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MINDFUL LIVING

Spirituality as a Crutch

It’s all good… we are all one… everything is as it should be…. My partner and I were invited for dinner by an old acquaintance of his. Upon arrival we found that... 



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... 



Taking Responsibility for Dreams and Actions

At this time of year I feel the pull of my mammalian-large-land-animal nature to crawl into my cave and cover myself with leaves. I sleep and dream and rock myself on the great waves... 



Restoring Our Connection to Food  

First and foremost, we ALL eat for a living. And…most of us are utterly dependent on the labour of others to do so. Restoring our connection with food needs to begin by acknowledging... 



Bookshelves – Telling Your Story

I’ve been thinking about bookshelves lately and I’d like to encourage you to do the same. Entering a home, it is amazing how much we can ‘read’ about who lives there... 



Book Review: Life is a Verb

"Life is a Verb” by Patti Digh, Skirt!, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press ISBN 978-1-59921-295-1 Writing has been my form of reflection, whether in a journal, a poem or a personal... 



Kokopelli Woman

I had a wonderful experience with Carol Keane the other day, at a cozy coffee shop on the campus of Vancouver Island University. We found a quiet corner next to the library and she... 



Living Large

For whatever reason, I have always been fascinated by the apparent contradictions I encounter while learning to live a life of spirit. Exploring how they come together and resolve,... 



Stop the Housework! My World has Turned!

Stretching, I poked the feather duster into the furthest reaches of the cobwebby shelf above my armchair. Caught off-balance, I toppled into the chair. I saw a book launch itself off... 



How We Might Save Our Planet

"We are living parts of this living body of earth” – Joanna Macy. It may well be the challenge of our century and the primary responsibility of education, to foster an understanding... 



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