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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.

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.

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.

Helping with Vertigo

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning dizziness. It is not, as many people maintain, a fear of heights. It is often associated with looking down from a great height but can refer to any temporary or ongoing spells of dizziness caused by problems in the inner ear or brain. If your Vertigo is neurologically based and not an inner ear issue, consider wearing neurological socks or insoles. These are designed to help increase balance and mobility. Perhaps they may be a good fit for you.

Natural Product Review

Energize your body, boost mental clarity, promote vitality with an energy drink that’s actually GOOD for you! Kyäni Sunrise is carefully designed to provide the body with essential vitamins and antioxidants it needs to flourish. A natural, healthy way to help your energy soar while fighting free radicals. Nature has created a variety of adaptations that help protect plants from stresses. These protective pigments are one of the key antioxidant ingredients in Kyäni Sunrise. Featuring superfoods like the wild Alaskan blueberry, along with a host of other powerful natural ingredients, Kyäni Sunrise is the perfect way to start your day.

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.

Trichotillomania – There is Hope!

Trichotillomania (pronounced tric-o-til-lo-mane-e-ah), also called hair-pulling disorder, is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop. This condition eventually leaves bald patches on the targeted area. Trichotillomania is a baffling compulsive anxiety disorder for which there is no proven cause. People who pull out their hair might think they are alone and suffer in silence, and many will deal with depression and suffer from low self-esteem. Two methods of effective treatment are behavioural therapy and medications, which are generally used in combination.

Do This Before Exercising!

Warming up is an important part of physical activity (PA). It is performed prior to the main PA, such as exercising, playing sports, or working. This allows the body to increase muscle temperature by getting the blood flowing and preparing the individual for the PA. Warm-ups decrease the risk of injuries from occurring. They should be body-specific to the demands of the activity. For example, an individual going for a 5k run during the fall season should ensure that the lower body muscles are warmed up by performing hamstring sweeps, lateral wall leg swings, a five-minute walk, and then a five-minute jog.

Why Do I Procrastinate?

The weekend starts, you are excited but exhausted, you start each day with good intentions, but…now it’s the last day of the long weekend, and you have accomplished nothing! Why do you do this? The reality is, you are only human and can only do so much. It is OK to relax, it is OK to put things aside, as you are tired and burnout is real, and can be dangerous. Allow yourself to breathe, set some realistic goals, and if all are not achieved in one weekend, remember that there will be more to come. Sometimes self-care should be the priority.

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!