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If you’ve ever wondered how ski hills are built and who designs them, what the recipe is for artificial snow and how long it would take to ski down the world’s longest run, then you’ll want to get your hands on the newest issue of OWL magazine! I answer all your burning questions in “High Tech on the Hills.” It all starts on page 10 of OWL’s December issue.


I’m also proud to announce that the new anthology, Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet (Rocky Mountain Books), is now in its second printing! The first print run sold out in two weeks. More copies are expected to be available in early January. Editor Todd MacLean is now crowdfunding to make a documentary about the project. Global Chorus is a collection of brief essays on our planet’s environmental future – I’m honoured to be involved in 1/365 of this beautiful book!

Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda is beautiful. I know, because I’ve been there. Sure, it’s got the surf and the sandy beaches that we expect from a southern destination. But it’s also got a heck of a lot more nature-heavy attractions. Whether you’re into landscapes, cave formations, trees, flowers or wildlife, you can’t help but be enchanted here. Check out my story, “5 Activities for Nature Lovers in Bermuda,” in Up! magazine’s online newsletter.

November Health News

Have you picked up the new November issue of Zoomer magazine? There’s something for everyone here, from a report on diabetes breakthroughs (“True Blood”) to research on impaired driving (“Car Caution”), from the medicinal uses of honey (“The Bee’s Knees”) to identifying Alzheimer’s (“Memory Loss: Earlier Detection”). If you haven’t grabbed this issue, the time is now!

What a Pain!

If you have chronic pain, you know that relief usually isn’t just a matter of popping an aspirin or two. It’s complicated. But my new article in Canadian Living magazine, “Hurting All Over,” offers a few expert ideas for easing your agony. Solutions to pain are incredibly individual, so it’s always worth trying – and trying again! You’ll find these tips in the November issue.

Want to keep the sniffles and sneezes at bay this winter? There are several strategies you and your kids can put into place to keep from catching nasty cold and flu germs. Read my new article “8 Healthy Habits To Keep Kids From Getting Sick,” posted this month on the Readers Digest website.


On a side note, I’m very pleased that my travel essay, “Falling,” was shortlisted in the creative non-fiction category of Room Magazine’s 2014 Annual Writing Contest. It’s an honour to be recognized. Congratulations to the top prize winners of this distinguished competition!

I’m proud to be included in the upcoming anthology Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet,  published by Rocky Mountain Books and available in stores at the end of this month. Global Chorus is a collection of 365 brief essays on our environmental future, one for every day of the year. (My own perspective appears on October 28, right next to October 29’s Stephen Hawking!) Other contributors include Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Mikhail Gorbachev, Justin Trudeau, Desmond Tutu, David Suzuki, Jane Goodall, Rick Hansen, Farley Mowat, Temple Grandin and the Dalai Lama. Another good reason to buy the book: All contributors donated their work and time, and proceeds will benefit environmental and humanitarian charities.

Whether you’re stressed by your work or your teenagers, I’ve got solutions for you. If it’s work that’s got you frazzled, my article “How to Beat Stress…Through What You Eat” has diet tips to help you cope, instead of compounding the problem. That’s in the new October issue of Zoomer magazine.


On the other hand, if it’s your teenage kids who’ve got you pulling your hair out, my article “Indoor Voices, Please” will give you great alternatives to yelling at your teens (along with compelling evidence to show why hollering is unhealthy). Look for that in the October edition of ParentsCanada magazine.

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