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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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Creativity, Integrity, and Living in the Moment

Have you ever been struck by an idea but unable to write it down? Found yourself saying one thing but doing another? Become inspired by some unknown force? Read something you wrote years before and suddenly gone, “Aaah. Now I … Continue reading

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A Pile of Dry Shit: A Buddhist Story

One day a famous government officer met a highly respected elderly master. Being conceited, he wanted to prove that he was the superior person. As their conversation drew on, he asked the master, “Old monk, do you know what I … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Mr. Tall, a Man Named Gary, and Cab No. 549

I was sitting on a patio at a pub in Toronto the other night. It was nearly 1 am. I’d just been babysitting a friend’s kids and afterwards hopped in a cab with some other friends and headed to the … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Love, Let Go, and Never Say Never

Have you ever thought someone was making a poor decision? Projected your own beliefs onto them? Passed judgment on them saying something to the extent of, “I could or would never do that!” I have learned some valuable lessons about … Continue reading

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