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Product Review: RELEAF Stick

ACTIVE RELEAF aims to encourage active wellness through the use of nature’s most powerful ingredients. With a synergistic blend of coconut oil, shea butter, essential oils, and broad spectrum cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract, ACTIVE RELEAF’s topicals offer a natural alternative for pain relief. Try the Original Formula RELEAF Stick as a reliable remedy to soothe everyday aches and pains. For extra stubborn discomfort associated with joint stiffness, and inflammation, the Extra Strength RELEAF+ Stick is specially formulated to soothe quickly and be long lasting. Apply liberally to affected areas 3 – 4 times a day or as needed.

Book Club: Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world’s expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at ourselves and recognize: There She Is.

Improve Workplace Wellness with Gratitude

At work, it is easy to feel stressed, overwhelmed or confused during times of uncertainty. However, research has shown that when meetings start with intentional gratitude and a short debrief at the end, collective intelligence and productivity increase substantially. How does it work? Put a standing item of reflection/gratitude/quick win in the agenda template and assign someone to share a positive note. When the meeting is over, check-in to ensure you met your objectives, everyone was heard, and everyone is ready to move upwards and onwards. For resources to support workplace health and performance visit

Healthy Fruit Pizza

Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a 10- round pan. Mix Wet: 1 egg, 1 tsp. Vanilla, ¼ cup honey, 2 TBSP. coconut oil, Mix Dry in separate bowl: 2 cups almond flour, ½ cup coconut flour, ½ tsp. baking soda, pinch of salt, Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Knead and form into a ball. Bake 14-17 minutes. Let crust cool and then remove from pan. Spread filling on the crust. Filling blend until smooth.: 3 oz. cream cheese, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 2 TBSP. Honey, 1/2 lemon zest. Topping: 1/2 cup each of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries. Enjoy!

May Wellnessnews Available Online

Since the April edition, COVID-19 has touched all our lives. Our collective efforts to stay home and stay safe seem to be making a difference. Responding to this new reality, the May edition of the Wellnessnews is available online for your viewing and sharing pleasure. ALL the health practitioners, businesses and services found in this edition are OPEN for business, whether it be business as normal, by appointment or emergencies only, or via online service delivery.

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Reach Out for Help

COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to domestic and intimate partner violence, due to the vulnerability of families in our community, and isolation requirements. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE. With our toll-free Crisis Line (1-888-346-5643) and text line 403-506-0485, we can provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and safety planning. We can connect and care for you, even in isolation. This resource is available 24 hours a day. Do not hesitate if you or your loved one requires resources.

Need for Blood is Constant

Blood and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care including surgeries, emergency trauma care, cancer treatment and much more. Nobody ever anticipates needing blood transfusions. However, every 60 seconds someone in Canada needs blood. In fact, half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will. In Red Deer, up to 1,300 blood donors are needed each month to meet the needs of patients locally. Our donor centre is located at #5, 5020 68 Street and open Tuesday to Saturday. Book now at

Online FREE Financial Seminars

Mon, May 4, “Smart Start to Mutual Funds” Online 3:15-4:30 pm Offers foundational knowledge of mutual funds and the process of selecting an appropriate fund. Mon, May 11, “Bring Balance to Your Budget” Online 3:15-4:30 pm Encourages developing a budget, identifying financial goals, understanding the balance between spending, saving and borrowing and having a strategy. Tue, May 19, “Preparing for the Unexpected: Life and Legacy” Shows how life insurance fits into overall financial strategy and how it will protect loved ones from unexpected events. RSVP is required. No charge. Call 403.341.9344 or email

Complimentary Virtual JSJ

Prolonged stress may cause poor digestion, skin breakout, toxins in your blood, weakened immunity, organ concerns, and many other physical issues. Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) can help reduce the effects and smooth emotions. Did you know that Robin McKay posts helpful JSJ hold pictures and videos on her Energy Effects Facebook page? You can quickly access and try these self-help holds. Robin’s also available via private message or phone and is currently NOT charging for either of these services. Got pets? She can also teach you to apply JSJ holds to your animal family, too.

A Community that Cares

Fred Rogers once said, “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” The time for shared responsibility is now, so I’m pleased in this edition to bring attention to many local agencies, organizations, and resources that work together to serve the vulnerable and the broader community. Your help is appreciated in getting this information out to your friends and family.

Diets Uncomfortable to Sustain

Most diets create a large calorie deficit trying to achieve rapid weight loss. This leads to fatigue, mental fog, hair loss, poor sleep and feeling cold all the time. We can only follow a no fat, no carb, no sugar, no fun, no anything diet for so long. No one will do anything forever that feels significantly unpleasant. Before you start any diet ask yourself, “Can I see myself eating like this in 12 months from now?” If the answer is no — then the diet you’re thinking about starting isn’t sustainable.