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5 Aug

Won’t you be my neighbor?!

Won’t you be my neighbor? My husband and I just watched the movie, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood” and I have to say, it was amazing. A great walk down memory lane with Daniel the tiger, the train and of course the infamous cardigans! I’m not going to spoil it for you but just wanted to comment on one of the main themes in the movie -emotions and how we deal with them. In the portrayal, Mr. Rogers is so ‘present’ with others that all of those around him are able to relax, feel safe and are better able to deal with deep-seated, pent up emotions. In this…

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5 Aug

School Ready

School Ready! How is everyone feeling about the re-opening of school in September? Some say it will be good for their child because they experience anxiety and the more they’re away from school, the worse it will get. Others have kids with asthma or other immune issues and are worried. Here…

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27 Jul

The Green Diaper Bag

The Green Diaper Bag Calling all pregnant women and mom’s of wee ones! It can all be a blur when trying to prepare for the arrival of your baby–getting the nursery ready, winding down with work and preparing for the labour. Sometimes acquiring the most eco-friendly items for your baby’s…

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22 Jul

Naturopathic First Aid Kit

Naturopathic First Aid Kit–don’t leave home without it! Happy mid-July! With everyone in full-fledged summer mode–going to the cottage, out on the hiking trails and water sports it’s nice to carry along one of my favourite little kits–my Naturopathic First Aid kit! I’ll list my top 4–you can slowly acquire…

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29 Jun

The Perfect Summer Salad

The Perfect Summer Salad Looking for a go-to summer salad that’s easy and quick to make and a crowd-favourite? Look no further! I made this summer salad recently and it was a big hit! Paired very well with barbecued lamb and turkey burgers. Ingredients for the perfect summer salad   1 organic…

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25 Jun

The Relaxation Response

This is a picture from a recent New York Times article. Anybody at home look like this?! As we get into summer months, it will really be business as usual, much like it has been for the last 3 months with the exception of remote learning and lack of camps. So my question to all the parents out there: How are you doing? How is your stress level? Your sense of wellbeing? What have you done for yourself lately? Treatments such as acupuncture have been shown to decrease stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline leaving you feeling calm and cool.  Acupuncture Blocks Stress Hormones…

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