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.
It Is a Matter of Life and Death — Getting Support from Doulas
Folk use the phrase “It’s not life and death,” all the time. Mostly they're correct, but in reference to doulas, they would be incorrect.
Festival Wisdom—Immune System Boosting Tips That You Can Use At Home
Covid-19 put a hold on festivals for 2020, which is a good choice, but just one of many disappointments this year. It’s a bummer. It made me realize, though, that a lot of the things I do to stay healthy at festivals apply to life in the age of covid. ...
Plant and Rainbow Medicine with Christy Greenwood
Christy Greenwood refers to herself as an herbal artist and intuitive therapist. As an herbal artist she curates and pairs plants with therapy. As an intuitive therapist, she compounds talk therapy with energy work.
Where Intention Goes, Energy Flows — Hanifa Menen’s Grief Philosophy
Practitioner Spotlight — naturopathic doctor turned grief recovery and brain retraining coach, Hanifa Menen.
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
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.