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Island Thyme

Fifty years ago Vancouver Island produced enough food to feed 85% of its population. Did you also know that today Vancouver Island produces only enough food to feed about 10% of it’s... 



Native Plants: Selection

Before you plan your yard, you need to assess existing growing conditions. These conditions determine which native plants will do best there. Each section of your yard, called a microhabitat,... 



Make Your Workspace Work for You

Setting up a healthy workspace can improve productivity, creativity and health. What are the most important features of a good workspace? First, buy the best chair you can afford.... 



Travel Time – Sanqing Mountain

Sanqing (san ching) Mountain, China is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in JiangXi (jang she) province. In this gentle, sub-tropical climate about 80 percent of Sanqing Mountain... 



Energetic Connections

In our complex world it is easy to divide "reality" into separate components, thus fail to see the interconnections between them all. What is most exciting for me is to... 



A Simple Attitude Adjustment

Often in spiritual circles, a group of conscious philosophers will discuss the larger idea of Life with their students. Ideas of Love, our interconnectedness, and a greater expression... 



Love: The Universal Glue

Love has been called a lot of things from the ultimate high to a dangerous psychosis. But to understand love, let’s look at the opposite of love. What do all the following... 



Signs Our Bodies Give Us

I heard in the news that the government wants to do something about all the toxins and chemicals in our houses and environment. The politicians are beginning to worry about their... 



Pet Wellness: Ears & Tails Controversy

Ear cropping and tail docking are sensitive subjects in the dog world. Some people see these procedures as cosmetic mutilation and others defend them because of historically established... 



Arthritis – Part 2

In my last article, I talked about the causes of osteoarthritis; this issue, I am going to tackle therapies. The natural approach to treating osteoarthritis seeks to address the... 



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