The Passion Potluck aims to foster community connections and share in the joy of passion. Gather together on August 11 to share a meal — one we have created together — and end the evening gathered for passionate dialogue.
Connecting with others and growing a community is vital to our mental health and wellbeing. Human connection can lower anxiety and depression, help us regulate our emotions, lead to higher self-esteem and empathy, and actually improve our immune systems. This is why community is at the heart of the Passion Potluck. And after being apart for so long, community belonging is needed more than ever.
A community potluck to rejoice in human connection and celebrate passion. Your ticket in is the dish you’ll contribute to the potluck.
The Chilliwack House
46143 Second Avenue
Thursday, August 11
5:30pm - 9:30pm
This practice is mostly known as "Floating" or Float Therapy - it's my pause and reset button - MY time - I find it fascinating that doing NOTHING does SO much. It's a passion for sure. So much so, I did open Chilliwack's First and only float centre at the end of 2017 - Luna Float (with my partner in business and life). Since then, we got engaged, married, and had a baby! I had worked at Vancity Credit Union for nearly 10 years prior and actually just recently accepted a full time position at Vancouver Foundation. With a lot on my plate - taking time to carve out my Float Time is essential!
THE STORY HAS HAD ITS UPS AND DOWNS.
For over a decade, I’ve lived with mental illness. I’ve been diagnosed with Depression and Binge Eating Disorder. Mental illness has impacted my work, my relationships, and my long-term health. My experiences have fuelled my purpose: to change the narrative on how we view mental illness.
Today, I’m in recovery from my eating disorder and well-versed at managing my Depression. I’m a fierce mental health advocate, the founder of One in Five Apparel, and a future mental health counselor.
Sharing my experiences has not only been a form of therapy over the years but I realized it’s also allowed others to know they are far from alone.
Now, I use my voice and experience to challenge misconceptions on mental illness every day. I cultivate a community known to be a safe space for mental health conversations. I started an apparel line to empower others to change the conversation. I host a podcast designed to help you reflect on what’s happening with your mental health.
I am a settler living and working on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish and S’ólh Téméxw Peoples. I also work full-time as a Community Support Worker on the traditional and unceded territory of the Chawathil Peoples.
Outside of mental health, my passions include goal coaching, community building, getting creatively messy, and my furbum Jefferson Smudge te Boekhorst. I’m on the board of the Chilliwack Pride Society, a Neighbourhood Small Grants committee member, and a Work-Life Strategist.
This Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grant project was funded by the Vancouver Foundation and administered by The Association of Neighbourhood Houses BC. www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca
Tickets for Passion Potluck: Floating To Pause And Reset can be booked here.
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