It’s All Good

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Forgiveness

I’m often asked questions about forgiveness and how to let go of perceived wrongdoings in life. How can you simply forgive a word, act or deed that seems so unjust without some form of restitution? Maybe how we view the problem is sometimes the problem. Think about a past wrong that you’re holding onto right […]

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Reel to Real

Have you ever walked out of a movie with a friend or loved one, and as they were raving about how much they loved it, you were wondering if you were we watching the same movie? It is interesting how two people who are such good friends can have such a completely different experience of […]

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Radical

“There’s something happening here, but what it is, ain’t exactly clear. There’s a man with a gun over there, telling me I got to beware.” In 1967, the band Buffalo Springfield released the lyrics to this song, For What It’s Worth, inviting us to wake up and see what’s going on in our world and […]

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Possibility

When conversations arise about ending war, hunger or poverty in our world, there are those who sometimes like to chime in saying “That’s’ impossible” or “Not in my lifetime.” It’s true that at this point in our evolution, the reality of world peace seems to be a far away place. Is that really a good […]

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Regret

As the end of February approaches, many of us can still be feeling those January blues. It probably doesn’t help when we’re reminded of the resolutions we made at the beginning of this year, enthusiastically declaring that this was going to be our year. Cooped up in the house to avoid the frigid temperatures outside, […]

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Reality

I often enjoy listening to those in life who chuckle or grimace when topics such as time travel or alternate realities are introduced into a conversation. They use words such as realistic and rational and talk about living in “the real world”. There have been countless times in my own life when time stood still […]

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Windows

I’ve always been fascinated at how polarized our individual thoughts and feelings are about the world in which we live and the people we encounter. Is life really beautiful or does it just suck? Are people inherently good or do they suck, too? Consider this story: A woman looked out her kitchen window one day […]

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Honesty

I think it’s fair to say that most of us want to create relationships that are built on a foundation of honesty and trust, yet many of us have also felt the sharp pain of lies and deceit in our past. As relationships grow and we learn more about the people in our lives, we […]

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Peace

If I were to say to you I was in search of a new place to live, a place where it never rained, but one that was surrounded by lush foliage and an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, what would you say? You would probably tell me I was crazy, knowing that in order […]

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Freedom

In light of the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, the Vaughan Citizen thought it appropriate to rerun this previously published column, originally published on July 4th, 2013. . After hearing news of Nelson Mandela’s ailing health, I took an opportunity last week to review the legacy of this great man. Although considered controversial by some, […]