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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? From... 



Me, Mary and a Moment

Walking into a favourite Cumberland coffee shop, a woman greeted me—enthusiastically! ‘Hi, how are you?’ she said. ‘I’m very well. How are you?’ Who is this? I must know... 



La Que Sabe

LA QUE SABE Oh wise woman, la que sabe, keeper of the knowledge Share the visions of your world held in your heart and mind Tell the stories, sing the songs, of wisdom, soul and psyche Shake... 



One Step Closer

When I was 23, I created a small miracle. I took one step to change my life and a perfect sequence began. I was living in Woss (located between Sayward and Port McNeill) and had outgrown... 



For Xavier

They could have told me my cousin was gay. I was 19 and it was 1982 and I was more than a little shocked. I hadn’t seen Cousin Denis — who later changed him name to Xavier — since... 



One-Pointedness

In her book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert experiences the raw pleasures of delving one-pointedly into food, spiritual devotion and passionate love. While this was a paid writing... 



Journal From a Mom

Writing and journals are windows into my life, helping me stay sane and clear during chaos and fear, time and time again. It’s strange that I’m here on the Gorge waterway in Victoria—where... 



Art Class 101

I thought Mr. Richardson my high school art teacher was really cool. He had longish, wavy brown hair, a kind, deep voice and just the right amount of push to get students making art,... 



Right Now I Am

Right now I’m experiencing the peace that comes from acceptance of what is – and that peace sure took its time. Usually easygoing, carefree and content – well, don’t check with... 



August In A Hot, Hot Summer

It was August in a hot, hot summer. A walk-in-bare-feet-all-day kind of summer and swim-to-the-wharf-at-the-lake-and-bake kind of summer. That’s where we were, camping at the lake.... 



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