Saying goodbye

July 27, 2009 Last night we said goodbye to our second little dog and a chapter of our life closed. We had 14 joy filled years with them and we can’t help but miss them even though it was their time to go.

First Drug for Fibromyalgia pain in Canada

Relief in sight for Canadians suffering from a common chronic widespread pain condition KIRKLAND, QC, May 12 /CNW/ – Pfizer Canada Inc. announced today that LYRICA(R) (pregabalin) is now indicated for the management of pain associated with fibromyalgia, giving the approximately one million Canadians who suffer from this debilitating condition a key component towards managing…

Internet relationships: When the walls fall down

A 45-year-old executive finds he’s no longer able to sleep at night so he’s, chatting online with female internet addicts like himself for hours on end.

A teacher stays up late night after night playing online fantasy games wherein she slays an imaginary foe.

A single mom homemaker turns on the computer when the kids go to bed. When they wake up, she’s still there, talking about sex and relationships in an online chat room.

Easter and Spring Equinox Greetings

Easter is derived from two ancient traditions: Pagan and Judeo-Christian. Easter celebration is definitely traceable all the way back to ancient Babylonian trinitarian paganism, Circa 1500 B.C. Pagans have celebrated death and rebirth themes following the Spring Equinox for millennia. Passover Pasch can be traced to a pre-Israelite pagan ritual practiced by wandering Semitic shepherds.

International Women's Day: A Downer

This year I did not take part in the Bloggers’ Unite International Women’s Day event because I could not overlook this irony. Just days prior to International Women’s Day our Canadian government passed a bill that legislates away the right of women who are public sector workers to file complaints for pay equity with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Online or offline: Ears hear and hearts listen

Ears hear – hearing is easy. Hearts listen and listening is hard work. You can hear without listening but you cannot listen without “turning off your filters” and becoming one with the speaker in order to discover their truth within you as they speak. When we are communication online we are, in essence, sensory deprived. Therefore it’s not surprising that listening with our hearts is more difficult to achieve online than it is to achieve in person.

Political correctness: What’s your position?

What I have a problem with is those people who are double minded. One on hand, they say they uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights. On the other they are determined to keep discrimination alive in both their language and their behaviors in public spaces and places, while huddling under the banner of freedom of speech, seemly unable to comprehend that the constraint is on government and only applies to public places and spaces.

Compass Rose

by guest author Teresa Silverthorn I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, hopefully, to a helpful perspective on nurturing your own seeds of mysticism. In my opinion, if approached with an open mind, it is possible to make a positive change in the direction of your life. In that regard, it can…

Do you love yourself?

You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are … and that’s alright. (They are entitled to their own views and opinions.) You learn the importance of loving and championing yourself and in the process, a sense of…

Open your mind

Benny Greenberg at Ya-ttitude wrote a post called Open those Flood Gates and as I wrote my comment there I could feel a blog post coming on. A closed mind is simply a sign of a static personality.  It allows for all progress to simply pass you by!  And as progress passes you by, so…

Self-Care for Mild to Moderate PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)  A large number of women (30 to 70 per cent) experience premenstrual symptoms even though they do not have Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or what most people refer to as PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome). Approximately four to nine per cent experience Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Even though premenstrual women may…

woo hoo! site reconstruction

I apologize to all those who have had themes and features changing before their eyes. You guessed it. I’m undertaking a major site reconstruction, so please bite the bullet and hang in there. I have installed the commentluv plugin and I need some people to try it out so I can be sure that it’s…

Bloggers Unite for Refugees

Blogger’s Unite Bloggers Unite is an attempt to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. By asking bloggers to write about a particular subject on 1 day of the month, a single voice can be joined with thousands to help make a difference; from raising awareness for cancer, to…

America: Change begins within

The last barrier to African Americans actually achieving the American dream has been broken. Barrack Obama has been elected president of the United States of America in a landslide win. Obama’s decisive political sweep indicates it’s time for citizens to unify, to celebrate their similarities and to look forward to a future marked by changes.…

Poverty: America's Best Kept Secret

I think Americans are capable of addressing and solving the poverty created by the class structure, self-interest, individual and corporate greed, conquests and wars and, the inappropriate distribution of resources including water, food and medical assistance that lead to poverty, starvation and death. IMO it’s shameful that earth’s most wealthy nations continue to destroy other…

These are the hands

These are the hands of your best friend holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other all the days of your life. These are the hands that will work along side of yours as together you build your future, as you laugh and cry and share your innermost secrets and…