All posts by: rashmi_n

It was great to be a follower last Wednesday … to support youth become engaged citizens standing up for climate action. While spending the two hours walking around Valemount to support the student-initiated Climate Strike, we heard a few unkind...
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So, I worry if I can do anything for just pure fun. Either I need to have a purpose for what I do, or reflect on the lessons after. Ballroom dancing is my newest hobby to come under the microscope!...
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Do these questions or comments get you the response you desire? You always leave me to do the dirty dishes. Why do you always schedule me for the fewest number of shifts? How do you let another student get away...
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While you’re gearing up for the New Year, I have two suggestions to help you achieve your potential. Know Yourself How do you feel about New Year resolutions? Your answer could help you the underlying trait that determines how you...
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After a recent Editorial and letter to the Editor in the Rocky Mountain Goat newspaper related to housing in Valemount, I wanted to add to the conversation. Housing is an issue in Valemount because of limited availability of housing for...
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During my recent trip to Guatemala earlier this year I witnessed grassroots community organizing to create change in seven different non-profit organizations around the country. The people were ordinary citizens – housewives, midwives, weavers, health workers and teachers. But they...
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Image: A group of midwives we met at the PIES de Occidente office. diez nueve (el martes, el catorse de febrero) It is February 14 – Valentine’s Day: Die de la Amistad and we have a special ceremony with Mayan...
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dieciocho dia (el lunes, el trese de febrero) Our first full day in Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela, and I feel at home, in a way. We start the morning with 7 C and the day time high is 17...
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dieciseite dia (el domingo, el doce de febrero) It’s the last morning in Antigua and I am awakened by vendors yelling at 5 am. I puzzle what they might be selling so early and remember our hotel is a block...
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A cool morning in Tikal, Guatemala reminds me of Valemount, BC, Canada. 14 C to start the day when it was 30 C just a day ago can be a bit of a shock. If I thought Spanish lessons were...
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