Articles

Editorial—Winding Down

In this penultimate issue of the year, we’ve gathered an eclectic set of articles, which is another way of me saying that I can’t pick out any particular theme going on in the minds of the writers.  Yes, the holiday season seems to feature, but the various takes on it we have in this issue… Read more »

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 »

Honouring Lost Loved Ones over the Holidays

Emotions of sadness and grief inevitably intensify over the holidays when you’re missing a recently departed loved one.  That person who used to share traditions, keep in touch, and was always there is now missing.  That person who perhaps made the warmth and joy of the season come alive has gone somewhere, but you’re not… Read more »

Editorial—‘Tis the SEason

The Christmas season is on the minds of our writer’s this week, but we’re going to start the whole thing off with the second part of our Feature interview with Dr. Robertson, who taught psychotherapy as part of the MAIS degree.  The second part of the interview digs deeper into Dr. Robertson’s views of his… 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 »

Dodging Christmas Dangers

The holiday season is descending.  The neighbours have their lights up and decorations out.  The stores are getting busier as people are starting to shop for those special someones in their lives.  I like to start shopping and planning early; it is a part of the season that I enjoy.  I like to take the… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Nibbles and Bites

With If you’re anything like me, your willpower takes an extended leave of absence when you’re presented with overflowing tables and trays of tasty holiday appetizers.  Chances are you’ll find me hovering like a ravenous vulture over the snack table, gluttonously shoveling handfuls of everything delectable into my mouth.  No, I do not have an… Read more »

Five Tips to Shopping Strategically During the Holidays

The end to Halloween starts a new season that lasts approximately 1 month and 25 days.  That’s right—it’s the season of shopping.  For decades corporations have encouraged us to spend frivolously every day of the year, but particularly as the year draws to a close.  But it’s never a bad thing when we’re shopping for… Read more »