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Still Confused But Ready For Real Talk

You said you wanted change and now you got it. Now it’s happened. The earth shook beneath your feet and now you need to figure out how you’re going to survive. First let me say please take the time to move through your emotions. Cry, pound the ground, talk to your friends, you need to process the shock. Find your safe space or sanctuary of operations; and if have it, try and offer it to others. No matter the conditions kindness is always worth more than gold. It’s ok to regroup. Maybe you need a week maybe a month but please give yourself a deadline. Because I’m serious, in the words of Ari Fitz, “We need you!” Like any earthquake there are aftershocks that are …

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Coffee And Jazz Online Playlist

No you don’t have to drink coffee but if you need to get your perk up and groove on, might I point you to the Romina Jones Coffee And Jazz playlist. It might slide in on the skim of a drum stick or arrive on a jingle of a high hat but this is caffeinated groove with just the right amount of sugar and spice. You are going to have a hard time keeping those feet on the floor, so this playlist might be best for denizens of standing desks or open spaces where you can easily slide off the stool and move your feet. On Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/collection/cW6SHB

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Hold The Light

Around the world now and before many have faced this and now we face it too. When we have had our cry, pounded the floor and yelled at the sky, we need to dust ourselves off, pick ourselves up and move forward. There is no other option. There is real work to do and we cannot do it divided. We need to look out for each other and hold space for one another. There is no future for us without unity. Please walk away from the blame game and find the places we can come together and turn the tide. We can never take Canada’s liberal democracy for granted nor can we believe that people who oppose our views will just walk away. Let this …

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The Problem With Plastic in Our Oceans

Excellent feature this morning on CBC’s The Current charting plastics movement and impact across the ocean. Not only does the radio feature start by looking at the recent west coast of Vancouver Island’s mass plastic clean-up but it also is an overall great 101 on the problem of plastic in our oceans. Several experts contributed to the discussion, and through the hosts questions the feature really broke down the how, why and where of it in a very understandable way. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-october-31-2016-1.3826159/oceans-absolutely-choked-by-plastic-bottles-and-microplastic-fibres-1.3826476

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