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In the past, meditation was seen only as a practice of eastern religions but it has become a popular technique in the west since the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced Transcendental Meditation to the west in the late 1950’s. Now there are many techniques, including Vipassana Meditation that you can study. Millions of people practice some form of meditation every day.

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Have you ever judged a book by its cover? Well, I have; I’ll admit it! This is how I chose to read Lost in the Forest by Sue Miller. The cover caught my eye.

 

 

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When I found out that Frances Itani was coming to the Central library this fall I decided to check out her newest title. I must admit, I’ve never read Frances Itani before, but I truly enjoyed this novel and I think you will too.

 

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I first became interested in prints and printmaking when I worked at the Landon Branch Library. Landon regularly displays art exhibits featuring the work of students taught by a local artist at the BealArt program.

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The media. It’s here, there and everywhere. Owned by a few yet enjoyed by all.

What exactly is THE MEDIA? Well, we have television, billboards, radio, newspapers, movies, magazines, books, music, video games, animation, Internet, iPods, podcasts, video podcasts, cell phones, zines, blogs, wikis, taxis. Yes, I am including taxis… they now have advertisements inside and out.

One of the challenges of fall is that, in addition to finishing up all those to-do projects that were supposed to be finished by labour day weekend (like my basement reno!), it’s the time of year to be planning for winter weather. And for homeowners, that means weatherproofing and insulating our homes so we can stay warm, snug and keep a lid on our heating costs through the coming blustery months.

My checklist includes

Well gardeners, it’s that time of year again!  Whether we like it or not, it’s time to start thinking about readying our gardens for the “W” season (I just can’t bring myself to say that word yet).  It’s been such a glorious autumn that thinking about this is almost painful, but if we want our gardens to be even better next year…and what gardener doesn’t?, we have to do a few things. 

You spent all morning wrestling with the latest version of word processing software to create and fine tune your résumé. Then you spent all afternoon searching the Internet for job postings or tracking down contact information for companies you’d like to apply to. Now you’re ready to grab the bull by the horns and get those résumés out!

Remember when September meant going back to school, and you were walking around full of apprehension and excitement waiting to see what the year would bring? You absolutely HAD to have new clothes, a new haircut, and lots of new school stuff. Anything to show that you were not the same old you; that this time the summer had changed everything.

But you’re older now, and that’s all over and done with…right?

Personal transformation never really ends.