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Smiles in Pathos & Other Poems – ISBN: 978-1-926906-16-4‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 30, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Nsemia Inc. Publishers announces the publication of Smiles in Pathos & Other Poems by Khainga O’Okwemba.

This is a collection of selected poems of a poet that stands on the opposite ends of his contemporaries because of his faith and reverence in the traditional forms of poetry. He is intimately Augustan in craft and romantic in idealizing the poetic forms. The poems are written in three models divided into separate books, with each book sub-themed. Read the rest of this entry »

A beacon of hope by Jaspher Rori‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 29, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Nsemia Inc. Publishers announces the publication of A Beacon of Hope by Jaspher Rori.

The book starts its story from a village in Manga that had shunned education and stuck to its traditions and customs amidst the changing times. It is a village caught up in a disadvantaged position compared to its neighbours who had earlier embraced education. Education is belatedly seen as a means of escape from their misgivings: the breast milk they had all along denied their children and a breath that will give life to it.
The tale follows the lives of three people in Gusii society and the different paths taken, the encounters faced and their responses to fluid circumstances of a society in transition. Considered “beacons of hope” the three characters’ lives encounter circumstances, interwoven intersections of social change brought about by colonialism, religion and “modern” education. Clearly no gains happen without cost: colonialism, new religion and associated education came at a cost for the people of Africa: loss of their culture. The stories of the characters offer askance whether modern education was worth it at all!

Letting Feelings Flow

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 28, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Mikaya Heart is a Minister of Holistic Healing and an author, writing books and articles on subjects as varied as lesbianism, orgasm, politics, and shamanism. My Sweet Wild Dance, which is the story of her personal journey from anger to joy, won a Golden Crown Literary Award. Her latest book is The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women. She is a coach in the art of being fully alive, using shamanic methods to help her clients live in trust and access Universal energy, facilitating positive change in all areas of life. (www.mikayaheart.org)

By Mikaya Heart

This is the last in a series of articles by Mikaya Heart on how sex can help us to understand the nature of reality, first published on cherrygrrl.com.

In the first article of this series, I mentioned that women tend to have ambivalence about allowing sexual energy to flow freely. I believe it is common for women to have a troubled relationship to sex which they don’t talk about either because they haven’t acknowledged it to themselves or because they think there is something wrong with them. Most commonly, ambivalence is manifested by lack of desire, particularly in a longterm relationship, and it can also be manifested by the inability to have an orgasm (both of which I have personally experienced). Human beings are extraordinarily different, and so what I am about to say may not apply to everyone. However, a great deal of women’s lack of ongoing desire occurs because we are trying to avoid inappropriate feelings coming up. Even if we have not personally suffered from rape or sexual abuse, that fear is deep in our cultural subconscious. So it’s understandable for women to have feelings of anger or antipathy coming up along with sexual arousal, and those who have never had this experience are fortunate. In order not to deal with the anger, we cut ourselves off from arousal; after all, it can be very uncomfortable to find yourself feeling murderous towards your lover in the middle of a love-making session. Yet the ability to feel one’s feelings, which is very much a feminine quality, is a tremendous source of power and wisdom. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pros and Cons of Being in a Body

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 27, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Mikaya Heart is a Minister of Holistic Healing and an author, writing books and articles on subjects as varied as lesbianism, orgasm, politics, and shamanism. My Sweet Wild Dance, which is the story of her personal journey from anger to joy, won a Golden Crown Literary Award. Her latest book is The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women. She is a coach in the art of being fully alive, using shamanic methods to help her clients live in trust and access Universal energy, facilitating positive change in all areas of life. (www.mikayaheart.org)

By Mikaya Heart

This is the fourth in a series of articles on sex as an aid to understanding reality, first published on cherrygrrl.com.

Many of you may hate me saying this, but it must be said: our relationship to our bodies is of fundamental importance in terms of allowing energy to flow. Our bodies are a source of infinite wisdom which we need to learn to listen to. Most religions denigrate the body, and look on bodily desires as lowly. Sex, bodies, desire: they are all thrown in the same basket, and any evolved being is supposed to be able to rise above them. But we are not physical beings trying to become beings of spirit. We are beings of spirit who have chosen physical form and are playing around with that experience. The body is the repository of all the wisdom we need in order to function well. When we try to ignore the body’s messages, doing what we think we ‘should’ instead of what the body is telling us, we will not thrive. We may survive, for a while, but we will not grow and thrive. The messages we get through our bodies are messages from life itself, from the vastness that we truly are. Read the rest of this entry »

Working with Flows of Energy

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 26, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Mikaya Heart is a Minister of Holistic Healing and an author, writing books and articles on subjects as varied as lesbianism, orgasm, politics, and shamanism. My Sweet Wild Dance, which is the story of her personal journey from anger to joy, won a Golden Crown Literary Award. Her latest book is The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women. She is a coach in the art of being fully alive, using shamanic methods to help her clients live in trust and access Universal energy, facilitating positive change in all areas of life. (www.mikayaheart.org)

By Mikaya Heart

This is the third in a series of articles on how sex can help us to understand the nature of reality, first published on cherrygrrl.com

Sex not only teaches us how to allow energy to flow through our own bodies, it also teaches us how to play with and shape the energy that is flowing through another person’s body. When we make love to someone, that is what we are doing. Having sex with someone is about the art of touch, about learning to dance with another person, about learning to play another person’s body as you would a musical instrument. The energy, whether it is flowing through another person’s body or an instrument, is alive, it knows how it wants to flow, and the person who is playing the instrument is the facilitator, who must be in tune with it, in tune with its frequency. Read the rest of this entry »

The Meaning of That Word, Love

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 25, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Mikaya Heart is a Minister of Holistic Healing and an author, writing books and articles on subjects as varied as lesbianism, orgasm, politics, and shamanism. My Sweet Wild Dance, which is the story of her personal journey from anger to joy, won a Golden Crown Literary Award. Her latest book is The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women. She is a coach in the art of being fully alive, using shamanic methods to help her clients live in trust and access Universal energy, facilitating positive change in all areas of life. (www.mikayaheart.org)

By Mikaya Heart

Many of us, women especially, believe that sex is primarily about another person, and that really good sex is about an experience of one-ness, which might also be called love, with that other person. We tend to believe that the experience of one-ness is inextricably tied up with our partner. That can get us into a lot of trouble, since assigning the power of creating such a sensation to another person is always false. Any and every perception of reality is to do with the person who is doing the perceiving. You may be able to tune into a completely different experience of reality than the person you are standing or lying next to, and the fact that you feel a great deal of love (or one-ness) is a tribute to you. Love always flows from inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Sex and Spirit

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on November 24, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Mikaya Heart is a Minister of Holistic Healing and an author, writing books and articles on subjects as varied as lesbianism, orgasm, politics, and shamanism. My Sweet Wild Dance, which is the story of her personal journey from anger to joy, won a Golden Crown Literary Award. Her latest book is The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women. She is a coach in the art of being fully alive, using shamanic methods to help her clients live in trust and access Universal energy, facilitating positive change in all areas of life. (www.mikayaheart.org)

By Mikaya Heart

This is the first in a series of articles on how sex can help us to understand the nature of reality, first published on cherrygrrl.com

I dislike that word spirituality, because it is so greatly misunderstood and unpleasantly loaded for many people. But there are things I need to say in this article that require its use, so – in the hope that I have not already lost a number of readers — let me start by defining it. Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Etobicoke Lakeshore Chistmas Parade, Saturday, December 3, 2011, Road closures‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Pets, Religion, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 23, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Etobicoke Lakeshore Chistmas Parade, Saturday, December 3, 2011, Road closures

Friday, November 18, 2011 – 1:55 PM
Special Events
416-808-5050 Read the rest of this entry »

You and a Best Friend are Invited to:

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 22, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Making Pretend:
A Celebration of Best Friends, New Voices and the Paprika Festival
Making Pretend is something shared only between the best of friends, it is a game we play to help us grow and to help us cope with the best and worst of times. On November 27th, The Paprika Festival is bringing best friends together for a landmark occasion in a play reading of The End of Pretending to be read by over twenty female artists. Read the rest of this entry »

Ontario Coalition supports action on smoking in youth-rated movies

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 19, 2011 at 3:00 AM

“The more YOUTH see SMOKING in movies, the more likely they are to start smoking”

May 31, 2011 @ 10:30AM

Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario Coalition for Smoke-Free Movies presented compelling new public survey results on World No Tobacco Day and cited the growing body of evidence and support from leading health organizations which include: the U.S. Centres for Disease Control, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and the World Health Organization. According to the survey, nearly three out of four (73 per cent) Ontarians said they would support a policy initiative to get smoking out of youth-rated movies. Read the rest of this entry »

Women Writing Letters Event-Half Available Tickets Already Reserved and Information on Donations

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on November 18, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Dear Friends of Gailey Road Productions:

Thanks so much for your interest in our first fundraiser Women Writing Letters! I’m happy to report that half the tickets to the event have already been reserved. If you’re interested in joining us, reserve soon at:

gaileyroad@gmail.com

Some of you have written to say that you can’t make it but would like to make a donation to the fundraiser. Your generosity is very, very much appreciated.

You can send a cheque to: Read the rest of this entry »

Toronto Men’s Choir

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 15, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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Media Lock-Up – CRTC to announce its decision on wholesale high-speed access services‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 14, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Media Lock-Up – CRTC to announce its decision on wholesale high-speed
access services

WHEN: November 15, 2011
Lock-up: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Making a Difference in Uganda

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 13, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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Helping Women At Risk Of Abuse McGuinty Government Increases Support For Newcomers – April 29, 2011

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on November 12, 2011 at 3:00 AM

News

Ontario will help more women in abusive relationships or who are at risk of abuse through an expanded public education campaign, targeting supports to newcomers.

The Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign will raise awareness about woman abuse to new Canadians by providing culturally and linguistically sensitive training. The campaign helps people recognize the signs of violence against women, and know what actions to take in response. Read the rest of this entry »

Life Rattle Radio Update #35

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 11, 2011 at 1:12 PM

by Laurie Kallis

Life Rattle Radio Update #35

Hello Life Rattle listeners,

This Sunday, November 13, at 9 p.m., we present a new podcast with stories by two Life Rattle writers:

Vic Gaysheyongai and Donna Kakonge Read the rest of this entry »

Protest on Bloor Street

In Culture, Events, Uncategorized, Video Work on November 11, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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On my way to drop off a rented car…there was a protest on Bloor Street. Watch to see.

Montreal: Quelle Ville!

In Business, cars, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 10, 2011 at 3:00 AM

What a great city Montreal is – quelle ville! If you buy your bus ticket in advance like I did from Toronto to Montreal for $89 with the tax, you can pay very little for your travel. There are other cheap ways to travel, but please see my Free Ride article for more information on your options.

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First “Paint Colours for Men” Collection Launched in Canada – CIL Paints’ new “Ultimate Man Caves” collection is designed to get men more excited about painting projects

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 9, 2011 at 3:00 AM

CIL is betting that paint names such as Mo Money instead of Fairytale Green, Sargeant Major instead of Acadia Gem, and Dirty Socks instead of Lexington Park – all featured in this games room – will better appeal to men.

“Ultimate Man Caves” brochure features paint names like“Iced Vodka” instead

of “Cloud Nine”to get men more interested in paint decision-making process;

November 7, 2011 – Studies show that men are key in making decisions about home painting projects, so leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints has launched a paint colour collection designed to appeal to their masculine side. Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Media advisory, Thursday, November 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m., 430 Burnhamthorpe Road, Community Domestic Violence Awareness Seminar‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on November 8, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Thursday, November 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m., 430 Burnhamthorpe Road, Community Domestic Violence Awareness Seminar Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Crime Prevention Week kick-off event, Monday, November 7, 2011, 10 a.m., Police headquarters, lobby‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 7, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Crime Prevention Week kick-off event, Monday, November 7, 2011, 10 a.m., Police headquarters, lobby

Monday, November 7, 2011 – 5:00 AM
Community Mobilization
416-808-7295 Read the rest of this entry »

Does Online Education Pack on the Freshman 30?

In Education, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 7, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Distance education can be seen as quite a sedentary act. If you are sitting at the computer for hours on end, without any exercise…this could be something that could help someone put on weight.

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My Story of Transportation

In book reviews, cars, travel, Uncategorized on November 6, 2011 at 3:00 AM
A memoir of transportation

A memoir of transportation

If you love the sound of planes, trains and automobiles…you will love my personal memoir of transportation called My Story of Transportation. It can be bought at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. Click on the link below.

my-story-of-transportation

How to buy food cheap (orginally published on The Shoestring.com)

In Business, Health, Writing (all kinds) on November 5, 2011 at 3:00 AM

How to Buy Food Cheap

Food, as you all know, is something that we need to survive. Whether you eat too much, too little or the right amount for your body type, here are some tips on how to cut down on your grocery expenses without starving.

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Lizard in the Backyard on Life Rattle Radio

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 4, 2011 at 3:00 AM

http://www.liferattle.ca/radio/show1175.html

Sico 2012-2013 Paint Colour Trends Paint Palette for Year Ahead Reflects Growing Trend of Self Expression

In Writing (all kinds) on November 3, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Living Scrapbook The 2012-13 Living Scrapbook theme celebrates self-expression and a culture that has learned to share “who I am” through social media like Facebook, MySpace and blogs. This palette includes colours that reflect the uniqueness of highly-personal tastes such as Sico’s Ming Red (6052-65) and Pinto Bean (6078-31) featured in this room.

Longueuil, Quebec – October 24, 2011 – From social media networks to environmental issues, people today are more comfortable expressing themselves than ever before. In the year ahead, this growing trend of self expression will make its way into home decor as Canadians increasingly choose to surround themselves with colours that reflect their personal style, says leading Canadian paint brand Sico. Read the rest of this entry »

Buy one pair of shoes & get 25% OFF another!!‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 2, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Tranquil Prisons: Chemical Incarceration Under Community Treatment Orders

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on November 1, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Book release:

Tues Nov. 1, 2011, 7 pm, The Gladstone Hotel Gallery,
1214 Queen Street West @ Dufferin,
Toronto, Canada.

Featuring: Drs. Rachel Gorman and Geoffrey Reaume (Associate Proffessors in Critical Disability Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada), and, appearing on skype, Tina Minkowitz, Esq. (founder of the Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry). Read the rest of this entry »

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