An Introduction to Forest Therapy

The Japanese call the experience of taking in the forest atmosphere shinrin-yoku, or forest therapy. They believe that a gentle walk through a forest is not only calming and reduces stress, it can also boots your immune system, reduce blood pressure, improve your mood and increase your energy.

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Yearning for Islands

I’ve long had a fascination with the sea. Odd, since for the first six years of my life I lived far in land. The only “sea” I knew was a vast sea of corn fields that surrounded three sides of our house on the outskirts of a small village in southwestern Ontario. In spring, the

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