Author Archives: Pippa Hirst

Talking to “God” on the Big White Telephone

When I was growing up, we had a picture of a poem hanging up in our bathroom near the toilet. It was called “A Smile” and the author was unknown. My mother had bought this picture while pregnant with me. … Continue reading

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Heal Your Self, Heal the World

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Letting Go

Have you ever experienced a lot of chaos in your outer world? Construction happening around you on a regular basis? Snafus at work or drama amongst your friends and family? Have you ever considered that this outer chaos may be … Continue reading

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Out, Damned Roommate!

Have you ever caught yourself thinking the worst of a situation? Or how about convincing yourself of things that ultimately make you feel just awful and probably aren’t even true? A dear friend of mine called me today in a … Continue reading

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Love & Trust

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and of relationships, and because I was recently reminded of this note I posted to facebook last year, I am sharing it again. originally posted to facebook on May 4, 2013 As a single … Continue reading

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Gaia

I like it when it snows. This morning it was a dull and rainy day and now with the flurries falling softly all around everything looks brighter. Trees with no leaves are now coated in icing sugar snowflakes. Cold pavement … Continue reading

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Look Up

The other night I was walking home from work. It was after midnight. As I passed the little park near the subway station I noticed a robust figure sitting on a bench near the fountain in the park. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Sometimes All it Takes is a Jar of Mint Jelly

I witnessed a lovely “Random Act of Kindness” today. I passed a younger woman handing a jar of mint jelly to an elderly woman with a walker. The elderly woman was saying that she (the younger woman) “couldn’t do that.” As … Continue reading

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Que Seurat Seurat

Have you ever been asked the question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Or been asked to provide an explanation for something that you simply can’t explain? I moved to Victoria from Toronto nine years ago to start … Continue reading

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Personal Development

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