I know what my love language is. Actually, I've just reconsidered. I always assumed it was words, because words are my thing, but I think it might be gifts. Are we allowed to change languages mid-life? Recently, this crossed my field and it felt important, and worth sharing. The Routes of Safety is a tool … Continue reading Nothing can happen unless we start with safety
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cda7wlLrCK0/ So, Mike Douglas went to Ottawa. The "Godfather of Freeskiing" has recently been leveraging his influence in the snow-obsessed world, co-founding Protect Our Winters chapter, and advocating for climate change to be taken seriously. Recently, POW Canada went to Ottawa on their first big federal advocacy mission, and I appreciated reading Mike's take-aways... Sometimes … Continue reading How might we influence change? Face to face versus angry Facebook comments
I am feeling the divisiveness and fragmentation of the world in a big way right now, like, my centre isn't centred enough to stay steady and consider all the possibilities... So, I thought to offer some pieces of inspiration over the next few days, that might stitch together to form a kind of wisdom quilt. … Continue reading Start with gratitude – a week of surfacing inspiration from wise people
The Canadian Launch of the United Nations Decade of Indigenous Languages was a collaborative event hosted by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and the Canada Council for the Arts, that was held on April 22 2022. Indigenous peoples and their languages, having evolved through conversations with the land over millennia, are … Continue reading Dr Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams opens the Decade for Indigenous Languages
The highs, the lows & all the way arounds. Riding so highshe canbarely see the ground. To the too highs, too lows & too many times around. Hiding in the lowshe'sno where to be found. Kúkwstum̓ckacw / Thank you for reading.
The gap between buying seeds and growing a successful garden can feel like a chasm... It's like all the old-timey knowledge we need to reclaim. Here's to the medicine of getting your hands in the dirt - a remedy for overwhelm, whether the seed planting instructions caused said overwhelm, or not.
The Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications. Founded by Sunshine Tenasco, from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Pow Wow Pitch was created out of the belief that entrepreneurship is the path to self-sufficiency. "Entrepreneurship is a big part of Indigenous heritage. We used to … Continue reading Indigenous entrepreneurs and creatives invited to pitch ideas to access cash prizes, tools and resources. 1 min pitch due June 21
A pair of yellow headed blackbirds have been serving as an alarm clock for Linda Welsh, up the Meadows. Thanks to Linda for posting the photo. According to https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/yellow-headed-blackbird, where I borrowed this striking close up photo, "The male Yellow-headed Blackbird is impressive to see, but not to hear: it may have the worst song … Continue reading Seen and Heard: Yellow Headed Blackbird
Climate for Change is being held in-person on Cortes Island, BC, from June 26-30, 2022. Anyone who is advancing bold climate action and defending land, water, and air, is invited to consider this opportunity. Climate for Change is a five-day re-energizing retreat and strategy space that will bring together a diverse group of Indigenous, grassroots, … Continue reading Climate for Change retreat invites planet-lovers to in-person conference, June 26-30
Evelyn Coggins, a frequent contributor and longtime supporter of the Wellness Almanac, has never been into my crawl space, so she couldn't actually know about the piles of journals that have accumulated over the past 20 years, and whose amassing has taking on a new kind of urgency through the pandemic, where the pages became … Continue reading Women’s Wellness Retreat hosted by Copper Cayuse Outfitters, June 17-19