If you haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions, if you’ve given up on the ones you made or if you want to add more to your list, make it a goal this year to devote yourself to nature.
When a tiny maple seed becomes a Sapling, she discovers there’s much about life that she doesn’t know or understand. This fear stunts her growth, becoming too afraid to continue her life-cycle – until she meets Big Tree.
It is here! It is here in the mountain ash tree at the crack of dawn. It is a brief appearance it turns out, but one long enough to perhaps sense it is sending a Christmas greeting.
In November 2017, I had the pleasure of travelling to the Cree community of Chisasibi with my colleague Chantal Otter-Tetreault, a protected areas coordinator from the Cree Nation Government.
Deep in the heart of the Minesing Wetlands, southern Ontario’s third-largest wetland system, located just 15 minutes west of Barrie, Ontario, lives a mysterious creature. It is thought to inhabit only 50 distinct locations in the entire world, most of which are concentrated around the Great Lakes. In Canada, this enigma is found in the Minesing Wetlands and nowhere else.
What is workplace wellness? Simply put, it is any practice, activity or resource that promotes and supports healthy behaviour in a workplace. It is a concept that encompasses many aspects of healthy living, including physical and mental health, work-life balance, occupation health and safety, cessation of unhealthy habits, and more.
Perhaps like you, I frequently awaken with pre-set routines and their parameters dancing in my head — actions and reactions caused by billions of neurons sending and receiving electrochemical signals to and from my brain.
Towering hemlocks reaching for the sky. A deep and rugged valley covered with ferns. A coldwater stream flowing over and under moss-covered fallen pine trunks.
The holidays have come and gone, but there’s one thing that tends to stick around with the glitter: debt. Year after year, I would rack up my credit card bill, causing a mini-heart attack each time I looked at my bank account. But this year was different.
Every year, Land Lines is filled with submissions from across the country, with tales touching on a variety of topics — from the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) stewardship work to heartwarming accounts of conservation successes.