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Disability Support Unveiled

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) stands as a non-refundable tax credit with the power to significantly reduce income tax payments, subject to approval from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It caters to individuals grappling with physical and mental disabilities, alleviating the financial burdens associated with their impairments. Eligible disabilities span vision, mobility, hearing, feeding, dressing, elimination functions, and mental capacities crucial for daily life. For a list of eligible medical conditions, refer to official resources for comprehensive information.

February Brain Teasers

1. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
2. Forward, I am heavy; backward, I am not. What am I?
3. What is always in front of you, but can’t be seen?

Words to Live By

“Life is a journey, and self-care is the map that guides you to the most beautiful destinations within yourself. Prioritize your well-being and enjoy the scenic route.” – Keith Macpherson

Love Your Lungs!

February is the month of St. Valentine, cupid, and love. Here are some ways to show love for your lungs. 1) Ask your prescribing health provider about a spirometry test if you experience coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness. 2) Protect yourself against the flu, COVID-19, pneumonia, and RSV by staying up to date on your vaccines. 3) Manage your lung disease or quit smoking with the support of a community. Join any of Lung Saskatchewan’s online support groups at www.LungSask.ca

Tips for a Healthy Home

While we are mindful about nourishing our bodies with wholesome foods, clean water and activity, consider the health of our homes. The presence of mould and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can cause a myriad of health complaints such as headaches, nausea, respiratory issues, organ and central nervous system damage. Indoor air pollution can be five times higher than outdoor air pollution! The best ways to reduce harmful air quality in our homes are to eliminate mould, prohibit smoking indoors, increase ventilation and ensure home improvement projects use materials with low or no VOCs. Source https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/volatile-organic-compounds-impact-indoor-air-quality

Antioxidant Rich BDNF Infused Coffee

Experience the health benefits of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) with our unique coffee blend. Crafted from 100% organic beans, our small-batch infrared roasting method ensures a chemical-free, smooth taste. Enriched with coffee berry extract, this blend offers high antioxidants and low acidity, ideal for those avoiding traditional coffee’s bitterness. As the third most consumed beverage globally, make a conscious choice for your well-being. Elevate your coffee experience with the exceptional taste and health benefits of our one-of-a-kind brew, contributing to a healthier lifestyle in every sip.

How’s Your Focus?

Many with ADHD struggle with the ability to focus for longer periods of time, especially on mundane tasks. There are many options to improve. Mindful meditation helps train your brain to eliminate distractions. Medications can help to improve the connectivity of your neurotransmitters making it easier for signals and thoughts to get through which increases the efficiency of your focus. Exercise can also increase the brains’ ability to concentrate by increasing levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brains which helps to regulate the attention system. ADHD Coaching can help find solutions that work for you.

Warmth to Soothe your Nervous System

This is the season of hibernation, time to rest and restore, as nature teaches us. It’s a time to tend to our nervous systems and engage in activities that support our overall health. Warmth is one of the ways that you can soothe and ease your nervous system. This may include warm baths, cozy blankets, warm drinks, warmth from the sun on your face, and our favourite way is Sauna! We encourage you to prioritize your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being during this winter hibernation season and remember to listen to your body!