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Laura Matheson
Works at 2nd Avenue Consulting
Attended Prana Yoga Teacher College
Lives in Calgary, Alberta
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I'm a little envious that my little dog gets such a massive makeover just by getting a haircut! 
Nowhere is the amazing transformative power of a haircut more visible than with my dog, Sofie. From sedate shaggy fluffball... to puppy-like sleek (almost scrawny!) in a few short hours. We let her coat grow a little longer than usual to cope with the snow and cold in Calgary, but last week it wa
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Lots of interesting non-beer-related things to do in Munich - including the Jewish Museum. 
A recent post on The Local.de about Stolpersteine in Munich explained why I saw lots of these brass plaque commemorating Holocaust victims in other German cities, but none in the capital of Bavaria. Munich has a lot of Jewish culture and history, which made me think it was odd that they didn'
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Living in Canada obviously means going to a hockey game! Doing something so typically Canadian was strangely reassuring :) 
Just a few weeks after landing in Calgary, I found myself at the Saddledome watching a Calgary Hitmen hockey game. How stereotypically Canadian! I can't say that I missed watching live hockey while in Europe (I've never been a huge sports fan), but it was nice to be doing something so
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Germany is seeing us off with snow! We're moving to Calgary as of 1 January :) 
We're kicking off the new year with big changes. On 1 January, we're leaving Germany and returning to Canada. Our grown-up gap year adventure is wrapping up... and a new adventure is beginning. Instead of returning to beautiful Vancouver or taking on Canada's biggest metropolis (To
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Hot spiced wine, great eats, amazing lights, fabulous decorations at the Strasbourg Christmas Markets... and LOTS of people!
There's good reason for Strasbourg to bill itself as the Christmas Capital (capital de Noël). Starting in late November every year, the city is taken over by holiday decorations, almost a dozen different markets, and millions of visitors. We arrived in Strasbourg on the first weekend t
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I made this easy and delicious apple bread pudding to clear out leftovers from St Martin's Day... and to fill the kitchen with the delicious smells of holiday baking ;) 
While 11 November is Remembrance Day for Canadians (and Armistice or Veterans Day in other countries), it's St. Martin's Day in Germany. St Martin's Day is the feast day for Martin of Tours and was one last great banquet before the start of Advent fasting in the middle ages.  In
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Operating under the assumption that there's never a better time to start than RIGHT NOW!, I'm committing to a month of daily meditation. No time like the present :)
Large-scale change has been a constant for me over the last year and a half (new languages! new cities! new places to travel! new residences!) and, despite being somewhat settled in Calgary, there are still many more changes coming. To help me manage this upheaval, I'm undertaking a personal
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My dad's celebrating a birthday today... and I'm celebrating blood donors :) If you can donate, please do!
Today is my dad's birthday. A birthday he likely wouldn't be celebrating without the generosity of blood donors. Last spring, my dad had a health incident which required extraordinary life-saving measures, including multiple blood transfusions. He received exceptional medical care, bu
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Sofie's love of Calgary's snow (and her willingness to wear booties!) makes settling into our new city's winter a little easier :) 
We've been in Calgary for about a week and a half and are starting to adjust to the dry climate, cold temperatures, and bright sunshine. The windchill can be harsh, but actually seeing the sun in the winter (unlike the typically grey skies in Vancouver or Berlin) offsets at least some of the wi
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Dear Laura,
Sofie is the best! I have 1 foto with Sofie at Mereče, very nice.
Marta
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Sending out warmest holiday wishes... and enjoying some warm holiday drinks :) 
My favourite part of winter in Europe is the Christmas markets. And my favourite part of the Christmas markets is the food and drink. Okay - really, it's the warm beverages! From Eierpunsch (warm, alcoholic eggnog) and Glühwein (mulled wine) to Feuerzangenbowle (a rum-based punch with
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I added a couple of random Canadians to my Christmas card list this year :) 
One of my favourite things about this time of year is sending Christmas cards. I love picking them out, putting on stamps, listing out recipients, and writing messages of hope and happiness. I imagine that the cards I send add a little sparkle (sometimes literally... I choose a lot of glittery ca
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Seeing Canadian war cemeteries from the First & Second World Wars makes Remembrance Day all the more meaningful to me. 
Travelling through Europe and visiting sites heavily impacted by the two World Wars makes Remembrance Day feel particularly poignant this year. From cobblestone memorials for Holocaust victims in Berlin to photographs of bomb-devastated German cities at the German National Museum of Conte
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Knowledge & content manager/Yoga teacher
Employment
  • 2nd Avenue Consulting
    2011 - present
  • Bound Lotus Meditation & Yoga Centre
    2011 - 2013
  • Body Harmony Yoga Studio
    2012 - 2012
  • Om Prem Yoga Studio
    2012 - 2013
  • Vancouver Corporate Yoga
    2012 - 2013
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Calgary, Alberta
Previously
Mannheim, Germany - Munich, Germany - Neuss, Germany - Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany - North Vancouver, BC
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knowledge organizer extraordinaire; beloved hatha and yin yoga teacher
Education
  • Prana Yoga Teacher College
    Yin Yoga Teacher Certification
  • Prana Yoga Teacher College
    200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • University of British Columbia
    Master of Library and Information Studies
  • University of Alberta
    Bachelor of Arts
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Welcoming restaurant with attentive staff and very steady take-out business. The menu is in Slovene, German, and English; our server spoke excellent English and suffered our bad Slovenian pronunciation with a smile. The pizza was delicious and the polenta was the best I've had. Our Slovene host recommended Škorpion for a celebratory dinner and it's easy to understand why!
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Cute cafe that happened to be close to my hotel. Breakfast here was much better than the hotel's buffet; the coffee was wonderful (my flat white was made just the way I like it) and the food was fresh. Service was helpful (and in English) and I enjoyed people watching from the outdoor seating.
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reviewed a year ago
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Excellent and inexpensive Hungarian food. We liked it so much, we had dinner here two nights in a row! Service was friendly and staff spoke Hungarian, English, German, and French. There was live music (violin and accordion) both times we were there, which really enhanced the experience. A lovely place to sample local dishes (like Ördoglángos - a potato pancake filled with chicken and vegetables, Gocsej pecsenye - pork schnitzel stuffed with bacon and sausage, and Fokhagyma krémleves piritoot kenyérdarabokkal - garlic cream soup) and drinks (like Unicum and Tokaji).
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reviewed a year ago