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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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Explore Nature as a Healer

I was touched recently by a documentary that I watched called Mother Nature’s Child. In one part, school children were given an exercise to sit outside and journal about what they could learn from nature in relation to a problem in their lives. One of the girls reported how she watched the wind and realized… Read more »

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If Your Child is Anxious About Camp: Try These Tips

March break is over and parents are now thinking about and planning the next big break for their kids – summer holidays! Most of us can hardly wait for the lazy, hazy days of summer and the break from our everyday routine of work, home and school life. However, not all children are waiting with… Read more »

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Helping Children Cope with Nightmares

Does your child suffer from recurring nightmares? Do you find your child trying to keep awake at bedtime for fear of the next scary dream? Is it difficult for your child to fall back to sleep at night after being awakened by a dream? If so, don’t fret, there are tried and true ways to… Read more »

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6 Things I Learned About Self-Care on #MEdayWR

As part of promoting self-care during the month of February, Carizon designated Wednesday, February 21st at Carizon as “Me Day.” Knowing that these last months of winter contribute to the blahs, the whole idea was to encourage people to undertake a self-care activity to promote wellness. Carizon also challenged a number of partnering organizations to… Read more »

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When life happens, make your budget work for you.

Life happens. And when life happens, it can affect everything from how much sleep we get to how much energy we have to get through the day. It can also affect our wallet and bank account balance. Have you been through an important life transition? Perhaps you have lost a member of your family. Perhaps… Read more »

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Living Well with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is overwhelming and often starts suddenly and unexpectedly. People who suffer from chronic pain often feel helpless and hopeless. They may feel like they don’t have the coping skills that they need to manage the pain. They may also feel judged by people in their life who don’t understand what it is like… Read more »

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Are you a Runner? Things to Know Before Running in the Cold

The cold is back and with it comes some winter activities like snowboarding, skiing, skating and tobogganing. Some people however, enjoy their morning run even in the winter time. Running is a great way to keep your blood circulating and staying physically as well as mentally healthy. Here is a list of things to keep… Read more »

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