I want to talk about hope. I've been derailed many times in my lifetime - in all the big ways. I can check off the list of major stressors like a resume for survivorship - Divorce Death of loved ones (both parents - one suicide, one cancer) Diagnosis of a life threatening illness - twice … Continue reading Hope
Dawn Johnson shared this post earlier last month over at the new local website Traced Elements, where a host of food-loving folk are sharing the ways in which food (growing it, cooking it, foraging for it, sharing it…) grounds and empowers them. Where there's enough cross-over between the topic covered and The Wellness Almanac, we're reposting here. It … Continue reading Resilience and the Mysterious Morel Mushroom
The B.C. Government is developing a new Rural Development Strategy to support rural and Indigenous communities build economically resilient and sustainable futures. Rural British Columbians and indigenous people (that's us) are invited to provide insight and advice on our community's needs and priorities. This strategy is likely to inform the kinds of projects that funding … Continue reading Want resilience and sustainability? What does that look like? Have Your Say on Rural Development before Feb 28
Kiliii Yuyan grew up in the United States, the son of Han Chinese immigrants. His parents both ambitiously took themselves off to medical school, leaving Kiliii and his brother often in the care of his grandmother, who told him stories and gently introduced him to his indigenous self, without him even realizing. She was Nanai, … Continue reading If you had to pick one word to guide your way through 2018, what word would you choose?
I had a setback. Nothing major. Nothing life-critical. Nothing identity-shaking. I showed up for a class and it had been cancelled. And my day’s plans were derailed. It just required a deep breath, a shrug of the shoulders and a quick pivot. But I nearly burst into tears. I felt kind of undone. I thought … Continue reading Making Self-Care A Habit (or Eat Breakfast Every Day)
So, here’s my problem. I went to the h’OMgrown Fest in Pemberton this weekend thinking I’d be able to spin a column out of a seminar — maybe bang out a listicle, offer up some bullet-point worthy wellness wisdom about yoga, family life, staying sane. Simple! How was I to know that I’d spend two … Continue reading Column: Plant Some Seeds
Hugs are nice, and thank yous are appreciated, but sometimes our first responders, rescuers and firefighters need a little bit more, by way of support, for what they experience in the line of duty. Tonight, at the Council Chambers above the Fire Hall, a session on Critical Incident Stress Management, will take place at 7pm.