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Travel Diaries | Buddha Tweets

Lessons from the Dance Floor

So, I worry if I can do anything for just pure fun. Either I need to have a purpose for what I do, or reflect on the lessons after. Ballroom...Read More
June 29, 2019

DO WORDS MATTER?

Do these questions or comments get you the response you desire? You always leave me to do the dirty dishes. Why do you always schedule me for the fewest number...Read More
February 26, 2018

Thrive in 2018

While you’re gearing up for the New Year, I have two suggestions to help you achieve your potential. Know Yourself How do you feel about New Year resolutions? Your answer...Read More
December 28, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Some strategies for Affordable Housing can have more impact

After a recent Editorial and letter to the Editor in the Rocky Mountain Goat newspaper related to housing in Valemount, I wanted to add to the conversation. Housing is an...Read More
November 26, 2017

The Evolving Roles of Leaders and Citizens

During my recent trip to Guatemala earlier this year I witnessed grassroots community organizing to create change in seven different non-profit organizations around the country. The people were ordinary citizens...Read More
May 31, 2017

Humbled by Country Women

A cool morning in Tikal, Guatemala reminds me of Valemount, BC, Canada. 14 C to start the day when it was 30 C just a day ago can be a...Read More
February 15, 2017

Lessons from a Lost World

The temperature is climbing to 32 C in humid conditions in Guatemala as we head off towards Tikal, one of the three biggest Mayan settlements in North / Central America....Read More
February 9, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Why I support a rainbow crosswalk for Valemount

Request for a rainbow crosswalk is being made to the Valemount council (June 28, 2016) and in the same agenda is a carefully worded letter from a Christian group concerned...Read More
June 24, 2016

Community Forests are more beneficial to local economies

I am a small business owner in Valemount and will have owned my retail store for 10 years in October 2015. I find that living locally I am able to...Read More
September 9, 2015

How facilitating dance has made me a better leader

I adopted circle dance as my spiritual practice in 2009 while going through some personal challenges as it was the quickest way to connect to my divine self. Turn on...Read More
June 19, 2015

Letter to the Editor: WE hold the keys to Valemount’s future

I feel relieved after the Valemount Glacier Destinations resort’s presentation of its Master Plan for a few reasons: By involving the Simpcw First Nations from the beginning, the developers want...Read More
March 29, 2015

Jamshedpur, India: A model for Community Economic Development

After growing up in India’s commercial capital – Mumbai, Jamshedpur took me by surprise. The minute I stepped off the train at Tatanagar in February 2015, I knew I was...Read More
February 28, 2015

The boots that finally fit

Preamble The story I still find myself trying to run away from is the need to fit in. I remember an incident when I was a teenager shopping for shoes...Read More
January 30, 2015