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Shift: Crash Course

I took a whole year off. Cold turkey. No explanations. No make-up. No mascara, no lip liner, no eyeliner. No nothing. Naked face to the world. The idea: to focus on inner beauty, prove... 



Change Your Mind And Change Your Reality

A number of years ago I was driving through rush-hour Toronto traffic—eight lanes in each direction. The traffic was heavy and fast. I was making good time until I got blocked behind... 



Shift – Up Close and Personal

Chickens. It was a whole new world. We got Betty and Boop from a neighbouring island and brought the girls home to weed the garden. They cluck and trill and scratch and poop. They bathe... 



Humanity Man

Well, hello there, my dear and fellow zombie. I am so glad you chose to join us once again. When Nicole emailed me the theme to this issue of Synergy, I was reminded of a quote I once... 



Career Choices

When I was in my 20s, I aspired to be a teacher. Actually, it was a friend of mine who, hearing me say I didn’t know what to do after university, suggested “I always thought you’d... 



Chill Out

Bliss Rider Jennifer Paige has been involved with CHLY since 2002. She recalls another student at Vancouver Island University stating that she could have her own show on the campus... 



Truth, Righteousness and the Slippery Slope to Hell

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Truth, Righteousness and the Slippery Slope to Hell I cannot help but notice the prolific posts on the net asserting various truisms, imperatives... 



Truth, A Tool For Strength In A World Of Deception

I don’t think we’re the ones who actually discover truth. And yet it cannot be revealed to us unless we actively seek it, and then trust that it will come… Considering all the... 



Be Careful Where You Focus Your Attention

I hiked one day with a woman I’ll call Laura. She shared with me that she had just lost her husband. She said that for a number of years he had been obsessed with avoiding all foods... 



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... 



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