Waboom! The epiphany descends, a glorious new creative idea. In a Technicolor flash I see the spectrum of my next great screenplay, sure to be success, the best I’ve ever done. I scribble down the first few lines and resume my day, satisfied I’m still on track towards my dream of becoming a filmmaker of…

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I recently read an article on the Quiet Revolution website that prompted a cascade of reflection on my own highly sensitive nature. It brought up a lot of emotion as I recalled various experiences in my childhood. For instance, I have a vivid memory of my first day at Kindergarten. I cried in the cloak…

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“Joys of the season to you and all you love!” We do so much for others at this time of year, and for the outward displays of spirit. Whether celebrating the return of the sun, Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, or others, festivities and events call us to service. And sometimes, as adults, the little person inside…

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Ever since I printed my first letter “A” while watching Sesame Street as a toddler, I wanted to be a writer. I spent a good deal of my childhood and teens expressing my innermost thoughts and feelings through stories and poems. Once I reached a certain age, however, my yearning to write became more of…

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This is a modified version of an old family recipe for Sicilian breakfast cake that I originally got from Georgia Colton. I’ve experimented with it a bit, and the chocolate is still my favourite. Here’s the basic recipe first and then the modifications for the: Infamous chocolate version 7 eggs 1 1/8 cup maple syrup…

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I’ve practiced meditation for many years and now I’m embarking on the process of training to teach it. I’m training to teach Level 1 – The Prophet. I’ve grown so much through my meditation practice and I want to help other people, the way I’ve been helped. I want to empower others to fully live…

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I was at a Qi Gong class with a friend and we learned a fun receptivity exercise. It’s designed to teach the difference between active and passive receptivity. To do this exercise, you need a partner. The exercise consists of three parts: 1. Passive, 2. Active (Energized), and 3. Active Receptivity. As you practice each…

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I’ve always known I was shy. Some people call me reserved. I don’t do small talk well. I called myself “socially inept” because of my discomfort in crowds and at parties. Anywhere with lots of people or noise was a place to be avoided. All my life, I viewed this as a problem – something…

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If you look at your body as an instrument, you may see that it is a vibrational form that allows you to move freely through this time/space continuum. As with any instrument, tuning is an ongoing activity, never perfect, always changing. The key to tuning any instrument is awareness. The following two exercises are a…

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I’ve recently dug out my “Champion” juicer – a heavy, hard-working, heat-producing, stand up model that’s been sitting in my cupboard unused for several months now. I did a lot of juicing last year and really noticed the health benefits – clearer skin, a boost in my overall energy level, better digestion, but then, for…

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