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.

Why Religion?

“Religion isn’t about believing things.  It’s ethical alchemy.  It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness.” – Karen Armstrong Skeptics often wonder out loud why religion is still a thing.  The prevalence of scientific thought alone puts a singular kibosh to faith, but, if that weren’t… Read more »

Is Equality Possible in Relationships?

“The present relationship existing between husband and wife, where one claims a command over the actions of the other, is nothing more than a remnant of the old leaven of slavery. It is necessarily destructive of refined love; for how can a man continue to regard as his type of the ideal a being whom… Read more »

Why Zombies?

“Zombie stories are by nature dystopian.  Zombies signify failure–of political will and social cohesion, of technology and medicine, of the human body and soul.” – Elly Blue Having been born in the last two weeks of the baby boom, I was finding myself increasingly flummoxed by my adult Gen X brother’s obsession with zombie films… Read more »

Relax—You’re Already Rich

As a student you may not be rich in the conventional sense, but it’s certain you’ve got an opinion on the following question: Do I want to get rich, and, if so, what am I willing to do to get there? The short answer? Don’t sweat it, because you’re already rich. Let me explain. Who… Read more »

The Mindful Bard’s 14 Top Mindfulness Songs

If you really want to get into the meditation zone, you need, if not complete silence, then meditation music — ambient, world, classical, jazz, or anything that draws you into your own contemplative space, usually music that’s free of voices or any audio distractions that force you to think or that draw you away from… Read more »