Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

Five Rumi Guideposts to Higher Spirituality

The Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (1207-1273) was a Persian Muslim scholar and mystic who spent most of his life in the area now known as Afghanistan.  Rumi left behind a massive body of beautiful, deeply meaningful poetry well worth the study of those seeking peace, wholeness, and higher understanding, no matter which path they follow… Read more »

Ten Hardships to Embrace Before the End of 2018

The name of “Pollyanna,” the child heroine invented by Eleanor Porter in 1913, is often used (by people who haven’t read the book) to mean shallow, blind optimism.  But a careful reading of the book holds a different story. Pollyanna’s early years had been a long and dismal trial, ending in the loss of both… Read more »

The Moral High Ground of Uncertainty

A student’s life is a quagmire of uncertainty: financial, academic, social, and personal.  Distance learning adds an extra trial—the juggling of courses with family obligations and salaried work.  And ever present is the fear that you just don’t know for sure whether you’ll be able to complete your course work on time or if, in… Read more »

The Mindful Bard

Album: Revel & Ritual: Holiday Music for the World Artists: Greg Herriges and StellaRoma Alright, so I got this last year, too late to tell you about it for Christmas 2017, but better late than never.  Besides, right now is the perfect time to listen, stream, order, gift, or what-have-you the best world music holiday… Read more »

In Conversation—with Rebel Rampage

Rebel Rampage is a California-based power trio with an outspoken rancour for the current American leadership.  Their mission statement is “Armed with words and music to resist oppression by the government and inspire change for equality and justice,” and they were active in drumming up opposition to the Republican Party in the recent midterm elections…. Read more »