Editor’s Picks

Editor’s Pick: “The Healing You Can Do” by Meghan T. Hindi

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Everyone experiences challenges in life, but a few (perhaps a growing number) of us face profound suffering that leads to truly dark places. Yacolt author, doula, wife and mother, Meghan T. Hindi, identifies squarely as the latter. “I first experienced physical, emotional and verbal abuse at the hands of my mother, from my earliest memory,”… Read More

Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab Inspires Kids to Explore, Discover and Create

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Vancouver’s Uptown Village just got a lot cooler. Especially if you consider children’s literature cool, which the very cool Kari Ferguson, published author and owner of the new Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab, most certainly does. “I always wanted to write children’s books when I was little,” says the wife and mother of two.… Read More

NW Getaway: Alderbrook Resort and Spa

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On the eastern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, a short two-hour drive from Vancouver, lies Alderbrook Resort and Spa, on the shores of Hood Canal, part of the larger Puget Sound waterway system. Not to be confused with Alderbrook Park in Brush Prairie, Alderbrook Resort is a full service hotel and spa, with no shortage… Read More

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center: Discovering Nature, Discovering Ourselves

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Michelle Fox has felt at home in nature for as long as she can remember. “For the longest time my goal has been to live on a river in the woods,” she says. She’s living that dream now as the founder and executive director of TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, in Skamania County just… Read More

OMSI Exhibit: The Science Behind Pixar

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)’s newest featured exhibition spans the full STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) spectrum, all brought together through the wonder of storytelling and entertainment. The Science Behind Pixar, opening February 23 and running through Labor Day, pulls back the curtain to reveal the creative processes used to bring… Read More