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Is Having Enough, Enough?

Is Having Enough, Enough?

I was aware of the power of words but, truly, didnt think that one word could trigger so much insight.  “Happy New Year my dear Aïda”, the new year card said, “May you always have enough”.   When I asked a group of people attending a workshop I was facilitating how...

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Our second community tree planting event

Our second community tree planting event

Our heartfelt thanks to the many individuals who made our second tree planting at Mowat Farm Park in Barrhaven event a great success. First the Steering Committee – Ashley Janna, Carole Nehme, Colette Corban, Hashem Y Hashem, and Mounir Gedeon – who, over the past...

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Our first in-person tree planting event

Our first in-person tree planting event

GentleWays for OurPlanet's first in-person tree planting event was an awesome, memorable day! Dozens of youths and youth at heart mainly from the Lebanese-Canadian community in Ottawa planted 125 trees at Neil Nesbitt Park in Barrhaven, Ottawa, on September 24, 2022...

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Our Tree Planting Project

Our Tree Planting Project

GentleWays for Our Planet is proudly partnering with Ecology Ottawa to support tree planting in Ontario! Reforestation creates so many ecological and community benefits.

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If You Knew The Truth Would You…?

If You Knew The Truth Would You…?

Sometimes, we don’t ask a question because we don’t want to hear the answer. Sometimes, we look the other way, lest we see something we’re uncomfortable with. Sometimes, we say we want the truth but deep down we don’t because when we know the truth, It becomes...

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How Precisely We Express Feelings Affects Our Health

How Precisely We Express Feelings Affects Our Health

A study published recently in Emotion (June 2019) showed that expressing our feelings precisely protects us from developing depressive symptoms. It’s solidly established in the field of psychology that expressing our feelings is healthier than repressing or denying...

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Changing Others

Changing Others

Are you aware of the many ways you try to change others?  Do you make requests and suggestions? Do you drop hints? Use indirect ways like sulking; threats and punishment? Do you stew over what they should have done?  Whatever the way, a great deal of our frustrations...

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