One in five Canadians suffer from a mental illness, so chances are you know someone who does. If you do, you can offer support in a number of ways. Continue reading Supporting someone with mental illness Knowing how to support and when to suggest further help
Every time I drove by the Buchanan Centre, I was intrigued as to how they support people with Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading A place for those with Parkinson’s disease The Buchanan Centre offers supports throughout Alberta
I’m 45 years old and after being right-handed all my life, I think I’m going to start training myself to be left-handed. After a long session of computer work last night, I can’t even squeeze the shampoo bottle. So I’ve added hand and wrist tendonitis to my elbow and shoulder tendonitis on my right side. Lovely. Continue reading Taking care of yourself while you’re young Health plays a large part in your continued well-being
As winter approaches, we insulate windows and stow away garden implements. We take the car in for a tune up. But what can we do to prepare mentally for the short, cold days of winter?
“Self care is really, really important,” urged Franki Harrogate, a graduate student counselor and founder of Arclight Counselling Services. “Making sure you’re eating and sleeping right, anything to elevate your mood.” Continue reading Offset winter blues with positive strategies Seniors especially prone to seasonal depression