasm, watched with anticipation, and then shook their... 



What Will We Choose?

In the quiet moments of our minds it is entertaining to listen to some of the thoughts that bounce in and out of our consciousness. Lately, I doubt if there is one among us who cannot... 



Love in Action

Thirteen neighbours met around a kitchen table, and changed the world. Their conversation was simple. They talked about being new grandmothers, about what was happening in their neighbourhood,... 



So What Can I Do?

Get really honest with yourself and those closest to you. Ask, How do we want to live our lives? What do I want to look back on from my deathbed? How do I want to feel? Do I want to... 



Expect the Unexpected

I read a news article today that made me stop and think. It seems that when economic factors play out in one part of the world, they have consequences in many other parts at the same... 



The Commute

Many people in some towns or cities spend half an hour to an hour commuting to and from work. I live on Quadra Island and I commute to work, but my commute is WAY different than bumper-to-bumper... 



Self Compassion

There is a joy and good humour in self-compassion that stands in sharp contrast to the harshness of self-hate. I am an educator and course facilitator focusing on communication,... 



Healthy Relationships

Spring is here, love is in the air and new relationships , as well as the flowers, can begin to bloom. Unfortunately these days, intimate relationships can be one of the most difficult... 



Cohousing: Learning and Growing in Community

Cohousing guru and author, Diana Leafe Christian, has often said that the best person for living ‘in community’ is someone who doesn’t need it; someone who is seeking... 



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