Reflecting on Consumption: Forget the Marshmallows

October 23 I forgot the marshmallows! Well, I didn’t really forget, though I was pretty tired in the morning not having slept well. We had an unseasonable high of 22 degrees and I didn’t really think we needed a fire. Besides, I reacted badly to the smoke of the fire yesterday and my head stillContinue reading “Reflecting on Consumption: Forget the Marshmallows”

Reflecting on Consumption: Beginnings

October 22nd This is the beginning of a multiple week reflective journal on consumption that I am doing for my Fundamentals of Sustainability course at Cape Breton University. In it, I am suppose to track my consumption, reflecting on the patterns and behaviours I notice. This is very much linked to techniques in mindfulness andContinue reading “Reflecting on Consumption: Beginnings”

Opening my eyes: some reflections on Netukulimk, Reciprocity, and Two-eyed Seeing

I love the way Robin Wall Kimmerer, in her popular book, Braiding Sweetgrass (2013), speaks of weaving Western science, Indigenous wisdom and the reciprocity of plants. This, my heart sang, was a path towards healing our troubled world, that brought understandings from both cultures together in harmony. Two ways of seeing. Two languages groups. WorkingContinue reading “Opening my eyes: some reflections on Netukulimk, Reciprocity, and Two-eyed Seeing”