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The Nature of Desire

The Nature of Desire    By Silas Rose Aug 5, 2020   Sex is confusing even at the best of times.  There seems to be no greater quagmire than the swamp of our conflicting emotions and amorous thoughts.  For this reason desire is often maligned as romantic folly or...

Decolonizing the mind

Decolonizing the Mind      By Silas Rose Jul 1, 2020     Many years ago when I was in my early 20’s I found myself in the sweat lodge of a Hul’ qui’ num medicine man on Northern Vancouver Island.  I was there with a small group of well intentioned, but...

A Nation Devoid of Touch Cannot Stand

A Nation Devoid of Touch Cannot Stand      By Silas Rose Jun 11, 2020     In 2001 I was 5 days into my acupuncture training when the twin towers came down.  The world as I imagined it had suddenly evaporated and I questioned the validity of entering a 3...

Remembering TAKAYA: The lone wolf and the wild within

Remembering TAKAYA: The lone wolf and the wild within    By Silas Rose May 21, 2020   Artist credit: @blaireilly #artfortakaya   Most people will recall March 2020 as the month when everything changed.  A global pandemic was declared, the economy went into free...

Retooling monogamy and the relationship escalator

Retooling monogamy the relationship escalator    By Silas Rose May 15, 2020     Anyone who is in a committed relationship or desires one likely knows the daunting statistics. Whether we are talking about common law or marriage, 50 percent of long term...

Surviving social distancing

Surviving social distancing and the fear contagion      By Silas Rose May 5, 2020 As strange and novel as it sounds, the notion of ‘social distancing’ is nothing new.   I am not a digital native. In fact I remember with great fondness the quality of life pre...

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