Water for Life

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Water serves a number of essential functions to keep us alive, and the human adult body is made up of at least 60% water. Be sure to hydrate daily, between 64 ounces and 0.67% of your body weight. For example, if you weigh 120 lbs, drink between 64 and 80 ounces (0.67% x 120 lbs) per day.

— Linda Lalande, RMT

Just One Breath

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On average, we breathe approximately 23,000 times per day! Give yourself the gift of putting your full attention on just one breath a few times each day and notice what happens.

— Jeannene Christie, RMT

Happy Belly, Happy Brain

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What we put in our bellies has a significant impact on how our whole body functions, especially our brain. Healthy protein and fats are the most important brain nutrients, and insufficient amounts of these in your morning meal can impact mood, focus, concentration, and energy for your whole day. Are you getting enough? 

— Dr. Jessica Eastman, Naturopath

Touch As Medicine without the Side Effects

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The same hormone that causes mother and child to bond, Oxytocin, is also released in our bodies when we touch or hug a loved one for at least 20 seconds, also lowering our heart rate and cortisol levels (stress hormone). Hugs also stimulate the brain to release dopamine, our pleasure hormone! What's not to love about therapeutic touch and hugs.

— Linda Lalande, RMT

Share the Yoke, Lessen the Burden

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Sorrow and pain are often rooted in guilt, even shame. When people share their stories—stories they've not told others in fear of being judged—it's amazing how their pain is suddenly lessened when they feel heard and understood. 

Kenneth Kuo, Counsellor/RTC