over a week ago, i got tagged by one of my new blogger friends, damien at riley central, to talk about “the face behind the hands” (the blogging hands, one presumes). well, you guys get to see my face with every blog post, so i’m not going to add yet another one. but you’ve probably… Continue reading self image, faces, hands and feet
one of my twitter friends, ben, has been alerting me to all kinds of interesting links lately. through him i found this here, the 12 steps of liberation, a recovery program from a buddhist view. it’s brought to us by the universal compassion centre. the 12 steps of liberation 1. the truth of suffering. we… Continue reading the 12 steps, buddhist fashion
in my internet travels, i have occasionally come across white bison, a recovery initiative particularly geared towards native americans, or first nations people, our term here in canada. today i chanced upon one of white bison’s premises: “a spiritual person is one who screws up everyday and keeps coming back to the creator” what a… Continue reading screwing up
in continuation of a post the other day on the need to respect individuality in therapy, i came across toronto nutritional sciences researcher ahmed el-sohemy’s work on the difference between men and women in reacting to caffeine. nutrigenomics – matching nutrition to your DNA his research is connected to the field of nutrigenomics, a new… Continue reading nutrigenomics, diet and obesity
remember the inspiration post? you never know what’s going to inspire you. i just found a new blog that i’m going to try and follow, written by a venture capitalist in new york, and his blog entry for today was very short: i just called my dad. got voice mail. wished him a happy father’s… Continue reading hi dad!
one of my favourite magazines is visions, BC’s mental health and addictions journal. it always has a great cross-section of mental health “consumers” (isn’t that a strange term?) and professionals writing about issues that directly impact people with mental health concerns: from those who are living with schizophrenia, to parents of youth battling with bipolar… Continue reading 14 ways to quit smoking
from darfur to duesseldorf, from iceland to isla negra, from barcelona to benares, happy international weblogger’s day! rio akasaka brought this event into being a few years ago, and even though it doesn’t have such a large fellowship yet, i still like to participate in it. maybe it’s because i’ve lived in a number of… Continue reading international webloggers day: solidarity
three years ago, coming back from a stressful visit to germany, i experienced the most terrifying nine hours of my life. i had an intense attack of fear of flying, the culmination of increasing unease i had experienced over the last few years whenever i was in a plane. last week, i was in an… Continue reading fear of flying