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Richard at Long point
Richard at Long point
Richard at Long point

Would you Give Thanks for not Knowing what’s Around the Corner?

It’s my 8-month old granddaughter Chandlyr who spent Thanksgiving here with her parents and us. Watching her was an incredible lesson of the power of living in the Now. She is the happiest little thing when her simple needs are being met: someone to connect with, food, sleep, and basic hygiene. By not having to focus on those needs, she can free up energy to explore her environment and learn new skills like speed-crawling and pulling herself up. There is eagerness, enthusiasm, and curiosity galore. Her untiring efforts keep moving her forward to where she is programmed to be. I look at her as a role model reminding me that just because I have mastered the skills of crawling and pulling myself up physically, doesn’t mean that there isn’t work to be done on the inside.

Role Plays

Role Plays

In order to be able to write my inspiring memoir, I had to go way back into my memory bank to retrieve all the pertinent details. What struck most me were the many different roles I have played over the course of my lifetime:

Intuition

There is another dimension of intuition from the Higher Self that knows that a certain action is the correct pathway for that situation. It is perhaps what we associate with ESP in that it is beyond the control of our senses and our bran response. It can be based on a feeling of love from the heart that encourages us to reach out spiritually to someone in need. It can be the revelation from the soul of what path to take to bring us in line with the greater good for ourselves and others. It may be that inner voice, that word of wisdom, from within that tells us what may need to be done to resolve a complex problem or challenge. It is a knowing, a sensation that appears quietly in our consciousness without us being fully aware of its origins. It

Governance For Creating Healthy, Relevant, Mission Fulfilling Organizations

Very few organizations manage to stay relevant, vibrant and impactful for 75 years, but–by focusing on the ends the USC wished to accomplish–the USC board has managed to keep the USC keenly relevant to the needs of a changing world by refocusing its ends to acting to ameliorate food systems that create injustice, damage the environment and put human health at risk.

Shamanic Thinking in a Changing World

The old thinking, where all things and people are considered as commodities, must be replaced. More than a hundred economists have recently published a paper noting that the carbon economy we developed (supported by our political and legal systems) is the major cause of our climate change problems.

I Miss the Easy Library Access

We may well be protected from viruses on the outside through social distancing but wither on the inside from lack of soul connection. No wonder people are breaking the rules to have their needs met.

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

Borderline Personality Disorder

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.