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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Yoga Perspective

As a young woman on a motorbike trip through Zambia, Africa, I stopped at a government guest house for the night. I was bored with my book, a hasty selection made wearily as I left... 



Health Benefit of Hemp Seeds

The miracle plant that has been around for countless centuries is fast becoming known for it’s true value in the food industry, including Hemp Protein, Hemp Oil, Hemp Hearts,... 



Menopause – Part 4

This is the fourth article in a series on Menopause. This time I want to talk about supplements. Products vary widely in strength and bio-availability. It’s important to search... 



Canine Capers: TTouch for Pets

There are many ways to demonstrate our love for our companion animals. One of my favorites is a technique called Tellington Touch (TTouch®), which I used on my devoted senior dog... 



Staying Healthy in Winter

Winter, a wonderful part of the year, can also create some serious health challenges for us. These can be due to both stress and an unhealthy diet. More than any other time of year,... 



Your Shape

Once upon a time there was a woman who weighed 273 pounds. Always a chunky child and teenager, she had gradually dieted and gained all the way up to this weight. Throughout the years,... 



Interview with Shine Edgar

Vancouver Island seems to draw gifted individuals, particularly artists and otherwise right-brain geniuses, who resonate with the beauty of nature, the slower rhythm and the sheer... 



Let’s Teach Kids Philosophy

Walking through an elementary school hallway the day after Halloween, I felt sucked through a vortex of uniformly decorated orange and black bulletin boards meant, I suppose, to “showcase... 



North Island Regional Hospital Plan Hits Another Brick Wall

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than two years now since the Victoria-based Vancouver Island Health Authority used an open-house, one-way informational session... 



Book Review: Ride Backwards on Dragon

Ride Backwards on Dragon is a gift of words from a time of silence. Ride Backwards on Dragon is what happened when professional non-fiction author, Kim Goldberg, fell from voice and... 



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