Inspirational Sunday ~ Forest Bathing? Dive In

“What does a physician need to feel comfortable writing a prescription to someone to go spend time in nature?” For those who have regular contact with nature likely harbour a knowing about the not-so-subtle benefits on their overall sense of well-being. The concept of Nature bathing as a prescription from a medical professional is perhaps…

The Bee’s Kneez ~ Nature Photography

Bees are almost impossible to capture in action. They flutter about with such focus and determination, rarely stopping to pose for the camera. Whenever I water the garden, I am armed with my camera in hopes of capturing the abundant life, activity and beauty. My hope is that such photographs capture the very interconnection and…

Little Beauties ~ Nature Photography

It is always so remarkable to see bees in action. As I read about whole bee colonies being doused out by synthetic agricultural chemicals around the world, it is my hope that these images speak to the beauty of those most vulnerable and those we take for granted. Nature isn’t here for us to use…

Inspirational Tuesday ~ Be A Part of the Growing-Your-Own Solution

“Fruit is nature’s purest and most immediate enjoyment, requiring nothing more than a rinse or simple rub on your shirt to clean it. From the fruit-eater’s point of view, it’s effortless pleasure. It demands non of the slicing, chopping soaking, or parboiling needed by vegetables.  Even on a chemical level, its energy is more accessible,…

Inspirational Saturday ~ How Long Are You Sitting Still?

‘Life requires movement.” ~ Aristotle   How many hours a day do you move? Have you ever stopped to take stock of how much time you spend physically moving? It’s likely that you sit to eat breakfast, sit on the commute to work, sit at work, sit on the commute home, sit to eat dinner…

Inspirational Wednesday ~ 4 Good Reads for Your Health

“Create the Visions that are Dancing in Your Soul” The following reads may seem somewhat random, but I believe that logic does flow here. Having read recent statistics cited by the Canadian Cancer Society that 1 in 2 people will get a diagnosis of cancer in their life time and 1 in 4 will die…

Forest Charm ~ Nature Photography

“Notice how present a flower is, how surrendered to life.” ~Eckhart Tolle My favorite way to find grounding and balance is to take to nature; to draw from its infinite well of universal energy. This provincial park in Central Vancouver Island is a treasure trove of inspiration and rejuvenation. The pastoral property that surrounds the…

Healing Herbs ~ Hyssop for the Garden

“Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” Ancient Native Proverb   As I write about the different herbs in our garden, my hope is that I…

Nutrition has a far reaching effect on human health & the ecosystem: Top 12 Reasons to Switch to a Plant-Based Diet

The vision of a sustainable future depends upon individuals who feel responsible for the environment and health. One of the most effective ways to achieve the goals of nutrition ecology, including healthy and sustainable food choices, is a vegetarian lifestyle. Nutritional ecology which includes sustainable nutrition is a question of personal priorities. Interested and well-informed…