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UnbelievaBUBBLE
POSTED ON November 10, 2018 BY KAITLYN

Flower in fall

When I started university I took a class on leisure. I remember being completely hooked on the class after the first lecture. We discussed what leisure truly means and explored the intrinsic value of playing. To me, something is intrinsic when [...]
 

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Mind-fall-ness
POSTED ON September 24, 2018 BY KAITLYN

Flower in fall

During my psychology class we discussed a new school of thought called mindfulness. It is the act of letting go of day to day worries and enjoying the details in our world that so often go unnoticed during our [...]
 

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"Everything I Am Inside" Essay
POSTED ON September 20, 2018 BY TASHA

Strawberry Moon Night

I’ve had a difficult year, and it’s not something I really wanted to talk about or write about. Nonetheless, the consistent stream of self-love rhetoric that I see on social media has served as a convincing juxtaposition to my current situation and is causing me to rethink my own participation in [...]

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Today is a Good Day
POSTED ON September 13, 2018 BY KAITLYN

English Ivy Plant

So I've had this beautiful house plant since I was about 17 years old, and it is one of my most cherished belongings. It is an english ivy that curls and crawls and stretches out in all sorts of directions. My ivy [...]
 

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A Creative Process
POSTED ON September 10, 2018 BY TASHA

Creative Process

Whether it’s writing or painting or sculpting or crafting or making, creativity takes time, care, and patience (especially with yourself). I have projects, thoughts, and ideas “sitting still” in notebooks, sketchbooks, Word documents, iPhone notes, and literally on my floor [...]

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Strawberry Moon
POSTED ON August 29, 2018 BY TASHA

Strawberry Moon Night

In my "earlier" years, I was very into dolphins, mermaids, and the moon. Mom and Dad convinced me that the painting of the mermaid hanging in my childhood bedroom was me, and I whole-heartedly believed them. My room was the brightest blue. I somehow owned a lava lamp shaped like a […]

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Random Thought: Many years later and she still loves paper plates…
POSTED ON OCTOBER 3, 2016 BY LEANNE

Painting Paper Plates

My youngest daughter is eighteen now. Gosh, time flies when you’re raising children! I may get in trouble with her about this, but I had to share! When I first started doing crafts with her, she didn’t really enjoy them. She wasn’t terribly fond of colouring (two scribbles and she was done). She didn’t really like […]

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Random Thought: Sunny Sunny Sunflowers!
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 BY LEANNE

Sunflowers in a Vase

Sunflowers are such a cool plant. When they are in bud, they turn to follow the sun (they keep their little buds facing the sun all day long… it’s really neat to check on them throughout the day to see them turning). When the sunflowers bloom, they stop swiveling but if you see a group […]

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Parenting Thoughts: Introverts and Extroverts
POSTED ON JUNE 17, 2015 BY LEANNE

Playing Guitar

I’m an introvert. My daughter, Tasha, is an extrovert. Darren and Kaitlyn are more “in the middle”—a little on the introverted side, but less so than me. I’m going to start off by clearing up one giant misconception: introverts aren’t all shy and extroverts aren’t all friendly. I’m an introvert AND I love […]

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The Importance of Remembrance Day
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Juno Beach

Remembrance Day is an important tradition on a global scale. It is a time to put aside our international differences and honour the soldiers that fought in combat in order to secure a brighter future for us. In Canada we are especially privileged to live our lives with such significant freedom and equality. These soldiers […]

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Feeling Thankful
POSTED ON OCTOBER 6, 2014 BY DARREN

Thanksgiving Pumpkin

The leaves are turning, temperatures are falling and it really feels like autumn here in southern Alberta. The Canadian Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner and autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. Maybe it is because my birthday is in September or because of all the colourful foliage. It could be because I […]

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Camp Chief Hector
POSTED ON AUGUST 30, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Campfire

I spent the first two weeks of August at Camp Chief Hector for the eighth summer in a row and am intending to return again next summer. Camp has been an important part of my life since I was eight years old and it is by far the most exciting part of my summer, if […]

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