Regulars Category

by Sherrin Griffin, Sidney SeniorCare –  Aging is a funny thing … I’m sure I’m not the first to wonder at the irony of how our bodies seem to break down while our experience and wisdom ramps up. If only we could age in reverse like the cinematic “Benjamin Button,” with our body getting younger with each passing year. Many of us notice the first real signs of aging as we approach middle age. I, for one, have walked upstairs in my own house countless times with the sole purposeRead More

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

The Connection Project

by Lara Gladych –  “I feel like we should love each other more than we do,” says Emily Olsen, founder of The Connection Project, as she reflects on how the undertaking came about. Early last October, Emily and a cast of friends participated in a two day showing of “mental health storytelling” at the Charlie White Theatre. It was a collage of very intimate, very poignant performances of music, spoken word, movement and art that depicted individual struggle with mental illness. It was, for Emily, the culmination of the energyRead More
by Lara Gladych –  Seaside Magazine wants to live up to our slogan of being “the voice of the Saanich Peninsula,” so, in every issue, we’ll be asking people to answer a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. February is a month my friends often feel arrives with the winter blahs. We’re typically steeped in cooler, rainier weather, and sandwiched between the come-down from Christmas hustle and the activity and vacationing that comes for younger families when Spring Break rollsRead More

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Inside Out: The Kaizen Mindset

by Stephanie Staples, Professional Speaker –  You don’t need to read one more book to tell you how to be happier and healthier. You already know exactly what to do and if by chance you aren’t sure, you can Google the question and get 62 billion hits for advice. The problem is not that we don’t know what to do, it’s more that we are overwhelmed by the magnitude of what there is to do and when we are overwhelmed, typically we do nothing. Before you know it another yearRead More

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Deb’s Day Out: An Alternative Approach

by Deborah Rogers –  It has been a bad season for flu. Anecdotally I’ve heard of many people who’ve been hit hard, and spent days in bed. Well, this Christmas I had my first taste of flu for a long time, and boy, did it wipe me out! The fever and respiratory issues were one thing, but the total exhaustion afterwards was unlike anything I’ve experienced. Stuck in bed, then on the couch, by the end of week two I was starting to despair that I’d ever feel like movingRead More