Abundance Potluck

Celebrate spring and join other women in the exploration of abundance at the Circle of Habondia Lending Society’s monthly potluck, Saturday, March 20, 12 noon to 2 pm at the Nelson & District Women’s Centre. Circle of Habondia is all about women supporting each other on the path to financial security, […]

The Fear of Love

There isn’t anything in this world but mad love. Not in this world. No tame love, calm love, mild love, no so-so love. And, of course, no reasonable love. Also, there are a hundred paths through this world that are easier than loving. But who wants easier?
 Mary Oliver
Another inspiring person I met last year […]

2010/11 Arts Granting

Applications currently being accepted
Columbia Basin – The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) is inviting individuals of all artistic disciplines – as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations – to apply for funding provided by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) under its Arts, Culture and Heritage […]

Free Range Chicken Torture Chamber

“Big chest. Big chest. Big che-est!”
I’m lying supine on a modified gym machine, arms splayed out to either side, legs held in a bent position by a sling and pillows.  No, I’m not involved in some kinky, sexual adventure.  Nor am I trying to simulate the experience of giving birth.  I’m trying to relax my […]

Slocan Valley Rail Trail

Trail name: Slocan Valley Rail Trail
Location: Slocan Junction to Slocan City
Driving directions: From Nelson drive West on Hyw 3A to the Slocan Junction. Turn right on Hyw 6 and drive approx. 5 km to Pass Creek Road. Turn left on Pass Creek Rd and the first point of entry for the trail is within 100 […]

The Soft Way

While I was preparing to facilitate a Radiant Mind weekend here in Nelson, a man called me up one day and asked, “What is Radiant Mind? What is this thing called unconditioned awareness?”
I never know what I’m going to say in response to that question. In that moment, I replied, “A lot of the Radiant […]

“Awakening to Community”

A Nelson Waldorf School benefit concert by acclaimed pianist Dharel Verville
On Sunday, March 7, Dharel Verville will perform at the Nelson United Church at 2:30 pm with proceeds going to the Nelson Waldorf School’s expanding Early Childhood Education (ECE) program.
“Awakening to Community” is the theme for this concert, wherein Dharel will present a glimpse into […]

How Do We Discipline?

I find myself revisiting the dilemma of discipline once again after a presentation offered this August at the Nelson Waldorf School. Visiting presenter Kim Payne offered his well developed, researched and hysterically funny ideas on the evolution of discipline in our western culture. The audience had the painful delight of listening to their very own […]