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Book Club: The Other Pauline

A Story of Courage and Determination for Identity. The Other Pauline is a story about a little girl who was raised into a world feeling lost, alone and unloved. As she overcame every challenge that life presented to her, her strength grew into confidence as she found her identity
amidst the adversity. Her resilience is a testament to the ultimate true love she found that was always with her. Pauline reminds the reader that they are not alone in their journey.

Enriching the Life of Your Pet

Keeping your pet in good physical shape is an important part of their wellness, but it’s crucial to provide mental stimulation and enrichment for them as well. Depending on the breed and personality of your dog, a walk doesn’t always provide enough stimulation. Drop-in visits from a pet sitter give your dog the opportunity for an extra play session during the day. For high energy dogs, or those needing more socialization, daycare is a great option. Even if it’s not every day, it gives your dog something to look forward to during the week. There are also many cognitive enrichment toys and puzzles you can purchase for your dogs, cats and birds to keep their minds sharp.

Book Club: Mind Over Mood

Change how you feel by changing the way you think. By Dennis Greenberger, Christine A. Padesky. Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress–and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped so many use cognitive-behavioral therapy–one of today’s most effective forms of psychotherapy–to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.

Minds in Motion

Register today for our Minds in Motion sessions this spring – a weekly program for those living with early to moderate signs of dementia and a care partner to connect with others through fitness, fun and friendship! During Minds in Motion, you’ll take part in a gentle 45-minute chair fitness class followed by engaging activities and conversation.
Join Minds in Motion today to interact with your community and engage in gentle movement!
To learn more and how to register, please visit Alzheimer.mb.ca/mindsinmotion.

Quit Smoking with Laser Therapy

Is quitting smoking on your ‘To-Do List’ year after year? Have you tried just about everything, with little success? Laser Therapy is clinically proven to help to control cravings and withdrawal symptoms, with a 95-98% success rate! In clinical studies, patients report a noticeable reduction in cravings, and have a higher chance of success in quitting. The benefits of quitting smoking with laser over other interventions include no medications with unpleasant side effects, no unhealthy nicotine in your system in the form of patches, and pleasant side effects of relaxation which are a result of the endorphins released in response to the laser.

Let’s Embrace Easter Blooms!

Easter is all about the joy of blossoms, each telling a story of renewal and fresh beginnings. As we dive into spring, flowers become our playful companions, echoing the spirit of rebirth. Meet our Easter flower friends: 1) Tulips – fun and egg-shaped, they’re like nature’s way of saying “Hello, new beginnings!” 2) Easter Lily – elegant whites embody purity and the beauty of starting anew. 3) Daffodils – the early birds of spring, announcing a season full of change. 4) Easter Cactus – a burst of colors, joining the Easter party. 5) Crocus – spreading happiness and youthfulness in their early bloom. Don’t forget to spread the Easter joy – send someone you love an Easter bouquet!

Claiming Care Medical Expenses

Navigating the financial challenges of supporting aging parents, special needs children, or spouses with severe illnesses often involves significant attendant care expenses. The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) allows individuals to claim annually for attendant care fees incurred in Canada. Eligible expenses include nursing home or full-time care, group homes, in-home attendant care, retirement homes, special schools, or training institutions. Other eligible disabilities span vision, mobility, hearing, feeding, dressing, elimination functions, and mental capacities crucial for daily life. Approval for the (DTC) is necessary to claim these expenses.

Local Spotlight: Heart to Home Meals

Heart to Home Meals delivers delicious, nutritious meals right to your door. The company’s team of experts has developed a wide-ranging menu to suit many tastes, dietary needs, and lifestyles, including high-protein, low carbohydrates and/or saturated fat, low sodium, high fibre, vegetarian, and no added sugar options. Heart to Home Meals has a useful diet coding system to help you choose meals that are right for you. Meals also come in mini versions (for smaller appetites), hearty versions (for larger appetites), as well as minced or pureed options. It’s as easy as ordering online or by phone!

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition where the brain struggles to accurately interpret and respond to information received through the senses. Children with SPD may be overly sensitive or under-responsive to stimuli, resulting in behavioral issues, social difficulties, and academic challenges that are often misunderstood. Common symptoms include hypersensitivity to noise, aversion to certain textures, or difficulties with motor skills. Early identification and intervention, often through occupational therapy, can significantly improve a child’s ability to navigate their sensory environment and enhance overall well-being. Understanding and supporting children with SPD is crucial for fostering their development and integration into daily life.

Good Nutrition & Digestion = Good Health

No matter how clean, organic, and healthy you eat, if your body isn’t able to digest, absorb, and process essential nutrients properly, you are not benefitting from your efforts.
To do this, your stomach needs to fully digest, your intestines need to completely absorb, and your liver needs to properly process the food you eat.
One of the simplest ways to correct and improve any issue you may have with the digestive process is through nutritional testing.
If a weakness is found in a specific organ, nutritional supplementation can be added to your diet to improve the digestive process and in turn, help you benefit from your wise choices.

Spiritual Transformation Workshops & Services

Divine Clarity is Canada’s Premier Spiritual Centre & Metaphysical Shoppe offering over 50 workshops and events a year. Advance personal growth, healing, and spiritual awakening through life changing services, intuition development, and energy healing training. Including Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, Psychic Mediumship, Universal Shamanism, Crystal Therapy, Integrated Energy Therapy®, and many more! Attend in person, or live online in our collaborative learning environment. Most are certification courses.