Writing and Expression From The Sunshine Coast

Love/Relationships

Love Advice From Aunt Ruby

Aunt Ruby has just returned from a well-deserved holiday and, as is inevitably the case, her inbox is simply jammed with questions from the love-lost, confused, and needy. So, as she dusts off the glitter and confetti from a spectacular time abroad and gets to work, one correspondent raises a perennial issue.  That person writes… Keep Reading

Artisan/Environment/Gardening

Taxes May Kill Floral Houseboats

A beloved feature of the Gibsons waterfront may soon vanish – a victim of high taxes. For many years, Liz Williams has maintained the amazing floral houseboats, which are moored at the government wharf. These beautiful floating gardens have been a source of delight to all – residents and visitors alike, in all seasons. Indeed,… Keep Reading

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

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