For young people, holidays can be all about getting. Their mantra might be ‘presents, and more presents, please!’ Today we can reflect on the work we do in our families and remember the aim is to guide our teenagers to adulthood. Would you like to engage in a little thoughtful consideration about the holiday season? Respond to the questions below and get others in your home to play along.
This year we will celebrate the holidays as we creep up on the one-year anniversary of the first time we heard the words novel corona virus and our world still feels strange and unfamiliar. Some of
the differences are very subtle, but most of us feel ‘off ’ in this new space. We are surviving, but not many of us are thriving.
There’s a new liqueur to add to your après ski routine after those heavy powder days.
It’s the middle of November, and my willingness to dive into the Christmas spirit has arrived earlier than ever. (Less the Elf on the Shelf. That can wait.) I’ve noticed I am not alone.
Communication of the higher spheres rules this month: spirituality, philosophy, culture and learning. It is a jovial, optimistic and abundant time beginning the day after a total lunar eclipse with all planets (except Uranus) direct in the sky. “The Big 3” (Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter) are still travelling in the late degrees of Capricorn.
One thing we have heard a lot of this year is the call to action to “shop local” or “support local.” It is a concept that has always been important to local downtown cores and small businesses. But the message has been dramatically amplified (including by the Fernie Chamber) as people increasingly turned to shopping online during the pandemic over shopping at local stores – as it was perceived to be safer.
It was hard to initially think of myself as an artist. I grew up immersing myself in so many different sports and dedicating over 10 years to becoming a teacher and qualified coach - taking 10+ different National Governing body qualifications, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Sport continues to govern so much of my life and where I find true happiness.