Use summer as an excuse to connect with yourself

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

When it comes to addiction, do you ever ask “why”?

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Questions surrounding addiction continue to be at the centre of the media and headlines lately, asking things like: should we change policy to prevent addiction? Should gaming be a mental health disorder? How does the opioid epidemic Read the rest

How walking in nature eases brain fatigue

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We have already written on our blog prior about how being in nature has amazing healing benefits, but now scientists have discovered that walking among nature can ease brain fatigue too. Just like our bodies, our brains can get tired … Read the rest

Mothers and Baby Brain Development

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate mothers and mother figures in your life. In all that our mothers give us, did you know a mother’s love is actually responsible for a lot of brain development?

Studies have indicated that … Read the rest

Your Brain on Kindness

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Today is ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’, and showing kindness makes the recipients of those gestures feel good, but have you ever wondered why kindness makes you feel good too? It doesn’t make you selfish if showing kindness makes … Read the rest

The importance of spirituality in healing

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When it comes to our healing journey, there’s one aspect that oftentimes gets overlooked—spirituality. Spirituality often gets mistaken for religion, but spirituality is broader than religion, it’s a simple belief system that helps us connect to ourselves, others and … Read the rest

How a Mother’s Love Changes Our Brains

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate all the moms in your life. And you may or may not know it, but a mother’s love is actually responsible for a lot of brain development, studies show.

Studies … Read the rest

How we help others and ourselves when we volunteer

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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’. For those of us who have volunteered before, you probably had … Read the rest