What We’re Lovin’ for April

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What Ellen’s Lovin’

I truly love learning.

Last month, Jenn and Simone shared their love of books.  Tim Caulfield is a great Canadian author who is demystifying science.  His book The Cure for Everything is a must read.  One of the blogs and Facebook posts that I follow is Dr. Joe Schwartz from McGill University – Office of Science & Society.

He demystifies science, chemicals and food.  Follow Dr. Joe Schwartz on twitter @joeschwarcz.

Watch his TEDX talk:

The importance of skepticism in science: Joe Schwartz at TEDxMontreal

What Jenn’s Lovin’

Make ‘Full’ your new ‘Busy’

It’s easy to become a slave to your “busy” life.  Is it time for you to Spring clean “busy” from your vocabulary, toss it out and replaced it with the word “full”?

Shift your perspective and embrace your full life.  After all, you make choices to fill your days, to fill your calendar and to fill your life.  Choose to make choices that will fill your life with happiness, lead you to joy and down a path of greater purpose.

I challenge you to replace the word “busy” in your vocabulary with the word “full” for one week.  See what happens.

What Simon’s Lovin’

It’s Aggie Days time – in both Calgary and Lethbridge!

Imagine thousands of students, teachers and parents who converge in one place to learn about where their food comes from. And each year, it is our pleasure to share with them, facts such as these:

  • Canola is the only truly Canadian crop
  • Each canola seed has about 45% oil
  • What remains after the oil is removed is called meal, and when fed to dairy cattle, the cows will produce up to 1L more milk per cow per day

2015 is the International Year of Soils, so we’ll be focusing our comments on the importance of healthy soils to the production of Canada’s food supply. Did you know that soil degradation costs Canadians an estimated $2 billion per year.

Want more information on soil?  Visit the Soil Conservation Council of Canada – the national organization that “concentrates on issues of soil health and soil conservation within a broadly-based landscape context”.

Be Well…Ellen, Jenn & Simone