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Canada Day – celebrating the pioneer spirit

Canada Day is one of my favourite days of the year! Why? Because two decades ago I became a Canadian citizen on this very day. So, like many others, I am not only celebrating Canada’s birthday but also the anniversary … Continue reading

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In an emergency do you respond or react

By Anna Bowness-Park Emergency preparedness kits and websites are important for disaster planning, and with the recent earthquake rumblings that some felt, discussion about what to do is back on the front burner. As important as these websites and kits … Continue reading

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Laughter’s tie to innate joy is truly medicinal

Have you had a good laugh lately? I mean a really good – deep, healing within – laugh? Years ago, I ran across a group practicing “laughter yoga” and found myself fascinated. As I watched, I couldn’t help but smile, … Continue reading

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Insomnia and sleep fears – finding the peace that heals

Eight hours or four hours? Naps or not? What do we believe about sleep and how much we need? We all have personal experiences and opinions about it. And, millions of people suffer from sleep deprivation, leading many to seek … Continue reading

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Time for a little Ecotherapy?

The understanding that nature benefits our mental and physical health seems obvious. However, the outdoors is now being touted as a new therapy called “ecotherapy” – or restorative contact with nature. What scientists have been studying is what our mothers … Continue reading

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Building confidence defeats bullying

  Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 26 is now a worldwide movement The Pink Shirt campaign was developed in Nova Scotia in 2007 to raise awareness about bullying in our schools. The idea caught on, encouraging communities to find ways … Continue reading

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Perspectives on a path to wellness

By Anna Bowness-Park “Do you want to know how to get well – even prevent disease? Then you need to look at disease differently.” Challenging words from family physician and healing consultant Dr. Nelie Johnson of Maple Ridge. In a … Continue reading

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Treating Alzheimers through the creative arts brings results

Watching her mother Hilda Gorenstein slowly disappear into the labyrinth of Alzheimers disease, Berna Huebner asked her: “Would you like to paint again?” Her mother , a celebrated and acclaimed painter known as Hilgos, responded: “Yes, I remember better when I paint.” This small comment … Continue reading

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What is health? How can we achieve it?

Anna Bowness-Park Health is a major topic of conversation these days. What does it mean to be healthy? What makes us sick? When I read the parade of health care options available I ask myself the question – “ We … Continue reading

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Finding a healthy peace at Christmas

  By Anna Bowness-Park During the Christmas season the usual noise level seems to rise in a crescendo, bringing with it a sense of hurry rather than the peace we associate with this festival. We are rarely in a silent … Continue reading

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