Planting a magical forest in our minds
Reflections on seeding regenerative culture between two rainforests—the Pacific Coastal rainforest of the North, and the Amazon jungle of the South—with healer Flavio Santi.
“Knowing we are a part of this work seems to be awakening a unique power in each of us, and together we are uniting to form a hermandad —a Spanish word for sisterhood and brotherhood, and (I like to say) kinship. Together we use this word to describe the community we are intentionally creating together, uniting people across different cultures, genders, ages, spiritual traditions and many unique backgrounds.”
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Near the confluence of the Bridge and Yalakom rivers, this area of the Yalakom Valley is surrounded by the Camelsfoot and Shulaps mountain ranges, near the town named for the Lillooet First Nation, in the colonially-designated province of British Columbia.
MET with success
Jennifer Long charts her passion for teaching, from Chilliwack all the way to Antarctica.
Jennifer Long has been an explorer since childhood. “It’s just around the next corner,” her father Robert would always promise, during hikes and paddling excursions. By the time Jennifer was fifteen, the ‘next corner’ was 500 kilometres away, on a father-daughter cycling trip from Jasper to Calgary. Thanks to Robert’s mentorship, Jennifer understood early in life that ‘it’ was the journey itself.
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How to save a life
First-hand accounts from five storytellers whose lives are deeply touched by the fentanyl overdose crisis.
“Viola Mellish is no stranger to addiction, but vowed never to use drugs again after having life-saving surgery a number of years ago. Still, she has felt helpless in the face of the overdose crisis after witnessing a man dying in Pigeon Park. Now she has a naloxone kit for the backpack she totes on her wheelchair. Viola hopes her story will inspire people to follow her lead in helping others and themselves.”