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MINDFUL LIVING

The Value of Food

It is a myth that eating healthy costs more money. A healthy, whole food diet is surprisingly inexpensive. Potatoes are cheaper than fries, whole chicken costs less than strips, and... 



Backyard Apothecary – Cleavers

It’s not hard at this time of year to be in awe of our green earth. Everything is budding or blooming and leaves are reaching for the sky. Outside in my yard I’ve been watching... 



FOOD: “Buyer Beware” In The Health Food Industry

Recently I was given a media pass to the Health Food Trade show, since I write about food for Synergy Magazine. During the 90s, I attended this trade show as an employee of a Nanaimo... 



Good Intentions

We all have good intentions. We want to live more simply, be more environmentally conscious, be more in tune with nature, and be good to ourselves – but these things can take a lot... 



Food: Protect Our Food Supply

Active Commitment Is Vital To Protect Our Food Supply Although I have written before about "Who Controls Our Food”, it is a topic that is truly a mother issue for all of us.... 



Pesticides: Learning to Live Without Them

Rachel Carson raised the alarm over pesticide use with her prescient book Silent Spring almost 50 years ago. Although the worst of the toxins: DDT and PCB‘s, have been largely eliminated,... 



Restoring Our Connection to Food  

First and foremost, we ALL eat for a living. And…most of us are utterly dependent on the labour of others to do so. Restoring our connection with food needs to begin by acknowledging... 



Estate Planning

Do you remember when your parents sat you down to have "the talk”? At that time, it was the last thing you wanted to hear and likely included some uncomfortable moments. As we... 



Time for Change

So, how does it feel knowing you’ve been conned? No, no, don’t be looking over your shoulder. I’m talking to you, yes, you, the one reading this article right now. ... 



Who Controls Our Food Supply?

Are you concerned about the future of food? As planetary citizens, we know that a food crisis exists, that millions go hungry, or rely on charity to eat, that industrial agriculture... 



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