Writing and Expression From The Sunshine Coast

3 Facts About Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” ~Sylvia Boorstein   What exactly is mindfulness and where did this simple psychological and spiritual… Keep Reading

People

Roberts Creek Remembers Sheila MacLean

  Sheila Margaret MacLean, age 67, passed away March 7, 2017 at Sechelt Hospital after a one-year battle with cancer. Sheila was holding her daughter Dawn’s hand and carrying the love of her two other daughters Jenny and Heather in her heart when she drew her last breath. Her daughter, Heather, wrote the following: Keep Reading

Politics

Join The Conservative Party?

The whole idea of joining the Conservative Party, and thereby gaining a vote in the leadership-selection process to prevent an unpalatable leader from being elected, is just deluded. It is a new variation on the old idea of “negative voting,” which got nobody’s interests anywhere. The future of the Conservative Party (I worked for Brian… Keep Reading

Health

How Clean Is Your Air?

The purity of the air around me is not usually an issue. Living here on the Sunshine Coast, I have come to take for granted the quality of the air I breathe. But that is outside. Inside, in my home, I had not given a lot of thought to what might be entering my respiration… Keep Reading

Photography

A Slideshow Test

If you’d like to post images or music or any multi-media, then we think it can be done in this community-based experimental space.  Bear with us; we are still mastering the technology. Keep Reading

Health/Remedy

Mental Fitness Quartet

When I was a personal trainer, back when the mountains were cooling, I stressed four core areas of fitness: physical (obviously), social, emotional, and spiritual. Mental fitness is no different. Whether we live with a mood disorder/mental illness or not, there are steps we can take to better our days and lives. Medicine, in whatever… Keep Reading

Arts/Writing

Gibsons Public Art Gallery

I’m SO fired-up about ‘Coast Lite’, my idea for the Gibsons Public Art Gallery’s year-after-next-year’s show! Its focus will be on the funny, goofy, raunchy, irreverent, lighthearted art, music, song, dance, and what-have-you of the Sunshine Coast! I invite EVERYONE who’d LOVE to take part to get back to me about it! Why ‘Coast Lite’?… Keep Reading

Business/Pets

Pet Store Madness

Do we need a new Costco-style pet mart on the Coast? Pet Valu is a monster chain of pet stores that is apparently coming to Gibsons, having already opened its barn doors in Sechelt. We have a handful of independent pet supply stores on the Coast that could well be wiped out by another monster… Keep Reading

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