While editor of the Vancouver human resources magazine PeopleTalk, I attended a 2004 workshop on spirituality in the workplace, offered by then-PhD-candidate Joan Deeks.
She addressed the misconceptions and stigmas related to the term “spirituality” and defined how it differed from “religion.”
Click this spirituality in the workplace link to read my feature, which appeared in the summer 2004 issue of PeopleTalk.
Trained as a hard-nosed journalist, I published my first media feature about spiritually related issues in 1991, in Vancouver, BC’s now-defunct Step magazine. For me, this revelation of hidden outdoor rituals felt like crossing a significant threshold. Would I lose credibility and face ridicule as a news professional?
For the first time, I was sharing publicly my interest in ceremonies that honour the earth, spirit, and First Nations traditions. It was both a vulnerable and empowering move. More than two decades later, my attendance at such events has become commonplace.
Click this Step magazine 1991 link to read my feature about environmentalist Raffi, Lil’wat First Nations, and others.