Lyme

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Sick, Porochista Khakpour’s memoir of illness, is a well-written and unsettling account of being a woman, an immigrant, and someone who is chronically ill with Lyme disease. Her experience of debilitating illness was and is worsened by various caregivers’ refusal …

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Backgrounder on Canada’s Pacific salmon fishery losing its Marine Stewardship Council certification

backgrounder on canadas pacific salmon fishery losing its marine stewardship council certification

What is the Marine Stewardship Council? The Marine Stewardship Council, or “MSC”, is an international, independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Fisheries that wish to demonstrate they are well-managed and sustainable compared to the science-based MSC …

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Stephanie Holbrook talks massage therapy, kinesiology, and the importance of back rows

stephanie holbrook talks massage therapy kinesiology and the importance of back rows

Stephanie Holbrook sat down with us to drink coffee, tell us about growing up in Campbell River, and tell us a little bit about herself. You’re from Campbell River? Yes, I came to Victoria to study massage therapy. But before …

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Ming Kuo, reality testing, and the benefits of natural environments on our mental health, and immunity

ming kuo reality testing and the benefits of natural environments on our mental health and immunity

Hidden Brain is a great podcast. And this episode where Shankar Vedantam interviews Ming Kuo is one of my favourites. Kuo’s research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has led … Ming Kuo, reality testing, and the benefits of natural …

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Having the Difficult (and Necessary) Conversations: Talking to Kids about Colonization, Colonialism, and Decolonization (as a White Settler Parent)

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By an AVP volunteer. Disclaimer: This was written by a white settler and is intended to be read and reflected on by other white settlers. While this may be read by folks who do not fit into this category, it …

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Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos takes us through the latest scientific research on happiness: The Happiness Lab

yale professor dr laurie santos takes us through the latest scientific research on happiness the happiness lab

Dr. Laurie Santos is one of the founders of the Gi Joe Fallacy, and also the professor at Yale with the most popular class. Now she has a fabulous new … Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos takes us through the …

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Adam Kreek

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Olympic rower, motivational speaker, and now the author of his first book The Responsibility Ethic. Kreek is one of the top motivational and best inspirational speakers in North America. In his book, he shares the 12 principles of self-leadership, the …

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