25 11, 2019

Your Aging Parent

By | 2019-11-25T21:17:57+00:00 November 25th, 2019|Categories: Elder Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Aging Parent

The cycle of life. We come into this world and are (hopefully) nurtured by our parent(s). We are loved, clothed, fed, and then sent off to make our own way in the world. Season after season goes by, then the table begins to turn. Those who loved and nurtured us for the first part of our lives begin to need our help to care for them. So, what does that look like? It can be very different for every family depending on whether you are an only child or have siblings to help with the change that has come along [...]

19 10, 2019

Practice Mindfulness

By | 2019-10-19T16:56:47+00:00 October 19th, 2019|Categories: Health Care, Self Care|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Practice Mindfulness

You have likely heard of the term “mindfulness”, and perhaps you have associated the term with yoga or some sort of Buddhist activity, but you don’t need to be a Buddhist or do yoga to practice mindfulness. Let’s look at what it means to practice mindfulness. To live mindfully means to live in the present, and this practice has become important in certain types of therapy for all ages. It means to focus on the present moment rather than dwell in the past or worry about the future. For many who are practicing Christians, the term mindfulness brings about concern, [...]

25 09, 2019

The Blue Zones

By | 2019-09-25T05:13:25+00:00 September 25th, 2019|Categories: Health Care, Self Care|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Blue Zones

Have you ever heard of the “blue zones” before? If you have never heard of the “blue zones” they are areas of the world where, on average, people live into their 90’s and 100’s. Not only are they living to a ripe old age, but they are also living healthy, vibrant, active and medical assistance free lives. There are five blue zones in the world, and they are: The Italian island of Sardinia Okinawa, Japan Loma Linda, California Costa Rica’s isolated Nicoya Peninsula Ikaria, an isolated Greek island Dan Buettner was the one who coined the phrase “blue zones” when [...]

28 08, 2019

Festive Fall Activities

By | 2019-08-28T17:06:37+00:00 August 28th, 2019|Categories: Elder Care, Health Care, Self Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Festive Fall Activities

As you will have likely been noticing the daylight hours are getting shorter, the temperatures are dipping lower during the night and early mornings, and there are even some leaves changing colours already and – yes falling.  All of this to signify the Fall season is just around the corner. Those lazy days of summer will meld into the advent of sweaters, long pants, and pumpkin spiced lattes that most of us love. For some,  this can mean a slight sadness. Those who find themselves with “cabin fever” during the long winter months may start to feel a pang of [...]

16 07, 2019

Getting Away

By | 2019-07-16T16:43:25+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Categories: Self Care|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Getting Away

When was the last time you took a vacation? Time out away from your job and everyday life? On average North Americans work harder than most in the developed world while also taking less time away for vacation. Getting away is too many fail to do. It is a fact that taking time away is very good for your health. Vacation, even if it is just a little trip to a wilderness cabin by the lake can offer many health benefits including lowering your stress levels which in turn will lessen the risk of heart disease. Studies also show that [...]

24 06, 2019

Natural DIY Cleaners

By | 2019-06-24T16:43:17+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Categories: Natural Cleaning|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Natural DIY Cleaners

In our last blog, we shared how very toxic many of the household products are that we use for cleaning. In this blog we will be offering some natural DIY cleaners; alternatives to commercial cleaning products which include ingredients you likely already have in your home. Let’s start by saying that for most of these recipes you should have white vinegar and baking soda on hand. To be honest these two items will clean nearly anything in your home, naturally. Over the years I have gone from using paper towels to cleaning cloths and disinfectant wipes. I do like the [...]

28 05, 2019

Un-Natural Cleaning Products

By | 2019-06-24T14:48:22+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: Natural Cleaning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Un-Natural Cleaning Products

When it comes to cleaning your home what products are you using? Most people will likely be using some sort of un-natural cleaning products specific to the task at hand. Bottles, sprays and detergents that turn out, usually, to have a ton of chemicals in them. For many, they are not as concerned about using a cleaning product that may be more natural, as the thought process tends to be that it is not harmful since it is not going on or in their body. Let’s take a closer look at this. Studies show that the average home has approximately [...]

29 04, 2019

Time in Nature

By | 2019-04-29T19:57:29+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Categories: Self Care|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Time in Nature

With the hustle and bustle of every day, we have moved more and more away from spending time in nature. We are constantly on our phones and tablets, working and shuffling our families around leaving us little time to spend in nature the way we used to. It used to be that those who were stressed were thought to be drawn to more and more screen time due to the current state of their mental status. It was thought screen time helped those with anxiety or depression by taking them away from the circumstances that were causing anxiety and depression. [...]

29 03, 2019

Seasonal Allergies

By | 2019-03-29T19:43:38+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Seasonal Allergies

If you are living in the Prince George area, you likely have observed much of the snow is finally starting to disappear, but what you may have also noticed is something called snow mold. Never heard of it? Snow mold may sometimes appear as small black masses but usually looks like cobwebs along the grass. It does not stay around for long and normally when the weather gets warmer the sun kills it. Snow mold is just one of the many culprits that can cause people to experience what is known as seasonal allergies. What are the symptoms of seasonal allergies? [...]

17 02, 2019

Self Care

By | 2019-02-17T18:20:44+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Categories: Self Care, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Self Care

No matter what age you are self-care is important. For those who care for others most of their days, the term self-care may seem foreign, but it is a term that is becoming more and more used and its significance increasingly important. I see those who are in their 60’s or beyond as having been caregivers to their children and to their spouses for the biggest part of their lives. They have spent a good part of their lives caring for others without too much thought about taking time to care for themselves. Back in the day, self-care would have [...]