The weather has been hot this August!
For those who are fortunate to find themselves cooling off at a lake,
a river or down at the seashore.... Enjoy!
We have all listened to news reports of the studies sharing how the impact of
prolonged exposure to extreme heat is dangerous and for many, life threatening.
To those who are working
and to those who do not have the ability to cool off at a local water source,
please feel free to share the ways you are managing to be cool
and protected from the sun!
(Let's share those ideas!)
Most communities have opened cooling centers
for those who are needing this extra support to manage this prolonged heat wave.
To find out if your community has a cooling centre
contact your local radio station or community centre.
We all know that water holds the elixir of life,
it rejuvenates, sustains and nurtures life on our planet.
Did you know that keeping yourself hydrated with water also supports brain health?
By drinking water you can improve brain function, which in turn
supports your mental well being and ability towards mood regulation.
So I would heartily encourage you to drink water throughout the day,
and a big shout out to all who use refillable water bottles!
Considering that we have a finite water source on this planet
we all need to do our part to protect all natural water resources!
Here's a fun fact to end on.... ready?
The water that we have access to for drinking water
is the same water that the dinosaurs had access to for their drinking water!!
Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay safe.
Namaste my beautiful beings!
Leanne Longeway is an Art Therapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor who offers counselling services to Adult Individuals and Teens (ages 14+)
I am grateful to be living and working within the unceded territory
of the Liǧʷiłdax̌ʷ peoples in the community of ƛəmataxʷ, Campbell River, BC.
I honor the relationships with the WeWaiKai, WeiWaiKum, and Kwiakah Nations, along with the Homalco, Coast Salish, Klahoose, K'omoks, Metis and Inuit Indigenous peoples.
I am thankful for, and wish to respectfully acknowledge their generosity of spirit
and their historical and ongoing stewardship of these beautiful lands.