It’s a fact of life that not everyone gets along with everyone else. Humans measure our own civility by our ability to coexist, using what we call “manners.” We shouldn’t be surprised that our dogs have a similar code of conduct that they adhere to when interacting with other dogs. But do we really understand or even recognize dog manners when we see them?
Archives for November 2010
Deep into November, a few last leaves cling to the trees. I always wonder about these leaves. What makes them hold on when millions of other leaves have fallen to their fate? Sometimes I think they are the stubborn ones, unwilling to accept the inevitable
The good news: The changes we must make to avoid ultimate collapse are identical to the changes we must make to create the world of our common dream. By David Korten The story of purple America is part of a yet larger human story. For all the cultural differences reflected in our richly varied customs, […]
Tattoos done with dirty needles. Garbage on the beach. Streets used as bathrooms. These are some of the issues Kane Ryan grapples with as he works amidst the poverty of Bombay. But he also finds smiles, caring and acceptance in a community that laughs at his flip-flops and tells him he has the “Feet of a beggar, the heart of an angel.”
Andrea reflects on the challenges associated with discovering a host of food intolerances in her mid-twenties and discovers having food restrictions doesn’t necessarily mean suffering from dietary deprivation.
A doctor remembers when he had to tell a young patient with a malignant brain tumour the devastating news, and how the experience set the tone for all of his future encounters with patients facing terminal illnesses.
Natural sounds and silence are losing out to the drone of industrial society, to the point where natural silence is almost extinct.
Feeling overwhelmed by having too much clutter, too much stress and too much debt? These blogs about minimalism offers some brilliant and inspiring solutions to be more with less.
If you always loved massage but considered it a luxury, medical doctor George Burden, confirms this “oldest described medical technique” is exactly what the doctor ordered for the physical and mental health.
Prince Edward Island is known as Canada’s smallest greenest place.