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Tide Change publishes submissions from a variety of authors whose work we admire and words we feel are relevant to our readers. Please note that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author’s employer, organization, committee or other group or individual.

Richard at Long point
Richard at Long point

MEC Is Dead

Mountain Equipment Coop(MEC) is dead—the remains are being sold to a Los Angeles-based private investment firm. The coop, which was at one time the heart of Canada’s outdoor equipment sales serving over 5.4 million members has been sold to Kingswood Capital Management without the slightest membership consultation

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Borderline Personality Disorder

I will always live with some of the symptoms that I have described in my book In Search of the Lost Self – Surviving and Thriving with Borderline Personality Disorder. However, I have not only learned to manage them but I now realize that I have actually grown into a better person because of them. I am now living the life I truly love living. In this book, I want to let you know what living with BPD is like and perhaps give you a few hints on how to manage it, to thrive in spite of it, and perhaps even find meaning and purpose because of it.

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Mental Health – the Homeless

We can’t leave it up to volunteer community services. Soup kitchens and drop in centers are wonderful and I admire the people who are providing these services but it is not enough. We cannot leave it up to charity to take care of the needs of these unfortunate people. A government operated clinical health service needs to be located near the site with immediate access to counselling, medical services, adequate housing, and food and other essentials.

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Surveillance Capitalism

It is no accident that “No” side complaints about electoral reform in BC were almost unanimously posited as “It’s too complicated!” The problem wasn’t that anyone demonstrated that the electoral options on the ballot didn’t deliver on better/more representative governments. The argument never got that far. “It’s too complicated.”—and I am sure ,you– like me—heard it over and over: “It’s too complicated!”

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Man’s Search for Meaning

On August 4, 2020 a hundred of the world’s leading economists published a dramatic document entitled “Letter from economists: to rebuild our world we must end the Carbon Economy”. In relatively few words it describes the world in which we live, the problems we are facing and the steps we must take to turn things around.

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You are a Walking Magnet

If you want to change something in your life, you first have to change the frequency level you are operating on. Becoming aware that you are basically a walking magnet will inspire you to choose wisely where you want to spend your mental energy.

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The Results Formula

To become aware of where we put our precious energy, we need to take a look at the kinds of thoughts we entertain all day long. Do we focus on what’s going right in our lives or are we full of woe for the state of the world, angry at someone, frustrated with ourselves, our children, partner, relatives…the list is endless. What most people are not aware of is the impact these negative thoughts have on their bodies, minds, and emotions. They create corrosive chemicals which can eventually manifest as dis-ease. There is a healthier way to think.

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The Opioid Pandemic

. As of the first of June, there have been 15,393 opioid deaths in Canada since the beginning of 2016. Canada has set aside 300 million dollars as an emergency treatment fund. But is it enough? Most of this will go to the hospitals and health service providers. Considering that there were 21,000 emergency responses for 2019 alone, this money will not stretch very far and very little of it will go to the cause of the problem.

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Voting For a Better Canada

Activists in BC fell prey to the misunderstanding that defeats activist initiatives everywhere– if it ever was true–that people vote based on rational evaluation of the issues. That naïve assumption is without a remaining breath in a world where ubiquitous social media generated, petty resentments have become the primary, overwhelming criteria for citizen evaluation of issues both small and gigantic.

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