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Harvest Moon Lantern Festival – Vlog 86

October 2, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Harvest Moon Lantern Festival This past Saturday Tim and I went to the Harvest Moon Lantern Festival at Gordon Head recreation Centre at Lambrick Park. It was a family friendly event as you will see from all the kidlings running around and enjoying the labyrinth. In addition to the Asian dance and musical performances by […]

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Duncan B.C. Totem Pole Walking Tour

September 25, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Totem Pole Walking Tour It was so exciting to have a Yoga with Melissa member with me in the vlog, BJ all the way from Australia. BJ is an incredibly talented theater performer. Definitely check out her play: I am a Circle: Click Here We started our trip from Victoria BC on the Malahat. Duncan […]

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Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Buddhist Meditation

September 18, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Vlog 84 – Restorative Yoga September can be such a whirlwind with back to school, back to work, and after summer vacations and holidays people come back to their yoga and meditation practices. I certainly have been on the go and feeling quite engaged with all of you in yoga and meditation this as we […]

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Canoeing in Cadboro Bay Victoria BC – Vlog 83

September 11, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Canoeing in Cadboro Bay This past Friday I met up with my friend Sherry Scheideman for a canoe ride in Cadboro Bay. Sherry and I met as roommates at the Journey Home meditation retreat in June of this year on Salt Spring. Sherry has a canoe with wheels, that she can wheel from her home, […]

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The Road to Bamfield, B.C. – Vlog 79

August 14, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bamfield Camping Trip This past week we visited the remote town of Bamfield B.C. on the most western side of the island, south of Ucluelet. and camped at Pachena Bay Campground. It is an incredibly challenging road to get to Bamfield. We stopped on the way just outside of Port Alberni at Coombes Country Candy […]

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Camping in Strathcona Provincial Park: Buttle Lake Campground

August 7, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Strathcona Provincial Park Over the last week we took 4 days to go camping in Strathcona Provincial Park. It is a great way to escape from it all because there is no cell service or electricity, so it is super rustic. It was a beautiful four hour drive from Victoria to get to the park. […]

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From Sydney to Victoria B.C. by Boat – Vlog 77

July 30, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Sydney to Victoria B.C. by Boat This past week our friend Mike was having some repairs done on his boat in Sidney B.C. He asked us if we wanted to go with him to pick up his boat and bring it back to Oak Bay Marina by water. Of course we said yes. The morning […]

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Hiking the Kludahk Trail on Vancouver Island – Vlog 76

July 24, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Kludahk Trail Today we are going on a hike on the Kludahk. There are some rumours that the Kludahk is a secret society. This is perhaps because they have a membership process, it is in the back country, located in an environmentally sensitive area and the roads to access the Kludahk can often be washed […]

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What to Expect on a Silent Retreat : Vlog 70

June 5, 2017 Vlog
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Preparing for a Silent Retreat Over the next week I am preparing to go on a week-long silent retreat. There are not many places in our culture that encourage silence or stillness. In fact there we are mostly immersed in noise and busy-ness. I begin this vlog by exploring two places of quiet in my […]

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For the Love of Slowing Down : Vlog 69 A Visit to the Westholme Tea Company

May 29, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Slowing Down : Vlog 69 We live in a fast-paced culture where we rush to have it all, consume it all and experience it all. Speed it like a drug and we are all addicted. I have recently uncovered an as yet undiscovered corner of YouTube to me called BookTube and I can feel the […]

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