Claire Fuller would like to give you a hug. COVID-safe, naturally. Introducing The Kitchen Social. Sunday Dec 6 at 3:30pm

This guest post was written by Claire Fuller. I recently realised how much I was missing those eedy beedy blink-and-you-miss-them don’t-need-to-even-think-about-it social interactions that come from living in a pandemic-free small town. I was missing the little chats at the school gate, in the grocery store, and in the streets around town. Not having had the … Continue reading Claire Fuller would like to give you a hug. COVID-safe, naturally. Introducing The Kitchen Social. Sunday Dec 6 at 3:30pm

Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams Presents: “Kat’il’a: Learning Stillness and Peace”

At Heart-Mind 2019: The Art & Science of Calm Conference in Vancouver, BC, held October last year, keynote speaker Lorna Wanosts'a7 Williams presented "Kat'il'a: Learning Stillness and Peace". The Director of the Office of Indigenous Education at UVIC since 2004, Dr. Lorna Williams has a legacy of promoting, restoring, and saving Indigenous knowledge and language … Continue reading Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams Presents: “Kat’il’a: Learning Stillness and Peace”

Now I know why I’m always sharing bird photos. This TED talk explains all.

Tuning into nature isn't an abstract thing or a nice to have. In this TED talk, Jon Young explains that every time we pay attention with our senses to something in the natural world, we're growing our sensory integration, we're tethering ourselves to the world beyond our own minds with little threads and each time … Continue reading Now I know why I’m always sharing bird photos. This TED talk explains all.

Building Tolerance for Uncertainty, part 2 – regulating emotions

So, we shared the first chapter of the free resource, Building Tolerance for Uncertainty earlier this month. As I'm still building my tolerance and my emotional stamina, thought I'd share chapter 2 right here, which is all about developing your literacy in FEELINGS. Yes, that's right, feelings are more than just good and bad. I … Continue reading Building Tolerance for Uncertainty, part 2 – regulating emotions

Could we get a little more feminine leadership, out of all of us, please?

I just watched a beautiful interview with Dr Katherine Wilkinson, founder of Project Drawdown and a wonderful climate activist, and author of the forthcoming book, All We Can Save. She advocates very cogently for a new style of leadership... one that, ooh, provocatively, might be termed, feminine leadership. She said: "I feel really intensely that … Continue reading Could we get a little more feminine leadership, out of all of us, please?

FAQ and Sharing Circle protocols, in preparation for Monday’s virtual gathering

Well, it seems amazing to be here - on the edge of December, on the cusp of winter, at the fading embers of 2020, approaching the halfway mark of our 5-part Sharing Circle. Are you just catching wind of this now? Is it too late to get on board? No! Here are some handy questions … Continue reading FAQ and Sharing Circle protocols, in preparation for Monday’s virtual gathering

Sharing Circle centres Dr Lorna Williams, next Monday 30 November

Join the Wellness Almanac Sharing Circles on Monday November 30 at which we'll gather around our shared learnings and takeaways from reading about Wanosts’a7 Dr Lorna Williams. We have shared quite a few of Dr Williams' presentations on the Wellness Almanac over the years, so maybe this is the nudge you needed to open one … Continue reading Sharing Circle centres Dr Lorna Williams, next Monday 30 November

If the future is Indigenous, what does that look like? Levi Nelson’s latest work asks a beautiful question

Levi Nelson, Digital Indigenous, 2020. 30 x 22.5 inches. Acrylic on Arches paper Shares artist Levi Nelson, viahttps://www.facebook.com/levi.nelson.7315: "Indigenous Futurism is a term coined by Dr. Grace Dillon of Portland State University in which, as a thought experiment, places Indigenous people in a futuristic setting. Indigenous futurism as a movement has since bled into the … Continue reading If the future is Indigenous, what does that look like? Levi Nelson’s latest work asks a beautiful question