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Mindfulness Retreat

The power of mindfulness meditation is well recognized. Indeed, it is the foundation to my personal wellness. But, first I needed to understand the science behind it. Once I did, I knew it was the tool I had been seeking.
Join me at Chalet Point Retreat Centre, where I lead classes in a variety of topics: understanding the concept of self, exploring the mind-body connection, the power of focused attention, and the psychology of motivation. Overlooking beautiful Lake Winnipeg, Chalet Point is just a one-hour drive from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Perfect for small groups, with half-day, full-day, and overnight options.

Self-Care for the Holidays

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is fast approaching, it is important to be mindful of the precious little moments that we tend to take for granted. Grab a journal or a pad of paper and write down three things that you are grateful for every day. You can even make this a family project. Studies have shown that having gratitude can lower stress, anxiety, and depression. Some other tips that will keep us feeling our best:
• Drink more water
• Eat a clean diet
• Go to sleep earlier
• Volunteer at a local shelter or organization
• Practice mindful breathing
• Exercise daily
• Spend time with people who make you happy.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Every human possesses this advanced physiological system that is already making cannabinoid-like structures that foster cellular balance throughout nearly every biological system in the body. Research seems to indicate that the ECS might function more properly and efficiently through the introduction of hemp-derived cannabinoids like CBD. The ECS is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, appetite, pain sensation, mood, and memory. The endocannabinoid system acts as a bridge between the body and mind. By understanding this system, we begin to see a mechanism that explains how states of consciousness can promote health or disease.

Disability Tax Credit Eligibility

When people have restrictions, physically or mentally, they may be entitled to apply for a tax credit. There are different ways in which a person can be eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC). In all cases, the impairment must be prolonged. Also, the person must meet one of the following criteria: 1. Is markedly restricted in at least one of the basic activities of daily living. 2. Is significantly restricted in two or more or the basic activities of daily living (can include a vision impairment). 3. Needs life-sustaining therapy. Expert help is available in applying for this substantial tax credit.

Natural Product Review

Bandits Wellness Blend by Pure Joy Naturals supports your overall health and wellbeing. This blend includes clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils combined. With our cold Canadian winters and all the challenges that go with it, you will appreciate the healthy and effective results that Bandits Blend has to offer. For air purification, add 4-5 drops of Bandits Blend into your diffuser. For coughs and colds, you can add a few drops into a bowl of hot water, tent a towel over your head, and breathe deeply for a rejuvenating home spa experience. For overall wellness, add 3 drops to 1 oz of fractionated coconut oils and massage onto the bottoms of your feet before heading out for the day.

Men’s Pelvic Health Part 1

Pelvic Floor physiotherapy can be extremely helpful to address some of the challenges that men may have when their pelvic floors are not working properly. This may include:
* Post-proctectomy incontinence
* Erectile dysfunction
* Needing to urgently or frequently go to the toilet to pass urine or bowel motions
* Accidental leakage or urine/bowel
* Difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel
* Pain in the bladder, bowel, or in your back near the pelvic floor area. These problems should properly be assessed and like all exercises, are most effective when individually tailored and monitored. Tightening or strengthening pelvic floor muscles may not be the most appropriate treatment for all conditions.

In Your Community:

Customer Appreciation. For over 41 years Brandon and Westman have turned to Hedley’s Health Hut when it comes to natural health products. We are locally owned and operated and our goal is to make a difference in your life and health. In appreciation of the wonderful relationships we have with our customers we would like to celebrate with you! Come see us on the last Friday of each month as we will be having a Customer Appreciation Day as our way of saying THANK YOU! There will be prize draws, new product samples and 20% off all Health First Products and 10% off all other regular priced supplements. See you then!

Ice or Heat?

One of the most frequently asked questions of physiotherapists is: ice or heat?
Ice is for injuries — calming down damaged superficial tissues that are red, hot, and swollen. The inflammatory process is a healthy, normal, natural one that, unfortunately, also happens to be incredibly painful. Be careful not to ice too long, as frostbite can occur.

Heat is for muscles, chronic pain, and stress — taking the edge off of symptoms like muscle aching and stiffness.
Generally speaking, ice is for fresh injuries, and heat is for stiff, aching muscles. But it’s best to seek advice from your physiotherapist as to which is best for your condition.

Access Consciousness

The target of Access Consciousness is to help get people to the point where they are conscious enough to create change within themselves, so that it is also possible to change everything that is not working for them in their everyday life. Once people begin to be more conscious, it will be easier to thrive in the face of the shifts that are occurring everywhere on the planet right now. There are courses available for helping you get real-life tools you can use and showing you how to get where you would like to be. Are you ready to invest in YOU? Robin Chant, Inspire You Studio, RobinChant.com

Gift Yourself a Stress-Free Christmas

The holiday season can be fun or stressful. The choice is up to you! Here are some tips to help you survive:
1. Avoid going into debt trying to show people how much you love them.
2. If going home to see your family damages your mental health, don’t go.
3. It is OK to set boundaries and say NO to family and friends.
4. Choose happy and calm over anything – don’t fall into the crazy Christmas mindset.
5. Extend your kindness to others, for many are facing battles you know nothing about.
6. Practice self-care and make time for you.

Clean Eating: Simple Vegan Eggnog

Ingredients: 1 15-ounce can coconut milk (400 ml), 1/2 cup raw cashews, 1/4 cup water, 3 tbsp maple syrup, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon. Directions: Soak the cashews overnight or for at least 1 hour. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve the eggnog chilled, so keep it in the fridge for at least 1 or 2 hours. Enjoy the Holiday Season!