The City of Fort St. John is located in Northeastern British Columbia in the Peace Country. The scenery is quite picturesque here and the northern lights are stunning. Take a look at Darcy Shawchek photos on his Facebook page. These photos will give you a glimpse of Northeastern British Columbia. Our winters here can be extremely long and one does get cabin fever. I have seen snow as early as September and been horrified with snow Canada Day long weekend. Mindfulness is talked about quite a bit these days and many companies are incorporating it into their wellness programs. In 2011, I was introduced to Zentangle® as a method of practicing mindfulness. The tools I required were a tile, pencil and a fine tipped marker, most of which I picked up at the dollar store at the time. It wasn’t until I went on the internet to search for Zentangle® patterns that I came across their website. This is where I ordered a few more supplies which has kept me busy ever since. The thought of taking formal training in Zentangle® interested me but you know where I live. What is the possibility of that ever happening? LOL, well it did happen. Fort St. John is fortunate to have Deb Bowyer, CZT (Certified Zentangle® Teacher) of Deb’s Accidental Art or on Instagram. She took the training to become a CZT and I couldn’t be happier.
When William Booth founded The Salvation Army back in 1882, he based much of its mission on the concept of “adapting to attract.” Employees of the Ontario Central East Division of The Salvation Army have recognized that utilizing the social media communication methods of today is in keeping with that concept, which is one of the reasons they are looking to Facebook Groups to help employees plan their 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign.