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Ayurvedic Retreat Blog

It is now day seven of my Ayurvedic retreat at the Ayurveda Yoga Retreat and Hospital, nestled in hectares of tea plantations in the province of Tamil Nadu in southern India, and I have finally settled in enough to give an update.

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Monsanto Sucks T-shirts!

Monsanto Sucks T-shirts!

If you know anything about Monsanto then you know they suck. My personal opinion is that they are one of the most psychopathic, dangerous and controlling com...

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An Open Letter To Hunters

An Open Letter To Hunters

We live on Salt Spring Island, a small rural community situated off Vancouver Island where people hunt deer when in season. But the following sad tale I wa...

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Rest In Peace Knut

Rest In Peace Knut

Knut, the most famous, and arguably, the world’s most beloved polar bear, died at the Berlin Zoo on March 19, 2011, well short of a normal 35 year lifespan. ...

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Whistler’s Sled Dog Slaughter

Whistler’s Sled Dog Slaughter

We live in a society that has normalized the use of animals for entertainment and profit  - whether it is in zoos, aquariums, carriage rides or whale watch...

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Homestead Dreaming

Homestead Dreaming

We all live in a toxic world, but the degree of toxicity varies considerably according to where we live on the planet. I tell myself that it is only luck t...

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The Lonely House Chicken

The Lonely House Chicken

Three years ago, we adopted ten hens that had been ‘rescued’ from a factory farm. I don’t use the term rescue lightly, as these girls had known hell on ear...

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Preserving The Salt Spring Island Harvest

Preserving The Salt Spring Island Harvest

With summer easing towards autumn, my partner and I become increasingly preoccupied, maybe even a tad obsessed, with squirreling away enough local food (wh...

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Summer Chicken Care

Summer Chicken Care

With summer finally here and temperatures climbing, it is important to remember that chickens and roosters  (and all domesticated birds) may need some spec...

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Living La Vida Local

Living La Vida Local

Salt Spring Island, a rural agricultural community located a few kilometres off the Vancouver Island coastline and mainland western Canada, is a veritable ...

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Meet Lucy The Elephant

Meet Lucy The Elephant

A friend recently told me a rather sad story and asked if I could help. This story is about Lucy, a female Asian elephant that started her life in the wild...

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