6 Dec
Wellness & Healthy Aging

A nut tree for Alberta?

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” Christmas movies often show scenes of these smooth nuts on a grill over coals during outdoor activities. These nuts are “sweet chestnuts”. In North America, historically, the tree with this fruit was Castanea dentata,...

22 Nov
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Know your rights as a patient

By learning about your rights as a patient, you can take greater control of your care and make informed decisions about treatments and medical procedures.

As a patient in Canada, you have certain rights. This article will go through five of...

8 Nov
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Reflections on a snowy walk

I went for a long walk in Edworthy Park and enjoyed one of the last days of fall. As I walked a gentle breeze hurried a perfectly shaped golden leaf past me. That one was followed by another one, then...

25 Oct
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Photo reflections

The gardening season has wrapped up for the year. Now it is time to take a look back. While the Calgary Horticultural Society recommends gardeners be note-taking journalists, for many this just doesn’t happen.

However, with the ease of phone...

14 Oct
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Unmasking the myths

It’s nearly time for Halloween. It’s the season of the year when tykes head door-to-door for their annual fall sugar rush, donning adorable costumes and outfits.

However, it’s also the time of year when we’re reminded of frights and terrors.

We all...

2 Oct
Wellness & Healthy Aging

The power of silence

Recently I was reminded how important silence is to my well-being.My apartment faces a very busy street in Calgary and there are times when the roar of the traffic is almost deafening.From early morning to late at night, motorcycles, cars,...

30 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

We love geraniums!

It feels like I just finished planting the last of my Pelargoniums. Well…I was still planting them on August 6. But that’s part of the beauty of Pelargoniums, commonly known as annual geraniums. They can hang out in their nursery...