I clearly remember sitting in my office shaking, tears streaming down my face, all my demons surrounding me while I thought about how to do the impossible, tell my employers I needed a break – I had two bosses so I had to tell my story twice. Clearly my spirit guides felt I needed to really get into the meat and bones of this fear.
If I had remained invisible the truth would stay hidden and I couldn’t allow that ~ Lana Wachowski /Cloud Atlas One of the most basic assumptions in this life as a humans is this binary opposition thing we call boy and girl. We take it for granted. When our children are born, they are immediately […]
Teeny Ted from Turnip town was standing in the street singing his favourite turnip tune and tapping with his feet. The world’s smallest book is not available at Chapters, Indigo Books or even your local independent bookstore. Nor is it residing in the vault of an academic library at a prestigious university. It is, however, […]
What could be more human than our universal need for clean drinking water? Recently, I met the CEO and founder of Charity:Water, Scott Harrison, at an international conference on fundraising. Scott delivered an impassioned and inspiring talk about his non profit. Charity:Water brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. In six years, […]
Connecting girls, inspiring futures is the theme of International Women’s Day 2012. Girls globally are making an impact on the world. They are seeing beyond their own homes, streets and cities with a world view that embodies compassion and vision. Ta’Kaiya Blaney is one such girl. She lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia and is […]
February 14th – Valentine’s Day comes in the middle of a month that for many people feels like the apex of winter. There is still an urge to hibernate and withdraw from the world with only a few brief glances out the window to check on the progress of spring bulbs. In a way, this […]
Have we forgotten that one of the iconic beauties in West was a size 12. Nobody said that Marilyn was plus sized.
It’s January and you’ve made a resolution to get out and exercise more, to eat right and to stop swearing in front of your kids. But, it’s cold out, gets dark early, comfort foods are in season and somehow your kids are still interrupting you when you are trying to have a good session on the web…
Life As A Human editor, Christine Roome, and her husband prepare the holiday feast together. Out of the two of them, it is the tech savvy one who perfects the cooking of the Christmas bird.
Written in 1915, this simple and short poem still evokes memory, heartbreak and honour