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Similarity – Diversity – Planet Earth

Have you ever noticed how there is a great deal of diversity on our planet, and at a closer look, many similarities among living things in our world. I believe, having the awareness and appreciation of this diversity of living things, and an understanding of…
(Old turkey, grateful not to be on the plate. D. Buchan photo)

Exploring Gratitude

  Gratitude is an emotion of connectedness, which reminds us we are part of a larger universe with all living things. (Melanie Greenberg)   Two or three weeks back, a friend and neighbour brought over a deck of cards with a beautiful horse picture on the…
Banff Park Lodge Resort

Alberta’s Three National Parks!

One of the best parts of living in Alberta is our "three" National Parks! If you had a weekend available, you could visit Banff National Park, which is world-renowned and has the Columbia Icefields, and of course, Lake Louise.   This picture was found on…
Schmetterling butterfly courtesy of wallpaper-free.eu

Desiderata – Essential Things

  "Desiderata", the poem, is one of my favourites. Desiderata is Latin and means "'things that are yearned for', which in the context of the poem more closely means 'essential things'”.   With poetry, we touch the heart, expressing ideas and feelings that really matter to…
Essentia Calgary Showroom, 1113 Kensington Road NW

The Journey

It was a sudden impulse. He bought his ticket in downtown Vancouver and now watched the little towns of B.C.’s Interior roll by. Memories rolled by, too. The old blue Volks van and the heater that quit at Manning Park, just as they were driving…

Apps Like GoodGuide Help you Lead a Greener Life

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlT6kqHFjvU&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Smartphones and tablets are great for staying connected and helping to manage your life. Thanks to useful and informative apps, they can also help you make your life more eco-friendly. GoodGuide can help with making socially and ecologically responsible choices while shopping. Labels can…