Advice

Bye-bye, wallet: how to avoid pickpockets in Vancouver

Have you ever been pick-pocketed? I was, just a couple days ago. Having just finished my Sunday class, I was making my way up Granville street towards the SkyTrain station, slowly weaving through the...

Amy Winehouse: "No, no, no," to rehab

I’ve seen Amy Winehouse perform on TV several times over the past few years – and I was always amazed at how much her voice reminded me of Janis Joplin’s.  I was a big Janis fan back in the...

It was 24 years ago today

…and if Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play my tune today, it would be a victory march. But it could have been a funeral march.

A time to shed your tension with clothes: Your numerology cycles for July 1–15

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes [at a certain Vancouver beach?], and the right kind of day is jewelled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you...

Creating the Wall of Hope

Today I received an extraordinary email from Canucks fan Ward Grant. In case you missed seeing him interviewed on TV, Ward is the man who started Vancouver’s “Wall of Hope” – after feeling so angry...

After Vancouver riots, signs of gratitude shown to Vancouver Police

In the wake of the  heartbreaking riots here in  Vancouver after the Stanley Cup hockey finals, citizens gathered in an impromptu fashion to thank police officers -– the men and women who,...

Raccoon season is upon us: your numerology cycles for June 16–30

June is definitely raccoon season in Kitsalino. Every evening last summer, a raccoon hung from the rafters of a house in my neighbourhood, driving the crows insane. Last week, as I was walking my dog...

Harmony in hockey and your life: your numerology cycles for June 1–15

Hockey season lingers, and lingers and lingers. Not that I’m complaining—radio and television stations, and newspapers are drawn to psychic numerologists, or perhaps psychics and numerologists, like...

Ooops -- oh well! : The antidote to perfectionism

One of my spiritual teachers used to talk about the futility of trying to be perfect as a human being.  When she made a mistake, she would immediately say -- with a dollop of amusement --“Ooops...

Age like your dog

With any luck we’ll all get old and maybe even wise. And we could take a few tips from our canine pals.