You’re a work in progress. So what have you worked out so far? Anna Lengstrand’s list inspires me to ask

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Things I’ve picked up along the way… – invest in GoreTex clothes if you live the mountains – plant-based whole foods are the way to go. Going plant based (vegan) was the best… Continue reading

The Honorable Harvest: thinking more mindfully about what it means to be a consumer, forager, hunter, human

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In a lovely, post-instagram-takeover conversation with Sam McKoy, he mentioned this talk to me. The honorable harvest are rules for humans, who cannot photosynthesize, and thus, cannot garner our sustenance simply from sunlight,… Continue reading

Dave Steers contemplates the sunset

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Whenever I asked, Dave Steers would share a photo. Sometimes two or three, forcing me to spend hours deliberating over which one to choose. Sometimes, (terrible confession) I’d grab a screenshot of one… Continue reading

Things to light a candle for

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I think this year I’d like to reclaim the word “prayer.” If you’re not churchy-religious, this word might trigger a reflexive response, turn you off, push you away. I get that. Yet, when… Continue reading

Pika – you’ve probably been saying it wrong all this time

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Over a couple of days, I reduced our online photo collection from 29,385 to 15,241. Talk about seeing your life flash before your eyes-well, flash isn’t really the right word but then neither… Continue reading

#150Acts of reconciliation: it just begins with one

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On August 4 2017, with 150 days left in 2017, Crystal Fraser and Sara Komarnisky, crafted a list of 150 acts of reconciliation — small, everyday acts that average Canadians can undertake, as well… Continue reading

“Food and medicine are not two different things: they are the front and back of one body” – an invitation to share your photos

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“Food and medicine are not two different things: they are the front and back of one body.” ~ Masanobu Fukuoka This quote was shared on a photo essay I saw at the Global… Continue reading

Need a little help with your gratitude practice? I look to Kat Ast as my guide

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There’s a lot of talk about the importance of practicing gratitude – as a pathway to happiness, as a ladder out of depression. If you’ve heard about it, but are wondering how exactly… Continue reading

River Dunk

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Today, the Lillooet river was choked with ice floes and the heron at one of the inflow channels looked very forlorn waiting for a feed of fish. I had no urge to rush… Continue reading

Instagrammers, we thank you for reminding us why this is home

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A year ago I wrote that what I loved most about the Wellness Almanac’s instagram project is it gave my brain a chance to override it’s snap judgments and linger a while with… Continue reading

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