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More Pillars in Your Foundation

In my previous post, we looked at 3 pillars of health: social connection, play, and sleep. We’ll examine 3 more today. Nutrition. It’s...

How many Pillars are you standing on?

Six pillars of health: social connection, play, sleep, stress management, nutrition and movement. One of the things that functional...

Let's Play!

What is play? It can be hard to define, but many people would say it’s engaging, absorbing activities which may or may not be...

Mixed Hope

I recently read a blog post by Jay Michaelson (Hope, Ten Percent Happier website, Jan 27, 2021) that really resonated for me, and helped...

How do you cope with no resources?

As you know, this is not a rhetorical question. Many of the resources needed to provide proper care for patients are either in short...

We Are Not Alone

Recent alarming statistics from the Canadian Medical Association suggest that burnout, depression, and anxiety rates are increasing...

Pandemic Times and HERO

We're now well into the pandemic; where I live, the second wave is emerging. I'd like to think we're better prepared this time...and...

What's Diet Got to Do With It?

When we feel stressed, exhausted, depressed or anxious, what we're eating is often not even on the radar of things to monitor or change....

SWAP

When you feel down, anxious or stressed, exercise is likely one of the last things on your 'to-do' list. In fact, it's an area I still...

What has Mindfulness Done for You?

Mindfulness: Probably a friend. It's got your back for stress management, and there's data on its usefulness in depression and chronic...

Welcome!

I am excited to share some of my knowledge and experiences with regard to six determinants of health (mental and physical): nutrition,...