A Library of Stuff is a Brilliant Idea

Having a library of stuff makes so much sense. At Toronto’s Sharing Depot people go to borrow are paper shredders, chocolate fondue fountains, folding chairs, and sewing machines. These are all occasional use items that  take up space in our homes but don’t have to. I think about the items I only use every once in awhile –… Continue reading A Library of Stuff is a Brilliant Idea

Shinrin Yoku: Forest Bathing, Anyone?

Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese therapy of “forest bathing”. The idea is simple- spend time in the forest being- not hiking or searching for birds or achieving anything- just being there. People around the world recognize that there is something therapeutic about being in nature. According to shinrin-yoku.org, some of the scientifically proven benefits of forest bathing… Continue reading Shinrin Yoku: Forest Bathing, Anyone?