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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... 



Letting Go

My son married his Lovely Lisa last week two days short of his 37th birthday. It’s an Irish tradition that sons marry later than in North America. And though they have been... 



Croning and Crones

Women’s Wisdom: Our Heritage For millennia women’s wisdom was honored; crones were revered. Today women are reclaiming the identity and status of the ancient crone.... 



Backyard Apothecary: Local Trumps Vegetarian

Local Trumps Vegetarian In The Quest For Health And Sustainability. There is a common sentiment amongst so-called health foodies that vegetarianism is healthier for the body—and... 



Zesty Squash Soup

Serve this soup on a crisp autumn evening with crusty bread. . 5 cups fresh or frozen squash (or pumpkin) cubes . 6 cups water or vegetable broth . 1-1/2 teaspoon salt . 1 TBSP... 



Depression – Part 2

In my previous column I wrote about the physical, emotional, social and environmental causes of depression. Today, I am going to write about a naturopathic way to treat depression. Let’s... 



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