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Send Your Dog On An Adventure Hike

Here’s another reason Whistler has my heart. We have such a warm dog-lovers community that supports other dog owners. Planning to spend the day at the ski resort, but don’t want your canine to stay at home? Send him on an Adventure Hike with Whistler Alpine Dogs. They’ll pick up and drop off your dog for full or half-day adventures. Saundra started Alpine Dogs in 2008, and I’ve heard the highest compliments of her. Dogs get excited when they hear the Alpine Dogs truck pull up in the driveway. They come back happily exhausted, too. A tough - and exhilarating - workout does just as much for dogs as it does for humans. Dogs and exercise Canines evolved to be...

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9 Ways to Eat the Rainbow this Fall

Oh autumn... The cool crisp air in the mornings, the warm sunny afternoons, the dancing leaves animating our streets... I love fall with all its sunshine, its rain and its vibrant combinations of colours as a result. We are so privileged to live in a place of changing seasons. There's nothing I love more than watching nature dress and undress with layers of pure beauty. Indeed, seasons bring excitement, something to look forward to. I'm excited for forest walks on crunchy leaves, muddy boots, cozy sweaters, warm beverages and yummy foods. Surely, fall is a wonderful and delicious time to cook. It's that transition time between summer and autumn when the farmers' markets are at their peak. Carrots, cabbages, beetroots, radishes, greens,...

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Reducing Our Ecological Footprint, One Step at a Time

I hope it is safe to say that most people are aware of the demands that humans are putting on the resources of our planet, but the degree of these strains may surprise you. If everybody on the planet lived like me, under the same conditions as me, we would need 1.8 planets to support our needs. What is so surprising to me is that even though I live in a trailer home (less than 300ft2), use minimal energy, never to rarely spend on goods (got rid of most of my wardrobe and try to only buy second-hand if needed), wash my clothes by hand with cold water, have 4 minute cold water showers and recycle, I still overshoot it....

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How Dogs Inspire Us to Live More Mindfully

When we spend time with our dogs, it provides us the opportunity to be more mindful, to purposefully focus our attention on the present moment, without any judgement. It allows us to take moments to appreciate simple everyday experiences.  It is not a surprise that the company of dogs have a healing effect in many of our lives. Not only dogs make us healthier, happier and more resilient, but they also have the ability to get us out of our ego mind and get into the now.   Undoubtetly, dogs are mindful creatures that can teach us how to live more mindfully. Here's how:  Be silly & simply have fun  Dogs remind us to be goofy, to let loose and take life...

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Keep Your Pet Cool & Comfy During the Dog Days of Summer

Temperatures are rising and with summer entering full swing you may eagerly look forward to spending more time outside. While taking your pet along on your outdoor adventures can be greatly beneficial for you both, keep in mind that warm weather can be dangerous. Whether you are hanging around the house this summer, taking small trips locally or preparing for a long road trip on the Coast, keep these safety tips in mind to keep your furry friends safe, healthy and happy under the sun: Never leave your dog in a hot car It can take only a few minutes for a pet to develop heat stroke and suffocate in a car. Even with the windows cracked open or the air...

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