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
After co-authoring the best-selling book, ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’, Kim and Theo have been busy visiting schools, prisons, companies and non-profit groups around the globe, bringing their unique approach to trauma-informed education and learning.
So, now what?! Kim and … Read the rest
With Valentine’s Day upon us, you may have love on the brain this week, and we are encouraging you to feel as much love as you can! Science shows us that love not only makes us happier but healthier too. … Read the rest
‘World Cancer Day’ is February 4th, a day to recognize and raise awareness about cancer and the ripple effect of trauma the disease brings with it.
Nearly 40 per cent of the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some … Read the rest
Co-authoring the best-selling book, ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ was just the first step for Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury. Since the release of their book, they have co-facilitated hundreds of talks and workshops on trauma, healing and many different topics … Read the rest
Today is ‘National Hugging Day’, and while hugs can be comforting, did you know they can actually calm us down and boost our happiness? It’s true!
When we are feeling anxious or triggered, there are many ways in which we can … Read the rest