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MINDFUL LIVING

Parenting… a Radical, Political Act

Perhaps it’s because I cocoon myself with like-minded people a little too much, or perhaps it’s because I am an eternal optimist that thinks the world is truly changing in ways... 



Mindfulness of Breath

Taming the wild mind is a difficult task and it’s one of the primary reasons why meditation focuses so consistently on the breath. Just as our organs constantly work and our glands... 



Playtime: The Animal Guide to Having a Ball!

At the moment I am on vacation. Cruising around BC’s beautiful interior with my whippet B, I find myself faced with a personal challenge. To truly enjoy myself! It is a strange phenomenon... 



Japanese Aesthetic and Canadian Home Decor

  The Japanese aesthetic known as wabi-sabi is influencing segments of western home decor. Shall we call it urban rustic?    Wabi: humble, primitive, rustic and simple.   Sabi:... 



Deconstructing Dinner

A Perplexing and Promising Tale of Milk.  The story of how one B.C. farm has become fed up with the distance their milk travels to be processed, and is now exploring how to keep it... 



Knowlege of Truth – Can It Be Patented?

Over the years, I’ve noticed a human tendency to become attached to a thought, idea or concept to the point of claiming it to be “the” way or “the” truth; whether it be a... 



The Winter Garden – Now is the Time to Begin

The fresh produce you grow in your garden is full of nutrients, free of chemicals, tastes better than anything you can buy, and can beat the hundred mile diet by up to one hundred miles!... 



Joy from the Garden, Healthy Pantry & Soul Food

It’s that time of year to celebrate really fresh garden food. Our gardens are places of work, learning and joy. Plus, we realize how grateful we are to the farmers who feed us the... 



Are We Truly Resting?

What does rest mean to you? Sleeping in may do it for many. For some people a rest is little more than a coffee break. Executive types may prefer “power holidays.” A driving vacation... 



Environmental Stimulus

By now I’m sure that everyone has already heard plenty about all of the money being handed over to big banks, insurance companies, and automakers to “stimulate the economy”.... 



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