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Managing Disagreement About Parent’s Care

Conflict between siblings is relatively common when it comes to making decisions on caregiving responsibilities. Left unchecked, these spats can quickly unravel into full-blown family conflict — all while an elderly parent is waiting to receive the support he or she needs. But who’s going to pay for all of this? Money is one of the most frequent sparks that lights conflict between siblings. Some families find it’s easier to work through disagreements when there is a neutral party there to act as a ‘referee’. Someone like a family counsellor or mediator can help keep the discussion moving in the right direction.

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.

Effects of Concussions on Vision

When someone has a head injury, they typically have vision problems that can be temporary or permanent. When a vision problem is causing or contributing to a problem with reading, balance, or movement, the recovery process will move slowly until the vision component is treated. Some symptoms might disappear after a while, such as eye pain or headaches, and yet other symptoms may remain, such as blurred or double vision, or vice versa. If you suspect that a concussion has caused vision problems resulting in difficulty coping with daily activities, see a developmental optometrist for a visual evaluation.

Fatigue and Blood Sugar

Fatigue is associated with blood sugar disturbances. The three organs that do most of the sugar regulating are the adrenals, the liver, and the islets in the pancreas. The liver’s role in blood sugar regulation is to get it out of storage when needed. The adrenals help regulate blood sugar and influence the thyroid, which is another energy-related organ. The heart of sugar regulation is in your pancreas. When toxins and pathogens take up residence in these organs, their work is hampered and fatigue sets in. Bioresonance therapy can help to clean up these organs and improve your energy level.

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.

Dentures and TMJ Pain

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder causes symptoms like popping or pain in your jaw and/or neck, headaches, problems with balance, and even hearing loss. One of the common causes of TMJ disorder is the displacement of the disc that cushions the bones of the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. Displacement of the disc may be caused by an incorrect bite, which means the teeth no longer fit together properly, and therefore the jaw joint and muscles cannot work the way they need to. A denturist will be able to determine whether there are issues with the bite and can provide proper-fitting dentures with an optimal occlusion.

Single For The Holidays?

Finding love is possible any time of the year, but the holidays are a wonderful time to look for romance. There’s no shortage of festive music, delicious food, whimsical decorations, and most importantly, holiday cheer. Everyone seems to be slightly more upbeat in the lead-up to Christmas, which can make dating during the holidays surprisingly ideal. All the warm and fuzzy feelings floating around make the holidays a great time to meet a potential romantic partner. If you’ve tried to find love season and season again to no avail, maybe it’s time to trust in your local matchmaker. Everyone deserves love, and love sure makes special times so much better.

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.

Why Good Hearing is Important

Many people don’t realize the effect good hearing has on their total body health. When we have hearing loss, early intervention and treatment is best. If our hearing loss is left untreated, research shows we are at risk for a number of possible complications. These include: depression from social isolation; cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia; and a greater chance of balance issues and falls. In addition, close personal relationships and social interaction were found to be the top two factors affecting longevity (over smoking and exercise). Don’t let hearing loss go untreated. Your health may depend on it!

Celebrating a Life: Little Things Can Matter Most

A small gesture from someone else can virtually change your day. It’s the bus driver who waits for you or the sweet note from a loved one.
At Glen Eden, we support families facing great sadness and our task is to create a customized services, but it’s often “the little things” that provide comfort.
One time, we took note that the family reminisced about how dad always carried Tootsie Rolls for the grandchildren. As a surprise, we placed bowls of Tootsie Rolls in the visitation suite. The son was so deeply touched, he put a few candies in his dad’s pocket before closing the casket.

Community Event

January 11: 7pm – 9pm. Understanding the Messages from Your Body – Insights to your imbalances. Did you know that when there is pain or tension in one’s body – there is likely tension or pain going on in one’s life. Your mind and body work together and when one is in harmony it usually reflected in another. When one is out of harmony in their life – that will be reflected in their body. As we create harmony in our lives, this creates harmony in our body. MainStay Inn & Suites, 670 King Edward St. $35. Register 204-573-5275