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What if...addiction isn't really a 'disease'?

Almost 26 years ago, on July 18, 1987, I made the decision to stop my addiction and begin my recovery in earnest. MY STORY I started by going to daily meetings of both Narcotics Anonymous and...

Summer numerology cycles: July 1 - 15

Flip-flops and shorts, Flip-flops and shorts, At the beach in Vancouver, An old gentleman snorts - "They might as well be naked!"   I actually heard a man with white hair and a cane exclaim...

Summer solstice: your numerology cycles June 15 - 30

So mellow the gentle breath of a June day breeze. The birds rejoicing on the leafy trees. -Francis Duggan – June   Summer solstice on the 21st! Early pagans called it Midsummer.  I have...

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone: recovery from addictive behaviours

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone—so true. I love this saying, and wish I could take credit for thinking it up. In my humble opinion, whoever came up with it is a genius—and when I saw it...

June 1 - 14: early summer readings

 Calculate Your Key Number To find out what June has in store for you, calculate your key number by adding the day and month of your birth. Continue adding until you arrive at a...

How to get rid of Canada Post junk mail

Sick of junk mail? Here's how to stop Canada Post from delivering piles of unsolicited junk mail. I learned this from my friend, Esther Chetner, who learned more from her friend. Letter MethodWrite...

Loving an addict, loving yourself: The importance of setting boundaries

As anyone who cares about an addict knows, these relationships can be very difficult. The basic challenge for loved ones of addicts of any kind is to continue to care without losing themselves in the...

Sensitivity or Creativity?: Your numerology cycles for April 16 to 30

“April’s rare capricious loveliness.” —Julia Dorr To find out what the rest of April has in store for you, calculate your key number by adding the day and month of your birth. Continue adding...

Addiction in the family: is someone you love affected by another person's addiction?

You always hear about people with addictions. But, what about their loved ones? For several years, I've been writing and speaking about the roller-coaster chaos they often experience while...

Four foundations of sustaining a happy, fulfilling marriage

Young friends of mine were about to be married. The groom-to-be, Kyoshi, had been buddies with my own son since early childhood; he’d brought his fiancée, Christie, home to Cortes Island to meet...