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MINDFUL LIVING

Deconstructing Dinner: Community Farms

A new model is sprouting up throughout BC that is looking at farming in a whole new way. There is clearly a growing interest to support more localized food systems, however, the bigger... 



Conscious Awareness

I was walking in Vancouver the other day in a neighbourhood some might call, "not quite the best,” when I saw a young man approaching me. I gauged his age to be in his mid-to-late... 



Food – How Much Do We Waste?

In this time of a global food crisis, it is appropriate for concerned citizens of the world to examine their food habits. Recently in the UK, an extensive study was done to determine... 



10 Reasons How the 1970s Planted the Seeds of Green Living!

When you think about the roots of being green, you probably don’t look to the 1970s. Things like leaded gasoline, leaded paint, groundwater contamination, polybromated biphenyls... 



Dirk’s Rant

If we, the people, elect politicians to provide oversight for bureaucrats who are paid by our tax dollars why are we, the people, not the one’s to decide what, where and how... 



Self Acceptance

For many of us, the decision to make major changes to our lifestyle comes when we either have a health scare or simply feel so awful that we realize something needs to be done. The... 



Energy Shift

We are on the verge of a major energy transition. The days of oil being our main supply of energy are quickly coming to an end, and giving way to new and better energy sources. Not... 



Expect the Unexpected

I read a news article today that made me stop and think. It seems that when economic factors play out in one part of the world, they have consequences in many other parts at the same... 



The Commute

Many people in some towns or cities spend half an hour to an hour commuting to and from work. I live on Quadra Island and I commute to work, but my commute is WAY different than bumper-to-bumper... 



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