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Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

What’s the Word? Notes on Nature

by Jo Barnes – Come join me for another trek down the word trail. Last time we sailed the sea of nautical phrases, but today we venture into the great outdoors where interesting idioms sprout up all over. So off we go; there’s nothing like the great outdoors. Being in it can make you feel “as fresh as a daisy.” The little flower is attractive enough, but why do we think of it as being fresh? The flower’s name is based on the old English dæges ēage or “day’s eye”Read More
by Dr. Kristen Bovee, Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic & Hydrate IV Wellness Centre – The prostate is an important gland prone to certain conditions because of its location (wrapped around the urethra and near the base of the bladder). When it does become diseased, it can impact a man’s health by way of urination, sexual activity and, with cancer, can spread to other organs. The following are ways to help keep the prostate healthy and can support a man if there are any chronic issues such as prostatitis, hyperplasia (enlargement, orRead More
by Jo Barnes – Many years ago living on the Saanich Peninsula required people to draw their sustenance directly from the land upon which they lived. While most of us today rely on grocery markets and at best tend to backyard gardens, there are still those in our community for whom living off the land is a way of life. This is the fourth in a Seaside series featuring local community members who all share the same passion for the land and love of what they do.  On a warmRead More
by Tracey Burns, Tracey Burns Coaching & Consulting – I wrap my arms around the trunk of the giant Douglas fir, my eyes following its massive trunk skyward. As I exhale I take in all of its majesty. There was something about this tree that had me stop my hike and take up this crazy embrace. I breathe deeply, smelling the sweet mixture of a freshly misted forest, briny air and warm cedar, and feel myself relax. My mind travels to my childhood where I spent equal amounts of myRead More
by Chris Cowland – Our summers in Lake of the Woods were quite challenging. There was one season when I tried to install a new back door, but did not quite finish the job. The following year my wife drove out with our four kids (I was supposed to join them two weeks later) to find that a whole zoo of animals had taken up residence through the winter, and had held multiple parties in the kitchen, spreading from wall to wall dog food, flour, spaghetti, rice and all theRead More