Beverley Golden
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Beverley Golden is a writer, raconteur and soul hippie who has written everything from song lyrics to magazine articles. She enjoys researching, designing and building stories and loves stimulating ideas and inspiring conversations.

Beverley is the author of Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie her first full length book; a memoir combining her anecdotal stories taken from her years in the entertainment industry, coupled with her stories of survival, from a lifetime lived with health issues.

As a “self-professed guinea pig”, she's always willing to find and test unconventional ways to shift paradigms in the playing fields of health care, storytelling and world peace. She continues to take what she is told is impossible and transform it into possible. Her signature mantra is "Trust your intuition even when no one else sees your point of view".

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Entries by Beverley Golden

Toronto Women's March: I've Always Been Marching In My Own Way

(35) Comments | Posted January 25, 2017 | 9:54 AM


It's interesting to see that who we are today is actually the same person we've always been. As someone who has always stood for fairness and equality, I see that I've always been "marching" in my own way.

My first memory of questioning...

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You Say You Want a Revolution...

(44) Comments | Posted August 11, 2016 | 3:25 PM

"You say you want a revolution. Well, you know. We all want to change the world."

When John Lennon wrote these lyrics for the 1968 Beatles song, "Revolution," it reflected the highly revolutionary times we were living in back then.

The years from 1964 to 1969 have interesting parallels...

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My Mother Taught Me Living To 100 Is All About Attitude

(69) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 11:44 AM

2016-03-28-1459200163-6883629-LilGolden100YearsOld.jpgCan you imagine living to 100? With no conditions attached. No saying, "As long as I'm healthy" or "As long as I have all my senses." No qualifications, either. "Only if the people I love live that long, too." Just unconditionally saying...

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New Year's Resolutions: Why We Do What We Do

(25) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 2:20 PM

The morning radio show host was talking with a financial specialist, asking for any tips she believed people should focus their 2016 resolutions on. The financial analyst was advising more people to get serious about their financial affairs, as...

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No Act Is Too Small In The Fight To End Climate Change

(70) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 12:54 PM

It's interesting how one idea can permanently impact our lives. This article was born out of such an idea; a simple yet powerful statement that showed up in multiple ways, compelling me to listen.

It began while I was scrolling through the myriad of choices for something to watch on...

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You Should Take Fun Seriously

(57) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 12:07 PM

2015-07-16-1437083010-8417507-musician664432_1280.jpgPeople love talking about having fun. Listening to them, I've often wondered if maybe I was missing something. When asked what I do for fun, I've been reluctant to answer. I've learned by the look on people's faces it might not...

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More Women Should Call Themselves "Beautiful"

(55) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 12:26 PM

2015-04-19-1429480082-5151607-angelclouds.JPGAs I was walking this morning, eyes to the sky watching the wonderful and expansive clouds drifting by, I was struck by how incredibly beautiful each of the wide variety of cloud formations was. The big, voluptuous cumulus clouds...

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Spelling it All Out on The Page

(40) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 11:28 AM

At sometime in our lives, many of us have probably stopped to imagine what it would be like to live with unlimited fortune and much-deserved fame. Well, at least I did when I was young. If you had asked...

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What Would You Like To See Women Recognized For?

(32) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 9:58 AM

As a writer, I rarely know exactly where my next article will come from. Writing primarily when inspired to, new pieces are a culmination of things I see, read or that show up for me in often most unexpected ways.

My latest inspiration happened on one of my last days...

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Real Beauty Comes From the Inside Out

(50) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 8:27 AM

While flipping through a magazine not too long ago, a quote caught my eye. I cut it out and taped it to the piano in my family room. "Pretty isn't a look, it's a feeling." As a member of the well-populated boomer generation, aging and beauty is a big conversation...

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Five Key Lessons the Over 90 Generation Can Teach Us

(22) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 11:24 AM

2014-11-02-IMG_1723.jpgNot too long ago after a casual lunch with my mother and daughter, I posted a picture we took of my mother onto Facebook. The headline read: "This is What 98 Looks Like in My Family!" The response was overwhelming, producing the...

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Kafka & Langer: An Unusually Complex Friendship

(18) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 11:58 AM

All any of us wants is to be seen and to be heard. This longing is at the core of our human beingness. Most never get the opportunity to share their life story in a way that impacts many. Why some people become famous and others, equally as gifted, remain...

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Music, Memories and Healing: My Love of James Taylor

(4) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 11:42 PM

Interesting when something is so close to our heart, yet we rarely talk about it. Music is that thing for me.

It wasn't the first time I've seen James Taylor. In fact this could have been the 10th or 11th or the 20th. I've lost track. I do...

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Visionary on a Mission - Introducing Saki Mafundikwa

(19) Comments | Posted July 20, 2014 | 10:53 PM

For the last two years in early July, you'd find me joining committed fellow change makers, in the vibrant west coast city of Portland, for the annual World Domination Summit, the brainchild of world traveler and confirmed non-conformist Chris Guillebeau.

This year I chose not to...

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Not a Cat Person

(22) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 4:37 PM

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair with dogs began. My experience is that dogs are great givers of unconditional love. However, had you asked me about cats, I...

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The Mother of All Mothers

(21) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 11:34 AM

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved ~ Robert Browning

Mother. Just saying the word brings up a multilayered spectrum of reactions I know, depending on our own personal experiences with our mothers. Like it or not, without our mothers, we wouldn't be...

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Are You Taking Advantage of the Clouds In Your Life?

(12) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 11:42 AM

When you hear the word "cloud", what's the first thing that comes to your mind? In our technology driven world, I imagine that many immediately think of "cloud" in relation to the internet; a generally used term for anything that involves delivering hosted services there. Hmm. The word "cloud" conjures...

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Can a Book Have a Bucket List? This One Does

(4) Comments | Posted February 22, 2014 | 5:26 PM

It's probably not too far a stretch to say that most of us are familiar with the concept of a bucket list. Places we long to visit, dreams yet to come true, people we'd love to meet and experiences we want to live, all before we kick the proverbial "bucket"....

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Memories, Nostalgia and a Loss of Innocence

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2013 | 4:27 PM

Fall is a tough time of year for me. It's a hard thing to admit, as so many people love the autumn change of season. For me, the loss of colour and beauty, as the trees shed their leaves, coupled with the darkness of shorter days, has always been personally...

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Finding Inner Peace Through Art

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 2:38 PM

Sometimes something is so close to you, you're unable to see it objectively. While preparing to launch my book Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie, I'm grateful to have had an opportunity to re-examine my personal biography, and revisit some of those significant pieces that have contributed to who...

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