5 Pillar Friday is your weekly roundup of insights and tips from The Life Delicious’ 5 wellness pillars:
This week and last week, we’re sharing wellness highlights from our amazing trip to B.C.’s Shuswap Region!
To plan your winter wellness escape, visit www.shuswaptourism.ca
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MINDSET >>> “All my relations” is a beautiful, powerful mindset on interconnectedness central to Indigenous beliefs, we learned from Tanner Francois, one of @QuaaoutLodge’s Cultural Interpreters, during our Kekuli experience last week.
Seeing everything as connected – between generations, cultures, species and the environment – informs so many things, including the way we treat ourselves, each other and nature.
Bronwyn sat with rapt attention as we gathered around the crackling fire, threw an offering of tobacco and sage into the flames, and listened to Tanner’s storytelling and drumming. What an amazing experience!!
The Kekuli (winter pit house) is one of a number of traditional structures on site at @QuaaoutLodge, including the brand new sweat lodge (which I didn’t get to experience but so wanted to – next time!).
Check out @indigenoustourismbc’s video of Tanner sharing a traditional smudging ceremony in their ‘Living Legends’ series!
To book an experience with Quaaout Lodge’s Cultural Interpreters, visit www.quaaoutlodge.com
NUTRITION >>> The Shuswap has such a great culinary scene! @celistaestate, owned by Jake and Marg Ootes, is one of the northernmost wineries in Canada! These go-getters – both very accomplished professionals (a journalist/publisher/politician and social worker/art gallery owner, respectively) in their former hometown of Yellowknife – bought the totally undeveloped 160-acre property to relaxedly retire upon, but after planting some experimental vines over a decade ago decided to run with the idea of producing wine… and now they’re celebrating 10 years of award-winning winemaking! Celista’s wines are available online and at more than a dozen B.C. liquor stores. Winter winetasting hours by appointment only.
We were really wishing we could’ve come back to @thescotchcreekhub for some live entertainment at night, what a cool venue! Alas, daytime (which was very tasty!) is the culinary realm of us parents travelling with a wee one.
And the last stop on our little roadtrip through the region, @shuswappieco: BEST. PIE. EVER. That crust!