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A new look at selfishness

Modern culture prizes selflessness and abhors selfishness, in effect setting the two against each other. “The alternatives are either to love others, which is a virtue, or to love oneself, which is a sin,” wrote social scientist and philosopher Erich Fromm, in his essay titled Selfishness and Self-Love.  While no one would argue with considering […]

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An easy way to lift your mood in just three minutes!

Often, clients who are suffering from physical problems also find themselves in emotional distress. To help them, I’ve  been turning clients onto a marvellous tool I recently discovered that can help someone down in the dumps feel their mood brighten in as little as three minutes! The tool is a digital vision board that comes […]

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What is tapping? Check out this documentary film trailer!

If you’ve read many of my past e-mails and blogs,  you’ll know that I am a big fan of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), or tapping. I use it personally, with family and friends, and with clients, to reduce stress and physical pain.  I also promote it to other healthcare professionals to use with their clients. Tapping […]

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Seven ways to love thyself

In The Purpose Fairy’s January blog, writer Paisley Hansen explains why it’s important to focus on yourself before you can focus on others. You’ll always have “you” to fall back on if you’re able to. Even if your life goes along perfectly and  your relationships are always intact,  it’s always best to make sure you’re […]

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Evidence supports light therapy for post-concussion syndrome and much more!

I have a few clients with post-concussion syndrome resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). I’ve been using laser and LEDs  (light-emitting diodes) to treat their body pain, with significant success. For a couple of those clients, I have also started to use light therapy — red and near infra-red lights, or what is now referred […]

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Four signs you are Vitamin D-deficient, and how to prevent it

Researchers have estimated that 50 per cent of the general population is at risk of Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. One of the most notable researchers is Dr. Michael Holick,  who wrote the book, The Vitamin D Solution. Four signs that you are Vitamin D-deficient, according to Dr. Holick, are: 1. You frequently feel fatigue, aches and […]

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Three reasons why my mom will only use a Volaris walker

My mother is one of those very proud and independent women who used to say: “I will never use a walker to help me walk.” It reminded me of the shock I felt while working in a nursing home when I overheard residents say that  they would “rather die than use a walker.” My mom […]

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Four ways to collaborate with your mind to get what you want

One of the best collaborations you can make is between you and your own mind, says Marisa Peer, a British therapist, motivational speaker and best-selling author. In the YouTube video below, she talks about the four ways you can train your brain so that you can reach beyond your limits — in any area of […]

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Movement can be both entertainment and good medicine

I recently went to a wonderful acrobatics show. It was really amazing to watch the strength, co-ordination, timing, precision and trust in each other that the performers displayed. Every movement left me in awe. I could only imagine the time, focus and dedication they had all put into the performance to get that good. I […]

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