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Strength of Conviction

Strength of Conviction

Aug 1, 2015

by Tom Mulcair • Editor’s note: With a crucial federal election looming, it is important that Canadians find a way to redeem the federal government after Stephen Harper’s nine-year train wreck. Harper’s neo-cons cheated and lied to take over the Progressive Conservatives and devolve it into the Conservative Party of Canada (see Anthony Hall’s...

Holistic aromatherapy

Holistic aromatherapy

Aug 1, 2015

by Lynne Edel • Aromatherapy is more popular than ever, yet there is much confusion and misinformation about essential oil use today, with some companies advocating unsafe practices and synthetic and adulterated essential oils flooding the market. The British Columbia Alliance Of Aromatherapy (www.bcaoa.org) defines aromatherapy/essential oil therapy as...

Sparks of the divine

Sparks of the divine

Aug 1, 2015

Quotations by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj • Quotes from Spark of the Divine “Within each of us is a spark of the Divine. Breathtaking regions of beauty, unimaginable vistas of sights and sounds, infinite wisdom, and all-embracing love invite us within. The Light of the Divine glows continually.” by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, from his book Spark...

Canada’s climate change crossroads

Hope in the summer of fire by Bruce Mason   • What are we to make of the sickening smoke that still lingers over much of Canada? And the toxic soup of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, nitrogen oxides, suspended ash, water vapour and other particulate matter visible as far south as Tennessee? And the sheer size, intensity and enormity of its...

Evolving beyond judgment

Evolving beyond judgment

Aug 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Judging a person does not define who they are; it defines who you are. – lifehack.org Judgment is ubiquitous in our culture. We hear it in the media, in politics, in the workplace, throughout the neighbourhood and within the family. Courts make judgements, but they are based on established laws. Personal...

STAR WISE: August 2015

STAR WISE: August 2015

Aug 1, 2015

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces The dog days are upon us. It’s hot and dry with not much relief in sight. Saturn, known as a dry planet, rules the deserts and desert-like conditions and he has been moving through Scorpio for the last two years. Over the next...

Slow Music & the Summer of Transformation

Slow Music & the Summer of Transformation

Aug 1, 2015

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason • Hope you’ve had one or two transformative musical moments during this far-from-finished summer. One such moment occurred under the canopy of trees at stage 3 at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival when hundreds of highly appreciative fans soaked up the sight and sounds of Rising Appalachia (as in throw an apple at ‘cha) and...

Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Jul 2, 2015

by Bruce Mason • A global chorus now has a conductor with impeccable timing and sense of harmony, a man who connects all the dots while just getting warmed up. Of the 300 formal teachings on Catholic doctrine over 275 years, Pope Francis’ Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home is like music; it’s universal. The Pope’s uncompromising indictment of...

Four keys to healthy aging

Four keys to healthy aging

Jul 2, 2015

by Dr. Mercola   • If you had a choice and could either age well – enjoying your “golden years” with energy and vigour, free from disability and illness – or age poorly and be straddled with health issues that keep you from fully living the later years of your life, which would you choose? You do actually have a choice or, at least, can choose to...

The evolution of an activist

The evolution of an activist

Jul 2, 2015

by Lorisa Schouela • One day last July, my life took a decisive turn. The day began much like any other summer Sunday; I ate breakfast and headed to the Kitsilano farmer’s market hauling a bucket of compost. At the entrance to the market, an organizer for Dogwood Initiative, a local grassroots organization, approached me with a petition against the expansion...