Mental Health

Are you 100% safe right now in this moment? 

Learning; a simple verb that is often taken for granted. This seemingly basic verb is a lifelong and intentional action that goes hand-in-hand with allyship. Fernie Pride Society is fortunate to work with many dedicated educators in the Elk Valley and to continue collaborations with community organizations to ensure that inclusive and diverse learning opportunities are available for people in all stages of life.

I feel like I am living in a place of duality and I can go from having so much hope and then I instantly question why the world is the way it is, and despair creeps in. We currently live in a world where the pandemic is coming to an end (hopefully) and there is joy and hope for the future. Within this however there is also fear and worry about what this means for us. Summer is bringing the sunshine and the natural benefits of vitamin D and camaraderie. 

Right now, there is an integral part of our community that needs our support. 

The simple combination of walking outdoors while exploring important aspects of our lives intuitively just makes sense. When Tyla conducted her research and wrote a dissertation, she constantly had to defend her inquiry into taking therapy outside of the safety of four walls and a couch and into the great outdoors.

The annual “Green Issue” of the Fernie Fix is such a great opportunity for all of us to check-in with what we have been doing to green-ify our lives and learn more about what we might be doing to promote health in ourselves and for our planet. Why is this important? Well, it is clear that what we absorb from the world around us impacts our health.