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Women and antidepressants

Women and antidepressants

Feb 1, 2015

Caution: addiction ahead DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • Why are so many women taking antidepressants and what does this say about one of medicine’s biggest questions? It’s a problem that’s been growing for decades and shows very few signs of improving. Let’s strip this issue down to a few bare essentials. Q: So what is the problem? A: For some reason,...

If you loved me…

If you loved me…

Feb 1, 2015

by Claire Maisonneuve • “If you loved me, you would agree with me and you would want what I want and think like I do.” That’s what many of the distressed couples I see in my practice equate with love. These couples tell me they feel connected, loved and supported when they have minimal differences between them, when there is no disagreement and when...

Qigong for mind, body & spirit health

Qigong for mind, body & spirit health

Feb 1, 2015

Qigong for mind, body & spirit health There are three threads constant to all forms of Qigong: breath, posture and mind (intent) • by Shauna Mullinix • The healing art of Qigong has been practised in China throughout many millennia. Like all practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong places the harmony of Qi at the centre of well-being, health...

The war on understanding cancer

The war on understanding cancer

Feb 1, 2015

Deceit and greed the hallmarks of a century-long sham by Geoff Olson • On a cold, grey day in December, I dropped into a North Shore hospice to visit a friend. As he reclined in a wheelchair in the common room, a violin quintet played holiday standards. I slid into a free chair between him and his father to take in the remainder of the performance. In a...

This game of life

This game of life

Feb 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man Games involve challenges, be they sports, board games, card games, video games or televised survivor games. We enjoy the challenges and often try to improve our skills so we can...

STAR WISE: February 2015

STAR WISE: February 2015

Feb 1, 2015

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces “Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight; I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.” If ever there were a star to wish upon, it will rise just after sunset on February 3. In western tropical...

Winter festivals beat the blues

Winter festivals beat the blues

Feb 1, 2015

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason Winter festivals, like winter gardens, can flourish here on the west coast and, to put it mildly, they’re quite unlike other winter celebrations throughout the rest of Canada. Two of the best-known and much-loved local varieties – Winterruption and Festival du Bois – have grown steadily over the years and having reached maturity...

Tea for the joy and health of it

Tea for the joy and health of it

Jan 1, 2015

by Nancy Prokosh • Obesity is increasing and the need to shift towards disease prevention is an imperative. Mass merchandisers and pharmaceutical companies promote their commodities as the “antidote,” however, most of those antidotes do not have a history and the real winners are the companies’ bank accounts. On the other hand, tea has been around since...

Ralph Maud

Ralph Maud

Jan 1, 2015

1928-2014 • Ralph Maud, one of the founding English professors at Simon Fraser University in 1965, became an authority on the work of Dylan Thomas, Charles Olson and the ethnographers of the Pacific Northwest. Born on December 24, 1928, Ralph Maud was an iconoclastic professor and eccentric pamphleteer who died on December 8, 2014. As one of the founding...

Reach for better health and well being

Reach for better health and well being

Jan 1, 2015

ON PURPOSE Peter Ormesher • The idea to create an initiative to support women started years ago on the dance floor of a Nairobi nightclub. Friends of mine were telling me stories about how their female friends were dying of AIDS after their boyfriends or husbands brought home the HIV virus. Years later, that observation led to a project in the Philippines we...