Dawn Johnson shared this post earlier last month over at the new local website Traced Elements, where a host of food-loving folk are sharing the ways in which food (growing it, cooking it, foraging for it, sharing it…) grounds and empowers them. Where there's enough cross-over between the topic covered and The Wellness Almanac, we're reposting here. It … Continue reading Resilience and the Mysterious Morel Mushroom
The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ́imc Business Start-up Program (SLSBSP) is a new program being launched by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability (WCS) in partnership with the Squamish Líl̓wat Cultural Centre (SLCC). The intent of the program is to support new business start-ups for local First Nation members from regional Indigenous communities including the Squamish Nation, Líl̓wat … Continue reading Business Start-Up Program invites Lil’wat and Lower Stl’atl’imc Nation members to free training program. Apply by Feb 28
Yesterday, I shared about honing my grief skills when I lost my mom. Sometimes I feel like people who are devoted to one religion have an easier time when dealing with death. They have such a concrete vision of where their loved ones go. This week my nine year old daughter pulled me in tight … Continue reading The Many Forms of Those You Love
Six years ago my mom died and I Googled how to grieve. In our Western world, nobody really talks about death, and certainly nobody teaches us how to grieve. How is it that I, then a 32 year old mother of two, raised by a loving, tuned-in and involved family, turned to Google when faced … Continue reading Grief and the Passing of Time
I originally passed on the idea of choosing a single word I wanted to embrace for 2018 when my life guru Lisa Richardson first put it out there. Nope - not now. Too busy, not feeling introspective enough. But this idea of a “word” to guide me for the coming months kept swirling in … Continue reading ISO: A Porous Life
Sunday, September 24. Join us for a guided tour in the Upper Lillooet River valley. We will visit Mount Meager landslide, the largest ever recorded in Canada! We may even see the volcanic fumaroles smoking and talk about this incredible history. We will check out one of the largest fires ever recorded in the Coast … Continue reading BC Rivers Day 2017 roadtrip heads upstream, Sunday September 24. Join the tour.
The seeds of my favourite winter squash were piling up nicely on a piece of paper towel last fall. I was feeling slightly smug that I remembered to save them from my favourite variety and best formed, biggest, strongest looking fruit. As a novice seed saver I was filled with deep contentment as my involvement … Continue reading ISO Seed Saving Guru. With the launch of the Pemberton Seed Library, Dawn Johnson gives herself (and you) permission to learn as you go