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In a world riddled with worry and wonder, it is the greatest privilege to escape into the wild unknown for regeneration and reflection. But what happens when this lush haven of perpetual seeming landscape begins to vanish? Can protection or reclamation save our safe and bountiful sacred spaces? Environmental concerns are very real as we see the tragic effects of humankind on the planet Earth.

Humanity has played a significant role in changing the climate of our little blue dot. The past few decades have seen our time in the naughty corner increase, with Mother Nature (and David Attenborough, among others) scolding us to get our act together. We see her wrath in rising temperatures, thunderous storms, bushfires, floods, and extreme climates. She’s mad, and we did this. We need to do better. 

As we start to collectively sway back into equilibrium, we should take a moment to note the things that we lost, and the things that we learned. How do we prevent our ecosystems from getting out of balance in the future? What are our keystone species? What have we done with our wolves?

April marks the month of initiation, with communication from the heart as the major theme. It marks a new solar cycle and a refreshing time of growth and momentum. Aries is the first energy of the Zodiac and paralleled to the “big boom” of this Universe.

The sun moves in the sky with Venus and Mercury, creating a theme of love on Earth with communication being paramount. Now is a good time to tell people how much you love them. 

My woodworking journey always starts with elevating the natural beauty of wood into distinctive, functional heirlooms for one’s home. I’m a stay at home dad and happy husband with a passion to create unique pieces out of beautiful, carefully selected wood. I honour the tradition of my grandfather, a French-Italian immigrant to Canada who skillfully and passionately carved his life and community out of wood.

With a focus on challenging gender bias and inequity, this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) seeks to provoke society to take action and accelerate gender parity. Choose To Challenge is the theme, and creating a more alert world is the aim. As their website says, “from challenge, comes change.”  
 

By now you or someone or everyone you know has watched The Social Dilemma. If you haven’t you should. It’s eye-opening. The purpose of the documentary is to educate you about how social media is affecting your life in profound and often undesirable ways.

Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies in the 1750s. His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish trader. His mother was Rachel Fawcett Lavine, the daughter of a French Huguenot physician, and wife of John Michael Lavine, a merchant who had settled on the island of St. Croix in the Danish West Indies. 

A legend, by definition, is someone who is extremely well-known to excel at something notable, who’s influenced our culture, or changed the world in some way. In short: Someone BIG.