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Stella

Stella

Nov 27, 2008

THIRTY SOMETHING by Ishi Dinim Life as I know it will never be the same. My heart has been broken open and filled up with new love. I’m the elated father of a sweet baby girl. I’ve lost track of time and the outside world, and I’m happier for it. This whole experience continues to confirm that magic is real and exists in our lives. I think...

Raw revolution

Raw revolution

Nov 27, 2008

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina The raw foods movement is making headlines. Why? Reasons include awareness about the environmental impacts of our food choices, interest in going organic and the desire to eat lower on the food chain. And across North America, people are viewing their expanding waistlines with horror. Centring one’s diet on raw plant foods...

Weed wisdom

Weed wisdom

Nov 27, 2008

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot A weed is a wild herb springing  where it is not wanted.  – Concise Oxford Dictionary Weed seeds arrive with birds, on the wind, on our shoes and clothing and on a pet’s fur. They are persistent, lying dormant until conditions are just right for germination. Digging the soil brings weed seeds up to...

Positive change

Positive change

Nov 27, 2008

THE POWER OF NOW by Eckhart Tolle If you find your life situation unsatisfactory or even intolerable, it is only by surrendering €rst that you can break the unconscious resistance pattern that perpetuates that situation. Surrender is perfectly compatible with taking action, initiating change or achieving goals. But, in the surrendered state, a totally...

Dare to be you

Dare to be you

Nov 27, 2008

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young “This above all: to thine own self be true and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” – William Shakespeare Many of the clients I work with experience frustration as a result of being people pleasers most of their lives. Generally, this process begins in...

Break out and break ins

Break out and break ins

Nov 27, 2008

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead There was not a preview of the teenage rites-of-passage comedy Growing Op before we went to press, but the film should garner more interest than the average Canadian production which is typically in and out of the cinema before you can say “hydroponic lighting system.” Writer-director Michael Melski,...

Vote for vision

Vote for vision

Nov 27, 2008

EARTHFUTURE by Guy Dauncey Once more unto the vote, dear friends! On November 15, we get to vote for a new municipal council – the mayor and councillors who will represent us for the next three years, carrying the hopes and dreams of our communities. But why do so few people vote? Is it because municipal elections can get pretty dull when candidates are...

The kids are all right

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola The 21st century is an exciting time for young people. Technology like email and social networking websites makes connecting with people easier than before and Google puts a virtual library on everyone’s desk. This current generation of youth has unprecedented exposure to knowledge, and the old adage that...

Letters

  Never voted for Bush Greetings from Punxsutawney Pennsylvania and the Inner Circle of the Punxsutanwey Groundhog Club. Believe it or not, we track what people are saying about our friend Phil so I read your commentary. In no way is Phil commenting on your remarks. He is really much more concerned about weather. I on the other hand say:  I never...

Another US nail in the coffin of international law

Another US nail in the coffin of international law

Nov 27, 2008

by Robert Dreyfuss A parallel new Bush doctrine is emerging, in the last days of the soon-to-be ancien régime, and it needs to be strangled in its crib. Like the original Bush doctrine – the one that Sarah Palin couldn’t name, which called for preventive military action against emerging threats – this one also casts international law...

Remembering War

Remembering War

Nov 27, 2008

by Geoff Olson On December 24, 1914, strange things were happening in the battlefield trenches. In the region of Ypres, Belgium, German troops propped Christmas trees on their parapets and decorated them with candles. That evening, they sang out Christmas carols in German to their enemies across the muddy no-man’s land. The British troops responded by...

Hidden wisdom of the Tao

Hidden wisdom of the Tao

Nov 27, 2008

interview by Laurie Nadel Q: What is the Tao Te Ching? A: The Tao Te Ching is the wisest, most influential book ever written. It was written 2500 years ago, at the time of Confucius by a Chinese master named Lao Tzu. The Tao offers a way of living with integrity. In fact, Lao Tzu believed that people do not need rules. Just raise your children to grow up and...

Wash away the killer cleaners

Wash away the killer cleaners

Nov 27, 2008

by Peter Sircom Bromley Ever wonder what it’s going to take to get rid of the toxic cleaners in our homes, workplaces and the environment? Kevin Daum wonders about this every day because that’s his job. Kevin Daum is an entrepreneur and inventor who formulates, manufactures and sells green cleaners. Over the last fifteen years he has spearheaded the...