Petition Tag - wellness

1. Mindfulness/Tai Chi & Life Skills in our Schools

Teaching kids about mindfulness has been a huge success in Robert W. Coleman Elementary School Baltimore. The school has replaced detention with meditation where kids feel like they are in control, no medication yelling or screaming. It has been said that since taking part in this program two years ago the school hasn't issued a single suspension!

“Studies show that grade-school-aged children who learn mindfulness and meditation are more focused and resilient,” says Sarah McKay, an Oxford University-trained neuroscientist and freelance science writer specializing in mind and brain. “It helps settle them down and improves concentration, particularly if done before school or after lunch breaks.” Taken form an article written in "The Wall Street Journal". Practicing mindfulness improves focus, reduces stress and anxiety, boost academic performance and provides a means to cope in the present moment. We spend time on worrying about the past or the future, however learning how to stop, breathe and make good choices in the present moment comes from practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness teaches us more about ourselves, our emotions, triggers and reactions. When we practice mindfulness we learn how to be aware, observe and to be present without prejudice or judgement benefiting in inner wellness, mental wellness and helping others do the same. Living in congruence means what we think, speak and act are all with the same intention coming from a place of who we truly are not what we have been led to believe by others. Kids need to learn ways to cope better and feel good about themselves this can be shown through teaching mindfulness, meditation and life skills.

2. Protect the community-based, non-profit Earthwise Farm

For almost ten years the not-for-profit Earthwise Farm has been a model for small scale community based farming. Thousands of people of all ages visit us to rediscover their connection with growing food. Our farm based events draw hundreds of people to celebrate and share a new vision for the future of farming.

We are Tsawwassen’s authentic grass roots inspired community farm, and our success has been made possible by our community.

But that could change.

In a few weeks, our certified organic field will be dismantled to accommodate site grading for the Southlands development project, and when the work is completed, we may not be allowed to resume farming in that location.

We ask that the Corporation of Delta:
1) Keep the Earthwise Farm in its current location as the feature of the Market Square, as promised; and,
2) Support Earthwise to continue to deliver its community and farming education programs without interruption during the development process.

Throughout the debate and public presentations leading to the approval of the Southlands development, Century Group (the developer) stated that, “As the working model for the Southlands Community-based Farm, Earthwise Farm and Garden will be the feature of the Market Square” (Imagine Southlands website 2013-2016).

In the Corporation of Delta Bylaw 7271, Attachment E on page 26 includes our farm area as part of the Earthwise Garden Precinct Plan, and notes that it “will be retained in its existing configuration.”

Based on these public assurances of a secure future on the site, Earthwise, its volunteers and community supporters have made a huge investment in program development that is dependent upon continued access to the Earthwise Farm in its current location.

3. White Rock Mayor Urged to Approve Medical Marijuana Pilot Project

It is no secret that medical marijuana facilities have been growing in number in BC's Lower Mainland. Many of these facilities have opened and operated without the guidance of their government or local city officials, resulting in certain relaxed operating protocols, miscommunication and facilities being shut down on a frequent basis.

Rather than risking the confusion and inconsistency, communities can initiate a Pilot Project which would allow a Mayor and City Council the opportunity to openly work with a pilot facility, such as Releaf Compassion Centers, to create operating protocols and bylaws.

The pilot facility's operating protocols would be up for public scrutiny and adjustment until the point is reached where the community and the pilot facility no longer have concerns that need addressing. Then all facilities that wish to open within the community will have to abide by those agreed upon standards.

Releaf has requested a Pilot Project with the City of White Rock, believing that it will be an effective solution to creating safe community-based access to medical marijuana that supports the needs and concerns of the everyone.

4. Support a Community Center Project in Lewis County NY

Residents of Lewis County have discussed the great need for a Community Center in our area that serves our entire population, both young and old alike. Since 2007 Double Play Sports Community Center has been developing a a plan that is feasible and sustainable for a venue to meet those needs in our area.

In 2011 Double Opened their doors for programming in the former St. Peter's school for youth and adult programming in the village of Lowville. The programs have grown with great success. Limited space and rental hours hinder the mission for Lewis County residents as a whole at our current location.

With a business plan and building design ready for development the non-profit board of directors are seeking private and public grants in addition to starting a capital campaign to bring the project to fruition. As such, a petition that displays the community's support for the project will enhance our success.


July 11th 2014 was a dark day for GMIT with the closure of our college gym. For the past 14 years GMIT SU Gym has provided an oasis of health, fitness and wellness for students and staff at GMIT.

Our unique gym provided training facilities and professional support for over 400 continuous members annually, creating a support network that spanned age, gender, weight, ability, race, colour and creed.

GMIT Gym On Campus – 1 Gym for 1 college, for ALL!

6. Support the construction of the Community Equestrian Center in Digby Nova Scotia

WHY should a Community Riding Center be built in Digby Nova Scotia

Therapeutic horsemanship has many benefits, improving mental and physical well-being in a number of ways. It can help people from all kinds of backgrounds, including those that are usually hard to engage.

*Physical activity
*Social Skills
*Stress reduction and relaxation
*Physical Skills
*A sense of Community
*Learning new Skills
*Having Fun
*Connection with Nature
*Mental, Emotional and physical benefits
*Mood improvements

7. Legalize Marijuana in Georgia

Whereas marijuana is a plant, created by God and owned by no one; and whereas the state of Georgia, at the urging of the United States federal government, has waged war on peaceful citizens for no reason other than because they consume a plant that was created by God (and owned by no one):

We call upon the State Representatives, Senate and the Governor of the State of Georgia to legalize the production and possession of marijuana by all adult citizens of this great state.

8. Request for Public Inquiry into Child and Family Services Authority

Workers within all branches of Child and Family Services Authority in Alberta have been maliciously abusing their powers and misinterpreting their mandates.

The Minister responsible for those branches is as guilty as the workers for blatantly closing their eyes on the partial list of the following issues:

usage of threats,
usage of coercion,
intimidation tactics,
fabrication of evidence,
dismissing complaints,
breach of human rights,
breach of constitutional rights,
breach of laws,
inadequate investigations,
not following their own protocols,
various forms of discriminations,
direct harassment,
internal and external collusions,
parading children to adoption candidate prior to Court procedures,
Court orders rendered without effective council representation.

9. Allow Adult Stores in the DMU

The city of Fargo, ND is growing and the culture is changing and current zoning regulations do not allow for further development of adult themed stores to be brought into the downtown area in the zone called Downtown Mixed Use (
[PDF 5.18MB]) regardless of community support.

While the city had the best intentions in 1998 when they sought to revitalize the ailing downtown district and we respect the time, man power, and money that has been used to do so the area has stabilized and the changes that have been strived for have happened. The downtown area is now to a point, however, that many buildings are again for rent and we do not believe that this type of business would detract from the general streetscape while it would still provide a well needed service to patrons.

The culture of the area has significantly changed and the general population of the downtown area is now made up of students more than any other demographic due to the expansion of the North Dakota State University campuses and the proximity of the Concordia and Minnesota State University – Moorhead campuses. These students are looking for something safe and available to them that will accept them for who they are and stress the need to have sex be something fun, yet still be safe, as well as provide an outlet to provide education regarding sexual health and wellness. The city has also become the site of the FM Pride parade and a great number of celebrations each summer which again goes to show the change in culture that the city has undergone over the last number of years.

10. Genehmigung zur Einfuhr von einem Wunderbahre Gesundheitsdrink ohne Konservierungsmittel

Neueste Studien haben erwiesen, dass Amalaki der potenziellste Jungbrunnen aller Zeiten ist, mit dem Leistungsvermögen, die allgemeine Gesundheit, Lebenskraft und Lebensfreude auf höchster Ebene zu steigern.

Amalaki ist ein rein naturliches Produkt, ohne chemische Zutaten oder Farbstoffe. Nebst Amalaki sind folgende 6 Heilkraeuter und Wurzeln enthalten. Gelbwurz – Tulsi – Schizandra – Jujube – Haritaki – Ingwer

There are significant Health Benefits you may go to experience with the fruit of rejuvenation and beauty (No preservatives and no foodcolor). With Amalaki ther are also 6 other Herbs includet. Tulsi - Schizandra - Ginger - Haritaki - Jujube - Turmeric

11. Retain Coatesville Highway Safety class at Coatesville High School

The Coatesville Area School District decided to take away "highway safety" as a class starting the school year of 2004-2005. If you would like to take Highway Safety - Drivers Ed. - as a class to reduce your insurance or to fulfill your Wellness & Fitness Elective... PLEASE sign this.