The universe next door

If you know people who are successful over the long haul, you realize they have their own style. At least most of them. They...

Life on the fringe

Later in life Albert Einstein became a household name and a symbol, in a way, of the wise elder. While he had a healthy...

Addicted to reading? Help is on the way

Reading used to be print. Now it’s print and digital. Either way, there are downsides. It entails a lot of sitting – bad for...

Wisdom of the elders

It does not start well, the morning Zoom meditation with the yogi in Rishikesh, along the Ganges River in Northern India. He is late....

The village is burning

Rising temperatures, extreme weather, wildfires, drying aquifers. The West Coast of North America is putting on a show. This year, Nova Scotia, where I live,...

Foxes and sharks, eagles and wolves

Who is an ally? Who is an enemy? What is good? What is bad? It can be hard to tell. There are many Sufi...

The animals will know

Paddling up the meandering tidal river near Parrsboro, NS on the Bay of Fundy, I saw eagles sitting in trees, flying overhead. The immatures,...

Human motivation is the most elusive quality of all

The internet is awash with self-help advice. Some of it is good. Evidence based and all that. Here is what’s usually missing, in my...

Alone together

We humans are social animals. That’s why social isolation is so hard on us. Some darn virus came out of nowhere and now all...
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