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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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Myth & Pathways to Bliss

Myth & Pathways to Bliss

When most people hear the word “myth” or “mythology” they think falsehood, something not true. Although this is a common use of the word, it is clearly pejorative and does not represent the true meaning of the word mythology. “A myth is a story, often enacted by a ritual, and shared among a community which represents timeless truths about man’s relationship with nature, the cosmos or his own authentic...

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Transformation Through Knowledge

Transformation Through Knowledge

Life can sneak up on all of us. One moment you are in high school dreaming about the pretty girl or cute boy in your science class and imagining a life of success, happiness and maybe wealth or fame. Then one day you wake up when you’re 30 or 40 and you wonder “what the hell happened?” You hate your job, you’re in a relationship that is more of a struggle than a joy, you’ve gained weight, you don’t like...

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The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Some people define “spirituality” as going to church and believing in a God. Others may define spirituality along the lines of one of the Eastern non-theistic traditions such as Buddhism, Taoism or Hinduism. Others still, may define spirituality simply as becoming a better person, engaging in...

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