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.
Getting to know your neighbours, they say, is one of the most basic and powerful ways to build community resilience - in the event of emergency or crisis. It’s hard to do, though, especially if you’re shy and not much of a muffin-baker. I mean, what is the protocol? Do you just rock up with … Continue reading Instagram Project welcomes our 18th takeover
On January 11, 2016, Amie Le Blanc logged into instagram as The Wellness Almanac. For the next week, we experienced life through her eyes. It was an experiment. It was the launch of, what we hope, to be a long experiment, into sharing perspectives and walking in each other's shoes. Show us a week in … Continue reading I took over the Wellness Almanac’s instagram account for a week. This is why.
A few weeks ago, the Huffington Post ran a story: how rock climbing helps you lead a happier, healthier life. Noooooo! I thought. It’s hard enough to find parking on the weekend at the Smoke Bluffs. The last thing I want is for lululemon-clad HuffPo readers to arrive en-masse at the crags, inspired by the … Continue reading Column: The Kindergarten Karma of Alpine Huts
I picked up a bag of trash from the ditch in front of my house today. For months, every time I’ve walked down the street pushing the chariot, I’d say, “Look at all that garbage. Next time we come out, we really should bring a plastic bag, maybe even some gloves and clean it up.” … Continue reading Column: Mind Your Mantras
I am not a columnist. I prefer asking questions to offering opinions (unless I'm at a dinner party and a little sauced.) And my skin isn't thick enough to put my unfootnoted thinking all naked out into the world on a regular basis. And I'm not funny (like my favourite columnists are - to wit: … Continue reading The Wellness Almanac In Print: This Week in the Question
In January, I read a quote by Kris Carr that seemed to capture Wellness really well... I love this word: vitality. It leapt off the page and danced around the room and then forced me to dog-ear the page of the book where the quote appeared, which I never do. (I'm a book-reverer.) But I'm … Continue reading The Vitality Project with Georgette Metcalfe
Sounds good. But what is vitality and how do you get it? We're going to ask around.
I've been obsessed with list-making of late... attempting to master the art of the to-do list, in order to be more productive, more present, and more peaceful. The solution has been to keep the list to 3 things. Tops. I'm mostly making a mess of it. But it's a good practice of prioritisation. (Practice being … Continue reading Holiday Survival Guide: Wellness Tip #5 Make a List