Category Archives: Mindfulness

Happy Halloween for October 31 2018

Some little known facts about Halloween.  And you thought it was all about candy and costumes! The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween. Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% […]

Notes on the 100 Mile House 2018 Fall Conference – Cariboo Paracon

The conference is over, and this blog is a compilation of notes about the fall conference which Questers sponsored with Spaced Out Radio. The Setting Spruce Hill Resort is a beautiful spot, located at 108 Mile House, with rooms and chalets available. For those that are exercise enthusiasts, outdoors, there are miles of trails for […]

Why “Focus on the Bright Side” Isn’t Helpful Advice

From the Editor: The following article appears on the https://tinybuddha.com website. It was written by Vironika Tugaleva.  It is a beautiful writing about an issue that many of us wrestle with – looking for the bright side when maybe we need to look at the dark side. About Vironika Tugaleva Like every human being, Vironika […]

Letting Go–It is Hard to Do!

Several weeks ago, my mother, who is in a nursing home, had a bad fall.  The first question is always, “How did that happen?”.  And the second question is, “How could that have been prevented?”  And then, you start to figure out what happened and worry the “why and how” over and over in your […]

A Happier You by Eckhart Tolle

The greatest goal you can set this year is to make peace with your life, no matter your circumstances. These 10 powerful insights from Eckhart Tolle will get you started. • Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom […]

The Strong Minded Snake (Determination gains Respect) from Buddha Teachings

Once upon a time there was a doctor who was an expert at treating snakebites. One day he was called for by the relatives of a man who had been bitten by a deadly poisonous snake. The doctor told them, “There are two ways of treating this snake bite. One is by giving medicine. The […]

The Angels at Work

Picture from shardolphin.com Chapter 1: The Angels at Work 1.1 The Angelic Mission In a moment of contemplation, visualize the heavens from Earth; then visualize Earth from the heavens. Who sees? How do they see? From Earth’s viewpoint, except for the sun, moon, and stars, heavenly light coming to Earth is invisible. From the viewpoint […]

Total Lunar Eclipse July 27th

The second total lunar eclipse of 2018 will be visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Totality will last for 103 minutes, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century. (From https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2018-july-27) Alas, in Canada, we will not see the total lunar eclipse on July 27/28th.  We will, however, […]

The Crystal – Amethyst

                 An Amethyst Geode – Picture by Roger Joyeux Amethyst (pause, breath in a long slow breath) is often said to be a calming influence. Indeed so, yet I call it the calling card of the soul. Soothing – relaxing – peaceful – are other adjectives used to describe Amethyst. Amethyst is also said to […]

Wakeup: Start with a Purpose

Note for Readers: The following article is an excerpt from  “Take a Mindful Moment: 5 Simple Practices for Daily Life” by By Parneet Pal, Carley Hauck, Elisha Goldstein, Kyra Bobinet and Cara Bradley | May 10, 2018 from the blog on Mindful.Org.  To read the rest of this article, go to https://www.mindful.org/take-a-mindful-moment-5-simple-practices-for-daily-life/.  Reprinted under the […]