Mountains

The Real Truffle - Your Nose Knows Not

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

The stunningly scenic mountain village of Montefortino in the Sibillini Mountains Central Italy, held its 16th annual Festival of Real Truffles, 'Fest...

Look to the Mountains Before It's Too Late

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Tamara Griffiths

Canada's natural gas extraction is not an issue that will be resolved quickly. While this conflict between short term economic benefit, and sustainability or responsible behavior continues in Canada, there is a comparatively simple positive step we could take to help counter the negative history currently being inscribed in the annals of time. Many of Canada's mountains are still intact or relatively environmentally healthy.

The Art of Enjoying Life

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

In Hinduism, appreciation of life is viewed as an art one learns through maturity of thought and experience. In contrast, in western countries there i...

Why You Should Stay Festive and Frugal This Holiday Season

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Tamara Griffiths

Is it possible for the average person on a budget to have fun at Christmas and do a bit less damage to the planet? Going without gifts may seem a hardship but instead of buying presents we too can focus our festivities on people's interactions, on having fun together, or new experiences.

Hermits Are Fashionable Again -- And They Aren't All Solitary

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Hermits are apparently becoming fashionable again. A study by I. Turina at the University of Bologna shows that the number of hermits in Europe is gro...

Trouble Digesting? Try the Pre-Industrial Diet

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 12.03.2013 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Almost all vegetables we buy today had a "wild" ancestor, and many plants were originally consumed for their medicinal values. Interestingly people with diverse food intolerances often find they digest these pre-industrial foods particularly well.

How I Made a Time-Lapse Film of Mount Everest [VIDEO]

Elia Saikaly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Elia Saikaly

I'm honestly blown away at how many people have connected with my video, Everest -- Time Lapse Short Film. My goal was to bring to life the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and draw attention away from the negativity that has surrounded Everest in the past years. I wanted to remind people of the infinite possibility that the tallest mountain on Earth symbolizes in each of us.

Why Challenge Ourselves?

Elia Saikaly | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

It's that time of year again when uncertainty takes precedence over all that is routine, familiar and predictable. No matter how many times one embark...