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Local Spotlight: Monarch Family Therapy

At Monarch Family Therapy, we offer a variety of therapeutic and educational services for children, adults, families, and professionals across Manitoba and provide an inclusive atmosphere that welcomes all identities and abilities. We provide children and their parents/caregivers opportunities to build connection and healing with an emphasis on developing secure attachment relationships. Areas of support include: Attachment & Parenting; Grief & Loss (death, divorce, child welfare involvement/foster care, ambiguous loss); Complex Developmental Trauma/Childhood Trauma; Emotion Regulation (ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing & Trauma); Behaviour Challenges (home/school/community); Sensory Processing Disorders; Developmental Delays; Depression & Anxiety; Adoption; Abuse, Neglect & Child Welfare Involvement; Children in Care & Permanency Planning; and Developmental Assessments by our on-site occupational therapist.

What is a Personal Foot Care Nurse?

A foot care nurse plays a vital role in maintaining overall health and well-being. Their expertise in podiatry and foot health offers numerous benefits to patients. First and foremost, they help prevent and manage a variety of foot ailments, from calluses and corns to fungal infections and diabetic ulcers. By promoting proper foot hygiene and regular check-ups, foot care nurses reduce the risk of serious complications, such as amputations for diabetic patients. Their gentle care and knowledge of foot anatomy can alleviate pain and discomfort, improving mobility and quality of life. Additionally, they educate patients on proper footwear choices and foot self-care, fostering long-term health and independence. Overall, a foot care nurse’s dedication to foot health contributes to a happier, healthier life.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to driving awareness about prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment options. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women globally, and within Canada, it is the third most-commonly diagnosed cancer, accounting for 25% of all cancer diagnoses in females. As you get older, your risk of developing breast cancer increases, and women between the ages of 50 and 69 years of age are more likely to develop it. The good news is, when detected early, the chances of survival increase. Regular screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, before cancer has a chance to spread.

Book Club: Set Boundaries, Find Peace

A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself
By Nedra Glover Tawwab.
Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them–in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do “healthy boundaries” really mean–and how can we successfully express our needs, say “no,” and be assertive without offending others? Licensed counselor, sought-after relationship expert, and one of the most influential therapists, Nedra Glover Tawwab demystifies this complex topic for today’s world. Set Boundaries, Find Peace presents simple-yet-powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life.

Acupuncture for Gastrointestinal Disorders

If you’ve tried conventional medicine to keep digestive problems in check without success, consider acupuncture, a holistic health treatment without side effects. Many clinical studies show that acupuncture alters various biochemical and physiological states to treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal illnesses, like irritable bowel syndrome, Chron’s disease, gallstones, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea. Acupuncture helps by improving gastrointestinal motility and restoring stomach acidity to normal levels – reducing serum levels of serotonin and reducing inflammation by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors.

Benefits of Purple Tea

Purple tea, sourced from Kenya, boasts a vibrant hue and various health benefits. Rich in anthocyanins, polyphenols, and antioxidants, it surpasses green or black tea in health perks. Notably, it has half the caffeine of green tea, offering sustained energy without jitters. Purple tea contains a unique polyphenol, GHG, associated with weight management. Furthermore, purple tea supports heart health by improving blood vessel function and lowering cholesterol. Its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties make it a valuable immune system booster, while also enhancing cognitive function and memory. Embrace the goodness of purple tea for a refreshing and healthy daily habit.

In-Home Personal Training

Fitness On The Go Personal Training delivers tailor-made fitness solutions right to your doorstep. Our mission is to make fitness accessible and convenient by providing personalized workout programs and expert trainers in the comfort of your home. We bring all the necessary equipment, including exercise mats, Swiss balls, medicine balls, and elastics, directly to you. With just a 6×6 feet floor space and 50-55 minutes of your time, you can work towards your fitness aspirations and improved overall health. Experience the ease of achieving your personal fitness goals with us.

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) utilizes non-invasive Polyvagal Theory techniques to directly influence the nervous system, enhancing emotional well-being, cognition, and social connections in both children and adults. Supported by extensive studies, particularly two clinical trials, it demonstrates significant enhancements in: Emotional regulation. Behavioral organization. Auditory sensitivity and listening. Addressing social, emotional, and attachment challenges. Mitigating auditory hypersensitivity. Enhancing bodily coordination. Alleviating nervous system imbalances. Improving learning, cognition, and attention. Addressing sensory processing disparities. Reducing stress-related physical conditions. If you or your child experience these issues, consider exploring SSP’s potential benefits.

A Men’s Mentorship Program

What if I told you there was a way to become a vastly superior version of yourself? What if I told you that it existed already inside of you? Welcome to The Awakened Man! Our men’s mentoring program guides you into making better choices in your life by learning how to heal past wounds and stop hidden patterns that are sabotaging your destiny. This customized transformational program guides you to regain full control of your life. By living with clarity, inspired by a deep conviction for who you are and supported by a community of strong resilient men. Finally, your life is once again filled with meaning and purpose.

Locally Made Flavored Pretzels

Elevate your Charcuterie board with Lady Di’s Snackers. Straight from Anola, Manitoba, these snacks are the ultimate crowd-pleasers! Savor four irresistible flavors: Zesty Original, Rosemary & Sea Salt, Parmesan Herb & Garlic, and Dill Pickle. Each bite will leave you craving more. Crafted by Lady Di, these pretzels are a must-try. Visit your local grocery store today to snag your own pack of Lady Di’s Snackers. Whether it’s a casual get-together or a special event, these pretzels bursting with flavor will be a hit!

Avoid Emotional Overspending

Many families are now opting for a simple, direct cremation with no funeral. Yet they keep returning to a traditional funeral home to arrange this sacred act. At Branch & Pyre Cremation Care, we are funeral home free, and offer a new, modern way to make these difficult arrangements. From the comfort of your home, you can now make this important decision from your computer, with 24 hr licensed funeral director support. You can then easily plan a memorial or Celebration of Life after. A simple cremation deserves a simple and dignified process.