Issue #113
August 8, 2015

What's the deal with Soy?

I used to swear by soy. When I gave up meat and dairy, the wondrously-versatile soy became my go-to ingredient for pretty much everything. Soy milk in smoothies, tofu in curry, grilled tempeh in sandwiches, edamame on salads, soy based ice cream (yum). I'm quite certain that I’m not alone in my soy-loaded diet. Recently though I’ve been noticing more and more recipes marked “soy free,” a label that got me wondering, am I overdoing it on the soy? ... Read More

Can we raise our Collective Courage?

I want to share stories of courage. Over the past year I’ve asked roughly 150 people "what was your most courageous moment or decision?” It's a question that has silenced dinner parties and taken them to beautiful places. It has elicited fear and created confusion, and has drawn many tears. But inevitably, it creates almost imperceptible straightening of spines. Stories of courage bring out the best in people. To open up the conversations, I usually start with my own story of courage. The st ... Read More

Urban Green Space

A green oasis can be a hard thing to find in most North American cities. But city living doesn’t mean that you must sacrifice having a green space in your life. Investing in a community garden, even ... Read More
Issue #113
August 8, 2015