Just Add Water

November is a rough month. Daylight savings takes away an hour of sunlight in the evening so it’s pitch black by 5:30 p.m. It’s cold, it’s wet, and all you want to do is curl up and sleep. If you’re in university, you’re gearing up for final exams, papers, and group projects. If you’re like …

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Why I do Naked Yoga: Mental and Physical Benefits of Stripping Down

We’re taught from a certain age that being naked is bad. As babies, we crawl about the house nearly or fully nude, but as we get older, we learn that there are certain times and places that clothes are necessary. After a certain age, it’s no longer cute to be naked all the time. Rather, …

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The Art of Stopping Time: Finding Balance Through Mindfulness

The Art of Stopping Time I recently spent an hour at a local bookstore, thumbing through tattered copies of Atwood and Tolstoy, books about art and mystery and magic. Making the rounds, I ended up in the self-help section. A book had been dislodged from the tightly packed spines, and I picked it up: The …

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Our Emotional Connection to the Earth

December 2017 This winter, Abbotsford turned to ice. For two days straight, frozen rain fell from grey skies, covering trees, roads, and cars in a thick layer of ice. Shops closed early in fear of not being able to return home at the end of the day, giving the city an eerie feeling, like everyone …

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