In the northern hemisphere, the shortest month of the year and the coldest for the soul is the month chosen to recognize the lesser known achievements of people who have been settled in this country for over a couple hundred years. It is February and it is Black History Month.
Black History Month had its origins in the States and has grown from a week-long local celebration to a month-long one recognized in both Canada and the US.
Canada Post issues commemorative stamps for this occasion and in 2017, Mathieu da Costa, an interpreter and first black person on what is now Canadian soil, is the featured portrait.
I have done a series of posts on Black History Month; check out the archives link below.
Recognizing achievements, continuous learning and celebration all comprise the intellectual dimension of wellness. Here are some links to other ways that wellness and Black History Month can intersect: