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3D Vitamin D

3D Vitamin D

Sep 1, 2014

for depression, dementia and diabetes by Dr. Mercola • Vitamin D research has repeatedly shown that vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including depression and dementia – the most devastating form of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin D receptors appear in a wide variety of brain tissue early in the fetal development and activated...

For word lovers

For word lovers

Sep 1, 2014

Word lovers: Two events of note worthy of your attendance and support are the upcoming 20th annual Word Vancouver and the first-ever “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass.” “Word Vancouver” (wordvancouver.ca), the city’s free yearly celebration of reading (September 24-28), brings the local writing and publishing communities together in a...

Robin Williams as hero

Robin Williams as hero

Sep 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Smile though your heart is aching, smile even though it’s breaking… – John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons A hero is defined as a person admired for great acts of courage or someone with fine qualities. Robin Williams was certainly admired for his greatness and fine qualities, but what of brave acts? We often...

STAR WISE: September 2014

STAR WISE: September 2014

Sep 1, 2014

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces Event-predictive, fatalistic astrology is very much on the way out and a new age of astrology is birthing. It will grow in consciousness as we move ever closer to the Golden Age. According to the true mystics, our grandchildren and...

Polo in Iran

Polo in Iran

Aug 1, 2014

Breaking barriers, building diplomacy by Gery and Suzanne Warner • When the doorbell rang at our California winter home, it was George Dill, telling me in his trademark, gruff voice, “Gery, I’ve got some Iranian visitors here. I want ‘em to meet you.” I was delighted at this unexpected visit. It would allow me to practise my long neglected Parsee on...

The art & world of tap

The art & world of tap

Aug 1, 2014

Vancouver is front and centre by Bruce Mason • For seven decades, hundreds of thousands of people have danced on a thousand square feet of sprung maple at 2775 East Hastings Street. In a city that has gutted its cultural heritage, small venues and rehearsal spaces, the ongoing story of the local tap dance community is world-class classy. The bottom line and...

Blisters and bonhomie

Blisters and bonhomie

Aug 1, 2014

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • Next month it will be 20 years since I walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the medieval pilgrim trail that traverses the North of Spain. So it was something of a nostalgia trip watching Lydia B. Smith’s Walking the Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (Vancity 1-7, 16th and 23rd), a documentary that captures the...

Take your body back!

Take your body back!

Aug 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Health is a relationship between you and your body. – Terri Guillemets In earlier times, before hospitals and doctors, people figured out how to heal themselves. From aboriginal healing practices to Chinese medicine, there was always something in nature to treat an ailment that presented itself. People had confidence...

STAR WISE: August 2014

STAR WISE: August 2014

Aug 1, 2014

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces August starts off with a bang as the fiery brothers Mars and Jupiter square off. This planetary influence is in effect for the first 10 days of the month and we won’t be in the mood to take any guff so things could get rough. Mars...

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Jul 1, 2014

Artist, activist, catalyst by Bruce Mason • To hear the gentle, but energetic, “Hi, this is Joan Baez” over the phone is to be jarred into the moment. “Sorry I’m late. I’m at home in California working on a painting,” she laughs, pausing, beginning our allotted 15 minutes, which stretches joyfully and generously until the conversation is...