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Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

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Let the Music Make You [and your children] Move

Music might be regarded as one of humanity’s fundamental fascinations; something in which most people engage and enjoy. It is difficult to identify a culture in human history that has not utilized some form of rhythmic or melodic medium to create a sense of community, involvement, and/or spiritual purpose. But the amazing experience of music… Read more »

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Here Come the Holiday Bills!

3 Steps to Help You Attain Your Financial Goals The start of the new year can be a downer when it comes to managing our finances as all the holiday bills arrive on top of our regular household expenditures. It’s a good time to take stock and establish a household budget so you can rest… Read more »

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New Year’s Resolution: Simplify Your Life

“I’m really busy,” seems to be the catch phrase of the day. The busier we are, the more important we feel. Then we become hooked on the fast-paced life and the status we think it brings – you think you’re busy – wait till you hear what I’m doing. But eventually, we realize that being… Read more »

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Support expectant mothers to have festive alternatives!

When a pregnant mother drinks…so does her unborn baby. During this upcoming holiday season, your FASD Community of Practice team would ask that you support any expectant mothers at holiday gatherings by offering them festive alternatives in lieu of alcoholic beverages. Here is a sample of a yummy festive mocktail: Countdown Mocktail: ½ oz passion… Read more »

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Holiday Celebrations During Times of Transition

Holidays are all about celebration, gathering with family and friends and traditions. Yet, when we are going through life-transitions, holidays can remind us painfully about what is changed and what…or who is missing. Some of those transition times are: children leaving home and starting their own families, separation and divorce, moving away from loved ones… Read more »

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Things to do with your Kids this Holiday and Winter Season

If you were to single out the most magical component of any individual’s holiday memories, it wouldn’t be the gifts they received, but the rituals they shared as a family. We often get on this crazy, money-spending merry-go-round this time of year, but it’s the simple traditions that are meaningful. There are many activities that… Read more »

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Kindness is a Powerful Attitude

In today’s world, “having attitude” means to have an aggressive edge. Perhaps having “attitude” makes us feel stronger and more in control, particularly if we’ve ever felt powerless or disadvantaged. However, adopting an attitude of kindness can be empowering. Choosing how we behave is liberating. Whatever the other person does out there, we still have… Read more »

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Winter is Coming – Come on, Smile!

In our region, we have enjoyed a fabulous summer and an exceptionally warm autumn. But talk is abounding about an approaching winter that could be one for the record books. Many people dread this time of year and simply dream about the prospect of springtime. But, are we going to spend a quarter of our… Read more »

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Why and How to Play with Your Kids

Through play children develop motor skills, cognitive skills, language, communication and problem-solving skills. Play benefits every aspect of growing, learning, socializing and brain development. Play is also relationship building. It is an opportunity for parents to get to know their child and for children to get to know their parents. When you devote time to… Read more »

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