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How Pot Helped Me Quit Crack

How Pot Helped Me Quit Crack

Around 2003 my partner and I moved from Calgary, Alberta (Canada) to Squamish, British Columbia (BC). We had both moved to Calgary from Prince George, BC only the year before but shortly after moving to Calgary I got head-hunted by an executive search firm for a position in Vancouver, BC (close to Squamish) with the BC Government. I had also spent about 15 years of my life rock climbing in Squamish where I had many epic and...

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Fake-Positivity or Imperturbability

Fake-Positivity or Imperturbability

One of the common myths about being “spiritual” or “awakened” is that suddenly everything in your life is perfect, all the stress and bad shit disappears and some even try to surround themselves entirely with positive, supportive and like-minded individuals and information/news. This is not only unrealistic and false, but can also hinder REAL...

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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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