Book Review: River of Awareness

“River of Awareness: Seeking the Wisdom of Love” by Stephen Sims, Published by Novalis, ISBN 978-2-89646-122-6 Stephen Sims has used the metaphor of the river to explore the path of self-discovery that leads, through consciousness and compassion, to wisdom and authenticity. He’s also, literally, a river traveller and includes some references to that journey in […]

Closing the Gap

What have you been doing lately? Me? Recently I read Discover Your Destiny by Robin Sharma, and was drawn to what he called the “Integrity Gap”.   “Remember, the purpose of life is all about making the journey home to wholeness, back to a place of integrity, back to your authentic self – the one […]

My Journey to Self Sufficiency

There has been a lot of talk about being green and eco-friendly theses days. This kind of talk is very attractive to me, I like the idea of relying less on conventional means of procuring goods and lessening my impact on the world. Most of the time I can’t do as much as I want. […]

Green Building

Benefits of Green Building and Compact Community Development Green buildings and compact communities reduce the impacts of our built environment on the natural world. Green buildings use less water and energy, and generate less waste than conventional buildings.  Compact communities minimize the area of land converted to housing, support alternatives to the automobile and have […]

Renewable Energy Rebates

Taking Advantage of the Government’s Green Mood It is not often that the government gives you money, and even when they do, it is usually returning money that they have previously taken from you. This is not the case when it comes to renewable energy technologies. The federal, provincial, and municipal governments have all established […]