Always an inspiration, Janet Ouchterlony, (who has previously posted for us on her penchant for finding hearts everywhere, on her kids' love of bannock, on parenting, the food bank, local mountain bike champs and being able to do random acts of kindness of other people), shared her experience at last weekend's Iron Man, and we had to share. … Continue reading When you enter Iron Man on a whim…
Janet shared this post on Valentine's Day, but every day is worth finding love, so we're reproducing it here... a few weeks after the legitimate chocolate binge has faded. If you feel the need toe at chocolate while reading this post, we endorse that wellness strategy. Over to Janet. A little over 5 years ago I … Continue reading Find it everywhere
My sons and I had the opportunity to attend the BC Provincial Mountain Bike Championships last weekend in Cumberland, BC. Upon our departure from home Thursday evening, all we knew was that my eldest son was slated to compete on Saturday with the Pemberton Secondary School team and that all of us were excited at … Continue reading May we present the 2017 Cumberland Provincial Mountain Bike Champions?
A few years back Lisa asked me contribute to this blog. I had no clue as to what I would write about but I figured why the heck not? I thought it would be a good way to give back to the community, while at the same time wondering if anyone would actually read what … Continue reading Creating can be messy but it’s worth it.
On July 26, I had the chance to spend the day at the Whistler Ironman Canada race. This was my third year taking part in the Whistler Ironman Canada day on some level and it didn't disappoint. Year one I had the privilege of supporting and cheering on (along side her hilarious and adorable mother … Continue reading The spirit and magic of Ironman
Janet Ouchterlony started writing for the Wellness Almanac this year, after we got to chatting at the last Wellness Gathering. Her Facebook posts are more than status updates - often stories and chock with insights - not to mention, she's the only Pembertonian rad enough to be featured in SBC Resort Guide's "People of Whistler" … Continue reading Instagrammers of Pemberton: for a positive tip, check out @janetouchterlony
Compliments of the blanket of smoke that has consumed our community, I have spent more time inside in the past few days than I have in the past few weeks combined. For me, what would normally be pleasant, carefree summer hours spent with my family outside in the mountains soaking up all the wonderfulness this … Continue reading An air of gratitude, albeit a smokey one
Across the street from Lil'wat Gas and Snacks stands an unassuming little structure with a lemon painted on the front and a sign on the top which reads bannock. If you've not yet been introduced to this gem of a place, allow me to officially introduce you to Sweet Girl's lemonade. The operation is run … Continue reading Summer’s here … and bannock begging season begins
Earlier this winter, I read a facebook post by my neighbour, Janet Oucherterlony, and it stuck in my mind for several days. When we ran into each other at the Wellness Gathering, knowing that she's been digging deep into her own personal wellness journey, I asked if she'd be willing to share her thoughts as … Continue reading Parenting. An ongoing opportunity to Lead by example.
Janet Ouchterlony recommends The Alchemist. Part adventure. Part truth. All heart. This is my perspective of this simple yet soulful novel. Written by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist is now an international best seller, but like most significant accolades, this did not come easily nor did it happen over night. This significance was earned … Continue reading #WellnessRead2015: The Alchemist