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24-Hours in Tofino

These are the experiences that remind me what home really is. What it feels like, who makes it, where we find it, how we cultivate it. 

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A Glimpse Into herHABITAT w/ Britney Townsend

Photography has a way of letting people in; you see things from a different perspective. Or sometimes, rarely, the exact same POV. The multitudes of our lives splayed out (or tucked away) to reveal all that we are, and perhaps some of what we are not.

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COMMUNITY: #humansofOGyoga

It took walking in the door to realize this studio was different… No one was hindered. Everyone looked comfortable. The people who were keeping to themselves had an air of relaxation instead of forced isolation. The teachers were happily chatting with the students. I realized, before even signing up, “holy shit this is a community. “

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Listen to us talk about winter, SAD, and how we feel about the cold and our advice to beat these seasonal feels. We’re recording in Wilder this time round and we’ll be back with a fresh episode Jan 26th!

 

“I was biased about winter, I wanted to change it so much… I think not trying to change it all the time made it easier.”

“You have the power to make yourself feel warm and comfortable… Winter is about being kind to myself and not always having to live up to these weird expectations of myself”

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Impractical Women’s Studies / Episode 3

*NEW PODCAST* In this episode Teagan and Forest deal with the repercussions and stigma brought on with the #metoo hashtag, our own experiences and advice around these topics, and how we hope to change and improve how we cope societally with these things.

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Eric

What are your weaknesses? How have they helped you?

Bacon Cheeseburgers. They’ve never been any help. A weakness though, that I wish to improve is sometimes being too self-involved in my own bubble. It has helped me think though my thoughts.

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Arielle

What has been the best learning experience?

Getting on a plane to Banff with a one way ticket almost three years ago now. Being literally thousands of miles away from everyone I knew  and having to learn who I was without them.  Also living on my own and having to make time for boring adult things as well as finding time for my passions .

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CHUNG LING

What, for you, is the significance of creating?

The superpower of time control. In reality, we have no control of time. It is linear, and cannot be stopped or stretched. Every single living creature shares the same sense of time. My 5 seconds is equal to your 5 seconds. This is reality. But in creative art forms, we are able to control it. For example, still photographers can stop time at one moment. Filmmakers can shrink 3 days into 1 and half hours. Musicians can divide time and transform it into a universal language. It is amazing power we own when we create

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LINDSAY

What do you think it means to be kind to yourself? How does this compare to how we are kind to others?
Being kind to yourself is recognizing (if you can) what you need, and giving that to yourself. That may mean a night alone watching a TV show, taking an hour of the day to go to the gym or read a book, maybe buying yourself a latte. Just doing things that you think will make you feel better. I think being kind to others is recognizing everyone is a person and has feelings and thoughts, and giving them space to be themselves without judgment.

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BRITTANY

How does this compare to how you would like to be seen?
Very few people actually see the real me and for the most part, I’m okay with that. But I know some people have a twisted idea of the type of person I am which can be frustrating at times because I know I’m not like that. It comes down to not stressing out about how people see you. As long as you know who you are then that’s all that matters. With that being said, it would be awesome for people one day to see me as a strong and motivated woman that makes things happen for herself.

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