Healing Trauma: Unlock Yourself From the Ghosts of Your Past by Myriame Lyons, RCC Disclaimer: some of the writing below is deemed sensitive. Read slowly, and take care of yourself (e.g., go on a walk, sip some soothing tea, watch a TV show, talk with a loved one or friend). Have you ever found [...]
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My Friend Dumped Me and I Am Grateful by Jandy Anderson, Dalian Method Facilitator The root of suffering is attachment. ~ the Buddha It was dark outside when I got the phone call. It was a short call. She said, “I’ve got nothing to give.” I can’t remember everything she said. You know how memory [...]
3 Steps to Getting Yourself to Counselling by Myriame Lyons With 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental health problem or illness in their lifetime, it is known that many more are indirectly affected². Family members and friends who care for a loved one struggling with a mental health problem can experience their own distress. [...]
Speaking in Gibberish for Relationships and Intimacy By Jandy Anderson Sometimes we take ourselves way too seriously. Speaking in gibberish is an excellent exercise for dis-engaging from your mind and being more playful and spontaneous. It helps you connect with your innocence. Gibberish means talking in nonsense sounds. It is especially good for those of [...]
Gluten-Free Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kelsey Ellis, RHN Yields: 12 servings Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 3 Bananas (large, ripe, mashed) 1/2 cup Sunflower Seed Butter 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 cups Oats (large flake) 1/3 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1/4 tsp Sea Salt [...]
4 Ways to Gently Boost your Body's Detoxification System this Spring by Kelsey Ellis, RHN Spring has officially sprung and it has us thinking about feeling healthier, getting more active and possibly shedding some excess weight we put on over the winter months. Our exposure to chemicals in our food supply, poor air quality we [...]
The Importance of a Warm Breakfast & 5 Tasty Recipes to Start Your Day! by Jenny Abel, Registered Acupuncturist Eating something warm and solid for breakfast is important in Chinese Medicine. It strengthens your digestion, boosts your metabolism, and provides nourishment and sustainable energy. If you skip breakfast it can actually weaken your digestive [...]
Take the Quiz! and Enter to Win a Manual Lymph Drainage Massage This month at Local Health you can take part in the following quiz about lymphedema. By participating in the quiz you can enter a draw to win a free 45 minute Manual Lymph Drainage massage with Carlie Hickson, RMT. You can take the quiz [...]
Physical Pain is Never Only Physical By Jandy Anderson, Dalian Method Facilitator “Health is a state of consciousness. It has nothing to do with age, illness or even the health of the body or mind. Whether you are aware of it or not, every step you take towards healing is a step towards consciousness. [...]
You are what you think, not what you eat! by Kelsey Ellis, RHN Could the guilt and shame we experience after an overindulgence really be worse for our health than the food itself? According to this article from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating (https://psychologyofeating.com/mind-over-food/), the emotions of guilt and shame that we have [...]