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    Running on Ice: Learning to trust in a time of uncertainty

    Hi everyone, I trust you are well and finding creative ways to deal with our new way of being. I’m sure if you’re like me, this is new and a lot of things are different. I’m home with my family, our kids aren’t going to school, I can’t just run out to the grocery store and pick up apples. It is all really quite different and truth be told a bit uncertain -we have no known path through this. And for me, that’s exciting. It’s like a wintery icy sidewalk that we have to walk across to get where we’re going. And if you live in Canada, you all know what I’m talking about.

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    To Coffee or Not to Coffee? The Question is, does it Make You Feel at Ease?

    I just love a strong-tasting, good-quality, black coffee. Sadly, however, it does not love me! There are pros and cons to every kind of food and drink and coffee’s benefits and downfalls are quite polarized in that is can be so good for your or so detrimental, depending on the individual.

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    I Am Enough: A Note on COVID-19 From our Very Own Dr. Aziz Merchant

    For me, I am what I believe. Being Enough gives me a sense of Abundance, a solace in satisfaction. And what gives me this sense is knowing that I belong to a community- a community that is under threat from a historic pandemic. In situations of pandemic, the goal is to protect the part of our population that is most vulnerable. We need to look after our elderly population. We have to limit and stop the spread of this disease. We have to limit and stop the spread of misinformation on social media and gravitate to official authorities.

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    The truth is, throughout my life I have had a tenuous relationship with the concept of happiness. From being described as “such a happy girl” as a young child, to chasing after happiness, to feeling as if I would never know what it meant to feel happiness I’ve run the gamut on the complex experience of happiness.

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    I AM HAPPY by Aziz Merchant

    Is happiness mere absence of sadness? Is happiness a feeling we are all entitled to due to some special karmic privilege? Quite often in my practice have I asked my patients if they were happy with their lives, and this question would provoke a thoughtful introspection. Some ponder over the true meaning of happiness, some try to grasp if what they perceive as happiness is really what it is, or not.

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    Oregano Oil – Use Sparingly During Cold and Flu Season- Plus More Immune Tips.

    While cold and flu season is in full swing, please heed a wee warning from your resident nutrition consultant. Oregano oil is all the rage for fighting seasonal viruses, and it really works! However, I cringe when I hear these types of statements “I take oregano oil every day during winter to prevent getting a bug.”

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    Welcome Jessica

    Jessica brings strong hands and an open heart to her massage therapy practice. Guided by intuition, she varies the flow of treatment in response to each client’s individual needs with the aim to rebalance mind, body, and spirit. She loves to incorporate aromatherapy to achieve deeper relaxation and relief.

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    Winter Wellness Guide, Teacher Training and MORE with Jessica Kruse

    Read more for what’s new in my practice and two offerings I’m pouring my heart and soul into. I’m teaching alongside some of my colleagues I admire most and feeling beyond blessed to be offering world class education.

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    Anna Cott Nutrition at Wellness on Whyte

    Introducing Nutritional Therapy Consultation at Wellness on Whyte

    Some of you may recognize our own Anna Cott from her work on the management team at Wellness on Whyte. Anna’s lifelong passion is nutrition and she has both a degree and a diploma in this fascinating field.

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    What’s Love Got to Do, Got to Do With it?

    In the field of psychology Sternberg, a renowned psychologist, has developed what is called the Triangular Theory and believes that there are 7-types of love. These 7-types of love are founded on the Three Components of Love ….

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    A Journey of Selfish Discovery

    I grew up with a deep seeded shame around the concept of selfishness; the word, the idea of it, the ability to comfortably make choices that were right for me without the guilt and heaviness that would inevitably follow. This inability to be accountable to my needs kept me in a consistent pendulum swing.

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    Becoming Limitless

    We are amongst a new age spiritual revolution. An embrace of alternative healing therapies from across cultures has the western world’s focus on holistic health. It’s all about that mind, body, soul connection. So why the hell do you still feel so disconnected?

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    I Am Sacred too

    Uggg, it’s November, fall has ended and we are experiencing the “in between” time before winter arrives in all its fullness. This time is filled with snow then rain with temperatures ranging from -10 to +10 and as a parent I have no idea how to dress my children for school…

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    My 9 year old describes being calm is being in a state of peacefulness- like being outside in nature, in a sunny field feeling the cool breeze on your skin, listening to the birds and the brook, observing how the birds fly in patterns and taking in all the beautiful colors.

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    Geha Gonthier

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    ‘Self care during the holiday season’

    It seems a bit of a contradiction in terms, because it should be obvious that holidays are about self care and yet, Christmas season tends to be filled with anxiety, depression and many emotional challenges.

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    Opening to awareness: Practicing Calm

    There’s that spot between the shoulder blades -a knot that feels sharp and painful. The tension rests there and it seems as if very little will release it. A kink in the neck…I just woke up and now I can’t turn my head. This could last for the next few days. Sound familiar? We all get these little reminders from our body to pay attention.

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    I Am Immune: Vaccine Season

    When I hear the word Immunity, it sounds synonymous with Protection, Exempt or Unaffected by an assault or trauma, either physical or psychological.

    The medically trained side of me thinks more on the lines of Immunology- how our body’s wisdom is capable of warding off infections by micro-organisms and how seemingly mundane organs like the skin, mucous membrane linings of our airways and gut help in regulating our immunity.

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