Complete Communities and Quality Living in Ottawa

There are lot of discussions these days about ‘infill’ design solutions in our Canadian cities.  Infill is a term often synonymous with ‘intensification’, which adds new homes into mature or existing communities.  Infill can also be thought of making better use out of under-utilized spaces, areas where the zoning is changing through the redevelopment of traditional main street areas, or taking advantage of new housing types which were not considered when the original communities were first planned in the [...]


Easy Steps to Mindfulness

Easy Steps to Mindfulness What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness consists of cultivating awareness of the mind and body and experiencing life in the here and now. It means being fully aware and present without judgement or filters. Historically mindfulness was associated with meditation connected to the original traditions of Buddhism as a spiritual practice. Today in a hectic and even sometimes chaotic world, mindfulness has expanded far beyond its original spiritual roots and extends to encompass mental and emotional well-being. Today [...]