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Nature and Us: A Complicated Relationship

“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi Mankind’s survival depends on nature’s generosity. Our basic needs for... 



Experiencing Life

What do you see as the purpose of being a human being? The purpose of being here? What is the point? These are some of the questions I have asked myself throughout my 53 years on this... 



Hooked on Cycling

I am very happy to share my story of how I came to be a bicycle-riding enthusiast. It all happened in bits and pieces: serendipity, if you will. A friend’s daughter’s husband had... 



Campaign to Stop GMO Crops

First, I want to say how much I appreciate the opportunity to write in this magazine about food. I have learned so much during my research and have been encouraged by positive feedback.... 



Creating Experiences

Experience, not mixed with wisdom, is a thin thing. ~ Unknown The Dalai Llama suggests that we do something new every year at the very least. My first spiritual teacher, a fierce Buddhist... 



You Are What Your Food Eats

Health conscious people are going to great lengths to watch what they eat these days. They acknowledge the old adage: “you are what you eat”. After all, it makes intuitive sense,... 



Composting

The Compost Education Centre, an initiative of the city of Victoria, opened to teach and encourage residents to compost their yard and kitchen waste as a means of landfill diversion. The... 



Healthy News For Coffee Drinkers

Believe it or not, coffee has a healthy new image. Recent studies show that coffee, for years considered objectionable to your health, may actually provide health benefits for a variety... 



Relationship

Living, as we do, in the part of the world focused mostly on individuals, it is easy to miss the power and strength of belonging to human and animal relationships, the earth, the Spirit,... 



Shot by Love

A listener of community radio for over ten years, MC MitiSwell saw a gaping hole and decided to fill it. Disappointed but not surprised that such an enormous body of work had been overlooked... 



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