Summer View

This is a picture of my favourite summer view, at home. This is my view when I am sitting on my back deck, looking up through the summer banners and through the tiny green leaves and tangled branches of the Sunburst Locust tree to the sky. When I am looking up like this, it reminds…

Book Review – The Lorax

I have spent the summer reviewing books for children and teens. In a month when we have heard that the Amazon rainforest is burning, glaciers are melting and extreme weather is the norm, it seems only reasonable to review the iconic environmental advocacy book, The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss. Also, my consideration of children’s books…

Lie-In

This summer I went to see the Bed – In for Peace 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. This celebrates a period from May 26, 1969 until June 2, 1969 when John Lennon and Yoko Ono protested the Vietnam War and rose awareness for Peace by staying in bed at the…

The Best Holiday with Your Kids

I am writing this for all those parents wondering what to do in these final three weeks of summer with their kids. Research has shown that the best experiences to promote kids and teen’s mental health are outings in the natural world. Summer is one of the best times in the northern hemisphere for outdoor…