Carleen Kyle

Carleen Kyle, an award winning filmmaker and screenwriter, most recently produced and directed the documentary Heavy Heart Laughs about her experience recovering from grief and trauma by performing stand-up comedy. Her blog, permissionproject.com, is a weekly series of silly ramblings about giving permission to do and say what she wants rather than being paralyzed by a list of “shoulds” she’ll likely never do.

I’m not a hippie but I’m hopeful

Walking to the Broadway Skytrain Station, on my way to check out Occupy Vancouver on Saturday morning, I noted that it was a beautiful day. I recall thinking the same thing about 9/11 and the October...