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Do you find yourself making relaxation a task? Can you recognize areas of your life and in your self-care routine that you place economic value to justify intrinsically valuable tasks? This article looks at these concepts to help evaluate our real needs when we set goals and to help us be aware of how our money mindsets may push them off the tracks without us noticing.

Celltography: 3 + 1.5 Tips for Warm Hands this Winter

Photo taking is a great excuse to get outside and enjoy nature, in all four seasons! Doing it in the winter months just requires a bit of strategy to stay comfortable! Here are some tricks to help keep your hands warm so you can have camera fun year-round. 1) Launching your camera with gloves on … Read more

What is Whittling, Anyways?

This is an excerpt from my book in progress. Enjoy! To carve is to whittle, to whittle is to carve; by definition the words are synonymous. ‘To cut, slice, shave, or otherwise remove pieces of a whole, hard material until it is shaped into a different thing’ can effectively describe both activities. But are they … Read more

Why Art and Craft?

Creation is a fundamentally human activity. From functional pieces to beautiful ones, those which tell a story to those which help us work, we are a species unlike any other because we have found ways to combine parts to make products. But there is little magic in the “things” we make, magic exists in the … Read more

Cypress Hills Bicycle Tour | Full Trip Log | June 30th-July 7th 2017

Preface: The Cypress Hills For those of you who have never been, the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park starts in Saskatchewan near Maple Creek and stretches West into Alberta ending not far from Medicine Hat. Classified as the Cypress Upland Ecoregion it towers over the mixed-grasslands surrounding it. In fact, it sits at the same elevation … Read more