World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an opportunity to educate others by raising awareness of suicide and to promote action that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally. The first WSPD was launched in Stockholm on September 2003 as an initiative of International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as a way of focusing attention on Suicide and confirming the message: Suicides Are Preventable.

In this column I often write about the critical voice in our minds that can convince us to believe negative thoughts about ourselves. Sometimes this happens without us even realizing it and it can impact our mood and our behaviours. 

You are so unattractive.

No one likes you.

You are such an idiot; I cannot believe you just did that.

You are going to be alone forever. 

I spent 12 years working as a sous-chef at one of the most expensive chalets in Alta, Utah. Besides the top-quality skiing right out the door, the chef and I curated memories using one of the best tools in the world: food. 

Do you remember back in elementary school when you were asked to write “I am” in the middle of the page and you had to write all the things that made you you around it? Daughter, brother, reader, athlete etc. If I asked you to do that today, what words would you write outside of your profession and family roles? What are your current passions? If you have difficulty answering those questions, please know that you are not alone. I often ask people to do this exercise and receive blank stares in return.

To this day I reflect on my Anatomy 400 professor, Dr Robert Steadward who showed us in the cadaver lab how each human body is unique. When we relate this to injury prevention with the plethora of sports available to us in the summer, there are endless options but what can be most helpful are some tricks of the trade and trends in sports medicine that could keep us playing longer and/or harder during the warmer seasons. Here are three favourites:

Event Date(s): 
Monday, May 30, 2022

Mantra Spirit Studio Fernie have a special event this Monday May 30th at 7:30pm to celebrate the New Moon, the Divine Feminine and to empower the new Yurt built out on Dicken Road. 

They will gather and celebrate with a drum ceremony, hold space for each other and sit in circle to come together in high vibration to empower each other. Their New Moon Woman’s circles have been a huge success and they are excited to welcome this new space to help hold ceremony and bring more people together. Showing gratitude to the land and to each other.

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.