Transition movement. Community resilience festival.
I hope these words, for all of our sakes, appear more
in your social circles, online or off. Why? I'll give you a brief summation.
The logo I designed for Transition Guelph
The Transition movement is really an umbrella philosophy
towards many of our current societal problems, namely: food, energy, and the
environment. There are layers to this
system such as social equality, true economic stability, and holistic
approaches to problems, but these mostly stem from those previous three things,
and are all very interrelated with one another.
Instead of making this more of a thought and feeling based reflection, I thought I would gear it more towards helping others who would like to try public speaking. Let me first state that I am absolutely not one to sign up willingly to do this kind of thing. I've always been fairly shy - far more of an introvert. This surprises some today, which encourages me to feel as though I'm finding a balance.
Part of the reason I signed up for this was obligatory. I was nearly going to go with a friend to Nepal several months ago. The time wasn't right for me, and I told myself that if I didn't join him in Nepal, I would definitely sign up to do an Ignite talk. The feeling of having done what I intended is immensely gratifying. Empowering.
Today I had my first student for the art tutoring sessions I'm beginning to offer. They're ideally for those looking to get into a post secondary art school. This student in particular is going to be applying to Sheridan's Animation program in two years, and wanted to get ahead of the game. Awfully close to home, as that's the program I graduated from nearly two years ago. I'm extremely excited to finally have an outlet to pass on this knowledge too.
So this is my first fermenting experiment since the fermenting workshop I did a few weeks ago. Our local health food store, the Stone Store, in Guelph has recently been stocking turmeric root, so I thought it might be time to try this out. Especially considering there are studies suggesting that the good nutrients found in turmeric, the curcurmin, may not be very bioavailable to us in terms of how we digest it. Fermented turmeric supposedly makes it much more available to us, so I thought I would try to out, and see how it feels!
Derek. What a
refreshing step back into TV. If you’re
ready to feel, watch this show. Season 1
only has 7 episodes, but they might just change you. At the very least, they’ll make you reflect
on your life and your choices, in a very helpful way. This kind of introspection I hold in highest
regard, and never expect from the bright screen that I’ve come to criticize