Helping is healing. It’s such a profound and true statement that Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury wrote an entire chapter about it in ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’. These are perfect words to reflect on today, for International Volunteer … Read the rest
Today is World Kindness Day, a day to unite the world in the acts of kindness. If you’re unfamiliar with this day, here is a bit of history on how it all came to be:
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October is Occupational Therapy Month in Canada, and it’s a time to recognize and celebrate the amazing work Occupational Therapists (OTs) do for so many people, including those who have suffered some form of trauma.
Kim Barthel is one such … Read the rest
Today is World Gratitude Day, and it’s the perfect opportunity to review all you have in your life and all that you’re thankful for.
Gratitude is a practice that doesn’t cost us any money and takes up very little … Read the rest
All around the world, communities and people are struggling to cope with natural disasters. For thousands of people, it is the hundreds of wildfires burning through parts of Western Canada, for others, it’s the looming hurricane heading for Hawaii. And … Read the rest
Today is ‘Book Lovers Day’, an unofficial holiday to encourage people to pick up a book. The use of books for healing purposes is not a new concept, in fact, it’s coined bibliotherapy. This is an expressive form of therapy that … Read the rest
Sunday, August 5th is ‘Friendship Day’, a time to acknowledge those important relationships in our lives–friendships. It’s no secret that healthy relationships make us happy, but loving and being loved is actually good for our health and can cultivate healing as … Read the rest
Summer has arrived, and with warmer temperatures comes more excuses to spend time outside. You may have heard the notion that sunshine and fresh air are great for our overall health and wellbeing, but there is actually some science to … Read the rest