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Have you taken your #yyj Nature Break today?

To cut through resistance with a student, I suggested we transition our session to one of my local favorite hangouts, “Finnerty Gardens,” at the University of Victoria.

Strolling through a combination of forest and tames beds and lawns, I noticed the difference between being restful and at peace in this type of  environment and one that is nervous with a racing mind.  After investigating the landscape for a time we sat on a bench to integrate and continue our session.  Long periods of comfortable silence encouraged  a deeper opening and sharing.  Simple and transitional!

Nature, our healing partners!


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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
 Authored  Achieving your Goals  31 Day Program, Sleep Sweet Sleep, Kid’s Peace Bus Calendar of Values  Educational Program & InTouch with Your Values Self-Actualization Program.Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015

 

 

11 Fun & Easy (& sometimes free) Dating & Meet up Idea’s

1.  University & College Lectures – living in a university town you can attend a variety of lectures and information series events usually for free!  Hook up to your university’s calendar today!

University of Victoria – Free Lecture Series 
Camosun Calendar of Events

2.  Local Library and Book Store Public Events – go to a book reading, signing together  or attend a special presentation presented to your community!

Greater Victoria Public Library

3.  Community Gardens – source out local gardens that are open to the public.  In Victoria we are lucky enough to have many stunning gardens within the City and free to explore. For example – Finnerty Gardens at the University of Victoria, Beacon Hill Park in James Bay.

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Finnerty Gardens – University of Victoria

 

4.  Local Markets, Food Kiosk’s and Truck’s – meet up to enjoy different foods at markets or around your town.  Enjoy the scenic downtown areas and be a tourist in your own town!

5.  Local Wineries – take an afternoon to check out your local wineries and sample their free tastings!

6.  Natural History Society – find yours and check out their schedule for bird-watching, nature and historical lectures.

7.  Explore your local Tours and Walking Maps –  Locate interesting walking maps in your town and meet up to investigate.  In Victoria we enjoy tours of historical architecture,  China Town, Artist Stroll events, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ross Bay or Chinese Cemeteries (Historical Sites)  with Emily Carr and Billy Barker (Barkerville, B.C.) and more!

Chinese Cemetary

Chinese Cemetery

8.  Volunteer in the local park, forest trails and beach clean up – Get outdoors and meet up to do an activity together that is invigorating and giving back.  Forest trails and parks are looking for volunteers to clean out invasive plant species and our local Surf-riders are looking for beach clean up help at their events.

9.  Tour your local museums, old churches and interesting historical  buildings in your city.  Take time to walk through some of these local gems and stopping for a treat along the way.

10.  Inner City Walks or walk outside your doorstep – In Victoria we are lucky enough to have scenic walks along our waterfront with downtown parks that have walking trails!  Many of these can be reached during lunch breaks!

11.  Volunteer at local festivals & events!  – Victoria hosts many festivals and events that are in need of volunteers from concerts, walks, runs to Ted Talks!


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