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Healing the World through Political and Economic Renewal

Is this what is happening: A world healing through political and economic renewal? Defying all that went before and forging a new path. What will it honour? The way the world is takes a lot of fight out of too many people. As social beings we are created to work together, not fight and compete always. It’s tiring. Admit it. YOu have always known the cause of the illness, both mental and physical, and the […]

A Letter about Depression

Depression: Can you recognize it?

Reader, You are about to read a personal expression written from a depression and psychosis sufferer. We are not talking about a bad day, or a case of the blues, being depressed for days, weeks, or even months. We’re talking about severe clinical depression that this person has had to live with for years, plus the added complications of twisted thinking and perceptions created by psychosis… according to the experts. Thank-you writer for sharing your […]

Guided Meditation with Nawong Kechog

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Meditation is the beginning of mindfulness. As you meditate with greater ease, frequency, and duration, you will find a new centre within your being to live your life from. You will experience less stress, greater control, and greater peace. Wild Divine offers users the opportunity to explore the mind-body connection in real time. They have the iom, a consumer electronic device that uses finger sensors to transmit, in real-time, your levels of stress, tension, excitement, […]

Suicide, Homicide, Rampage, Injustice, and Rage: Some truth about origins

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Certainly I cannot speak for every instance, individual, or case. I can however share insight into my experiences and observations, and I’d like to present a different perspective than the one people tend to focus upon. Gun control won’t solve what we are seeing. Guns have been more readily accessible in the past, they aren’t the issue. People and society are the issue. This latest tragedy involves a young man who left quite a detailed […]

Government of Canada improving job opportunities for Canadians with disabilities

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The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced that the Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities has begun in-person and online consultations. “Through these important consultations, the Panel will gather the information needed to help break down barriers for Canadians with disabilities at work and strengthen their overall participation in the labour market,” said Minister Finley. “All employers are […]

Becoming Lost

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Everyone faces conflict as a child, whether it is a quick fist-fight, hair pulling, name calling, or group confrontation doesn’t really matter. What mattered is we stood up to it. Albie was new to the neighborhood. After being in a foreign country during his father’s last Embassy posting, he was still unaware of the adjustments he would have to make in the very near future. His young father was becoming an entrepreneur and placed more […]

Exploring Thought

Cosmic Energy No 18.9, acrylic on canvas, 80x80cm by Milly Martionou

What happens to a mind that gets lost? Awareness and the ability to process daily the numerous details of life whittles away into the sawdust. A blankness envelopes the mind in a subtle sense of confusion, numb to something undefinable. At times, a questioning energy surrounds the cloud looking for a way in or out, wondering what has happened to the real me. Nothing happens though. Days, weeks, months slip by, while a new seeking […]

Thanksgiving, eh?

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Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving a month earlier than their American cousins. Sitting at the computer screen realizing I hadn’t posted anything for a couple of days, I figured I better find something to say. Being single, the holidays don’t mean that much to me and they sort of sneak up unnoticed, and thankfully, will often slip past unnoticed as well. I keep myself busy in many other ways. As I recalled Thanksgiving, I wondered about the […]

Get Up Again When You Get Knocked Down

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Some days are brutal! I know you know what I mean. We’ve all had them! I’ve had so many metaphors run through my head for how this feels. Keeping your head above water when the world is pushing you under. (I thought it sounded to much related to cash) When you feel like a bobbing yo-yo. (a what?) That’s enough of that, the title says enough – like that song, “I get knocked down, but […]

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