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Towards the Reconciliation Bridge & Vancouver’s High Line

by Joseph Roberts • The January, 2016, edition of Common Ground contained an article about transforming the Georgia Viaduct into a Reconciliation Bridge, a symbolic link between First Nations and our invading, immigrating European culture. Our Walk for Reconciliation in 2013 drew estimates of 70,000 in the rain across our old Georgia Viaduct, inspiring this...

TEDx Stanley Park

TEDx Stanley Park

Apr 1, 2016

Ideas to Action by Roger Killen • TEDx conferences audiences laugh, learn and walk away with actionable wisdom. Live speakers share innovative optimistic solutions to humanity’s tough challenges and give clear actionable answers to make a difference in our lives. These ideas build aw areness, power attitude shifts, change policies and launch movements that...

On the trail of humanistic transpersonal psychology

by Claudio Naranjo • In my first English book, The One Quest (1972) – translated from the Spanish La Unica Busqueda – I delved into the subject of the Human Potential Movement. Later, at the Stanford Research Institute, I was a consultant for the Study of Educational Politics Institute and I was entrusted to explore this movement, which had its roots in...

Colour light therapy

Colour light therapy

Apr 1, 2016

How it works by Julianne Bien • In her closing address at the UN-sponsored International Year of Light conference in Mérida, Mexico, in February, UNESCO’s (1) Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, Flavia Schlegel, stressed the importance of practical, cost-effective light-based solutions for the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

Change is in the air

Change is in the air

Apr 1, 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki •  When Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in June 1914, no one thought, “Uh-oh, World War I is starting.” We only recognize the significance of events in the context of history. I recently had a day like any other except it made me wonder if we’re on the verge of historical change. On March 2, 2016, I...

Dairy-free dilemmas

Dairy-free dilemmas

Apr 1, 2016

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina • It is the oddest thing that, until fairly recently, the fluid that cows produce to grow their calves to 450 pounds or more in a year was recommended in our national food guides as the basis of an essential food group. It was an assumption on the part of Health Canada and nutritional scientists that humans of all ages require...

A journey through infidelity

A journey through infidelity

Apr 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  There comes a time when the pain of holding on becomes worse than the pain of letting go. – Unknown I am thinking of two similar client cases that demonstrate the struggle that can emerge when there has been infidelity in a marriage. I will blend them into one. It starts when she meets a man with whom she thinks she...

STAR WISE: April 2016

STAR WISE: April 2016

Apr 1, 2016

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces Wouldn’t you know it? Donald Trump has a most phenomenal birth chart – right off the roadmap powerful. As one astrological writer exclaimed when describing a powerful planetary position, “But powerful for what?” The man, for...

Five-day food cleanse

Five-day food cleanse

Mar 1, 2016

Rejuvenate and renew Put a spring in your step. Try a 5-day food-based cleanse by Helen Papaconstantinos   • Spring and summer are ideal times to let in light and let go of our old diet and self-defeating habits. Why not try detoxifying with real, living, nutrient dense foods? A real food cleanse can last anywhere from three to 21 days and uses juices,...

Primal Mind Primal Games

Primal Mind Primal Games

Mar 1, 2016

Why We Do What We Do READ IT by Bruce Mason • Perhaps we have been made numb trying to make sense of our world with its endless wars, senseless violence, ongoing, human-caused climate change, the dream-like stupor of shopping, celebrity obsession, insatiable money/power lust, the millions of traumatized refugees, greed, corruption and heart-breaking...