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Words to Live By

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
-John Wooden

Morden Mental Health Week

We are all surrounded by triggers of stress, anxiety, and depression in our daily lives. They are in our homes, at our schools and workplaces, and in our food. Mental Health Week is taking place in Morden May 6-12, 2019 and will include an expo, workshops, fitness classes, and a keynote from Sonia Funk, RNT. She will be discussing these triggers, and factors that affect our mental health, including stress, food, our microbiome, social media, phones, and relationships. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about mental health! A full schedule of events is posted at

City of Morden,

New in Your Community

Wholistic Home Care Services would like to make your life a lot simpler by providing you with services personalized by you for your specific needs. Wholistic Home Care Services is available to assist with:

• In-home supports (household cleaning, organizing, laundry, grocery shopping)

• Transportation to appointments

• Companionship

• Respite support

Wholistic Home Care Services is run by a licensed nurse and a social worker who understand the importance of living life to its full potential. Let them help you create a care plan that best suits your needs.

What is a Dental Flipper?

Flippers are not just for seals, turtles and pin ball machines! It’s been estimated that 60% of adults age 35-44 are missing at least one permanent tooth. A Flipper is a type of partial denture that can be used to fill in the gap that a missing tooth leaves in your smile. They are often a temporary measure before having an implant placed. Flippers are made of denture acrylic that resembles your gums and are generally very quick to make. If you’ve lost a single tooth to disease or injury a Flipper Denture may be just what you need.

Chris Meilun, Denturist,

Eye Care for Teens

Teens are still developing so it’s very important that they receive the proper eye care to ensure the best possible vision heading into adulthood. Unfortunately, many don’t. The behavioural problems experienced by “troubled” teens may even be due to undiagnosed vision issues that aren’t caught in a simple vision test at school. Teens should have proper vision testing to catch potential issues that, without attention, will only get worse as they get older. As well as making sure that they have a balanced diet and are getting exercise, encourage your teens to wear sunglasses with UV protection and to protect their eyes when playing sports or using tools and equipment.

Dr. Andrew Aiken, Clarity Vision Centre,

A Pain in the Neck?

Have you heard of tech neck or text neck? Posture is becoming a significant health concern in modern times. Seventy percent of people today have sitting-based jobs and the use of mobile devices is increasing every year. The net result is poor posture called anterior head carriage. This posture pushes the head forward (the equivalent weight of a bowling ball), causing strain on the soft tissues of the neck and upper back. Poor posture can damage muscles, ligaments, joints, and nerves, causing joint dysfunction and pain. Imagine what happens when you sit at a desk for eight hours a day, week after week!

Morden Chiropractic Centre,

Supports for Postpartum Depression

Nearly 75% of new mothers experience “baby blues” during the transition time after giving birth. It’s often a two-week period of feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious, and tired. If the symptoms don’t go away after two weeks, mothers are often experiencing postpartum depression. With the help of a healthcare professional, new moms can discuss different support options, from counselling to medication in some circumstances. Friends and family can also play an important role, helping with chores, providing encouragement, and giving mom a break from baby here and there. Anyone in crisis or experiencing thoughts of self-harm or harm towards their baby are encouraged to call Southern Health/Santé Sud crisis line at 1-888-617-7715.

Eden Mental Health Centre,

Reset Your Busy Day, Naturally!

Life can be busy and full of stress, fatigue and irritations. With little time to ourselves, we need something that can help make a REAL difference. Adaptogens are fast becoming the “go to” with their unique ability to help the body deal gently and naturally with the many effects of stress, while restoring things like hormone, immune and optimal balance. The results? Many benefits may be enjoyed like gentle detoxing, feeling calmer, weight management, better focus, heart, digestive and immune health, improved skin and hair, increased energy, balanced hormones, etc. They help soothe our busy days, so we can feel our best!

Get Energized!

Boost your pre or post-workout by incorporating chlorophyll-rich greens with coconut MCT into your daily routine. Studies have shown when taken before exercising, coconut MCT may reduce lactic acid buildup and encourage the body to burn more fat instead of carbs for energy. This can be found in a greens powder formula at your health food store and added to smoothies or water. Taking it in the morning can also make you feel more energized throughout the day. Look for a greens product with coconut MCT and maca for sustained energy, plus shelf-stable probiotics included to lighten your supplement load!

Cassie Irwin, Enerex Botanicals,

Book Club: Regaining Who You Are

(By Cindy Matychak, Spiritual Author, Advanced Life Coach, Reiki Master.) You are not who you think you are. There is much more to you and your world. Each of us has come into this lifetime to expand our consciousness and find our true place. In Regaining Who You Are you will discover why you are here and what you are being asked to heal in this lifetime.

Essential Oil Review

Breathe Essential Oil Blend. Are you stuffed up and congested with a cold? This Breathe Essential Oil Blend from Pure Joy Naturals is a breath of fresh air! This clean, fresh blend contains: Eucalyptus, Lemon. Tea Tree, Cypress, and Peppermint Essential Oil combined. The most effective way to use Breathe Blend is to add 4-5 drops to your Essential Oil Diffuser during the day. Other ways to enjoy the benefits are by using an Aromatherapy Necklace, Bracelet, ready to use roll on or inhaler. Remember: Breathe in with your nose 1,2,3 and out through your mouth 4,5,6.

Coral and Rob Fehr,