Today’s springtime moment, after seeing the ice having completely retreated off of the tiny lake where I’ve been working on documenting my artist friend’s lifetime of work, is a scoby hotel jar opening* mere metres away from tomato/ pepper/ calendula sprouts that the professor has been coaxing from seed in the window for the past few weeks. 🌱Things are going to start happening to us now! 😁 *soon, with fresh kombucha
In between the morning rain and afternoon thunderstorm (first of the season!), there was this beautiful blue sky and beaming sun...hitting our bidirectional panels that aren’t turned on yet. Waiting for the final approval and electric company meter installation feels like foreeeevvverrr. Soon. Soon we will be producing energy all day long and you can all come over and charge your phones with me. All because the sun is shining! Seriously feels like a miracle, poised.
It’s a gentle break up this year, as the Athabasca surfaces again and powers on and we all wake up from that extra long winter by throwing off our coats and sweaters and watching the ice shift and tumble with our bare arms exposed in farewells.
Were so close to being powered by the sun! ☀️Thank you @generatenrg for your thought and labour, @efficiencyalberta for affordability, the sitting Alberta government for making renewable energy a priority, and RaeAnn, Frank, and Alex for pleasantly working on our roof and walls while the snow still melts on the ground.
Round two with sourdough. I can hear them crackling as they cool.
The thoughtful and engaged people @parkmemorialyeg have arranged for a talk on grief and mental health today at 2pm MDT. It’s a lead-up to their May 10 full-day event, where I’ll be joining with a session on grief and writing.
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Grief and Mental Health: they share stigma, pain, and silence. They stand alone… but one often intermingles & affects the other. But how? When? And Why?
These are the questions that we are going to delve into during our Live Stream conversation on Tuesday, March 19th at 2:00pm. As a prelude to our Finding Grace in Grief full day of practical grief support event being held on Friday, May 10th (#linkinbio), Park Memorial is proud to present this vital conversation focused on one of the most frequent questions asked by our grief support event guests: what is the relationship between grief & mental health? Please tune in to our Facebook page or our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.parkmemorialcares.com to hear the conversation.
We are so pleased to have two of our Finding Grace in Grief workshop facilitators as part of this panel discussion. Cheryl Salter-Roberts is the Grief Support Services Manager for @pilgrimshospice, & @blakeloates is a fierce mental health advocate and founder of We All Believe in You, a local mental health support community. Joining them will be Carmen Victoor, former Grief Therapist for the Stollery Palliative Care Team, and Kimberly Knull, Co-Founder of @momentumwalkin . Our gratitude goes to each of these local grief & mental health experts for donating their time and expertise to this event.
Moderating this panel discussion is @carriedollconsulting whose commitment to using the power of story to connect & inspire is the perfect fit for this discussion. Carrie is no stranger to grief, & brings her own personal experience to the panel. 🔹
This event would not be possible without the partnership of presenting sponsor, @lexussouthpointe . Their support of this event shows uncommon corporate empathy & compassion. Their leadership team recognized the value of this conversation in their community, & that the two topics being discussed will touch & affect not only eac