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

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

Thoughts On Love Locke Day

Couple of thoughts on #lovelockeday: Long before the street was filled with restaurants and coffee shops there were antique shops - lots of them. There was a bookstore that resembled a blend of a hoarder and a perhaps retired librarian. In a good way, since there is really no bad book. I never spent too … Continue reading Thoughts On Love Locke Day

Family Mindfulness

With the approaching birthday celebration of my youngest daughter, as with every year for each one of my off spring, I pause to reflect about gifts and lessons I have received from them. Oh daughter number three taught me most importantly "a community raises a child".  With a lightheartedness, kindness and generous amounts of love … Continue reading Family Mindfulness

Everything Happens For A Reason.

It appears that from one end of the globe to another during May 2013, the world has been shaken with tragedy.  Regardless if these happened in your backyard or not, we have heard about them.  And it's not just the hearing.  With many modern day technologies the visuals leave such an impact on us.  Then … Continue reading Everything Happens For A Reason.