There are a lot of reasons for wanting to switch up all of your hygiene/beauty products for something a little bit greener, including wanting to have a little less of an environmental impact, and trying to be a bit healthier. What do body products have to do with environmentalism?
“To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.” John Muir.
If you’ve been following this column in the Fix for the past few months, I’ve been sharing some concepts and opinions around mentorship in the mountains. I wrote about learning how to lay the perfect skin track with my friend Grania, the Queen of the Selkirks (December 2021), I shared that mentorship often is inaccessible by those who need it most (January 2021), and last month I explored some risk management and decision making techniques for backcountry skiing.
Menopause, the final phase across the life span that we will be discussing. The last big shift we experience in our bodies as females, but unfortunately a shift we may not feel fully prepared for. Most of us are aware of hot flashes, mood swings and the ending of our menstruation, but in my experience a lot of women are not prepared for other changes that can occur, and most wonder why we aren’t educated earlier on.
Slow travel gives you the luxury of time to experience and understand new cultures. Studies show that travel increases understanding and empathy towards other cultures. It allows us to see the connections between cultures that let us understand our similarities and differences.
We show up for the humans in our lives. As soon as we wake up, we are taking out our pets, making breakfast for others, organizing our day around who needs what. We support our partners, our kids, our colleagues, our family, and our friends without even giving it a second thought.
We go though our lives with the benefit of only our own perspective. We see our experiences and the experiences of those around us through that one perspective, which makes it difficult to fully understand what the true experience of others is like. As a result, it can be challenging to recognize when equality in health and social care is lacking for other people or even ourselves but us not recognizing it doesn’t make it any less of a concern.
Connection. We certainly talk a lot about connection, especially in a connection-themed issue of the Fernie Fix, but what does it mean? Why is it important? Well, fundamentally, humans are reliant upon other humans in order to have their needs met. None of us could exist in a bubble devoid of all human interaction, contact, or input.
It’s the day before the first Mighty Moose Dragathon. Strutting down 2nd Ave in my thigh-high burgundy heels, a sexy coal miner gives me $100 and a warm, passionate kiss on the lips…
“Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.” —Rita Mae Brown
I’ve spent a lot of years writing articles about kick-starting your health in the New Year as we are all conditioned to believe that January has some magical power to it, and that any deficiencies we see as we take stock of our health and wealth at the end of December can be addressed with sudden and severe changes to our lifestyles.