14 Jul
Featured | Wellness & Healthy Aging

Be a Good Neighbour

There’s nothing like working in the front yard garden to call the neighbours over. On their way to get the mail or while out walking the dog, they’ll come by to see what you’re doing. Gardening is an easy conversation...

11 Jul
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Older Adults and Opioids

A friend of mine was talking with me recently about how his visit to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia brought home to him the powerful impact of drug addiction in America today. Walking through North Philadelphia neighborhoods he described...

10 Jul
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Four tips for a bee-friendly yard

Did you know that to craft a single pound of honey, bees fly around 80,000 kilometres and visit some two million flowers? However, their impact goes far beyond supplying sweetener for your beverages and baked goods.

“Bees are really important for...

3 Jul
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Battling the Black Dragon

I call clinical depression the Black Dragon because it is so powerful, dark, and often lethal. It whispers constantly in my ear:

“You’re a loser”

“You’re a burden to your family”

“No one loves you anymore”

“You’ll never get better”

“If you die then the...

2 Jun
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Striking gold with marigolds

My garden will always have marigolds! Ask any gardener what their favourite plant is, and most will tell you they can’t choose—it’s too hard to pick. Ask what they will always grow … and plants spring to mind. Plants gardeners...

12 May
Featured | Wellness & Healthy Aging

Build your prairie garden

Spring on the prairies is beautiful. Interspersed along clumps of tall and short grasses that undulate in the breeze are bright yellow, pink, and blue blossoms.

Then, as the seasons change, the grasses change colour and the flower colour palette moves...