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23 September 2020 - 8:54, by , in Blog, No comments
Yesterday, I was driving on a few rural roads close to Blue Mountain and couldn’t help but notice that many of the leaves on the area’s maple trees are starting to change from summer green to more vibrant reds and yellows typical of Autumn in Ontario.  This is a sure sign that colder days and...
On a normal workday, we have a good sense of where our priorities should lie. However, if we’re lucky enough to have a day off, the best way to spend it can be unclear. If we’re tuned out of work for the day, giving our brain downtime to simply be idle and do nothing can...
What is Slow Living?  Technology has intertwined with every aspect of our work and personal lives. News, information, and conversations are available at our fingertips, and our normal way of doing things involves being connected 24/7. To balance the demands of everyday life, we may often get into a cycle of going about our days...
Working from home doesn’t have to feel the same as being stuck in a cubicle. While we can’t simply change our workload and the work we do, we do have some control over our workspace. From the organization of your desk, to the decor surrounding it, there are several tweaks we can make to start...
In light of ongoing events, it has become more important than ever to turn our focus to the Black Lives Matter movement. To quote author and poet Scott Woods, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. Along with committing to...
Plants produce oxygen, add humidity, and filter toxins in our indoor environments. Only recently, have we begun to see the positive impacts of plants on our physical and mental health. When NASA needed a cheap and simple way to filter air on their space stations, they turned to common houseplants. While our homes and offices...
Think of your LinkedIn or Facebook connections and how many of those count as good friends or more tenuous connections. While we may prioritize our closest, casual and informal connections are essential in helping us feel a sense of belonging and understanding. Think of your social circle as the following: strong ties are people you...
As our day-to-day routines continue to change in light of COVID-19, it is important to continue to stick to regular routines and healthy living, including being mindful of the food that we are consuming. It is no secret that eating healthy has an abundance of health benefits including combating diseases, improving mood, increasing overall energy...
50 years ago, on April 22 1970, more than 20 million people came together demanding a better future on the first-ever Earth Day. Their actions helped to launch the modern environmental movement, inspiring countless conservation efforts, and led to the creation of Greenpeace and Environment Canada in 1971. Within the democratic society we’re privileged to...
Personal care products are a large part of our everyday life, from shampoo and bodywash to face cream and perfume. A study conducted by the David Suzuki Foundation, found that the average Canadian applies 6 to 12 personal care products daily. In Canada, the personal care and cosmetic industry is regulated by the Food and...