On Wednesday, I saw that Pemberton Wildlife Association past President Allen McEwan had shared a post to the community forum, and it made me happy. Doesn't take much. LOL. It made me happy because I think our collective noticing is a real force... the things that we turn our attention to, individually, matter. That's how … Continue reading Indulge local birders… they’re a harmless lot. And happy, too.
The Pemberton + District Chamber of Commerce farewells two long-time (and dearly loved) board members, this year, as Julie Kelly and Graham Turner step down to make room for fresh faces on the board and new opportunities for themselves. As the Chamber just wrote in their January newsletter, "It's hard to put into words the … Continue reading Want to help make this community even better? Join the Chamber. Or the Board.
My deep thought for the day: love is like a U2 song. I'll try and explain. The morning started rough. It was not a sure thing that we were going to make a seamless extraction from bed, through the breakfast routine, to the school bus. Not a sure thing at all. Enter Significant Other, to … Continue reading Love is like a U2 song
When I first made a vision-board, it was like wrestling with an alligator. (I have not actually done that, although once I had to improvise it on a stage, which pretty much scared me off theatre-sports for life.) From the outside, I might have just looked like a woman serenely sitting at a table, flicking … Continue reading Zoom into a free vision board workshop via the Library, Monday 25 January, 7 – 9:30pm
A colleague alerted me to the dispiriting fact that yesterday was Blue Monday - apparently the most depressing day of the year, as coined by a life coach and psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall by computing the combined effect of multiple downer factors including bad weather, dark nights, post-Christmas debt and failed New Year's resolutions. The … Continue reading Yesterday was Blue Monday. Which makes today Rainbow Tuesday
Community concern and response around the announced closure of the Pemberton Scotiabank branch has made the news, garnering coverage in both the Pique and CBC in the past few days. In the Pique, Dan Falloon interviewed Doris Peters, a councillor for N'Quatqua, who explained the impact on N'Quatqua community members, who have relied on an … Continue reading This is a community that rallies around each other
My kiddo is a kind of hard to cook dinner for. Basically, white is his favourite flavour. It can be hard to see myself as doing a rip-roaring parenting job while witnessing a meal completely devoid of vegetables. Sometimes I freak out about this. Mostly, I seek refuge in snacks. I figure, as long as … Continue reading Small things, often. Think snack-time.
If you were trying to analyze me based on the instagram accounts I follow, you might deduce that I'm a person who isn't quite sure what she's most interested in, who is curious, and who is happy to get little snack-sized pieces of wisdom to interrupt her mindless scrolling. Case in point: I follow @notesfromyourtherapist, … Continue reading It is okay to have feelings (even messy ones)
Farm Folk City Folk (FFCF) is pleased to invite you to attend the first ever BC-wide collaborative Virtual Seedy Saturday Conference. Seedy event organizers from across the province will join FFCF in delivering a pandemic-friendly opportunity to connect with BC community organizations, seed businesses, non-profit organizations, and learn about seed saving. There will be opportunities to swap seeds … Continue reading Seed saving in a pandemic: virtual conference set for Feb 19-21
Crystal Conroy is a local mama, yoga teacher, and photographer, whose guided meditations and yoga practices we have shared on the blog over the past year. This week, she also shared a reflection on the past few years, during which she has navigated new motherhood and shattering grief. Her ability to articulate this is powerful. … Continue reading Grief is a wild ride, that leaves you in a million tiny pieces: Crystal Conroy reflects