We tend to put too my pressure on ourselves when a new year begins with our new year’s resolutions – lose weight, eat healthy, save money, workout more, etc…take the pressure away and just do what you can in moderation.

If you want to start working out more – start by doing a workout once a week.  Don’t push yourself too hard and begin slowly.  Once you are comfortable with your routine then you can add more weight to your strength training or more time to your cardio routine – BUT remember, no pressure.  If you miss a routine or don’t have the energy to do a complete one – do what you can and don’t be too hard on yourself.

In terms of nutrition – eat healthier once a week.  Think about going vegetarian once a week.  You can find excellent vegetarian recipes online.  If you drink pop or eat a lot of junk food – remove it from your diet, you will be surprised how much weight you will lose just by removing pop/chocolate bars and potato chips.  What more do you have to lose (but weight).

You want to save money…..like everything else, start slow.  Start a ‘money jar’ but putting all your excess change in that jar – don’t touch it, you will be surprised how much money you can save in a year.  You can potentially save enough money to have 1/2 your vacation savings.

Remember – don’t put too much pressure on yourself and start slow.  Creating goals for yourself should not be a daunting task, it should be enjoyable and fun.

Good luck in 2013 and spread your love, joy and compassion into our world!

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!






GOODBYE 2012 and HELLO 2013.

2012 – Ah, what a year.  The United States of America re-elected Barack Obama for his second term in office while Canadians grow more and more concerned with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s lack of respect for the environment, human rights and indigenous people.  Many people have interpreted the end of the Mayan calendar as the end of time – clearly that did not happen.  I choose to believe that the new year represents a great spiritual awakening and that our positive energies will be universally connected thus creating great and lasting positive changes around the world.

Here are my hi-lites of 2012:

Same-sex Marriage (or what I like to call marriage) 

Same-sex marriage has been made legal in the following areas around the world:  Denmark, the state of Sao Paulo – Brazil, the state of Bahia – Brazil, in Mexico – Secretary of State Quintana Roo reversed marriage annulments and allowed for future same-sex marriage to be performed.  In the United States of America – same-sex marriage is not recognized federally, but Maine, Maryland and Washington join Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont have all legalized same-sex marriage at the state level.

Our Environment (as reported by Greenpeace)

February 2012: Edison International announced that they would shut down the Fisk and Crawford coal plants. After ten years of gritty and determined grassroots work, communities in Chicago triumphed over the corporate polluter in their back yard. On the same day, citizens in Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania celebrated the announcement that Houston-based GenOn would shut an additional 7 plants, including the Portland Generating Station where Greenpeace worked with NJ and PA residents to demand clean air for their community.

February 2012: The countless hours spent scouring legal documents, appearing in court and enduring what must have been trying exchanges with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) by our awesome lawyers at Ecojustice has all paid off. The longtime legal case came to a close in a precedent setting victory for B.C.’s threatened and endangered resident killer whales. After years of facing threat after threat, and population declines, these iconic creatures certainly needed a win. The Federal Court of Appeal upheld the 2010 ruling that guaranteed the protection of killer whale habitat by law under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The Appeal Court’s ruling was an uncommonly strong judgment, and a controversial one for DFO after the court awarded Greenpeace costs noting that the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans’ behaviour had been “worthy of rebuke.”

March 2012: Thanks to campaigning by Greenpeace and our supporters, leading Italian tuna brand Mareblu has decided to abandon destructive fishing methods in favour of sustainable practices by agreeing to source tuna only from pole and line and FAD free purse seining operations by the end of 2016. The move is a huge victory for our Tonno in trappolacampaign and is a significant first shift in the Italian tinned tuna market. Mareblu has shown that when a company really wants to commit to taking action to save our oceans, it can do it. Now that the standard has been set, there can be no more excuses – all other major brands and retailers must follow.

April 2012: Danone has released a statement confirming its plans to phase out supplies of paper and packaging products from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). The statement also confirms that the company intends to develop a zero deforestation policy, which will cover all of the commodities it buys that could be linked to deforestation. Danone joins the likes of Nestle, Kraft, Unilever, Adidas and many more who have already dropped APP.

May 2012: For over a year, Greenpeace campaigned intensively for the cancellation of Senegalese fishing authorizations. These licenses constituted a serious threat to the livelihoods of millions of Senegalese who depend on the ocean’s resources for their jobs and food security. Organizing a travelling caravan called “My voice, my future,” that engaged artisanal fishermen across the country, launching an online petition, meeting with politicians, and organizing a ship tour to expose and document overfishing in Senegalese waters, were some of the actions Greenpeace took to achieve this result. So it was with joy that we learned of the Senegalese government’s decision to cancel the fishing authorizations issued to 29 foreign pelagic trawlers in West African waters.

July 2012: Greenpeace has reacted with delight at the cancellation of $100 million in public funds to a proposed HRL dirty coal-fired power station and is calling on the owners of the project to withdraw their proposal altogether. Last year, Greenpeace activists placed a 200-metre long banner across the site of the proposed HRL power station, calling on the Prime Minister to live up to her word that “no more dirty coal-fired power stations would be built in Australia”. Greenpeace also partnered with Environment Victoria, Quit Coal and other environment groups to build a petition of over 12,000 people calling for HRL’s Commonwealth funding to be withdrawn and given to renewable energy.

July 2012: You may remember earlier this year we bought 18 tea products at random from nine tea companies in China, and after sending the samples to be tested discovered that a whopping 12 of the 18 samples contained at least one pesticide banned for use on tea. Well guess what? Two of the outed tea companies, Tenfu (天福茗茶) and Anxi Tieguanyin Group (安溪铁观音集团ATG), have agreed to your demands for pesticide use reduction and setting up traceability systems for their supply chain.

July 2012: KFC bosses in Kentucky remain silent on whether it will cut forest destruction out of its supply chain globally, it looks like one country has gotten tired of waiting for headquarters to respond to our campaign. Following a first meeting between KFC Indonesia and Greenpeace, KFC Indonesia has issued a statement to address the issues of deforestation in its supply chain and declared its decision to suspend purchases from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) at this time.

Greenpeace also congratulated the Gillard government for showing the courage to prevent the Abel Tasman super trawler fishing in Australia’s waters. Greenpeace hailed it as a victory for the Australian community which has united to reject this monster ship. The decision also sends a message to the global super-sized fishing fleets that world community opposition is growing to their unsustainable business model.

August 2012: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has denied the complaint by Neste Oil over Greenpeace spoof site. The WIPO panel declared that Greenpeace may use the domains http://www.nestespoil.com and http://www.nestespoilreturns.com to criticize Neste Oil’s use of palm oil as biofuel. The WIPO panel confirmed that non commercial criticism is part of the freedom of expression. According to the panel Greenpeace did not use the sites to unnecessarily tarnish Neste Oil. In similar cases even harsh criticism has not been considered as tarnishing. The Panel concluded that Greenpeace had been using the sites to raise legitimate environmental concerns for non-commercial purpose.

September 2012: Australian Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced a ban on the Margiris super trawler for up to two years and further scientific investigations before boats like this are approved. Burke acknowledged overwhelming public concern in reaching this significant decision. Congratulations to the thousands of passionate Australians, community and environmental groups and fishing groups who stopped the Margiris from destroying Australia‘s oceans.

October 2012: M&S becomes the seventh brand to make a credible commitment to clean up its supply chain and products and eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals, joining Puma, Nike, Adidas, H&M, C&A and Li-Ning. More brands need to respond to the urgency of the situation and take ambitious action to rid the fashion world and our precious water supplies of toxic chemicals.

November 2012: The world’s largest fashion retailer Zara – and parent company Inditex – today committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020, following public pressure in response to Greenpeace’s Detox campaign. Zara becomes the eighth brand to commit to eliminate releases of all hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chains and products since Greenpeace launched its Detox campaign in 2011. As a part of the commitment Zara is reinforcing the ban on APEOs, and pledges to set further short-term elimination timelines for other priority hazardous chemicals, including PFCs. Most notably, Zara will now require at least 20 suppliers to start releasing pollution discharge data by the end of March 2013, and at least 100 suppliers by the end of 2013.

December 2012: One of Australia’s leading canned fish manufacturer, John West (Simplot) has pledged to stop using destructive fishing methods that needlessly kill sharks, rays, baby tuna and turtles. The commitment means that John West will phase out the use of highly destructive and wasteful Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) used with purse seine nets by 2015.

December 2012: The government of South Korea has abandoned its plans to begin a ‘scientific’ whaling operation, a significant step forward in global efforts to protect whale populations. The proposed hunt would have caught minke whales for commercial purposes under the thin veil of scientific research. More than 100,000 people from around the world sent messages in the last month to the South Korean prime minister, asking him to call off the hunt.

December 2012: Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has abandoned its plans for deep-sea oil drilling off the coast of New Zealand. The world’s third largest oil company has decided to return its exploration licenses for deep-sea oil and gas prospects to the government, effectively abandoning its plans for deep-sea drilling in New Zealand.

***source/additional information for all of the above information can be found at: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/about/victories/ ***

The WWF continues their global initiatives to save key places and critical species but they can’t do it without our help.  With limited financial resources they really rely on public donations to continue their efforts to save our planet and endangered species.  How can you help….spread the word using social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc..).  Please visit their website for their priorities, accomplishments, new stories and to make a much-needed donation:


Ethical Treatment of Animals

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has named Sen. Mac Harb 2012’s Canadian of the Year for being the first Canadian parliamentarian in history to introduce a bill to phase out Canada’s cruel commercial seal slaughter and for his tenacity in promoting the legislation in the Senate, Sen. Mac Harb has been named PETA’s first-ever Canadian of the Year.

Uncovering the cruel and mass graves of sea animals at Niagara Falls, Ontario – Marineland.  Hopefully this will put an end to their cruel mistreatment of these imprisoned animals.

Air Canada is set to ban the shipment of primates to laboratories for testing.  This leaves United Airlines as the only North American airline—and one of the few left in the world—to continue this bloody business.

For more amazing animal stories and victories, please visit the following link below.

***source/additional information for all of the above information can be found at:  http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/default.aspx


Well – since I don’t prescribe to cable television or listen to the radio much…..I don’t have too many hi-lites regarding entertainment or pop culture.  My favourite pop culture/entertainment moments of 2012 are as follows:

Winning tickets to see Madonna in Montreal – not regular tickets but GOLDEN CIRCLE PIT tickets, what a show and what a weekend!  I not only saw her in Montreal but my husband – Jason, managed to win 4 tickets to see her in Toronto – another incredible night and concert!

Meeting Peaches at TIFF at her screening of her rockumentary Peaches Does Herself.  Also catching her amazing and intimate show at the Drake Hotel…what could have been an awful night turned out to be one of the most fun nights out of 2012.  Thank you Peaches!

Madonna/M.I.A./Nicki Minaj performing at the Super Bowl.  Madonna was in top form and gave the over 100 million viewers a 1/2 time show they would never forget…..although it was slightly overshadowed by M.I.A.’s semi-contraversial bird flip – which was completely unnecessary considering what is shown on regular cable television. 

My top 5 Favorite Albums

  • MDNA – Madonna (completely under-rated and one of the most successful albums of 2012 worldwide – it was the best-selling album of 2012 in Russia, the first time for an international artist).
  • HOW ABOUT I BE ME (AND YOU BE YOU)? – Sinead O’Connor (ever since her infamous SNL appearance – her music career has received much criticism, even after releasing such amazing efforts such as Universal Mother, Faith and Courage and this fantastic alternative rock album).
  • MASTER OF MY MAKE-BELIEVE – Santigold (I never thought she could top her debut album Santogold but she did…this is a masterpiece).
  • NEW & NUMBER ONES – Kristine W (new tracks and reinterpretations of old classics – awesome comeback from one of Billboard’s top artists of the decade – 2000 to 2009).
  • AN OMEN EP – How To Destroy Angels (a 6-track EP from the wife of Trent Reznor’s (of Nine Inch Nails) group and a teaser for what is to come in 2013 – electronic music at its best).

You can purchase all the above music on iTunes or by visiting each of the artists websites, links following:

  1. http://www.madonna.com/ (Madonna)
  2. http://www.sineadoconnor.com/ (Sinead O’Connor)
  3. http://www.santigold.com/ (Santigold)
  4. http://www.kristinew.com/ (Kristine W)
  5. http://howtodestroyangels.com/ (How To Destroy Angels)

Thanks for all of your love and support in 2012…..I hope you continue to read/share/follow my blog posts.  I also hope that you continue to advocate for a more positive world community – let love, compassion and joy guide you through 2013 and throughout your lifetime!

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!


Well Christmas 2012 has come and gone – the snow is finally on the ground and it now feels like winter……what better way to celebrate the winter solstice than by posting the ‘Song of the Week’.  This week I have chosen a song by Tracey Thorn.  Tracey Thorn began receiving worldwide acclaim with her amazing singing career as one half of the duo Everything But The Girl with Ben Watt.  They have released several acoustic albums throughout the 80’s, their first being, Eden which was released in 1984.  They finally broke commercial ground when they released their hit “Missing” from the album Amplified Heart in 1995.  The single was a huge hit worldwide thanks to the remix by Todd Terry and went on to reach # 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart.

Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn finally decided to marry after being together for 28 years.  They have 3 children – twins, Alfie and Jean and another son Blake.  Everything But The Girl went on hiatus since 2000 were Ben concentrated on his DJ work and Tracey devoted time to become a full-time parent and to work on solo material.

Tracey has contributed her vocals for the bands:  The Style Council on the track – “Paris Match”, Massive Attacks“Protection”, “Better Things” and “The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game” and more recently with Tiefschwarz on the song called “Damage”.

Tracey has released 4 studio albums, they are:

A Distant Shore (1982)

Out of the Woods (2007)

Love and Its Opposite (2010)

Tinsel and Lights (2012)

Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn

The song I chose for song of the week comes from her 2007 album entitled Out of the Woods.  The song is called “Grand Canyon” – hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Lyrics first and the audio follows.


Boy I think you’ve come home
Open up the door and step inside
So many people who feel the way you do
Their sweetest dreams have always been denied
Lock the past into a box and throw away the key
And leave behind those days of endless night
Everyone is waiting
Everyone is here
Step out of the woods into the light

Everybody loves you here (x4)

Boy you’ve been on the wrong road
Wearing someone else’s shoes
Who told you you were not what you were meant to be?
And got you paying someone else’s dues?

This is the place for you just look around this room
Is anybody here made out of stone?
Down among the heretics, the losers, and the saints
You are here amongst your own
You’ve come home (x5)

Look at this hole inside your heart
No one can ever fill
It’s like the Grand Canyon
Look at this gap that’s opened up
Between you and the world
It’s like the Grand Canyon
Look at this hole inside your heart
It’s like the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon

Everybody loves you here (x4)

You’ve come home (x5)

For more information about Tracey Thorn including her work with Everything But The Girl, her collaborations, discography, latest news and shop – please visit her website at:


Together, we can make the world a more positive one!


What is my life’s purpose – what is it that I am supposed to do?  A really loaded question and I question I have been trying to answer since I began my spiritual journey.  I have since realized the answer to those questions – the answer is:  My life’s purpose is to live and that I am supposed to do exactly what I am doing at this moment and that is to inspire anybody who is willing to listen to create positive change into the world.  All the things I do and the people who come into my life are for a purpose – and that purpose is to ensure I continue to follow my passion to create positive change.

It is amazing that by letting go and following my passion for holistic health and natural healing – how many wonderful things have happened and how my journey continues to unfold.  I have also realized that there is no rush and no need to stress myself out in order to achieve my personal, educational and life goals.  I continue pursuing my holistic health and psychotherapy designations, but I do so at my pace.

I have also enjoyed discovering so many wonderful teachers, mentors, authors and like-minded people who encourage my spiritual and professional growth, people like;  Louise L. Hay, Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Sonia Choquette, Gregg Bradden, Eckhart Tolle, Dalai Lama and Dr. Lissa Rankin.  These wonderful people have been pivotal in my quest to inspire positive change into the world because many of them have been doing just that for years.

I have recently watched a ‘Ted episode in which Dr. Lissa Rankin was the featured speaker.  The episode was entitled: ‘Is There Scientific Proof That We Can Heal Ourselves?’.  This topic intrigued for several reasons;  1.  I used to believe that we should rely on science and modern medicine to cure our illnesses with surgery and modern medicine and 2.  Throughout my spiritual journey, I have found that many people have already answered this question by healing themselves.

Dr. Lissa Rankin’s delivery of her research was direct, loving, funny and most importantly – passionate.  I am an advocate for natural healing and holistic medicine – medicinal drugs are my last resort.  I really appreciate a doctor who encourages me to seek natural and holistic ways of healing whatever ailments I may have – it makes me feel like they value my health as much as I do.  Dr. Lissa Rankin’s lecture not only suggests, through her research, that we can heal ourselves but there are many other factors that may contribute to our body and mind’s capability of healing itself such as; our environment, relationships, emotional state, job etc….One of the most important things that resonated with after watching her deliver her lecture to her peers is one of her quotes – “Let us put the CARE back into health care”.  Watch for your selves….I hope you experience as much joy and gratitude I experienced in watching this lecture.  Enjoy!

For more information about Dr. Lissa Rankin, please visit her website at:  www.lissarankin.com

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!


The group known as Sade is led by Nigerian born songstress – Helen Folasade Adu, born in Ibadan, Oya State on January 16, 1959.  The group released 6 studio albums:

  • Diamond Life (1984)
  • Promise (1985)
  • Stronger Than Pride (1988)
  • Love Deluxe (1992)
  • Lovers Rock (2000)
  • Soldier of Love (2010)

5 non-studio/collections albums have also been released:

  1. Remix Deluxe (remixes of some hit singles) (1992)
  2. The Best of Sade (1994)
  3. Lovers Live (2002)
  4. The Ultimate Collection (2 cd set of her greatest hits + 3 new songs) (2011)
  5. Bring Me Home Live 2011 (2012)

Collectively, the group has sold over 110 million albums worldwide and Sade is considered to be the most successful solo female artist in British history.

The ‘song of the week’ this week became Sade’s 7th top 10 hit on Billboard’s R&B chart.  Kiss of Life peaked on this chart at # 10.  Here are the lyrics followed by the audio and then the video.  Enjoy!


There must have been an angel by my side
Something heavenly led me to you
Look at the sky
It’s the colour of love
There must have been an angel by my side
Something heavenly came down from above
He led me to you
He led me to you

He built a bridge to your heart
All the way
How many tons of love inside
I can’t say

When I was led to you
I knew you were the one for me
I swear the whole world could feel my heartbeat
When I lay eyes on you
Ay ay ay
You wrapped me up in
The colour of love

You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of life
You gave me the kiss that’s like
The kiss of life

Wasn’t it clear from the start
Look the sky is full of love
Yeah the sky is full of love

You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of life
You gave me the kiss that’s like
The kiss of life

You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of life
You gave me the kiss that’s like
The kiss of life

You wrapped me up in the colour of love
Must have been an angel came down from above
Giving me love yeah
Giving me love yeah

You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of life
You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of life

For Sade’s complete biography, live dates, discography and more – please visit their official website at:  www.sade.com and to purchase any of the group’s music – please visit the iTunes store.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!



This time of year, many people make plans and think about what they can buy for their loved ones – but how many of us think about doing something for the sake of being kind?  I challenge you all to think about doing something for someone else this year – a neighbour, the homeless, the hungry, an animal shelter, the environment, our planet or even for ourselves.  Imagine the gratification in committing random acts of kindness, not just at this time of the year but as often as you can.  Some random acts of kindness don’t even cost money – they just require creative thinking.
Different ways to commit acts of kindness:
  • Ask the person behind you in the lunch line if you can buy their lunch
  • Ask an elderly neighbour  if they need a ride anywhere
  • Call your local animal shelter and ask them if they have a ‘donation wish list’ – if they do, buy something from their wish list or give them money
  • Clean out your closet and donate any unwanted clothing to a homeless shelter/women’s shelter
  • Get a group of friends together and pick up bottles/cans/garbage from your local park and recycle them
  • Hold the door open for people
  • Say “please” and “thank you”
  • Coordinate a neighbourhood toy drive and deliver it to a hospital or fire-station
  • Help someone to cross the street
  • Give or buy a blanket for someone who is homeless
  • Adopt an animal from a local shelter and give it the unconditional love it will give you
  • Have a yard/garage sale and donate the money to the charity of your choice
  • Collect stuffed animals from friends and family and deliver a children’s hospital
  • Ask friends and family to buy socks/shoes and distribute them to the homeless

There are so many things that we can do to support those who are less fortunate than us – all you need is a little time, creativity and the desire to spread love, compassion and joy into the world.  You don’t have to limit your acts of kindness to people – there are so many not-for-profit agencies that require donations to help animals and our environment, such as;

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.) www.peta.org , WWF (World Wid Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) www.wwf.ca, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) www.cpaws.org , Greenpeace www.greenpeace.org or lookup up the address of your local environmental or animal group and make a donation to them.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!  




At this time of year, many people around the world are gathering to celebrate Christmas and the birth of “God’s Son,” “The Lamb of God,” “The Light,” “Alpha and Omega,” etc.  but have they really ever thought about the birth of religion?  Probably not.  Before we talk about religion or relation to astrology, let’s look at the similarities of some of the religious ‘Saviours’.

Horus (Egyptian Sun God) 3000B.C.

  • Born on December 25th of the virgin Isis-Meri
  • Birth accompanied by a star in the east, which 3 kings followed
  • At 12, Horus was a prodigal child teacher
  • At 30, he was baptized by a figure known as Anup and began his ministry
  • Horus was also known by other names such as; The Truth, The Light, God’s Anointed Son, The Good Shepard, The Lamb of God, etc.
  • 12 disciples
  • Was betrayed by Typhon
  • Crucified
  • Buried for 3 days and then resurrected
  • Performed miracles (healed the sick, the blind, cast out demons and walked on water)

Mithra (Persian God Of Mithra) 1200B.C.

  • Born if virgin on December 25th
  • Known as; The Lamb, The Way, The Truth and The Light
  • Performed miracles
  • Resurrected on the 3rd day

Attis (Greece) 1200B.C.

  • Born of a virgin on December 25th
  • Crucified
  • Dead for 3 days
  • Resurrected

Krishna (Second person of the Hindu Trinity) 1000B.C.

  • Born of a virgin on December 25th
  • Called ‘God’ and ‘The Son of God’
  • Was a carpenter
  • Baptized in a river
  • Upon his death, he was resurrected

Dionysus (Greece) 500B.C.

  • Born of virgin on December 25th
  • Performed miracles
  • Known as; The King of Kings, Alpha and Omega
  • Resurrected upon death

And finally – the most recent of the solar Messiah’s…..

Jesus Christ

  • Also known as Yeshua of Nazareth
  • “Christ” is not his last name; it is simply the Greek word for “Messiah” or “Anointed One”
  • Born on December 25th of the virgin Mary in Bethlehem
  • Birth announced by a star in the east which 3 kings followed
  • Was a child teacher at 12
  • Was baptized by ‘John the Baptist’ at 30 thus beginning his ministry
  • Also knows as; King of Kings, Son of God, Light of The World, Alpha and Omega, Lamb of God etc.
  • Betrayed by his disciple Judas
  • Was crucified and placed in a tomb
  • Resurrected after 3 days and ascended to Heaven

Jesus is a plagiarized version of the Egyptian Sun-God, Horus.  All these saviours have derived from the ancient civilizations belief and worship of the sun.  Like all other Pagan gods, Jesus was simply a mythical figure however, it was the Roman political establishment that sought to give life to the Jesus figure for social control:  The Roman emperor, Constantine convened the Council of Nicea (325 A.D.) at which the Christian Doctrines were established and thus began a long history of Christian bloodshed and spiritual fraud.

The birth sequence of Jesus and other religious saviours is completely astrological.  The star in the east (Sirius) is the brightest star in the night sky.  On December 24th it aligns with the 3 brightest stars in Orion’s belt – which are called ‘The Three Kings’.  All point to the place of sunrise on December 25th, the birth of “God’s Sun” at winter solstice.  The sun is personified as the unseen creator or God, God’s son, The Light of The World, The Saviour of Human Kind.  The 12 constellations represented the places of travel for God’s sun.  The sun stops moving south (at least it seems to stop) for 3 days and during this 3-day pause, the sun resides in the vicinity of the Southern Cross Constellation (Crux).  After this time, on December 25th, the sun moves one degree north foreshadowing longer days, warmth and spring – a rebirth.  This is precisely the same sequence s the various ‘Saviours’ (Jesus, Krishna, Mithra, Dionysus, Attis, Horus).

The celebration of the sun’s resurrection wasn’t celebrated until Easter or the Spring Equinox – when the sun overpowers the night with longer days and the revitalization that spring brings.

So what is it that we are celebrating during this time of year?  Are we celebrating the birth of  these mythical characters,  the spiritual fraud and Christian bloodshed, astrology or are we celebrating the beginnings of social control?  Does anyone even really care or is the modern-day commercialization of Christmas just another attempt to keep all of us distracted.  A distracted civilization is an ignorant civilization and the more distracted and ignorant we become, the more controllable we are.

On a lighter note:  Let the holiday season be about spreading compassion, love and understanding into the world.  Create new loving moments with friends and family and don’t fall into the trap that this time of year is about ‘getting the best or giving the best presents’ – let us learn from history and celebrate life, nature, the planet, the stars and the universe.

Happy holidays!

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!


I remember a time when I had no purpose in life but to do what I was supposed to do (get an education, job, raise and family, buy a house, etc…) without really having to ask any questions – it was just what I was supposed to do.  How many of us have become so desensitized that we just go about our daily routines without even thinking about what we are doing.  We literally have a nation of zombies who are slaves to believing everything their religion, government, media and big corporations tell them to believe.

If our economy is failing – create a worldwide panic to instil fear in everyone, divert the public’s attention and create a distraction and pass legislation to calm the public’s fear.  This happens all the time and those responsible for these new laws understand that the general public will not ask questions because they believe these laws were put in place to protect them but in truth, these same laws are introduced to take some of their civil liberties and freedoms away.

I decided to remove the influence of media and draw my own conclusions based on facts from various resources and not just what CNN, ABC, NBC or FOX news tells me to be truth.  I have my own views on religion and those views are a big contrast to what most people believe to be the word of God.  I prefer to question – I want to know where these  stories came from and not just take someone’s word that they actually happened.  Can I write something today and make hundreds of thousands of people believe it to be true – maybe.

My point is – why are people so quick to believe in what our priests/pastors/rabbi’s and other religious leaders say about God?  Do you not want proof?  How about our governments – why must we just allow them to pass legislation based on fear?  Do we not have a right to ask who these new laws will benefit?  Do we not have a say in what is passed into law?  Or are these laws passed to further silence us?

Think about some of the major events that have happened in the last 100 years and ask yourself – what was the precursor to that event?  What things happened to prior to the life-altering event?  What continued to happen as a result of those events?  Here are some of those events:

  • The Financial Crisis of 1907/1920 etc…
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • The Viet Nam War
  • The Oklahoma Bombing
  • The World Trade Centre Attack (1993)
  • Subway Bombing in Madrid
  • World Trade Centre Attack (9/11)

Do the research and make your own informed decision on the facts.  Don’t rely on the media to report the truth, rely on yourself to compare the facts with what you already know.

A good place to start – watch a movie called Zeitgeist.  When you watch this – don’t allow what you already believe to be the truth cloud your judgement, open your mind to a new point-of-view and look at the facts.  No-one is asking to change your mind – just get a new perspective, compare the new information to what you know and then decide on what you believe.  But first, you need the full story not just one side and this is a great place to start.

You can watch this on Netflix or YouTube – here is the link for the YouTube version:

Together, we cam make the world a more positive one!


As you may have heard by now – the top story in America is the shooting in Newton, Connecticut where a young man went on a shooting rampage and killed close to 20 people, mostly children between the ages of 5 – 10 years of age.  My blog today is not to discuss this heinous crime, it is to discuss the how easy it is to obtain a gun in the United States.  Many will argue and say that this is not the right time to engage in a debate over gun control – I say they are wrong.  Every time something like this happens in America – those who advocate for ‘the right to bear arms’ always look to point the blame elsewhere.  Brian Fischer of the American Family Association, believes that children died because the school neglected to embrace God (see attached video).  I don’t believe that helpless and innocent children died because the school wasn’t religious enough – they died because someone was just crazy enough or sick enough to kill them.   There is no reason to distribute blame as to why so many innocent children died.

Many Americans believe that it is their right to own a gun – they need to ensure they have them in case someone tries to break into their homes.  They also need them for hunting defenceless animals for sport.  The simple fact is – gun violence is out-of-control in America but why?  Is it because guns are so easily attainable?  I came to Canada when I was 3 years old – my parents never owned a gun and never talked about owning a gun for defence or for sport, it was something that was not a topic of conversation in my house.  The only people who had guns in our neighbourhood, were cops and criminals.  In my 43 years – I have never seen a gun, unless it was in a store or on a cop.  I never had friends who had guns (at least that I was aware of) and I none of my family members owned a gun.  I know there are many responsible gun owners out there but I also have heard the stories of accidental gun shootings simply because a gun was in the household.  I personally see nothing good from owning a gun – it is an instrument of death.

Here is the Brian Fischer of The American Family Association thoughts on this tragedy (which I find preposterous):

Here is Barack Obama’s address on this matter:

My thoughts are with the families of those who lost loved ones – There are no words to express the pain we all feel due to this tragedy.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!



This was posted to Facebook and I immediately knew I had to share it on my blog.  Facebook is a great tool to stay connected with friends and family but I find that so many people post such trivial things.  For me, Facebook is a great way to spread messages to advocate against so many injustices happening in the world.  Because I am a huge advocate for the environment, for animals and for the LGBT community – I use it as a tool to help remove the blinders from those who prefer not to seek or want to know the truth.  It is our obligation to understand what is going on in the world and to work together to help stop many of these injustices.  We need to understand what is going on to ensure we create a movement towards positive outcomes and solutions and to hold those accountable who are committing those said injustices.  I also appreciate when people share videos such as these on Facebook – it is these type’s of videos that keep me hopeful that everyone does want love and positivity to prevail.  Enjoy.

Song is called “Give A Little Love” by Noah & The Whale – please support the artist and purchase the song on iTunes.