Truth, Inspiration, Hope.

Carolina Avendano

Carolina is a journalism student based in Canada who enjoys learning and sharing information about how to lead a meaningful life. She is passionate about traditional culture, handmade crafts, and the connection between humans and nature.
indigenous-people-getty
Important Lessons in Traditional Values From Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples have inhabited Earth for millennia. Being descendants of the first occupants of a given region, each native population has its own way of life and worldviews that are passed down through countless generations...
Cahokia
North America’s Cahokia: A Lost City With Cosmic Views
Cahokia was the largest city in North America before the arrival of Europeans in the New World. Also called the “City of the Sun,” this site was home to approximately 20,000 people by 1050 A.D.,...
avocado-pexels
How and Why You Might Swap Out Avocados for Peas
The avocado is a large berry, containing a single, sizable seed. On the outside, it appears egg-shaped or spherical, with green, black, or brown, leathery skin. Its outer color is harmoniously contrasted by a bright...
Zhuge-Liang-Wikimedia-commons
Zhuge Liang and the Divine Crane: A Tale About the Value of Strong Will
In traditional Chinese culture, people used to promote virtue in their everyday conduct and held themselves to strict standards. Throughout the dynasties, virtue was used as the main criterion to determine how good a person...
therapeutic-photography-pexels
Therapeutic Photography – Making Peace With The Past Through Pictures
It was March 15, 2016 when Roy, Shelley Lynch’s husband, suddenly passed away from an aortic dissection. The unfortunate event had revealed itself in Shelley’s dreams a few nights before in the form of a...
streaked-tenrec-wikimedia-commons
Meet the Lowland Streaked Tenrec of Madagascar
The lowland streaked Tenrec is a peculiar animal that inhabits the eastern region of Madagascar. With an average body length of 5.5 in - the length of a Bic pen - this animal exhibits a...
Saint-Patrick-in-Stained-Glass-Wikimedia-Commons
Saint Patrick and the Legends Behind Ireland’s Most Famous Holiday
The sound of bagpipes, the synchrony of Irish step-dancers, the poise of men in kilts parading the streets, and a sea of green mark the date - March 17 - which commemorates the death of...
Ides-of-March-Wikimedia-commons
March 15: Beware The Ides of March
Every year, March 15 is branded with a mysterious and gloomy connotation. Movies, books and television specials have associated this day with a bad omen. What is the real meaning and historical significance of this...
Pie-for-pi-day-wikimedia-commons
Pi Day: The Shared Passion of Math and Baking
March 14 marks the day to honor the oldest and the most recognized mathematical constant in the world, Pi (π = 3.14159265…). Its significant figures - 3, 1 and 4 - match the date expressed...
wabi-sabi-artisan-bread-Pexels
The Wabi Sabi of Artisan Bread
Wabi sabi (侘寂) is a world view rooted in Zen Buddhism that believes that life is made of three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. Thus, this philosophy proposes that...
crossword-puzzles-in-newspaper-pixabay
The Polemic History of Crossword Puzzles
To many newspaper readers, solving the crossword puzzles inhabiting the back pages of the bundle has been an essential part of their Sunday routine. The seemingly simple layout of black and white squares has the...
Milky-Way-Galaxy-Gazing-Pexels
Galaxy Gazing: A Mesmerizing Experience
The Milky Way is the galaxy, out of more than 100 billion galaxies in the Universe, that contains our solar system. With an estimated visible diameter of 100,000–200,000 light-years, this system of stars, planets and...