Beverley Golden
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Beverley Golden is a writer, raconteur and soul hippie who has written everything from song lyrics to magazine articles. She enjoys researching, designing and building stories and loves stimulating ideas and inspiring conversations.

Beverley is the author of Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie her first full length book; a memoir combining her anecdotal stories taken from her years in the entertainment industry, coupled with her stories of survival, from a lifetime lived with health issues.

As a “self-professed guinea pig”, she's always willing to find and test unconventional ways to shift paradigms in the playing fields of health care, storytelling and world peace. She continues to take what she is told is impossible and transform it into possible. Her signature mantra is "Trust your intuition even when no one else sees your point of view".

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Entries by Beverley Golden

Music, Memories and Healing: My Love of James Taylor

(4) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 11:42 PM

Interesting when something is so close to our heart, yet we rarely talk about it. Music is that thing for me.

It wasn't the first time I've seen James Taylor. In fact this could have been the 10th or 11th or the 20th. I've lost track. I do...

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Visionary on a Mission - Introducing Saki Mafundikwa

(19) Comments | Posted July 20, 2014 | 10:53 PM

For the last two years in early July, you'd find me joining committed fellow change makers, in the vibrant west coast city of Portland, for the annual World Domination Summit, the brainchild of world traveler and confirmed non-conformist Chris Guillebeau.

This year I chose not to...

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Not a Cat Person

(22) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 4:37 PM

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair with dogs began. My experience is that dogs are great givers of unconditional love. However, had you asked me about cats, I...

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The Mother of All Mothers

(21) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 11:34 AM

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved ~ Robert Browning

Mother. Just saying the word brings up a multilayered spectrum of reactions I know, depending on our own personal experiences with our mothers. Like it or not, without our mothers, we wouldn't be...

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Are You Taking Advantage of the Clouds In Your Life?

(12) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 11:42 AM

When you hear the word "cloud", what's the first thing that comes to your mind? In our technology driven world, I imagine that many immediately think of "cloud" in relation to the internet; a generally used term for anything that involves delivering hosted services there. Hmm. The word "cloud" conjures...

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Can a Book Have a Bucket List? This One Does

(4) Comments | Posted February 22, 2014 | 5:26 PM

It's probably not too far a stretch to say that most of us are familiar with the concept of a bucket list. Places we long to visit, dreams yet to come true, people we'd love to meet and experiences we want to live, all before we kick the proverbial "bucket"....

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Memories, Nostalgia and a Loss of Innocence

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2013 | 4:27 PM

Fall is a tough time of year for me. It's a hard thing to admit, as so many people love the autumn change of season. For me, the loss of colour and beauty, as the trees shed their leaves, coupled with the darkness of shorter days, has always been personally...

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Finding Inner Peace Through Art

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 2:38 PM

Sometimes something is so close to you, you're unable to see it objectively. While preparing to launch my book Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie, I'm grateful to have had an opportunity to re-examine my personal biography, and revisit some of those significant pieces that have contributed to who...

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Return to The "Summer of Love" World Domination Summit Style

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 3:20 PM

It's taken me a few weeks to digest a question I've been living with: "What just happened?" It was a two-and-a-half day whirlwind of positive energy and happiness sprinkling of love, peace and community. An outstanding example of how 2,800 people can come together in sincerely supportive community....

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The Art of Travelling Lightly

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2013 | 9:25 PM

For 3,000 people, it's that time of year again. Friday July 5, is the kick-off to the third annual World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon and the attendees are buzzing on Twitter and Facebook and the city of Portland is getting ready to rock with a mini-invasion of...

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What We Can Learn From Philanthropist Salah Bachir

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 5:42 PM

We live on a planet with no shortage of high profile and worthy causes to give to. It seems almost weekly, something is calling our attention. Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy back in late October and now a ferocious tornado that ripped through suburban Oklahoma City,...

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Redefining Beauty and Brains as a Middle-Aged Hippie

(5) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 3:26 PM

When I was much younger people saw me as being so beautiful or sosmart. Some who knew me very well, actually saw both. I strove at all costs to have my intellect be recognized as my principle asset and, heaven forbid, someone would relate to me as just "another pretty...

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Endorsing Pepsi? Are You Kidding Me Beyoncé?

(22) Comments | Posted January 26, 2013 | 9:03 AM

As a prelude to the upcoming release of my book, Confessions of a Middle Aged Hippie, I thought it might be good to reveal one rather embarrassing public confession first. A confession that only those who know me well, would already be aware of. When I was much, much younger,...

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The Ultimate Manly Accessory? A Moustache!

(5) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 5:02 PM

My father always had a very dapper, well-groomed moustache adorning his thin upper lip. The few rare times he decided to shave it, it was truly like coming face to face with a totally new person. It so changed his appearance, he seemed somewhat unfamiliar, a stranger I hardly recognized....

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Vancouver: Future Greenest City in the World

(3) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 9:21 AM

For a very long time, I've had a mostly distant love affair with the West Coast of both Canada and the U.S. It started with frequent trips to southern California in my youth to visit family and continued when I discovered Sedona, Arizona in the mid-1980s; a place...

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In Portland, I Found Nothing to Mock

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 2:07 PM

Driving the congested streets of my home town, more often than not, I'm likely to be faced with gridlock and a frustrating lack of traffic flow. No matter what time of day I choose to take to the streets. I often try to imagine living in a city where both...

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Bravo, Athletes! Here's What I Learned Watching You

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 12:36 AM

As one of the most physically unathletic people ever, I found myself almost glued to the television for the duration of the Olympics, curious to catch a glimpse of some of the world's most gifted in their chosen sports. Watching excellence in athletics is always awe-inspiring for me.

My curiosity...

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What the Akashic Records Can Teach You

(8) Comments | Posted August 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A defining moment that propelled me forward on my personal spiritual journey, was reading Out on a Limb, Shirley MacLaine's 1983 autobiographical accounts of her own spiritual journey. My quest has led me down many revealing avenues, exploring so many possibilities, that they are far too numerous to even begin...

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How do You Live a Remarkable Life in a Conventional World?

(8) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 3:13 PM

Approaching the security checkpoint while leaving Portland airport, I realized that everyone was being asked to step into the large full-body scanner before being allowed to move on to their departure gates.

Alarm bells went off in my head, as I'm committed to protect my safety and well-being by...

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The Powerful Women of Peru Healed Me

(5) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 2:59 PM

This month is somewhat of an anniversary celebration for me. Ten years ago, I naively flew off across the ocean to an alternative clinic in Germany looking for answers, hope and healing, for my undiagnosable medical condition. Weighing in at 89 pounds on a 5'6" frame, I was a walking...

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