An Indigenous person during the last Royal Canadian Mounted Police invasion on Wet'suwet'en land. She bravely and calmly ask the RCMP "Do you love Native People? Does the Canadian government love us? Do the police departments love us? Tell me do you love us? Do you love us?," as they climb over gate and with … Continue reading Do you love us?
This fantastic article was recently shared on Facebook, and struck me as well worth sharing, if only for this one phenomenal insight: a brain in development can lead to emotional swings. But of course! Sometimes, we don't need to wade into the emotional shitstorm, start slashing at lightning bolts or generating solutions. Sometimes, we just … Continue reading How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms
I found out about four or five years ago that I have hypothyroidism, meaning that I have an under active thyroid. Which isn't really a serious condition, but it does impact my daily life. I was on Synthroid for a while but I haven't been on it in a long time and I seemed to … Continue reading Revitalization of Plant Medicines and Foods
I've been thinking about the forests a lot lately. Since attending the opening ceremony for the "We Carry Our Ancestors" exhibit and hearing St'at'imc knowledge and experience from Dr. Lorna Williams. Then spending some quiet time at the exhibit, singing along to the berry picking song playing from a video. Hearing the words of Lorna, … Continue reading Múc and the Importance of Old Growth Forests
There's a wonderful opportunity coming on October 10th! I have been a part of a brushing ceremony at a very special place out on one of the islands near Victoria. I won't go into details though I will say that it was a beautiful day and I felt much lighter afterwards. I raise my hands … Continue reading Cedar Brushing Ceremony
It's hard for me to talk about the library without getting a bit soapboxy... I suspect most people who had a strong nerd-streak as a kid found safe haven in a library. But it wasn't just for nerds... Since I moved to Pemberton, the library was always a place of welcome, the kind of place … Continue reading Pemby Library kicks off their week as our guestagrammer
On July 10th I celebrated my twenty fifth wedding anniversary with my husband Cliff. I’m sure that anyone that observed us that day had no idea how much we’ve had to navigate or adapt to in that time frame. With the passing of time, most of the transformative events we’ve experienced have become water under … Continue reading The Dichotomy of an Anniversary