Children pointing their fingers in blame at each other.

Every one of us has blamed others for our challenges. It’s a way of thinking that each of us is taught, as we go through life, and therefore, it has become a natural way for us to think.  Every time we blame another for our challenges, we give our power away.  Blaming others is a…

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Teens having fun and making faces.

Mental health challenges are rampant amongst our youth. All we want, as individuals and as parents, is for today’s youth to be healthy and happy. Ironically, if we improved our own mental health, as adults, in the ways I discuss, we could set the example for today’s youth to do the same. But some of…

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For the Students

School is so much more than academics. School prepares us for life. My wish for you is that this year, you learn and enact these 10 ways to come to know your own greatness:

Handle challenges with grace, meaning always endeavouring to find the perspective that brings you peace
Find the areas of study that you are passionate about because when you find those, you can never feel empty
Get along with the other children and teachers by operating from your HEART and learning diplomacy
Balance your time between your workload, sports, clubs, friends and time for yourself to just “be”
Make and consume healthy lunches and snacks, so that you can concentrate for long periods, keep your moods stable and keep your energy high

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The top picture shows us what a healthy brain looks like. The bottom left picture shows us what an unhealthy brain looks like. The bottom right picture shows us the improvements in brain health by decreasing one’s exposure to toxins, improving one’s nutrition and thinking more positively. When we improve the health of our brain,…

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Every year, I have more appreciation for living in Canada than the year prior. This past weekend, I spent time overlooking the City of Toronto and its waterfront with thoughts of freedom continually pervading my mind. I believe that in Canada we have the privilege of having more freedom than if we were to live…

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Gay pride week is comprised of events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex culture and pride. Last weekend, on my way home from the Artisan festival, I stumbled into a pride parade heading down Main Street Newmarket. The energy was palpable. The mayor, the police force, the paramedics and numerous other groups were all…

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Our illnesses are meaningful, symbolic and have a spiritual purpose. They offer the possibility of greater healing. Physical illnesses are designed to help our souls grow, make improvements in our lives or create a way for us to leave our present lives. The choice to work out life issues through the body is just one…

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We are not angry or violent people who fight all the time and criticize others; that is not who we are. We are not the people who work ourselves to the bone year after year to prove ourselves to others and get no appreciation in return; that is not who we are. We are not…

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There is a place where each of us can go that is heaven on earth. In this blog, you can learn more about this place and how you can find it too.

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When I met the father of my girls, I told him that having children would be the most important thing I ever did with my life. This baffled him because I was such a corporate girl, at the time. Shortly after we were married, I even went so far as to tell him that I…

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If babies awake a few times a night, that’s normal. However, if babies are up every few minutes or every hour, you may have a sleep challenge on your hands. When it comes to children, it is ideal for them to sleep for at least 8 hours in a row. If a child awakes and feels rested within 5-10 minutes, they are getting enough sleep. When a child is tired, nothing is easy. Here are 5 possible repercussions of insufficient sleep including dietary causes.

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