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What is it You Truly Want? - 06/07/12 07:39 PM
I've heard and read that more and more people are depressed these days. I can't help but believe it is due to a lack of genuine connection with loved ones and the natural world around us. We seem to have everything we want and more, and yet, we come up lacking. Technology has not fulfilled us in the way we all thought it would. Throughout my week there has been a recurring theme. That theme has been about 'want'. Sitting in meditation class last night our teacher, Clayton Smith, asked us to think about what we really want; what is our (96 comments)
Partner Yoga Retreat Weekend With Chrysalis Yoga, Burlington - 06/06/12 07:13 PM
The beautiful Viamede Resort and Conference Centre will be the setting for a wonderful retreat workshop put on by Chrysalis Yoga of Burlington this weekend. Clayton Smith and Shanine Dennill, life partners to one another and the owners of Chrysalis Yoga in Burlington, will be instructing and leading the way as they take participants through partner yoga classes and discussions. The weekend starts Friday, June 8th at 6 pm with dinner and then a workshop immediately following. Saturday looks like a busy day with a class in the morning, then free time in the afternoon, then another class before dinner. The (3 comments)
Writing Tips for Business Success. - 06/05/12 08:17 PM
I remember when I first joined Active Rain back in 2007. Writing a blog for business purposes was a very new concept back then and Active Rain was at the leading edge of what worked and what didn't. We were our own active experiment in the making. Flash forward to today and the business blog has now become something quite common and a necessity for most successful businesses.Active Rain members who have stuck with blog writing over the years have gleaned the results of their efforts with thousands of success stories. Their blogs have attracted clients from far and wide and (9 comments)
Caution! Aggressive Mute Swans in Port Credit, Mississauga. - 06/04/12 02:57 PM
Aggressive Mute Swans Found in the Port Credit area of Mississauga. The Mute Swan is a very common sight along the Lake Ontario shoreline of Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga and Toronto. This swan is not native to Ontario. It was introduced accidentally when Europeans brought breeding pairs over to stock the ponds of large country estates in the USA in the 1800s. The first breeding pair of Mute Swans in Ontario was seen in 1958 and since that time their population has increased greatly, often displacing the native waterfowl of Ontario. Since their introduction, the Mute Swan has spread far and wide. (10 comments)
Bird Houses and Feeders in the Burlington and Oakville Area. - 06/03/12 08:44 PM
The chicks have flown, the nests are abandoned, and you have decided that it is the perfect day in Burlington, Oakville or other regions across the continent, to take down and clean your bird houses. STOP ! Please read this before proceeding one step further. Are you aware that numerous life threatening diseases are picked up through the cleaning of bird houses and feeders ? If not, then this article is for you.
Below is a partial list of diseases/parasites that may be picked up by the simple task of doing some cleaning around your yard.
Histoplasmosis ~fungal disease (12 comments)
Climate of Burlington and Oakville, Ontario, Canada - 06/02/12 01:32 PM
The continental (4 distinct seasons) climate of the Burlington and Oakville area is moderated by it's proximity to the Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment.Belleville and region experiences warmer temperatures in the winter and slightly cooler temperatures in the summer due to these effects and the average snowfall is lower than many areas in Canada and the north eastern states of the USA. Our winters generally pass fairly quickly with an average of 291 hours of sunlight. Oftentimes in winter we will experience a sudden thaw with a number of days reaching above 10C and into the 50s. The odd winter (2 comments)
Soaring high overhead, with wingspans reaching 6 feet across, the Turkey Vulture is a common sight along the valleys of the Niagara Escarpment in the Burlington area. Amongst the most skilled gliders in North America, the Turley Vulture is able to glide for hours without so much as flapping it's wings even once. Rising high on warm air updrafts, it reaches a peak and then gently glides downwards using it's keen sense of smell and excellent eyesight in search of food. The Turkey Vulture's diet consists mainly of carrion and is our most adept (5 comments)
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