Archive | well-being

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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After self-love, true love comes next

 Last week,  I shared a guest post from psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole on “self-love.” If you missed it, please have a look at it now. There’s more to say on the subject. Your level of self-love directly affects your ability to attract and nurture “true love.” When Terri refers to true love, she  means healthy love. […]

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How to up your self-love

Have you ever wondered what “self-love” actually looks like in practice? In today’s blog, I am sharing psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole’s video and blog on this question. Before you watch the video, please take a moment to assess your feelings about yourself right now. How do you speak to yourself when you make a mistake?  How worthy and […]

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How to take care of yourself in tough times

I am pleased to present a guest post from psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole: Have you found yourself stuck in the 24-hour news cycle, mired in what feels like one bad thing after another bombarding you? Do you feel overwhelmed with the hostility that’s out there and pervasive on every social media outlet? Is […]

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Partners in pain relief: Why we need to work hand-in-hand with clients

When many people in pain head to a healthcare professional for help, they may expect the pro, all on his or her own, to do the work in making that pain go away. I have a different philosophy. I believe that the client has to participate in his or her healing, and we have to […]

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How to move toward your goals, and away from your fears

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” — Nelson Mandela  The photo accompanying this blog and the Nelson Mandela quote above didn’t come as a package, but I decided they worked well together. Here’s my rationale: If you, like that white cat, let your fears guide you, you will most likely make bad choices […]

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Energy-depleting feelings: Don’t drain your emotional bank account

Do you get really frustrated in traffic?  Do you get easily annoyed with people?  Are you frequently judging the words and actions of others?  Are you overwhelmed with all the negative information that you’re bombarded with every day? Feeling frustrated,  annoyed and overwhelmed are are all energy- draining or energy-depleting emotions.  In last week’s blog, […]

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