Locally Crafted Libations

Posted by Krista Turcasso on May 26, 2022 in Health

Connection Seeking

Posted by Tyla Mackay on May 20, 2022 in Health

Know Your Seed

Posted by Ashley Lortscher on May 13, 2022 in Health

Turning Your Bathroom Green

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?

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 14, 2022 in Health

Solitude Spot

“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. 

Posted by Tyla Mackay on Mar 31, 2022 in Health

Finding and Building Belonging

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. 

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Mar 16, 2022 in Health

The After Years

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. 

Posted by Stephanie McDowell on Mar 14, 2022 in Health

Understanding Gained

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.

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Mar 09, 2022 in Health

You, Before Connecting to Others

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.

Posted by Tyla Mackay on Mar 04, 2022 in Health

Equality in Health

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. 

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Mar 03, 2022 in Health