--> For caregivers who are exhausted and lonely, the idea of creating a home celebration can be outlandish.  Often, we think, "what is there to celebrate?  I'm too tired to take on a project that isn't absolutely necessary!" But celebrations can heal.  And they don't have to be big or fancy affairs. (Read more...) can ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: You Finally Got a Vacation… Now, How to Relax?

You Finally Got a Vacation…Now, How to Relax? Every caregiver fantasizes about walking out the door, jumping on a plane and disappearing to a deserted island.  But, ask a few caregivers about real life holidays they have taken and some will report a relaxing, rejuvenating stay away.  Others will wish they had never left home. ...

The Liberal Scarf: Charles Sousa wants all of Ontario working: Take a look at his GTA and rural policies

Like the Sousa campaign on Facebook!Follow Charles on Twitter! With today being the “Day of Debates” (an all candidates luncheon at the Canadian Club and a special taping of The Agenda with Steve Paikin) here is some light reading material for you on Charles Sousa’s bold new ideas to get rural Ontario and the GTA ...

The Liberal Scarf: Charles Sousa brings out bold new ideas for Ontario Liberal renewal

Like Charles on Facebook!Follow him on Twitter! Today Charles Sousa continued to roll out bold new policies to re-engage our membership, support our unheld ridings, and empower our riding associations. In particular, I’m a big fan of Charles committing to make it easier for youth to join the party online, helping unheld ridings keep more ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: A Cry For Change

Reposted from April 4, 2010. Brian McClaren‘s  Holy Week: Meditation 6: Wherever there is death … wherever hope is buried … wherever evil triumphs over law, and wherever law triumphs over grace … wherever injustice, unkindness, and arrogance are winning … just wait. It’s not over yet. * More links: Brian

The Liberal Scarf: Renewal and activity in the commissions a great sign for Liberal rebuilding

Blogging has been light of late, although I’ve been keeping very active in Liberal events, obviously. In particular, in the last couple of weeks I’ve been to events involving the Young Liberals, the Aboriginal Peoples’ Commission, and the Women’s Commission here in Ottawa, and they all speak to the fact that our commissions are playing ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“It is evident that many wars are fought over resources which are now becoming increasingly scarce. If we conserved our resources better, fighting over them would not then occur…so, protecting the global environment is directly related to securing peace…those of us who understand the complex concept of the environment have the burden to act. We ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction. ~Albert Einstein

The Scott Ross: Liberal Pride

Many Liberals may take pride at the sight of increasing poll numbers, they shouldn’t. The Liberals have problems, increasing poll numbers aren’t going to fix them. Liberals need to build a new party, that will take time, determination and purpose. Poll numbers aren’t going to stop backroom deals, poll numbers aren’t going to hold coffee ...

The Liberal Scarf: Why I am supporting Alexandra Mendès for Liberal Party president

The Liberal Party faces a difficult, but not impossible task in rebuilding and reconnecting with Canadians. Electing a new President and exec board is and important step in this process. We as a party have a few options in deciding how we want to move forward. We could try putting out big names from our ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it. Karl Popper

350 or bust: The World Loses Wangari Maathai – It’s Time For All Of Us To Heed Her Call To Become “Hummingbirds”

Green Belt Movement founder and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Wangari Maathai passed away on Sunday September 26th. A fierce yet humble advocate for the poor, particularly poor women, she was an inspiration to those of us who are working to build a better world. This tribute to Ms. Maathai is reposted from ‎ ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

We cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well – for we will not fight to save what we do not love. ~Stephen Jay Gould

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrated, he answered, “I am only boring under my own seat.” “Yes,” said his companions, “but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you.” ~Talmud

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. ~Frederick Douglass

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” ~ Albert Einstein