Gratitude by Jandy Anderson It is easy to feel grateful for those who support, validate and encourage us. But what about those who judge, criticize and don't give us what we want? The truth is that, on the deepest level, all of life is supporting us. Those who judge or criticize may seem to be [...]
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Supporting Your Body Through the Winter Blues by Kelsey Ellis There is no shortage of people who step into my office this time of year who are experiencing the common symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) The cold, wet Vancouver weather and shortened days pushes more people indoors resulting in social withdrawal and poor exposure [...]
Looking for a Whale by Jandy Anderson Standing in the bow of a small ferry, I saw something move in the water. Perhaps it was a whale?! I had seen whales on my ferry trips before. Perhaps today it would happen again! I began eagerly looking around as closely and thoroughly as I could, trying [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]