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Profile: Pacific Pearl Dental Dental Hygiene Clinic

Pacific Pearl Dental Hygiene Clinic Inc. was founded in Ladysmith in 2019 by Ricki Weissbach. Fast forward to 2022, when she met her now-business partner, Natalie Cuthbert. It wasn’t long before they realized that they shared a passion for dental hygiene and entrepreneurship. These two women are very excited to be expanding the Pacific Pearl business, with a second office now open in Nanaimo. With 25 years of experience between Ricki and Natalie, they both strive to make their clients feel welcome and cared for. These women make dental hygiene comfortable, easily accessible, and provide a service with minimal wait times.

Do You Need Help to ‘Spring Forward’?

Are there emotions holding back the ‘Spring in Your Step’? Spring is here to bring you joy! Are your negative emotions stopping you from being joyful? The dictionary defines joy as a noun: “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.” Some say that joy comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are, and how you are. Book a body-code session to release those unwanted negative emotions that are keeping you from being your best self. I can help put a spring back in your step. Are you searching for wellness talk topics? Let’s chat!

Spring Clean the Medicine Cabinet

Here are a few tips to clean up your medicine cabinet and other places where medication and vitamins are stored: Gather all medications in one place. Check the expiration date of each item. Set aside any medications that you no longer take or that have expired. Set aside any medication that is not in its original container or whose appearance, consistency, or odour has changed. Take all discarded medications and vitamins to your pharmacist for safe and ecological disposal. Do not throw them into the waste basket, sink, or toilet. The Medicine Shoppe can help with the cleanup process and disposal.

Discover the Health Benefits of Volunteering

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be difficult to carve out time to volunteer. Giving back to the community and supporting others can have greater health benefits than we realize. Volunteering helps keep you mentally stimulated while reducing stress, combating depression, and providing a sense of purpose. It can also help improve your social life and create meaningful connections. SOS has a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including helping at the thrift shop, driving residents to medical appointments, and being a mentor for local youth. Contact SOS today to find a role that fits your life and interests.

Meet the Specialist: Steve Aiken

Steve is a Registered Denturist with over 30 years of experience producing one-of-a -kind dentures for his clients. He has taught denturism at VCC in Vancouver and served as an executive board member of the Denturist Association of BC. He also holds a Diploma in Fine Arts. Using his artistic ability, he sculpts dentures; unique pieces of art specifically designed for each client. He takes pride in creating lifelike smiles that both he and his clients can be proud of. Steve offers complimentary, friendly initial consultations with no obligation. Contact Steve today to find out if his work is right for you.

A Clear Complexion Is Achievable at Any Age

Achieving an even skin tone is a common goal addressed by various treatments. Topical solutions like vitamin C serums and chemical peels work to fade dark spots and promote overall brightness. Laser therapies target pigmentation, reducing redness, veins, or discoloration. They also target dull and loose skin. Regular use of sunscreen is crucial to prevent further damage. Consult a laser technician to determine the most effective approach. Consistent skincare and professional treatments contribute to a radiant, uniform complexion, instilling confidence in those seeking to overcome issues like hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone. We can help!

Comprehensive Support

Having support after the loss of a loved one is incredibly valuable. Grieving is a deeply personal experience, and having help can make a significant difference in navigating the complex emotions and challenges that come with loss. Support can come in many forms. Practical support can help provide traction to get the necessary details started. Our funeral support can provide help with all the documents that need to be filled out and services cancelled. We are unique in the provision of our estate settlement services. This service helps the family with all their documents. Ask our staff how we might be able to help you manage all the basic details during this difficult time.

Live Theatre: Leading Ladies

NTG has been entertaining audiences of all ages for over 60 years. Their next production is “Leading Ladies.” In this play, two actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are reduced to playing “Scenes from Shakespeare” at a Moose Lodge. When they hear that an elderly lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and pick up the cash!! Romantic entanglements abound, and the mayhem begins when they arrive and discover that the relatives aren’t nephews but nieces!

Do You Have a Heart-Wall?

A heart wall is created due to emotional distress. During times of emotional pain or distress, your heart can be hurt or injured. In response, your subconscious will put up an invisible heart wall to protect your heart. When trapped emotions (negative energy) are trapped in the subconscious, this may result in relationship concerns and life challenges. A body-code session can find your heart wall and release it along with any negative feelings or unprocessed negative (trapped) emotions. Call today for a complimentary information session and discover if you have a heart wall and how to release it. Are you searching for wellness talk topics? Let’s chat!

Retirement Lifestyle

When is the best time to start thinking about downsizing and moving to a smaller house or a retirement community? The answer is… well before you need to do so. Downsizing is often a stressful process. Start slowly and give yourself plenty of time to make it seem less overwhelming. Take photos of cherished items to remember them by. Research and look at the various options for retirement living before you need to make a move. It will take the fear and stress away knowing that you have done your homework and have started the downsizing process.