Olivia Fermi

Olivia Fermi, MA, RTC is a registered counsellor, integrity skills coach, teacher and public speaker. “Life is a creative adventure,” says Olivia. She has dedicated her life to psychological and spiritual healing and growth and loves nothing better than to help others find their own brand of fulfillment at home and at work, in person or via Skype. Olivia talks about how to utilize internal contradictions we all face, in her 7 minute TEDx talk Becoming the Inspiration We Seek

Laughter Yoga helps restore psychological and physical health around the world

The first time Amy Kiara Ruth took a Laughter Yoga class she found it, "awkward and bizarre to be laughing with total strangers." Then she gave in, laughing harder than ever...

Weaving a web of safety in Metro Vancouver

“I’m going to grab you by the scruff of the neck and take you up to the Transit Authority, when we get to Lougheed,” I heard the man behind me threaten.  It was early evening on January 5, 2016...

Better than a New Year's resolution: a holiday recipe for wholeness

You can’t make gingerbread with only ginger. A New Year’s resolution based on willpower alone is a like a single ingredient cake recipe — not very tasty. To create lasting change that transforms your...

After the Paris attacks, connecting with each other and ourselves

Speaking with those in Paris during the attacks and a friend from the Middle East — give human context to a terrible event.

What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for Iran, the Middle East and the world?

We can’t protect life in a vacuum. The Iran nuclear deal offers Iran the hope of normalizing its economy and opening relations with the world.

Getting over past fears and sparking transformation

We were all surprised when she cowered behind me trembling, frozen in fear at the sight of the two girls. I gently encouraged her, while the girls stood quietly by…

Nuclear Energy still looking good for climate change reduction post–Fukushima

Why did Japan abandon its climate change reduction plans? Have emotion and fear clouded vital facts about nuclear energy? And what do experts say about the relative risk of a Fukushima–type accident.

Join in a Human Rights Holiday Write–a–thon

Amnesty International campaign encourages people to give the gift of freedom this Christmas.

Andrea Reimer on nimble government

Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer, well-known for her Green Party roots, contacted me to respond to Village Vancouver’s Randy Chatterjee in my blog post Making Vancouver sustainable:...

Fukushima nuclear disaster: looking for objectivity

Discrepancies in news reporting about Fukushima Nuclear crisis prompted me to contact a physicist at Harvard who specializes in communicating with the public about nuclear plant incidents.