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Journey to Japan

Did you know that it takes three years to become a sushi chef? Or that the word “sushi” actually refers to the flavoured rice and not the fish? These tidbits of information are just a few of many that we absorbed a couple of weeks ago on our “Journey to Japan”. (more…)

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Dreaming Back My Stories

I sit writing this post on a rainy Tuesday morning at the desk of my home office, which, after 5:00 pm, turns back into my kitchen table in my small condo. Although space can be a challenge, I am completely content. Just a few days ago I celebrated the one-year anniversary of my Leave-Taking – […]

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It Takes a Community…

Moving towards a community based model of health care Three years into my journey as a Naturopath I keep questioning what models for health care are most healing, and how healing is defined. (more…)

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Unlocking Creativity

While sitting on a beach in Indonesia, I realized I would have to go home one day. My six-month world exploration would end and I would be back in reality. If I had to join Western society again, what did I really want to do? (more…)

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Change, Impact, and the Evaluative Mind

As an evaluator I am usually called in to measure change and impact, not to create them. Yet once in a while an organization or a community will bring me in to become one of the agents of a change they want to create. These are my favorite clients. (more…)

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Sing the Song that is in Your Heart!

I want you to have the life of your dreams. I want this for myself too. Alas I don’t have a magic wand or genie on tap to make that wish happen with a snap of my fingers. We all do have access to a very powerful kind of magic. The magic of speaking. The […]

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