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Giving Tuesday

by: Sara on 12/03/2019

Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday we have finally arrived at Giving Tuesday. For those who may prefer to skip out on the sales offered by major outlets in favour of a more civil and charitable option, this may be the day for you.

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Take the Holidays Outside with these Family Activities

by: Sara on 12/02/2019

We have all heard about, and hopefully experienced, the health benefits of the great outdoors, but when winter sets in it can be a bit more challenging to make the trek outside. But the effort is well worth it, especially during the busy holiday season, when kid energy and stress levels can run high.

So to help inspire you and your family into the …

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Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day?

by: Sara on 11/29/2019

It is starting to feel that everything has a "day" attached to it that calls for action on our part - November is full of examples of this, from Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day, to Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday, Thanksgiving to Remembrance Day.

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Our History with the Elder - food, medicine and more.

by: Sara on 10/28/2019

Today's blog is from the newly released, The Elderberry Book: Forage, Cultivate, Prepare, Preserve by John Moody. It is also part of our Homegrown City Life series where our authors bring country living to the city with big ideas for small spaces. Topics include cheesemaking, fermenting, gardening, composting and, more—everything you need to …

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How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government

by: Sara on 10/07/2019

Today's post is an excerpt from The Happiness Policy Handbook: How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government by Laura MusikanskiRhonda Phillips & Jean CrowderThe Happiness Policy Handbook provides a concise background on happiness studies and science, coupled with practical tools for formulating and integrating happiness …

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