I first encountered Amanda Ritchie's writing when she commented on a Wellness Almanac blog post. I followed her kind comment to her website and fell into a well of beautiful writing, full of words that made me lean in closer and hunger for more. I'm so happy she gave permission to share this … Continue reading What the land sings out of you… a new poem by Amanda Ritchie, who we’re excited to introduce as our guest editor for October
On September 30 2019, a special assembly was held at Pemberton Secondary School to acknowledge Orange Shirt Day. The stories shared at that assembly grew out of an experience held the previous Thursday, as Lil'wat elders, Lil'wat leaders, teachers, students, Indigenous Support Workers, and community members, worked out how to craft a meaningful way for … Continue reading What local high school students learned this Orange Shirt Day 2019
Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely. by Glennon Doyle Melton, via momastery.com A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase’s class for tutoring. I’d e-mailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you’re sending home is math—but I’m not … Continue reading How to be a Love Ninja
If I told you my kid loves to wear nail polish, is passionate about nature, animals and Wild Kratts, likes soccer, mountain biking and skiing, and sported, for the last month of summer, a feather in blond locks from Slow Food Cycle - and that her name is Jo - I’m guessing you’d think she … Continue reading Forget pink and blue. Gender relations is a green issue.
This post has done the rounds on Facebook, and I grabbed it from there, checking quickly to verify that it was accurate. Asking for help can be hard. That’s why Canadian Crisis Services offer a safe place to talk - any time, in your own way. If you are thinking about suicide, you don’t have … Continue reading Crisis Call Centres offer listening and light in a dark moment
Today is Orange Shirt Day. It's one of those events that is too big for a single day to truly contain it. Like Earth Day... or Pink Shirt Day... I mean, obviously, we should tend the planet every day. We should practice kindness and resist bullying every day. We should honour the survivors of the … Continue reading Orange Shirt Day – let us hold space for complete transformation
Did you catch this story in the Pique on August 30? "We are all indigenous from somewhere." Love Tanina Williams' work to weave us all into community. xoxo Lil'wat weaving skills helped students forge a connection to the land—and each other By Brandon Barrett WHEN TANINA Williams approached a group of Whistler Secondary School (WSS) students about … Continue reading Weaving the social fabric of SD 48