When some people think of the winter holidays, they picture a happy time celebrating old memories and creating new ones. But it’s not all perfectly wrapped presents and cozy sweaters for everyone; the holidays can actually be very difficult for many. If you are having a difficult time in your life already, the holidays can…Read More →
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The Fall can mean hibernation for many with the dark and dreary days of winter approaching in the Okanagan. The lack of sunlight and colder weather can have a severe impact on our mood. It can leave us feeling tired, depressed, detached and unmotivated. Like everyone, you may notice a cooler night here, maybe a…Read More →
Know that feeling of your heart beating faster in response to a stressful situation? Or your palms getting sweaty when you are confronted with an overwhelming task or event? That’s anxiety – our body’s natural response to stress. A little bit of anxiety can actually be helpful. It can spring us into action when there…Read More →
Spring has arrived! How fitting that a month of flowers blooming, sun re-emerging and birds singing, is the same month celebrating a profession that encourages growth and renewal. The American Counselling Association has appropriately named the month of April Counselling Awareness Month to celebrate this profession and bring awareness to the necessity and benefits of…Read More →
New York Times best-selling author and professor of Social Work at the University of Houston, Brené Brown, has written a powerful and inspiring book. It explores how we can cultivate courage, compassion, and connection to embrace our imperfections and recognize that we are enough. Every day we are flooded with images and messages from society and…Read More →
It is very difficult for children to learn when they struggle to sit still or pay attention. By taking a whole-body approach to treating ADHD, symptoms can improve. Nutrition is a good place to start to ensure adequate intake of essential brain nutrients. Children with attention problems are often deficient in vital compounds such as…Read More →