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Natural Building in an Unnatural World

  So I decided to build a natural hybrid house. This project started about three and half years ago, and is almost done. It is what I call “my giant sculpture”. The big question... 



What is Anxiety?

Today there are more people of all ages experiencing stress or anxiety in their lives, although they are not clear about the root cause. They are asking themselves “Why can’t I... 



Natural Sweeteners

From seasons and weather, to technology, change is everywhere and it is inevitable. How we adapt to this change determines our success, happiness and health. As we become more aware... 



Pop!

I sat with my fingers on the key board waiting for inspiration to come. Nothing happened. I got something to eat, came back, waited … again nothing. This time I decided to let my... 



Shadows as a Bridge to Change

“The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the Path to [Wholeness] is hard.” (Katha Upanishad) To begin with, it is wise to realize that because... 



Change

We all struggle with change on a daily basis. It’s our innate ability to cope with change that has enabled our ancestors to survive … so that we can read this article at this moment.  Our... 



My High Energy Birthday Celebration

In honour of my birthday this December, I plan to celebrate, not by burning candles, or fossil fuels, or money, but by running an extra kilometer.  Come to think of it, I will be burning... 



Change is inevitable…it’s how we deal with it

The more things change, the more they stay the same. An interesting sentence and one I have contemplated many times as my life took it’s twists and turns. I take the phrase out and... 



Unchecked on Auto-Pilot

Why do we choose to make a change in our lives? Is it because we are fed up, tired of being tired, because we know innately that we could live more fully each day? We muster up the... 



A Nostalgic Trip To Moominvalley

Recently back from a trip to Finland, I decided to revisit a book by one of the country’s most loved authors, Tove Jansson. She has written a series about the Moomin Family, a family... 



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