Synergy, as the name implies, was chosen because this publication could only be accomplished with cooperative action between like-spirited individuals; and for the reason that it’s very purpose is to promote the exchange of ideas and stories to promote wellness in all areas of our lives… body, mind and spirit. Synergy is created when we are working together, sharing resources and developing symbiotic relationships.
Within the pages of this site, you will find people sharing their stories and experiences with the hope that you will be inspired, empowered and from time to time uncomfortably provoked to look further into a topic or path. The contributors range from professional authors to amateur writers, and business owners to local artists. Each edition highlights a person who has inspired others simply by living their passion. Click on the above icons to explore our six article groupings... features, health & wellness, mindful living, ponderings, the radio show and spirit.
Latest Articles ::
Changing Vocabulary To Avoid Judgment
Make a good first impression. Like a mantra, this thought gets chiselled into our minds from a young age. So when we don’t land the job, don’t seal the deal or don’t get the date,...
Stress! It’s All In Your Head…
It’s official. Stress (and the icky effects of it) is now a global health concern. The World Health Organization claims that stress is now considered the health epidemic of the 21st...
The Article That Almost Wasn’t
I find myself in a state of virtual complete overwhelm. My mind feels anxious and I am dancing along the edge of anger. I am tired and agitated. How am I going to focus on writing this...
Savasana; The Corpse Pose
A friend and fellow yoga practitioner was enjoying a run along the beach in Southern California. She noticed a billboard inviting viewers to come to a yoga class. The sign said No Savasana!...
Emotions as Messages
Times are changing. More and more people’s awareness is being raised about our environment. We are learning to shift from being a disposable society to one that recycles and re-uses....
The Orchid: A Tale of Hope and Trust
On Marine Drive, one block past Capilano Road, is a sign: Hope Road Closed. The street in question has not been open for years yet the sign always makes me smile. It reminds me of Anne...
What You Don’t Know that You Don’t Know
In my counselling practice I begin in various scenarios with describing a pie with three pieces. One piece contains ‘what you know that you know.’ The second piece represents ‘what...
Food: Learn who to trust about our food supply
Recently I had the honour of attending a special convocation to honour the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva, seed-saving activist and advocate for sustainable farming. She was awarded an Honorary...
Troubled Water: Do you know what’s going on with your water supply?
“Water is Blue Gold, it’s the oil of the twenty-first century.”
- Maude Barlow
Living through the rainy months on the west coast, a statement like Barlow’s can give...
50 Shades of Green: The Carbon Economy
Carbon dioxide emissions contribute to global warming, so why is it that we have been so challenged in taking steps to reduce our emissions and thus our impact on climate change? One...
Let Your Light Shine
My name is Lauren. Angels and spirit guides speak to me. They ask me to help by sending love, light and healing energies into the world; to pass on messages from the other side; and...
What We Think
What if we thought the same way about life that we did twenty, ten or even just five years ago? Could we even survive as a species if our thoughts stayed the same year in and year out?
Humanity Man - A Forgotten City
I have a quick question for you. How many times have you changed your mind today about something? Three times? Five? Twenty?
There’s nothing wrong with that. We change our minds...
On Dying Quietly...
Doomsday, for me, is only a couple of months away.
Do I want to die? I’ve been thinking about it a lot. The answer is an emphatic ‘no’. On the other hand, do I have a choice?...
The Journey, by Mary Oliver:
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice—
though the whole...
Shift: One Woman’s Treasure
I have a new guy in my life. His name is Dusty. He’s from Texas. We met, of all places, in a second-hand store.
I must have gasped when I saw him. The woman standing next to me...
The three books I’ve been reading lately offer an opportunity to slow down. One encourages us to listen ‘because listening is the doorway to everything that matters.’ Another...
Forgiveness in Conflict
Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Forgiveness in Conflict
Has the world gone mad or is it just me? There certainly seems to be a lot of conflict and dynamics in our current society...
Have you ever been asked what ten books you would take to a deserted island? I tend to compose answers to this even when not prompted—the joy of musing over well-loved treasures is,...
The smell of baking bread takes me back to my childhood, waiting eagerly in my grandmother’s kitchen for the loaves to come out of the oven. Fresh, hot slices, slathered in butter....