The yoga of stretching my mind

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Downward dog is supposed to be a resting pose. Hands on the ground. Feet on the ground. Hips in the air. Head hanging down. Stretching like a dog does after a nap. I… Continue reading

Low Birkenhead Salmon forecast and Lil’wat’s conservation measures

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Catching and eating fish isn’t part of my life, so it’s not hard for me to imagine a fish moratorium on our over-harvested oceans and stressed-out rivers. I look at my three year… Continue reading

Teachers are mental health frontline workers and they need some better skills

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“STIs on the rise” was a headline I saw on cbc.ca, the other morning, way back before summer, before school went out. Student engagement, learning outcomes, increasing participation, increase student achievement are all… Continue reading

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll realize they were the big things.

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Enjoy the little things in life, because one day, you’ll realise they were the big things. And with that little note of wisdom, and this image, Michelle Beks wrapped up her week-long takeover… Continue reading

Stormy sky over last Sunday’s Slow Food Cycle, caught by Dave Steers who always seems to be the eye in the storm

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Downton Lake

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One of our favourite camping spots used to be on the shores of Downton Lake up at Goldbridge. “Our” spot is overgrown now but for many years we would mark the start of… Continue reading

This is Michelle Beks’ Pemberton, and it’s quite lovely

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Michelle Beks follows Kamana Bikadi at the helm of the Wellness Almanac on instagram. I hope you’re following along.

Confessions of a newbie gardener

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Gardening angst is a whole new experience for me. Since we moved to an acreage, I have been happily harvesting the incredible variety of medicinal plants that inhabit the space. Hawthorn, devil’s club,… Continue reading

The Great Crab-a-thon of 2016

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When the crabapples starting dropping off the trees in town I thought to myself – Don’t panic. There is no way that they can be ready. It is two weeks ahead of last… Continue reading

Signs

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When I was teaching, I used to post reminders to myself around my desk. Some of these were very practical, such as acronyms I made up to remember my data entry password or… Continue reading

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