Presentation at Parliament Hill

In 2015, I was given the honour to speak as a witness for Bill S-7 at Parliament Hill. Known as the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act, the bill’s intent is to… Continue reading

Emotions and Non-Judgment

Emotional Health is on My Mind. As a professional patient, I can say that emotions are generally excluded from the topic of health. Even in spiritual circles, the totality of being includes only… Continue reading

Journey to True Being

My VividLife is a Journey to My True Being. In 2003 I became so ill that I became hypersensitive to everything – other people’s emotions, inauthentic behaviour, thoughtless humour, violence, stimulation, sounds, artificial… Continue reading

50 Years in Canada

April 23rd, 2015 marked the 50 year anniversary of my dad’s immigration from Portugal to Canada. He immigrated for the chance to provide a better life for his family. It was a different… Continue reading

Growing Grey

As a child, I was fascinated by white hair. I remember a woman in particular who had a streak of white hair that could not be dyed. I wanted that streak. As I… Continue reading

Adapt and Thrive in the Creative Economy

Ontario’s former Premier, Dalton McGuinty, asked Creative Economy Experts, Roger Martin and Richard Florida to identify how to remain globally competitive and prosperous in a changing economy. In their report, Martin and Florida… Continue reading

“Black Friday” or “Buy Nothing Day”

Many years ago, I came across the foreboding term “Black Friday”. At the time, I thought that it marked some horrible historical event. When I discovered that it was a day of deep discounts… Continue reading

Miguel and Me

It’s been just over a year since I met don Miguel Ruiz. About this time last year, I was still experiencing a great deal of pain. I had suffered through a 8-year chronic… Continue reading

The Age of Connection and Collaboration

The 2012 Opportunity We are in the midst of transition on a global scale. Many cultures, religions, philosophers, scientists, and artists have prophesied about this time in history. And while current mainstream media… Continue reading

Lennon and Maisy: A Week and A Day

Why they’re going viral. It’s not just about the song… A week and a day following the astounding release of Lennon and Maisy’s rendition of Robyn/Erato’s song “Call Your Girlfirend”, the views and… Continue reading