The Sacred Feminine

“The Sacred Feminine is a term we use for the mysterious source of all life, the wellspring of creation. The Big SHE. The Feminine Force that births both male and female forms. The Circle that contains both yin and yang” (The Sacred Feminine)....more

Protecting God’s Reputation When Shit Happens

I met Tammy about two years ago. We used to be neighbors, and my son and her eldest daughter caught the same bus to school every day. Tammy and I would often chat, strolling home from the bus stop. As it turned out we had a lot in common. Tammy, like me, was a wife, mother, a Christian and a cancer survivor....more

Experiencing Ramadan

Ramadan is a very unique month, uniting families, friends and strangers in an experience that is both collective and personal. It is a colourful time of the year, as people hang fawanees (lanterns) from balconies and window sills at home, and decorative tents are set up across the city to capture the festive atmosphere....more

By the Sea

By the Sea   ...more
Nice! Makes me want to go NOW!more

Just Breathe and more

Just Breathe and MorePhotography and Text by Jules Hovee Steffen ...more

Three Parts, A Portion of the Whole

Three Parts, A Portion of the WholePhotography and Text by Jules Hovee Steffen ...more

Gratefulness: What are you grateful for?

A dear friend of mine contacted me awhile back just to share her experience with gratefulness. She has made a practice of going to bed at night, as she puts it, ” Being grateful for my family, friends and the sacrifice of animals that feed me.” Sometimes she goes a step further than gratitude toward asking the universe for assistance with one matter or another. She doesn’t expect that ‘ it ‘ will come in the exact form she asked for but remains open to whatever appears....more

A Little Daily Food For the Soul

I've begun reading the Tao Te Ching (Barnes & Noble Classics edition) which houses the central tenets of Taoism.  Legend has it, when Lao Tzu (meaning "Old Master") decided to leave his native territory (on a water buffalo no less), he was stopped by the gate guard and asked to write down his teachings.  The result was the Tao Te Ching.  There is so much legend swirling around the legendary Tao master, including a story that his mother carried him in her womb until he was 72; he came out an old man, replete with white hair.  Taoism, as I've learned from my limited re...more

Finding spirit in a school field

Just steps away from the front door of our house in Richmond, British Columbia there is a giant grass field surrounded by trees that have grown tall and dense over the decades. The field is situated between an elementary and high school and is used extensively by students playing soccer or the American variety of football. ...more