From our ringside seats at the Deep Cove Market on the Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia, Canada we watch these amazing border collies do what they were born to do: work. It is a wonderful dance between the sheep and the dogs as choreographed by the trainer. The field is set with small white hurdles called […]
Valentine’s Day, as corny as it may sound, is my wedding anniversary. I figured with all the hearts and cupids around at that time of year my husband was bound to remember it. Sorry to disappoint all you romantics out there this was not a sentimental gesture, but a totally practical one on my part. […]
Sometimes it takes a newcomer to the Island to remind us how awesome our community really is. When we live here long enough our island paradise can be taken for granted and we can all too easily forget the Oooh Ahhh factor. You know, like when we were kids at the fireworks and we would […]
True love is neither a fairy tale romance nor a block buster chick flick. Moira Gardener reflects on what happens when prince charming dismounts his steed and shares with us everything she has learned about love.
An inspiring portrait of nature, from a West Coast forest dweller.
Yoga is for achieving a state of calm serenity, right? As Moira Gardener discovers when she takes a course in laughter yoga, it’s also for achieving a state of giggles and deep belly laughs.
Moria Gardener learns about the ancient art of pysanky, the ancient and intricate art of decorating eggs with wax and dye, and how this tradition continues today to celebrate Easter and the coming of Spring.
We have all heard the frog in the pot story. Poor fellow, he is like the worker in a toxic environment who gives it his all, but is slowly cooked — until his struggle is over. Moira Gardener offers advice on how employees and employers can create more nurturing workplace environments.
Some people swear that Las Vegas is the centre of the universe — but Moira Gardener discovers that what surrounds Vegas is just as spectacular as what’s in Vegas.
Healthy relationships fluctuate with life’s ebb and flow, says Moira Gardener on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes one partner carries more of the load to support the other, and sometimes the situation is reversed. It’s what love is. Love is something bigger than we are, and although it’s true that we need to love ourselves as human […]