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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: Pixabay

Essential oils have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic practice, burial rituals, food preparations, the perfume industry and as part of traditional medicine in many cultures. Today, essential oils are once again becoming an important part of ... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

Living in today’s world can mean being bombarded by awful news about sexualized assault, microaggressions and violence in many forms. All this negative news can be frustrating, overwhelming and downright exhausting... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Pixabay

The last five articles have informed the Yukon about the cycle of violence, as well as its categories, forms and foundations. This scourge generates a high level of suffering among its victims who, when possible, must distance themselves and seek... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-02-27, ILLUSTRATIONS: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

The last four articles have described the Cycle of Violence, including its sweet honeymoon phase, its three categories (affective, organizational/professional and social), its four forms (psychological, physical, sexual and financial), as well as... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

The information regarding the Cycle of Violence in my past articles, including its three categories (affective, organizational/professional, and social) and the four forms of violence (psychological, physical, sexual and financial) would not be... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

In the last two articles of this series, I described the four phases of the Cycle of Violence (accumulation, explosion, honeymoon, justification). The definition of violence highlights the central role of control over the victim(s)... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

With over 225 novels to her credit, Nora Roberts is a bestseller by any definition. Wikipedia says the books are all romance novels, so I’m not sure if that number includes the 47 mysteries in the In Death series... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

My last article discussed the four phases of the Cycle of Violence: accumulation, explosion, the“honeymoon phase” and the justification phase I refer to as “But, it’s your fault.” It’s an endless cycle unless the victim protects themself and asks... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Rebecca Profitt

Daniel Mackenzie started Free the Beat Foundation with a mission to “encourage people to express themselves through the art of rhyming, singing, beatboxing, freestyling, playing musical instruments, producing, recording [and] scoring, on a march... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) will host the Gathering of Youth-Family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Kick Off Event on February 17 to 18. Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Sandrine Lemonnier

Looking at recorded history, humans have been using dances and music as well as storytelling and visual arts as healing rituals. Art and health are a well known pair; a healthy mind in a healthy body. Much research has been done about the benefits... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-11-01, Photo: foter.com/National Library of Ireland on The Commons

The night before the official opening I was surprisingly nervous and had trouble sleeping, not because this time I would be carrying for the greatest golfer of all time, but because I've had a lifelong fear and loathing of crowds and I knew the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Leah Davy Ryckman

If something isn’t working, try differently, not harder. Art therapist Zoë Armstrong lives by these words, but last fall, she embodied this expression even further: she decided she needed a change from the local counselling agency where she had... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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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... Read more

Photography - Film

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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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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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... Read more

Health and Wellness

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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... Read more

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... Read more

Health and Wellness