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It's summer - are you taking time to relax and unwind? The definition of relax is 'become less tense or anxious'. In your very busy life it is important to take time to relax. Taking time to unwind will help you feel calmer and less tense. Here are a few tips on how to relax: 1. Find a quiet s...

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How are you celebrating your summer? What activities do you have planned for the month of July? Here are a few fun facts about July: July symbolizes summer, and contentment. July's birthstone is ruby, which represents satisfaction and happiness. July's birth flowers are the larkspur and the wa...

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What is Commitment?

I think this image says it all! The dictionary definition is: "an agreement or pledge to do something in the future". You may commit to doing something in the moment when it sounds exciting. Then once the excitement has worn off you may loose enthusiasm. The dictionary definition of Commit is:...

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Being authentic celebrates you and your individual uniqueness. Being authentic involves living in alignment with your true self. Being authentic is a challenge in our present world filled with fakeness that pretends authenticity. Here are some tips to embracing your authentic self: 1, Understa...

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Summer Solstice

Today is Summer Solstice! Today marks the longest day of the year and the beginning of Summer (in the northern hemisphere). Summer Solstice is also known as the pagan name of Litha ~ a battle between light and dark. A time to possibly look at the battle between light and dark within yourself. ...

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Releasing Stress

Information shared these days indicates we are a society filled with stress.  Stress comes in many different forms - see image. ~ worry ~ fatigue ~ depression ~ frustration ~ physical challenges ~ emotional challenges ~ mental challenges Here are some tips to reduce and release your stress; Pr...

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June is PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is challenging for the person who has it and also for family and friends offering support. Here are some ways to support someone experiencing PTSD: Understand symptoms and triggers. There are many different symptoms. Learn abo...

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Embracing Change

Embracing change and welcoming new experiences are like opening the door to endless possibilities and growth. And... It's in those moments of openness that we discover the beauty of transformation and the magic of stepping outside our comfort zones. Embrace the unknown with an open heart and c...

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When I decided that the theme for my socials posts in June would be Men’s Health Month – it was mainly so men wouldn’t feel left out that I had chosen Women’s Health Month for May’s theme. I was pleasantly surprised to find during my research that June is Nationally declared as Men’s Health Mont...

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Welcome Renata Russeva

Welcoming Renata Russeva - our newest practitioner at The Healing Institute! Renata Russeva is a DEEP Psychotherapist who assists her clients to feel unconditional love and acceptance for a happier healthier life. Renata’s specialty is helping clients understand and remove the root causes and re...

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The answer is NO! Self-care is the most selfless act as it allows you to show up and give the world the best of you instead of what is left of you.  Self-Love List: Self-compassion - treat yourself with kindness Make time for Self-Reflection - meditation, contemplation time, journaling Gratitude...

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Most people are concerned with unhealthy aging. How can you ensure healthy aging? Here is a short list of ways to remain as healthy as you can for as long as you can: 1. Remove inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, sugar, and alcohol. Grains and beans also can be eliminated and any food add...

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Do you have good metabolic health? Good metabolic health means your body efficiently converts food into cellular energy, which is very important to effectively power each of our cells. Metabolic Health is how well (or not) this process is working. Poor metabolic health means your cells aren't ...

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Today, Sunday, May 12 is Mother's Day in many countries. Some Facts about Mothers' Day One of the earliest celebrations for Mothers was in Greece in honor of Rhea, the goddess of fertility and motherhood. "Mother's Friendship Day" came into effect during and following the American Civil War. An...

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Mental Health Week is May 6 to 12, 2024. This year the theme is "Healing with Compassion".  The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) explains, Compassion is action combined with empathy: "Empathy + Action = Compassion. Compassion and self-compassion have many mental health benefits, such ...

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Have you ever heard of Peptides? I hadn't until recently. Peptides are mini-proteins made by the body to regulate all biological activity. Peptides assist with healing, improve immunity, fight infections, help to decrease joint pain, muscle pain or any discomfort - just to name a few. YES - ou...

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Yay it's May! Spring is here! Do you have a springtime Health Plan? Getting out in the fresh air for walks is a perfect Spring Health Plan. Viewing and smelling the flowers on the way - awesome! Movement is so important and May is the perfect month to get moving! I'll meet you on the pathways!

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Did you know that light therapy assists in healing?  Particularly infrared light. Infrared light activates protective mechanisms in your cells. Humans need infrared light to be healthy. We are designed to 'detect light'.  We receive Vitamin D from sunlight that helps regulate our skin, eyes and ...

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Patience and Determination actually go well together. Patience is the ability to remain calm when delays occur especially when the delays alter the timeline you are working toward. Determination is working tirelessly towards your goal and this requires cultivating patience along the way.  Toget...

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