How do you respond to this?

Stunning cinematography.
Recognizable voices.
One clear message.

Nature Is Speaking. 

How will you respond?

From Conservation International, I invite you to watch (less than 2 mins)…

With the momentum of the world-wide People’s Climate March last week and the COP21 summit currently underway, help spread the message. 

Nature doesn’t need people. People need Nature.

Find more videos at
#100Possible #INeedNature #ClimateChange

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this video. Share below.

Dream of living off the grid? Now it’s easy! *THIS* is Awesome! Literally.

Truly, I am so excited to share this with you.

When I came across this, the possibilities (my favourite word) flooded my imagination.

Take a look and see for yourself.  I SO want one of these!!

The bed pulls out to sleep two and there’s even a shower and toilet!

How about you? Want one? What did you think? Could you see yourself living in one of these?

For more info go to EcoCapsule
YouTube video, thanks to ArchitecTube®

Richard Branson’s 10 Favourite Quotes on Positivity

quoth heYou know that when one of the most optimistic people in the world references other people’s optimistic quotes, then they’re gonna be good.  And they are.

But before you click on the link, here’s a few from Sir Optimism himself:

“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.”
~ Richard Branson

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
~ Richard Branson

“Personally, I see any glass half full as an opportunity to top it up, start a conversation and perhaps spark a great new idea.”
~ Richard Branson

“Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot, if not most of, the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.”
~Richard Branson


And now…da da-da da!…the quotes that inspire Sir Richard Branson himself. (Which have in turn, inspired me, and I’m willing to bet will inspire you too.)

Oh, and btw, at the bottom of his post, don’t miss his top 10 quotes on other aspects of life too.

Richard Branson’s Top 10 Quotes on Positivity

Did you find these inspiring? What are some of your favourite inspirational quotes?  Share them below. 

Richard Branson quotes from BrainyQuote

My New Boyfriends – yup, that’s plural…

4854024021_246f0153ecI LOVE these guys. Each of them. What can I say?

Each of them (there are three, sometimes four) are

…and they could be my sons.

What I love most about each is their ambition to shine a light on social problems and their ability to do it with compassion. 

But they don’t just go and interview folks to get a broad picture of their situation.

They put themselves in the shoes (or lack thereof) of their subjects.

They LIVE alongside them in order to fully understand their lives. 

And they film their journey so we too can understand.

Oh, and they are some of the best documentary filmmakers on the planet today. (In my opinion.) But I’m not alone. They have, and are, winning major awards for their work. 

But do they stop there? No.

They ask, “What Can I Do?” …then do it.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I urge you to watch their first film Living On One Dollar. Here’s the trailer:

Find out what you can do to help them help others. Visit their website.

Find out about their latest film, Salam Neighbor, on their website, or here

(Btw, I am not affiliated in any way with my “boyfriends”. In fact, it’s unlikely they know I exist. (Sniff) But I felt compelled to share their message with you, ’cause if you’re reading this, you’re likely like me and wanted to know about it. ~ You’re welcome!)

Warning: after you watch their film, you’ll want them as boyfriends too. 
Psssttt, you can watch it on Netflix or iTunes – just sayin’

Have you seen this film? What did you think?

Thanks to Taki Steve for the heart pic!

You HAVE To See This….

2015_0604_Zach-and-Chris_Social_VictoryZach, Chris and Sean, three average American twenty-somethings, wondered what life is really like for Syrian refugees.

So they embedded themselves in their refugee camp for a month, living alongside the Syrian families displaced from their homes.

They are the first non-Syrians allowed to live in the camp.

This film depicts their experience.

I invite you to watch their trailer and consider your life should this happen to you.

Is it time to re-think your views of your neighbours – those half way around the world…and those in your own hometown?

Today is World Refugee Day.
Spread their message far and wide.

A Life Changing 30 Day Practice That Takes Seconds A Day


Don’t believe me? Watch this:

From the wisdom of Christiane Northrup and Oprah. How can you go wrong?

I’m gonna try it. You with me?

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Oh Glorious Morning!!

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You glorious morning.

I have just heard the season’s first Robin song.

My windows are open wide to let in the cold air just so I can hear you more clearly.

Sing away sweet traveller.

You are always a most welcome guest.

It is true.

Spring is upon us. At long last.

When it feels all hope is lost – that winter’s bitter grasp will not let go –
your presence lifts us.

Your song melts our heart.

The end is near.

Hello Spring and all your glory.



photo credit: N06/4368007125″>Robin, 2/2010, PA via photopin (license)

A Canadian’s Ode to February

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Long johns, scarves and mitts,

Despite the rosy flesh and ears
From wintry wind’s harsh kiss,

Despite the mounds of roadside dirt
Where encrusted snow is knotted, 

Despite each pole, the base of which,
Is brightly yellow dotted,

Despite the rising plumes of white
From frosty-face and sewer-bars,

Despite the clear blue skies above
with wind-chills straight from Mars,

February plays its part, 
For each month has its story.

Canadians embrace them all,
And cherish each one’s glory.

Regardless of the cold alerts, 
And broken water mains,

We’ll fish and skate and drive our cars, 
With tires wrapped in chains.

“It’s merely winter in Canada”
We boast with pride and shout.

When really what we’re thinking is,
“Ten more days, then Feb. Get the F’n Hell Out!


Photo credit: Carolin Grandin, all rights reserved

An Unimaginable Truth…

It’s almost unimaginable that The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not include the right for its citizens to live in a healthy environment.

What’s really happening in Canada?

Share with all your Canadian friends. With elections looming in Canada, it’s time we held our politicians accountable and make the environment a top topic in the campaigns.

What are your thoughts?

Find out more at David Suzuki Foundation
I do not work for the David Suzuki Foundation nor have I been commissioned to support this cause. I am, however, a very concerned Canadian citizen and I am thankful for the dedicated work of this foundation.

Quotes That Make You Go Hmmm…

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by any means without the express written consent of the photographer. 

I recently watched the documentary, Mile… Mile & a Half – A Journey Along the John Muir Trail. It tracks the journey of five friends who embark on a 211 mile hike from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney in California. But these aren’t just any average friends. Each is an artist; two are cinematographers, one is a still photographer, one is a location sound recordist, and one is a camera man.

The documentary combines their skills to capture the beauty and sounds of this spectacular wilderness. But believe me, it’s not a typical nature film. It’s also a film about friends – their spirit, their perseverance but mostly their humour and camaraderie. And it’s about the people they meet and ‘collect’ along the way.

Well worth watching. I hope you make the time to enjoy it. (Psst…it’s available on iTunes & Netflix).

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~John Muir

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Share other similar movies that you’ve enjoyed.