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Calling All Pregnant Ladies

21 Sep
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Calling all pregnant ladies! The preparation for labour is a very important one . Consider a marathon–when one is training there is a running and cross training schedule to optimize strength, speed and avoid injury. It can take months to train for this. The same can be said for ‘training’ for labour. Some of the core concepts include:  Learning breathing exercises: deep breathing can decrease CO2 which helps to decrease anxiety, and increase O2 for…

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21 Sep

Lovingkindness Meditation

Lovingkindness Meditation I recently have a number of patients say they wanted to try meditating but didn’t know where to start. With the start of a new school year, whether your kids are doing in-classroom, online or homeschooling, it’s bringing a new kind of stress that we’ve never encountered before. Taking some…

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27 Aug

Heads Up

Heads up Last week both my niece and my daughter hit their head. One on a jungle gym and the other on a trampoline. What are you going to do with busy girls? We would love to keep them in a bubble but inevitably they will hurt themselves at some…

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17 Aug

Pool Party

Pool Party So apparently they are all sold out of blow up pools at Canadian Tire- no wonder as temperatures have been slightly on the higher side lately. Anyone fry an egg on their driveway last week? We were at a friends place enjoying their latest addition to the backyard-…

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10 Aug

Medicine in Your Kitchen

Medicine in Your Kitchen “Let food be thy medicine” Hippocrates I’m sure Hippocrates had lots of tricks up his sleeve when it came to medicine in his kitchen.  I imagine that he had loads of dried herbs in all corners of his cupboards! Let me break down what treasures you…

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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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