TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine – Benefits, Treatments and Our Modern Life

Today you have television, mobile phones, cars, and all the trappings of modernity. So how can an understanding of medicine from thousands of years before the Internet—or even the microscope—help you today? It’s all about connection. TCM is based on your connection to the world around you. And the principles of Qi—the flowing of energy … Continue reading TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine – Benefits, Treatments and Our Modern Life

Why You’re Hoarding Toilet Paper

I find these last couple of weeks of frenzy interesting to observe. We’ve been talking about epigenetics and generational trauma - trauma that is carried down from generation to generation, in our genes. Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene activity which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence. It is the … Continue reading Why You’re Hoarding Toilet Paper

The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice

Sunday morning, off to church.  If for nothing else, belt out a tune.  It's good for you.  But I knew that already after engaging in a Radical Self Love Program. One of the areas we touched on was the vagus nerve; what it is, why it's important and how we can EASILY get it working! … Continue reading The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice

Building Cities for People, Not Cars

Walkability, livability and reducing vehicle miles travelled are a few shifts that improve health and wellness of residents, communities and cities. Research has shown that the way neighborhoods and communities are created can have positive OR negative effects on the physical and mental health of residents. Excellent read from Blue Zones "Built Environment Impact On Public … Continue reading Building Cities for People, Not Cars

“Y” the “I”

As a teenager, I wasn't a rebel, much-as my children laugh. In understanding children and youth, I was however probably looking for some way to create originality. My family were immigrants, right off the boat. I can vividly remember my Dad chasing youngsters after incessant name calling; wap, dago, go back to your country. Sound … Continue reading “Y” the “I”

Plastic Free July – 9 Ways To Minimize Plastic In Your Home

We know it. What are you doing about it? What small step can you take today? Our plastic society is putting the world's ecosystem at risk. Unnecessary plastic is making its way into our homes, and often through the kitchen. Our friends at Food Matters offer a number of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle … Continue reading Plastic Free July – 9 Ways To Minimize Plastic In Your Home

Stealth Superpowers And Maternal Fear

Once unlocked by fear, deep within each and everyone of us are powers to the like that you may have never seen before.  After all, when was the last time you were actually chased by a tiger. Typically the stress and fear we deal with (although can appear insurmountable) is of a low-ish grade nature.  … Continue reading Stealth Superpowers And Maternal Fear

The Inside Generation

I grew up in the "outside generation"; outside early enough the summers dew was still on the grass, building tents in the backyard with sheets, clothes pegs and lawn chairs, inside only long to eat lunch then back outside and of course the year round sign that it was time to come in was the … Continue reading The Inside Generation

Post Love Locke Day

In opening an "independent voice" local paper, while I waited for a pizza to be made at an independent local pizza shop, the first thing catch my eye, a half page ad thanking the city for their support. Love Locke Day had streams of people visiting our neighbourhood in a show of solidarity and support … Continue reading Post Love Locke Day