Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
March 15 2011
Dear friends in Japan,
As we contemplate the great number of people who have died in this tragedy, we may feel very strongly that we ourselves, in some part or manner, also have died.
The pain of one part of humankind is the pain of the whole of humankind. And the human species and the planet Earth are one body. What happens to one part of the body happens to the whole body.
An event such as this reminds us of the impermanent nature of our lives. It helps us remember that what's most important is to love each other, to be there for each other, and to treasure each moment we have that we are alive. This is the best that we can do for those who have died: we can live in such a way that they continue, beautifully, in us.
Here in France and at our practice centers all over the world, our brothers and sisters will continue to chant for you, sending you the energy of peace, healing and protection. Our prayers are with you.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Sunday, March 13, 2011
With Japan being hit with one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on Friday it's hard to not think about our own preparedness living here on the coast. The footage of Japan is just so devastating there aren't even words. Japan is one of the most generous nations too always helping others. They stepped in in a big way when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States.
First off, to help in the relief efforts for Japan contact the Canadian Red Cross by clicking here or calling 1-800-418-1111. Wireless users can text ASIA to 30333 to donate $5 to relief efforts.
I was looking through my emergency preparedness kit and it is seriously lacking. Found these items/list on www.getprepared.ca so thought I'd share it. I got my kit from The Red Cross years ago ( you can click here). And although it is a great kit, it looks like we would still be better off to adding things to our kits. Lot's of things. The Salvation Army also has a kit (click here) and as well there are a great many workshops listed here.
I happen to know The Roundhouse has one Tuesday evening March 22. You can click here or call 604-713-1800. For more information call: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) TTY 1-800-926-9105
There's no point in getting scared. Only prepared.
To assemble one here are some items:
Basic emergency kit shopping list:
Water — two litres of water per person per
day (include small bottles)
Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food,
energy bars and dried foods (replace once
Manual can opener
Wind-up or battery-powered flashlight
(and extra batteries)
Wind-up or battery-powered radio
(and extra batteries)
First aid kit
Special needs items — pet food,
prescription medications, infant formula
or equipment for people with disabilities
Extra keys for your car and house
Cash — include smaller bills, such as $10 bills
and change for payphones
Emergency plan — include a copy in your
kit as well as contact information
Some other things to consider are:
Two additional litres of water per person per
day for cooking and cleaning
Candles and matches or lighter (place in
sturdy containers and do not burn unattended)
Change of clothing and footwear for each
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each
Household chlorine bleach or water
Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench,
screwdrivers, work gloves, pocket knife)
Small fuel-operated stove and fuel
Whistle (to attract attention)
Monday, March 7, 2011
Thich Nhat Hanh in 'Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life' (1992)
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
East Vanity Parlour and I have a really great mind/body/YOGA/HAIR promotion going on this month! Many of you have already registered, so you can start colllecting (on some gorgeous hair) ASAP!
You can read all about it here on their blog. Yay to looking great AND feeling great!
To make an appointment call 604-637-1122 Their website is here
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
What is Papergirl Vancouver?
A redefinition of street art, Papergirls volunteer cyclists criss cross the city delivering art directly into the hands of perfect strangers.