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In traditional basketry of the Salish First Nations people, weavers made beautiful, useful baskets from natural materials like pine needles, cedar root, sweetgrass, cherry bark, carved bone pieces, and shells. Learn the simple method here with pictures to weave your own Secwepemc style of basket...
Shoulder Stand Sarvangasana boosts immunity, cleanses the body , reduces varicose veins, and tones the core. Learn how to do it, with pictures.
Learn how to do a headstand safely with 8 basic steps in pictures.
These yoga poses for hip opening help reduce lower back pain and release tension caused by long periods of sitting, or by strength training in running, cycling, and other sports. The pictures make it easy to learn the hip stretches exercises, with variations for stiff beginners as well as the more...
Shaded woodland gardens are beautiful planted with shade plants that grow fast. Here is a mix of perennial and annual easy-to-grow shade plants, with pictures.
Goji berries, or Lyceum barbarum, are a staple of traditional Chinese medicine. They migrated to Kamloops with Chinese immigrants from the 19th century, and have naturalized in the Chinese cemetery and settlement areas along the Nicola Wagon Road. Tied into the history of the Gold Rush and the...
Rock Chucks or Yellow Bellied Marmots are ground squirrels in the rodent family., who hibernate in winter These pictures show the pack in Kamloops outside their den beside the Thompson River.
Perennial plants for sun with summer flowers are the backbone of the garden. This is an illustrated guide to 22 great perennials that need little care, divide easily, and last for many years.
Wondering what to do on your vacation in St Lucia? If you enjoy hiking in the Caribbean, take a half-day walk to volcanic hot springs near Soufriere at the foot of the Pitons, and visit the Zaka studio to see colourful art masks.
The best remedy for a runny nose and sore throat is rinsing the nose and throat with salt water. Learn why and how to do use this technique to stop a runny nose without taking drugs.
Guest healers and experts in alternative healing modalities come to Gateway 2 Ranch to collabborate with Liz Mitten Ryan and with the herd of warmblood horses there. Horse and human healers together offer Reiki energy therapy treatments, chakra healing treatments, and spiritual healing on land...
These prenatal yoga postures with pictures are an easy form of exercise that relieve back pain during pregnancy, strengthen and stretch the muscles, and help the mother relax and cope with fatigue and stress. They are a gentle form of preparation for labour that make delivery easier and...
Stringent regulations control how to get a teaching certification in Canada. Teacher education varies for Early Childhood Diploma, Montessori teacher training, the PDP teaching degree for public schools, and requirements for teaching college, teaching university and teaching English as a second...
The best anti-aging skin care products for skin over 50 need a healthy lifestyle to support them. Good nutrition, sufficient water, exercise and moisturizers for the eye area, the face and the hands keep skin looking smooth and glowing as we approach the senior years.
Adults beginning yoga over 50 can benefit from a gentle sequence of yoga stretches in a chair. These chair exercises for seniors, who may have high blood pressure or joint issues with wrists, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles, are easy to practice at home at your own pace. Learning full...
Teaching ESL and EFL is a great way to travel and see the world. Bring a kit of supplies with you that includes picture books, simplified novels, phonic readers, a basic grammar, and a few science magazines. You can prepare yourself with a certificate in TESL from a college near you,or just go as...
If your drain is blocked, fix it yourself without Drano. Natural solutions for clogged sinks include the right technique for baking soda and vinegar, and a cheap, effective Zip-It Tool.
This photo-essay in iambic pentameter celebrates border collies at play in snow in a free yet threatened rural environment. Near Kamloops, British Columbia, the impact from industry is insidious and irreversible. Here the North and South Thompson Rivers meet at the foot of rounded mountains, home...
Vishnu Mudra Benefits Wellness: Busy People Manage Stress and Find Life Balance with Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness
Managing stress without drugs raises quality of life and improves relationships and workplace productivity. Vishnu mudra is a hand position used in alternate nostril breathing that represents putting the index, or "I" finger, out of the loop and reconnecting with universal energy in a healing state...
For years, chainsaw carving artist Pete Ryan has produced in his workshop in Hope, British Columbia his unique sculptures of the Canadian landscape he loves. Bears fishing salmon, eagles perching, beavers damming creeks, and herons hunting frogs take their place in his studio alongside spirit...