Plan B: Can the spiritual life save us from global crisis?

WHO AM I? For the past two decades I have been on a quest to discover an answer to life beyond my own experience. In...

The key to happiness: Appreciate the little things

Right now, look up from your phone, or look away from the computer screen or the TV. Look around you, look in your loved...

How empathy can fight burnout from work

  According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), over one-third of working Canadians experience burnout. The MHCC quotes American psychologist, Herbert J. Freudenburger in...

Paul (A Difficult Character)

Paul was game for anything – we played hide-and-seek in front of everybody – on the ferry, subways, and in the forbidden downtown streets.


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Why do I feel bad when I eat junk food?

We all know that what we eat affects how we feel. Who hasn’t enjoyed the uplifting effect of junk food like a chocolate bar?

Madness and power

Look back in history: bad guys like Caligula and Hitler, mixed-up guys like Alexander the Great, good guys like President Lincoln, brilliant but vindictive...

Grim Royal

I don’t know what it is with fathers who want their sons to be like the Royal brothers.
One Cerulean Moment

One Cerulean Moment

I think for one cerulean moment that I might be in heaven but Pauly turns and something in his face goes on and my dad says, hey kiddo, and kicks the third chair out for me.


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