Healing the earth by healing birth

Midwife Rebecca Hautala helps new parents find community

Growing food and family values

There’s something about understanding just how hard you have to work for a 10-pound bag of potatoes that’s really valuable, and not just in terms of money.

Stitching together community

The women behind Nelson Stitch Lab understand that what they’re ultimately creating is a stronger and more sustainable community.

Ontario mom Julee Boan on valuing the vulnerable

I’ve always felt compelled to speak for the vulnerable — and for me, the most vulnerable are often the non-human: animals, who literally have no voice.

SEEKing adventure & happiness

With her new guided tour business, Sue Hamel connects people to local culture, community, food — and their bliss

Radical simplification

What Trish Jane and her family learned from life in an RV.

“Learning to trust myself”: Leanna Marshall finds ceremony in everyday life

In 2017, Leanna Marshall felt a powerful call. She’d known for a while about Water Walks, a series of spiritual journeys that highlight the importance of protecting our waterways. The movement is the brainchild of Indigenous grandmother, Elder, and water activist Josephine Mandamin who since 2003 has tallied more than 25,000 kilometres on foot around the Great … Read more“Learning to trust myself”: Leanna Marshall finds ceremony in everyday life

Healing through the land: Jolene Banning finds inspiration in her Indigenous traditions

Jolene Banning grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. But she lived for the summers, spent with her grandparents and uncle in the small town of Allanwater Bridge, surrounded by her Ojibway family and community. “My mom was forced to move off her land to get an education in Thunder Bay. But she did bring us … Read moreHealing through the land: Jolene Banning finds inspiration in her Indigenous traditions

Minimizing waste & maximizing community, one nursing bra at a time

When Leah Simeone needed nursing tops, quickly, she knew exactly who to call. A month after the birth of her second child, Hannah, Leah was fed up with her few, worn-out tops, and with shoving towels up her shirt to deal with leaking milk. “I put a call out to my local Freecycle group, and … Read moreMinimizing waste & maximizing community, one nursing bra at a time

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