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
Autumn in October is my favourite time of the year. When the leaves start to change colour, the way they fall off their branches in groups when there's a slight breeze. Everything has this magical, earthy, colourful feel too it. There's a calmness in the air as many plant life, and wildlife is getting ready … Continue reading Happy Spooktober!
I made it home safe and sound last night. Getting into Pemberton I enjoyed the sight of Ts'zil (Mt. Currie) and its beautiful sharpness silhouetted by the moonlight. Later I fell asleep with the almost-full moon shining through my window and the rez dogs barking in the distance, protecting their owners homes from bears and … Continue reading Fall Winds
Come by Stay Wild this Friday December 7th to support Q’aLaTKu7eM Community School. The kids grew, harvested and packed various mint teas to raise money for field trips. A stocking stuffer packed with sweet medicine.
I was invited to start a gratitude practice -- by someone I admire immensely, an unlikely pusher of positive psychology. I had resistance to the idea. To the very phrase, actually, and its ubiquity. Despite my squinty-eyed reaction, I agreed to participate in a daily gratitude experiment. Two days in, I was already feeling a shift … Continue reading Gratitude! The non-surgical drug-free brain-sculpting happiness-making cure-all! Try it, today, for free!
I'm not always courageous enough to carry out the adventures I dream of on my own, but there are times when I need to be alone to recharge my spirit and reconnect to an unconflicted space within. Today's adventure rewarded me with a spiritual hug. I braved a 3.5 hour, solo kayak exploration of the … Continue reading On the Water – Solace in Solitude
Guest post by Sam McKoy. I'm going to use this photo to talk about environment. This picture is of Garibaldi from Gentian Ridge in Garibaldi Park. An incredible summer hiking area. . . When considering wellness, I think many often focus on nutrition. Sourcing non-gmo, organic food, balanced nutrients, etc. But let's take a step … Continue reading Wellness is a healthy planet: Sam McKoy reminds us that the biosphere is kinda critical to our wellbeing