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Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Jul 2, 2015

by Bruce Mason • A global chorus now has a conductor with impeccable timing and sense of harmony, a man who connects all the dots while just getting warmed up. Of the 300 formal teachings on Catholic doctrine over 275 years, Pope Francis’ Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home is like music; it’s universal. The Pope’s uncompromising indictment of...

Four keys to healthy aging

Four keys to healthy aging

Jul 2, 2015

by Dr. Mercola   • If you had a choice and could either age well – enjoying your “golden years” with energy and vigour, free from disability and illness – or age poorly and be straddled with health issues that keep you from fully living the later years of your life, which would you choose? You do actually have a choice or, at least, can choose to...

The evolution of an activist

The evolution of an activist

Jul 2, 2015

by Lorisa Schouela • One day last July, my life took a decisive turn. The day began much like any other summer Sunday; I ate breakfast and headed to the Kitsilano farmer’s market hauling a bucket of compost. At the entrance to the market, an organizer for Dogwood Initiative, a local grassroots organization, approached me with a petition against the expansion...

Hope and happiness

Hope and happiness

Jul 2, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki •  Reading the news, it’s hard not to feel a growing sense of unease. The threat of terrorism, growing instability and conflict overseas, a shooting on Parliament Hill last October and uncertainty about the economy diminish our collective feelings of safety and security. To this, we add the looming environmental threats of...

STAR WISE: July 2015

STAR WISE: July 2015

Jul 2, 2015

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces We can expect a very hot July and I’m not talking about the weather. Actually, it’s the astrological weather that will cause the heat to rise all the way around. Fiery Mars throws his hat into the ring and he always creates a...

Sounds of hope and active community

Sounds of hope and active community

Jul 2, 2015

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason • One of the most interesting, promising quotes I’ve been unable to shake this year is from Leah and Chloe Smith, two 20-something sisters who front Rising Appalachia. “We are building community and tackling social injustice through melody – making the stage reach out with octopus arms to gather a great family.” Blending and...

Tune into your inner guru, the journey of yoga

Tune into your inner guru, the journey of yoga

Jun 1, 2015

by Yogacharini Maitreyi The journey of yoga is to return to one’s own centre. One may have many guides on the way, but ultimately one has to make choices that keep one moving in that direction. That is why man is said to have free will. He has the capacity to move from prakriti (a natural state) towards sanskriti (a cultured and refined way of being). He can...

The right time to leave a relationship

The right time to leave a relationship

Jun 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young I work with many couples that are having relationship issues. I always tell them if they love each other and want to make it work, I will do everything in my power to not only resolve the issues, but also help them have a stronger, healthier relationship. However, if one – or both – does not want...

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

Jun 1, 2015

Video produced by Chipotle Mexican Grill, created by Moonbot Studios and includes Pure Imagination sung by Fiona Apple. More info at chipotle.com Common Ground respects Chipotle’s move to be GMO-free, and their short brilliant video animation tells well the tale of real vs junk food. A must...

Instruments Beyond Borders

Instruments Beyond Borders

May 1, 2015

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason Warning! This story may be addictive and you’ll be hooked into wanting much more. Symptoms include clapping, shouting, dancing and jumping for joy. Frantically searching for unused musical instruments in dark corners. Craving and purchasing a ticket to one of the most satisfying evenings of your life. Feeling as turned on as when...