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Life is Hard – Then You Die

Life is Hard – Then You Die

Now go out and enjoy every second of the journey, try to be a “good” person along the way and maybe cook up a huge pot of “Peeps & M&M Chili”! If you are looking for a “meaning” to life, that’s a good a place as any to start. As an arm-chair philosopher one of my favourite shows is The Good Place (an afterlife – “Heaven”). The premise of The Good Life is simple. A...

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What is Transpersonal Psychology & Can it Change The World?

What is Transpersonal Psychology & Can it Change The World?

Transpersonal (beyond-ego/self) psychology – also known as the Fourth Force of psychology – has been around formally for over 50 years and has its roots in the humanistic psychology movement of the 50’s and 60’s. Although the field was formally established around 1967, the term “transpersonal” was first used in print by William James in 1905 and the role of spiritual, self-transcendent and exceptional...

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Open Letter to Gibsons Council

Open Letter to Gibsons Council

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama Good day Gibsons Mayor and Council Members. I am writing you at this time to appeal to your compassionate concern for the well-being of hundreds of Gibsons citizens (mostly over 50) who may be severely impacted by your decisions tonight with regards to cannabis dispensary licensing and any other bylaws or enforcement decisions. In...

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When The Universe Speaks

When The Universe Speaks

A Pattern of Synchronicities “Synchronicity: A meaningful coincidence of two or more events where something other than the probability of chance is involved.” ~ Carl Jung It would appear the forces of the universe are sending some powerful messages my way. I have been living on the Sunshine Coast of BC (Canada) for around 2.5 years. I came over here following the end of a year long relationship which eviscerated my heart and...

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Gibsons, BC – A Compassionate Community

Gibsons, BC – A Compassionate Community

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama After reading through many concerned, frustrated and compassionate Facebook comments on a local community group with regards to the new Homeless Shelter that opened recently in Lower Gibsons, BC, I would like to make some humble and respectful suggestions. Suggestions which hopefully can help bring the tone of the...

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Authentic Sexuality

Authentic Sexuality

It has been over 40 years since homosexuality was (finally) removed from the clinical bible of psychology and psychiatry, the  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Yet, those with “kinky” or “fetish-sexual” preferences, are still considered as having a sexual perversion/deviation and their adult, consensual, sexual activities listed as one of the many paraphilic disorders in the DSM. Along...

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