Dandelion

Wild food is a passion. In times like these, we could all benefit from knowing the plants all around us and how they can help. The dandelion is now emerging and is a powerhouse plant full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. All parts of the dandelion are edible. Dried roots can be used as a substitute for coffee, leaves and … Read More

Re-Setting Reality

It feels like the world is on pause… nature and our true nature is calling. We can live in fear and let this amplify our disconnection with each other or we can go inward, focus on the things that matter, get healthy and cultivate compassion. Read the March edition of Elsii E-News.

The Power of Plants

Soon edible wild plants will be everywhere. It is the perfect time to take advantage of the power of plants to strengthen our immune systems with a high dosage of nutrients. Did you know that every part of the dandelion is edible and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants? And there are many others plants that can help too… It’s … Read More

In Like a Lion

Every decade has an essence. The 1920s were about modernity, technology and consumerism. 100 yrs later, we are seeing the impacts of this movement. 2020 has come in like a lion — my hope is that we go out like a lamb in 2029 — let’s make good choices and set the tone! Read the February Edition.

Toronto Bloggers at The Hive

A magical night and day with amazing writers/artists from Toronto Bloggers Collective. We played, explored, learned and, shared. Than you for a delicious vegan meal from Copper Branch Bowmanville and Twenty 1 Desserts. Big thanks Central Counties Tourism, York Durham Headwaters & Durham Tourism and everyone who made it happen! View the video.

Visioning 2020

I find that the best way to gain insight is to go inward.. and there is no better guide than nature. The process of going inwards helps me be the person I need to be – to go to the heart of a challenge no matter how difficult and to vision the next best steps for me. Read the Jan … Read More

Art with Heart

For over a month, we honoured and remembered at The Hive. During a special day with Mayan Spiritual Guide, Nan Shuni Giron, guests created nature art to commemorate loved ones. The works were hung from a tree and later offered to the fire. View the video.

Spaces and Circles

I met Jothi at Community Innovation Lab where we discovered that we share similar interests in creativity, nature and community. Last month she launched HERSpace – a space for women to gather, connect, express and create. It was an honour to create a Mandala to celebrate the launch.

Seeing Signs

Have you ever noticed the animals and creatures that cross your path? They may have a message or meaning to consider. A few weeks ago I was at a cottage with my family and I was literally hit in the head with an insect that I learned was a Katydid. When I returned home, the same insect flew into our … Read More

Business Retreat

It was an absolute pleasure to host the Clarington Board of Trade for a Business Retreat at The Hive Centre. The group set intentions, explored strengths and obstacles, enjoyed a vegan meal, experienced a Shinrin Yoku/Forest Bathing session, created beautiful nature art, and participated in a closing fireside ceremony. View photos and video of the CBOT Business Retreat.