Brace for contact? Or soften, breathe, relax? How are you holding yourself these days? And: summer plans for the Wellness Almanac – a delicious pause of the blog, with all offerings moving to instagram for our short summer attention spans. Reach out if you wanna ‘gram for us for a week!

I often feel like I might be the last lonely person still worrying about SARS-CoV-2... and recently, it occurred to me that there was a better way to approach my worries - I could shape it as a question. I like this art. It injects a pause for me... when you put it like that... … Continue reading Brace for contact? Or soften, breathe, relax? How are you holding yourself these days? And: summer plans for the Wellness Almanac – a delicious pause of the blog, with all offerings moving to instagram for our short summer attention spans. Reach out if you wanna ‘gram for us for a week!

Quick, dig out the sunscreen, we’ve got a heatwave for the weekend

So, I've still been wearing my fleecy pants all through June, but Environment Canada has advised I can kick those into the laundry basket this weekend, as summer lands with a heat blast. It actually comes with a warning... because, of course, it's 2022, and everything seems to come with a caveat these days... to … Continue reading Quick, dig out the sunscreen, we’ve got a heatwave for the weekend

Summer Solstice

IT IS TIME There comes a timesomewherein the midst of June. When Mother Earthshakes outher blanket of warmsweet existence. Whispering, it is time. Queue the rhythmicsounds of bees;busily pollinatingeverything in sight. And everythingis as it should be.

Happy solstice. Happy National Indigenous People’s Day

Today, to honour the solstice and acknowledge National Indigenous People's Day, I went to yoga. That's pretty middle-aged middle-class white woman, isn't it? Should I have proven my allyship by doing something more overt, or more self-flagellating? I did wear my "áma s7at̓sxentsína" t-shirt, under a sweater and down jacket, mostly because I love it, but … Continue reading Happy solstice. Happy National Indigenous People’s Day

This summer, you’ll need a day pass to hit up Joffre

Thanks to Nicola Jones for sharing this release, just out from the province, advising that BC Parks is going to continue using a pre-registration day-pass program this summer to attempt to manage traffic at Joffre Park. As of Friday, June 17, 2022, people accessing Golden Ears Park, Joffre Lakes Park and three trailheads at Garibaldi … Continue reading This summer, you’ll need a day pass to hit up Joffre

What the parents of the Class of 2022 said to send them on their way – Nic MacPhee’s awesome grad speech

I was lucky to attend the Pemberton Secondary School's Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, as a guest of a rather special grad, Tanina Williams. More on Tanina's story to come. It was my first grad ceremony since I walked across a stage myself, to shake some officials' hands and step into an unknown future and a … Continue reading What the parents of the Class of 2022 said to send them on their way – Nic MacPhee’s awesome grad speech

This is Troy. Troy would be happy to go for a run with you. Troy is our guestagrammer this week. Say hi to Troy.

I am grateful and happy to introduce the Wellness Almanac community to Troy Knecht who is running our instagram account this week over at instagram.com/thewellnessalmanac. I'm grateful because, over the years that we've invited people to take the reins of the account and share with us for a week, I've met community members who consistently … Continue reading This is Troy. Troy would be happy to go for a run with you. Troy is our guestagrammer this week. Say hi to Troy.