The History of Valentine’s Day

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Not just a Hallmark holiday, the history of Valentine’s Day or Feast of Saint Valentine is varied and dark but in the 14th century was marked by love, by poet Chaucer. Fast forward a few centuries and Valentine’s Day sends many scurrying to gift flowers and chocolate-filled hearts to their betrothed. It also can have the opposite effect for those who are less…attached.

Regardless of which side of the equation you fall on, I’ve decided that the pink and red day on the calendar should be a reminder to treat yourself.

DIY or nail salon; pick a pink-themed manicure.

My preference is the sanded polish, Found at Casbah day spa,  love!

pretty pink nails for Valentines

Pretty paper; I have a soft spot for stationary and loved these note cards found at Chapters.

Valentines Day Stationary

Flowers;  love from me.

Floralista Flower Studio, Walnut Grove

Alternative Valentines Day Flowers

Bubbles make pajama parties better;  Especially pink bubbles.

Haywire Pink Bub 2012

Pink Bub from Haywire

Haywire Winery Pink Bub

A wise man in my life taught me early on that love should not be expressed one day a year, but 365 — wise man indeed.

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About the Author: Kristine Carrick

Kristine Carrick is a born communicator with a passion for supporting her local community. With over ten years in marketing and public relations, Kristine brings a fresh and personal perspective to Stimuli through her writing. Kristine is a self-proclaimed news hound, shoe and handbag junkie, lover of wine and could spend hours in a stationery store. She resides in Langley with her black lab, Deacon.

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      The journey of pregnancy and childbirth is a gift that each woman experiences uniquely. Prenatal yoga class provides a space where women can come together and dedicate time to their well being as well as support each other. The benefits of a yoga practice during pregnancy include reducing stress, anxiety, toning muscles needed in childbirth, increasing flexibility, and focused breathing.

      The class is taught by Darlene Kee at Studio b Yoga.

      Pre-register for $65 or drop in for $15

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      A special evening event at Studio b Yoga.

      An equinox takes place when both day and night are equal in length. This happens twice a year, and marks the half way point between each of the bi-annual solstices.

      The autumn equinox, in particular, is the time of the year when we celebrate the last of longer daylight hours and harvest the fruits of our labours (our efforts and actions put forth throughout the spring and summer) to prepare for the less active, more dormant phase of the year. “By aligning our own energies with the natural rhythms of the earth and the suns’ cycles you can achieve outward success during the growth phase of the year (spring and summer), and enjoy rest, contemplation and renewal during the dormant phase of the year (autumn and winter).” – Jilly Shipway

      The many symbols associated with the quarterly cycles of the sun can be beautifully integrated into one’s yoga practice. The equinoxes represent the balance of equals; light and dark, ha and tha (hatha), fire and water, etc., etc. We are all made up of such characteristics and elements, and so it would make perfect sense to practice balancing our opposites to cultivate wholeness and experience a sense of equilibrium.

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      Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC)

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