Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Health and Wellness

We all have a heart in us
Some deeper than others, but it’s there, beating like everyone else’s
Love is a part of the heart, it keeps us nourished and alive
Imagine life without love, like a life without oxygen
No oxygen, no life without love, what’s the point?
People may say “there are so many reasons to live, other than love”
There’s your family, there’s joy...
Joy is such a powerful word, it implies freedom and openness
Being open represents joy, don’t isolate yourself in loneliness
When you isolate yourself, you close your mind off to the world, to the people you love

Free your mind, free your body, open up to new things and ideas
Give birth to new ways, you can change who you are, change what you do
Look at things differently
Be the change