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Learning-Related Vision Disorders

While 20/20 vision is a great start, our vision is also related to how well our eyes work together with our brain to process visual information. Many children who suffer with vision problems can go undiagnosed since learning-related vision disorders may not be revealed through a regular eye exam. Lack of eye movement control, focusing difficulties, poor visual memory, and much more can make learning seem overwhelming. Without fundamental visual skills, children may have more difficulty with reading, writing, and comprehension at school. A developmental optometrist diagnoses and provides treatment options for learning-related vision disorders.

Should You Stop Driving?

As we age, driving may become more difficult or stressful due to health issues, vision problems, or slower reaction times. So, how can we tell when it might be time to stop driving? If you answer yes to some of the following questions, consider having a conversation with your doctor or looking into getting a driving assessment done. Ask yourself: Have I had some accidents, even minor ones? Do I get lost even on roads I know well? Do I have trouble staying in my lane? Do other drivers often honk at me? Do things seem to appear out of nowhere?

Community Profile: Kelburn Estates

Kelburn Estates Mental Health & Addictions Recovery Centre is a private residential wellness centre on 45 beautiful acres along the red river, here in Manitoba. We pride ourselves in providing confidential and multi-disciplinary expertise for our guests to reclaim, develop, and sustain a meaningful life. A life free from the destructive mental health disease and related substance abuse. Our mission is to create and maintain a lasting relationship with our guests, families, and community service providers. At Kelburn Estates, we will walk with you on your journey to recovery.

Seeing is Believing

Getting glasses is a fun and easy process, or it should be – but what do you do if you are not mobile? Did you know that this service can actually be brought directly TO YOU? So rather than leaving the comfort of your hospital or senior home, an experienced optician can come to you with everything you need including the necessary equipment and a selection of frames based on your preference and prescription. Once you’ve chosen your frame, your glasses can be produced and delivered to you. Find out how to access this service in your area!

In Your Community

Did you know Homeopathy treats individuals and not diseases? It can help with a wide variety of complaints such as allergies, chronic infections, migraines, menstrual/menopausal complaints, autoimmune disorders, childhood disorders, eczema, anxiety, autism, and more. Homeopathy is safe and gentle for all walks of life and has no contraindications. Contact Paula at Sundragon Studios to learn about her information night in May at

Manitoba’s Wellness Road Trips

Within a peaceful two-hour drive from Winnipeg in Hecla Island you will find Gull Harbour Marina. Situated at the heart of Lake Winnipeg, Gull Harbour Marina offers cozy private and semi-private cabins, newly renovated guest rooms, an onsite restaurant and bar, and stunning waterfront views. Travel to one of the most beautiful spots in Manitoba to enjoy the marina, lighthouse, hiking and biking trails, beaches, and golf course or rent a Jetski or Kayak for some fun on the water. Unwind, take in the breathtaking scenery, and focus on enjoying every minute of your stay. It’s the perfect destination for your next Manitoba wellness road trip.

Clean Eating: Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

2 cups + 3 tbsp gluten free all-purpose flour, 1 7.5-g package active dry yeast, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 1/2 tbsp butter (melted), 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 cup warm water. Directions: Mix flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Add the maple syrup, melted butter, olive oil and warm water and mix until combined. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 450. Spread the dough onto a pizza pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Add your healthy toppings and place back in the oven until heated through. Enjoy!

Book Club

What To Do After “I’m Sorry, it’s Cancer.” An Exceptional Guidebook for Navigating Your Way to Health and Happiness. Learn how best to navigate your cancer journey and make empowered, informed decisions. St. Hilaire’s mission is to greatly reduce suffering and ensure you maintain a high quality of life through, and well beyond, cancer. You’ll discover how to uncover imbalances for healing, and you’ll create a unique and personalized wellness plan that will guide you towards health.

Words To Live By

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden

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

Blue Light & Your Health
Blue Light

In today’s world, thanks to the high presence of screens in our lives, we are exposed to an increased level of blue light. Harmful blue light can affect your sleep, behavior and overall eye health. 1 in 4 Children spend 3 or more hours per day using digital devices and about 30% of adults spend more than 9 hours a day exposed to blue light. Protect yourself and your loved ones by: 1) Reducing your screen brightness and limit time spent with digital devices. 2) Following the 20/20 rule; Every 20 minutes look at something 20ft away for 20 seconds, and 3) Wear blue light filter lenses.

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