Growing up in the 50's and 60's, my mother Lillian was primarily a "stay-at-home"mother. It's not that she didn't have high aspirations for her future, as she dreamed of being a dancer. However, times required she go to work directly after graduating high school as a bookkeeper for a dress manufacturer, her professional dancing dreams dashed.
Ten years ago at the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide I went to Rwanda with World Vision. I knew it would be a difficult trip, but I had no idea the impact that trip would have on me going forward. Now, as we near the 20th anniversary of the horrific Rwandan genocide, my heart is still broken by the meaningless killing.
There were many times, especially in the beginning of my grief, when I turned to someone with a look that said, "What did you just say to me?" It took me a long time to not take comments too personally. I had to develop a thicker skin as time went by or I would've constantly been flying off the handle.
In a bee hive there are thousands of worker bees that all serve one bee, the queen bee. The only difference between the queen bee and the worker bee is their food source. The queen bee is the only bee that is allowed to consume the protein-rich royal jelly. Epigenetics tells us that we are in control of our genetic destiny.
When you drive up to Manitou Beach in Saskatchewan, you might wonder yourself what you are doing here and just how long you will spend. Not that it seems foreboding, dangerous or derelict. There just isn't much here and what is in place doesn't have visual appeal. Even the lake, the primary reason to visit, is murky and vacant. But residents insist there's magic in the waters of the lake
There's always a lot of talk about the heart -- both as a physical organ and as our spiritual centre. In yogic philosophy, the heart (also known as...