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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

“Prepare to be moved, disturbed, engaged. Come for the film. Stay for the conversation,” says Canadian author and media critic Geoff Pevere. Pevere is director of programs for Rendezvous with Madness, a Toronto based film festival focused on... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication

I first attended a Nonviolent Communication workshop because I wanted a way to make people communicate better - with me and with each other. You might notice I didn't see myself as the problem here. My communication was just fine. I attended a... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: pexels.com

When I decided to remove my mask last summer I had to face how lonely I was, how isolated I had become. In a desperate need to present only my best self at work, on social occasions and even at home, I had withdrawn, hiding the not-so-great parts... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

There’s a warm glow as soon as you step inside the front doors of Hospice Yukon – a feeling of being held, as if inside a cozy cocoon. Afternoon sunlight streams in through a southern facing window and a heart-shaped pillow makes a loveseat more... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Courtesy of Tara Larkin

Tara Larkin of Pursuit Coaching will be hosting a five week seminar for women entitled Put Busy to Rest:Coaching for Women Taking on the World. The seminar runs every two weeks starting on March 1st from 11-1 pm and is focused on helping ambitious... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Betty Davidson

Since last November the Dawson City Community Library and the Whitehorse Public Library have been helping to shine a little light on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and possibly other mental health problems. About a year ago, the staff at the... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Marcel Brabant

Most people are less intimidated by dogs with floppy ears, and consider white dogs less scary than black ones. That's just one awareness Angela Neufeld has picked up in the years she has been using dogs as therapeutic assistants in her practice as... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-10-19

My dinner dishes don’t always get done after dinner. There is a chair in my living room that has a continuous pile of laundry to be folded. Sometimes I forget the kid’s helmet, or swimsuit, or permission slip for school. The dogs haven’t been... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by Becky Striegler

Jonathan Henkelman lies on his back on a yoga mat, legs lifted and bent, the bottoms of his bare feet facing the ceiling. I am standing at his feet, looking down at him. He asks me to lean forward and let his feet press against my lower belly to... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-10-19

Think this whole mindfulness meditation thing is just woo-woo mumbo-jumbo that could never really do anything for you? Do you scoff at the idea and get defensive or evasive when the subject comes up? Your stress is real! Your pain is true! more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

Our mind has the power to take us places we don’t truly want to go. If we’ve had people in our lives telling us things about ourselves that are not true too many times, then we can start to believe it. This can happen when beliefs have been in our... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: Amit Singh

The yoga practiced today is not at all like it was practiced in the ancient past. Faeq Biria, a well known Iyengar Yoga teacher in Europe and the director of the Iyengar Yoga Centre in Paris said that Patanjali, who wrote the ancient text The... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-09-29

You’ve heard the word on talk shows or around the water cooler at work, seen it on the cover of Time magazine and books on every shelf, but what is mindfulness? What does it mean? And why is everyone talking about it? The world is a mess right... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-08

Mindful breath in, mindful breath out, mindful breath in why did he say that to me what a jerk I can’t believe he blamed me it’s not my fault, crap, right, mindful breath in… Yup, I know you’ve experienced this. Anyone who has ever tried to... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: by Murray Munn

The Second Opinion Society (SOS) is holding its annual barbecue on Thursday, July 28th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and all are welcome. SOS is located at 304 Hawkins St. adjacent to the Yukon Conservation Society offices. There will be hotdogs... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Audrey Skofenko

Today many people practice meditation for stress relief and to improve their overall quality of life. However, is there evidence that meditation is effective? If its effects can be proven, how can meditation be practiced by people with different... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Gridlock. We hardly ever have it in Whitehorse and if we do we can likely, easily, take another route to get where we are going (okay, not over the Riverdale Bridge). It is much like the fiber optic cable that is carrying our email to Paris... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: kozzi.com

According to Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais, “hurrying is bad for learning.” How many of us hurry through our day ensuring that the garbage has been put out, the car has gas, the kids arrive at school on time, that we are appropriately... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: kozzi.com

He’s only 24 years old, but American pianist Matt Savage has had a 15-year professional career as a jazz musician, playing with some of the biggest names in jazz including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and Chaka Khan. People Magazine described... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

Peanut butter I have to remember to get peanut butter why did she wear that today what was she thinking did he pick up the dry cleaning who was that actor in that movie about the dry cleaner why did I wear this today what was I thinking… more

May 12, 2016 12:00 AM , Health and Wellness