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Book Review: Home and Away

Anny Scoones makes her home at Glamorgan Farm, one of Vancouver Island’s original farmsteads. There she holds literary fundraisers, raises livestock including rare Gloucester... 



Parenting

I am not a "traditional” definition of mother. In fact, I’m not good at anything that my mom was. And believe me, at times I beat myself up for it. But at the core, I... 



The Gaia Questions and You

In the 1960’s, a British atmospheric scientist by the name of James Lovelock was hired by NASA. The National Aeronautic and Space Administration was interested in having him... 



Staying Balanced

It’s not easy to maintain personal balance in times like these; perhaps it never has been. It’s hard sometimes to maintain a positive outlook on life, to care for our... 



Transforming Sex to Sensuality

Sex is great, but sensuality should be our true goal. I recently attended the Taboo Sex Show in Vancouver, British Columbia where I displayed our relationship game Syncrohearts. Call... 



Coffee, Justice and Love

Coffee – it’s such a small but innocent pleasure. But could it also hold the key to global change? Believe it or not, after oil, coffee is the world’s second largest... 



Tips to Reduce

Look at a simple, tangible way that you can impact global warming and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide you generate. Here are some accessible suggestions. Never underestimate the... 



Being Part of the Change

Now that even the major commercial media are agreeing that climate change is happening and saying that urgent action needs to be taken, it is heartening to realise that those of us... 



Hybrids and Other Choices

If you are one of the disbelievers that deny the inevitable depletion of oil reserves around the world, then consider the facts. We live in a finite, enclosed system of existence. That... 



Island Thyme: 100 Mile Diet

Last September, I was approached by Jen of the Nanaimo Chapter of the 100 Mile Diet to participate in their yearly challenge – that being, to create a dish with nothing but local... 



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