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Primary love language

Primary love language

Feb 1, 2016

Part 1 – five ways to express love emotionally by Gary Chapman • After 30 years as a marriage counsellor, I am convinced there are five basic love languages – five ways to express love emotionally. Each person has a primary love language that we must learn to speak if we want that person to feel loved. Words of affirmation One time when my wife and I...

Healthy hearts happy people

Healthy hearts happy people

Feb 1, 2016

Heart, meet gut by Dr. Mercola • It’s becoming relatively common knowledge that your health is not just about your body, but rather the result of its symbiotic relationship with 100 trillion bacteria and other microorganisms. Your microbiome is unique to you, like a fingerprint, and represents a combination of lifestyle factors, genetics, environment and...

Optimism – a healthy boost to your heart

Optimism – a healthy boost to your heart

Feb 1, 2016

by Dr. Mercola • Mounting research reveals that you cannot separate your health from your emotions and numerous studies support the idea that having an upbeat and positive perspective can translate into living a longer healthier life. For example, in one older study, pessimism was linked to a 19 percent higher risk of dying over a 30-year period. After...

Environmental rights are human rights

Environmental rights are human rights

Feb 1, 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • My grandparents came here from Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. Although it would be a one-way trip, the perilous journey across the Pacific was worth the risk. They left behind extreme poverty for a wealth of opportunity. But Canada was different then, a racist country built on policies of colonization,...

Healthy snacks offer benefits

Healthy snacks offer benefits

Feb 1, 2016

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD   • Can snacking be a key ingredient in a healthy lifestyle? If your first response was “No!” here’s a chance to update your perceptions. Some of us were raised with the advice to “never eat between meals,” which makes sense in protecting our teeth from sweets. Yet there can be significant advantages to...

Choose to feel happy

Choose to feel happy

Feb 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young   A miracle is a shift in perception … it can happen in an instant. – A Course in Miracles Sometimes life events affect us in a negative way. I often hear my clients say, “It’s just not fair!” The way they are treated at work is not fair. The way mom treats her adult children is not fair. It’s not fair that...

STAR WISE: February 2016

STAR WISE: February 2016

Feb 1, 2016

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces It’s not about what the stars are doing to you, but what you are doing to the stars. Think about it. The planetary positions at your birth hail and herald exactly who you are, along with which forms of karma you bring with you into...

Imagine a Reconciliation Bridge in Vancouver

Imagine a Reconciliation Bridge in Vancouver

Jan 1, 2016

A vision for a repurposed Georgia Viaduct by Common Ground’s publisher, Joseph Roberts • New York City had a brilliant idea. They took a viaduct and repurposed it into what has become a hugely popular aerial greenway park. Two years ago, while visiting NYC, I was one of first five million who had the delightful experience of strolling across this amazing,...

Peak fitness

Peak fitness

Jan 1, 2016

Get fit with less exercise time by Dr. Mercola   • Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. I, along with countless other health experts and scientific studies, attest to its many benefits. Performing it correctly will produce positive biochemical changes in your body and even help prevent certain chronic diseases. Yet committing to a regular...

Resilient or overwhelmed? Accepting change without fear and worry

Resilient or overwhelmed? Accepting change without fear and worry

Jan 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill Sometimes, our lives can feel completely overwhelming, especially if things are going wrong. Actually, it is not life that is overwhelming, but rather our emotional response to what is happening. Even at that, it...