Ryan Hook is a writer, photographer, musician, and spoken word poet. Born in St.Albert and living in Edmonton, Alberta, his mission is to bring Sound and Story. He has worked as a music journalist for Vue Weekly, BeatRoute, and Exclaim! as well as been a published short story writer. When he's not writing he is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist for his band, Baby Boy and the Earthly Delights. Whether it's writing, music, or travelling, he bides by the philosophy that life is a playground and nothing is off limits.
4 Common Signs of Social Media Addiction
Am I Addicted to Social Media? Yeah, probably. Here’s why–– I am writing and researching an article about social media addiction, meanwhile, unrelated to my research, I have Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram open in my tabs, and I’m regularly checking them—you know, just in case I need quick access to ...
Profound Experiences Making Profound Changes - The Evolution of Psychedelic Therapy
The word “psychedelic” comes from the Greek word meaning “mind-manifesting.” In Sanskrit, mind-manifesting compounds were referred to as “Soma,”. Ancient Greeks would make and imbibe a fungal tea with connections to psychedelics during the Festival of Dionysus.
The Healing Agenda – Aeon Health & Bioenergetic Healing
An in depth conversation with Maximilian Waid, founder of Aeon Health, about Energy Healing, Bioresonance
The Path to Naturopathic Medicine – Dr. Tessa Stark's Journey into Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Tessa Stark was about to finish her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and Pharmacology when she found herself doubting whether dentistry––the family field of practice that she had intended to pick up––was right for her. Stark said, “I shadowed my Dad at his practice and saw how passionate he was ...
Leave it in the Dirt – the Wisdom of Horses and Gestalt Equine Therapy
by Ryan Hook
Everyone's probably familiar with therapy dogs, but have you heard about therapy horses? Chantel White is an Equine Gestalt Therapist based in Alberta. Her approach combines her lifetime passion for horses with Gestalt Therapy––a client-centred approach to psychotherapy developed in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Virtual Reality Therapy for the Brain
My first impression of Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy was that it seemed like something out of the plot to a science fiction novel. Despite it seeming like a device straight out of a John Carpenter film, virtual reality therapy has become a remedy for the sensation of prolonged fear. Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced quarantine, immersive virtual art galleries and historic sites have become a type of therapy for many people stuck at home in self isolation. VR therapy has been taking small steps forward since it was invented in 1968 at MIT by Ivan Sutherland, and started with a head mount––an uncomfortable and ineffective head mount.
Coaching For Perspective - Nicole Trincia’s Life Coaching Channels
Careers, Relationships, and Wellness - for most, this is the most challenge balancing act in their lives; For Nicole Trincia, life coach and teacher, this is the triad she’s dedicated her life coaching to.