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A Little Understanding & Compassion Goes a Long Way

I’d like to pose a question. If you, or a loved one, were emotionally distressed from undergoing a double-mastectomy, how would you feel if I said, “Get over it! There are a lot... 



Pesticides and Good Citizenship?

Recently, I picked up a local paper and was greeted by an editorial about lawns. The writer was in conflict about how lawn care fit in with the “green” movement. One particular... 



Reflections About Racism

I have frequently observed that most people lower their voices when talking about racism. I have often wondered if the whispering is because racism is a shared secret amongst initiated... 



Why Eat Local Food?

This is adapted from website http://100miledietnanaimo.com Here’s some reasons to eat more local products: It promotes a more environmentally sustainable food system. According to... 



Respiratory Therapy: The Truth about Smoking

As a Respiratory Therapist, I want to tell you the truth about smoking.   It is bad for you.   Ten years of working with end stage lung disease caused by smoking has proven that to... 



Backyard Apothecary: What Is Ripe Right Now

Out in the garden, the chickweed bed is dry and yellow, but the dandelions that sprouted after May’s flowers are growing vigorously. Their leaves are dark green, gathering enough... 



A Focus from Fat to Health

How many times have you declared your commitment to exercise or stocked your fridge full of fresh vegetables only to through them out when they rot? Most North Americans will embark... 



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