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It’s All Fun and Games

The customer waves me over. Sizing me up he says: you’re new here, aren’t you? No, I say, almost a year. Hmmm, don’t know ya, but that’s okay, got something to tell ya. My name’s... 



Ending Violence: Creating Peace

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,... 



Stepping Up for Peace

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Stepping Up for Peace Do you want peace in your world? Really? If so, what do you think it would take to achieve that? Does your answer revolve around... 



What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love & Understanding?

In this song, Elvis Costello laments the ‘darkness of insanity’ that surrounds us. Happily though, it seems that for an increasing number of us, peace is the main item on the menu... 



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... 



A Step Away From Peace

Imagine that you are standing under a waterfall. The water pounds down on your head and shoulders and pins your feet to the ground. The steady rush of water feels good. At times, it... 



Why I Don’t Wear a Poppy

I support freedom, but not war. There’s an episode of The Simpsons where Apu takes his American citizenship exam. The proctor asks him what the cause of the American Civil War was.... 



Ramblings: Being Present

Being Present in the Human Condition The biggest blessing that I receive in working as a counsellor is my own personal development. It goes like this:    I understand that part of... 



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