My Fitness Pal App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health “helpers.”  For many, mobile Apps are an easy, affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we’ll be looking at one food tracker/calorie counter app called “My Fitness Pal.”   First of all, what is it? The app promotes itself as a no-nonsense approach to weight management.  They write: "[L]ose weight the healthy way... We believe — and medical studies prove — that the best...

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Buddhify App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health “helpers.”  For many, mobile Apps are an easy, affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we’ll be looking at one mindfulness app called “Buddhify.” Buddhify totes itself as the most convenient, best value and most beautiful meditation app available today. the goal is to improve sleep, and to reduce stress by integrating mindfulness activities into your day. It is thought that increased mindfulness can improve...

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Our September Newsletter is now Available

Topics for the September 2017 newsletter include: Babywearing Workshops by Dr. Anne Stacey - read more Practitioner Away Dates - read more Addition of RMT Sharon Jackson to clinic - read more Expansion of Acupuncture Services to now include Traditional Chinese Medicine Useful Health App feature: Mindshift Read Newsletter.  

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MindShift App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health "helpers."  For many, mobile Apps are an easy, affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we'll be looking at one developed in BC called "Mindshift." MindShift is an app that was designed in collaboration between AnxietyBC and BC Children's Hospital. It provides information on learning to relax, making new ways of thinking, and practical steps to take charge of anxiety. Areas it covers include...

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A New Mom, a New Identity

As we continue our mother's day promotion until the end of May, we wanted to shed some light on some important mental health components of motherhood. This article, titled "The Birth of a Mother" written by Dr. Alexandra Sacks, looks at the significant shifts in identity that new mothers experience.  This article summarizes that main points of what psychiatrist Daniel Stern identifies as "matrescence," which is what some anthropologists call this "shift into being a mother." The main shifts include: Changing...

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A 2-minute Stress Buster

  "When stress hits, you can feel it in your body. You might notice tightness in your chest, shallow breathing, holding the breath, tension in the shoulders or neck, or a nervous stomach. You might also notice a foggy mind or difficulty concentrating. What does your body feel like when it's stressed?" Anika Cornish, Eastpoint's Registered Clinical Counsellor, offers some simple and quick ways to help the body relax and soothe the mind with breath. Read her most recent article titled "A 2 Minute...

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Resolve to Connect More This Year

With the start of a new year comes the talk of resolutions and fresh starts. If you're someone who likes the challenge of resolutions or if you're someone who simply wants to lean into actions and attitudes that can positively impact your mental health, I have a suggestion: consider moving towards more connection this year. Deeper connection with others and with ourselves can have a tremendous effect on our sense of wellbeing. Here are 3 ways to up your sense of connection...

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Getting back to routine?

September is a great time to set some healthy habits for both body and mind. September marks the return to routines for many of us. For families, back to school means busy mornings getting kids ready and out the door, a return to afterschool activities, and to the busy-ness of life. As we get back to a bit of a quicker, more scheduled pace, it’s a great time to instill some habits that will help adults and kids feel more...

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