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Dance, Dance, Dance

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Events, Featured, Health | 0 comments

Dance, Dance, Dance

This is the title of one of my favorite songs by Steve Miller Band.  Here are the opening lyrics: My grandpa, he’s 95 And he keeps on dancin’ He’s still alive My grandma, she’s 92 She loves to dance And sing some, too I don’t know, but I’ve been told If you keep on dancing You’ll never grow old… I agree!  I love to dance (and sing some too)! Dancing has been a significant part of my life ever since I was a teenager.  I have never had any formal training in dance and I don’t think it is at all...

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Source Centre Spring Refresh Guide

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Featured, Health, How-To's | 0 comments

Source Centre Spring Refresh Guide

It is now a time for cleansing, detox and new beginnings. Spring is a wonderful time to undertake a cleanse and we invite you to join us to commit to nourishing yourself with who foods, connection, and time in nature. I hope you’ll join us and feel great this spring!

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Eat For Spring according to Classical Chinese Medicine

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Featured, Health, How-To's | 0 comments

Eat For Spring according to Classical Chinese Medicine

(Image: “Asparagus” by SOMMAI/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Spring is finally here! Even though the temperatures are still colder than we’d like, it’s clear that the spring is here. The days are longer and the sounds of birds can be heard clearly. A fundamental of every traditional medicine, including the Chinese, is that humans need to be aligned with nature and the natural environment which means adapting habits and activities according to the changes in the seasons and in nature. For every season there are recommended...

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Preventions for Low Back Injuries

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Featured, Health, How-To's | 0 comments

Preventions for Low Back Injuries

Throughout the day, we bend our back more often than we should. Whether we realize it or not, bending our back has slowly become a normal habit in our daily lives. Many activities cause our backs to curl improperly; from picking something up to slouching in a chair. However, too much bending of the back can increase the risk of a low back injury. The damage caused to a spine from excessive bending can be compared to the bending of a tree branch: where a branch would snap – a spine would be injured. In order to prevent these injuries, there...

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Introducing Meg, our new Psychotherapist

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Featured, Health, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Introducing Meg, our new Psychotherapist

Welcome! If you are reading this, you are perhaps considering finding a psychotherapist to support you through the challenges and changes that you may be experiencing in your life. Considering the prospect of therapy can feel intimidating, and I respect and commend your courage in taking this first step. Should you decide to work together, I think you’ll find my approach to be open, empathic, non-judgmental, and supportive. I believe that self-compassion is an important foundation for lasting change, and that much can be gained through...

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An Early Taste of Spring

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Events, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

An Early Taste of Spring

It seems most of us have had enough of winter at this point. It’s been extremely cold, snowy, wet, messy. And it goes on! However… We’ve got some heart-opening and spirited Spring in bloom already here at Source Centre. Have you been by lately to see the beautiful photography on display by the wonderful and talented Tatyana Xsenya? If not, I invite you over because these photos won’t be up for too much longer. And her gorgeous collection of natural photography from her world travels are just the balm for us right now...

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How to beat those bad habits and keep those New Years resolutions!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Featured, Health, How-To's | 0 comments

How to beat those bad habits and keep those New Years resolutions!

Its that dreaded time of the year where your January fitness enthusiasm is slowly dwindling in a February cloud of smoke. If your resolution was to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks. Here are six easy solutions to get you back on track. Be realistic- The best way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. Instead of resolving to never eat your favorite food again, strive to avoid it rather than banish it. Make a “pros” and “cons”...

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Cuddling

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Featured, Health | 0 comments

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Cuddling

Did you feel like cuddling with your sweetheart after getting red roses, cinnamon hearts and chocolate this past Valentine’s day? Not only does snuggling feel good, it’s good for your health too. Here are nine reasons why you should have a good snuggle every day of the year. 1. Cuddling releases oxytocin. When you are cuddling your brain releases oxytocin, a “feel-good” hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, increasing your overall happiness. 2. Cuddling lowers blood pressure. As oxytocin levels rise the hormones that keep you ready for...

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The Icy Challenge!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

The Icy Challenge!

Feeling sleepy all the time? Lacking energy? In a never-ending low mood? Winter can be really depressing… but maybe only if you want it to be. Coming from a tropical country in December 2011, I landed in Canada for the first time. I got off the airplane and first thought: “Did someone forget to turn off the AC or am I actually outside?” Having never experienced such cold weather before, my first months in this country were really tough both physically and mentally. I became lazy, depressed, and a homebody that was trying to escape the cold as...

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Inhale to Prepare, Exhale to Lengthen

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Featured, Health, Short Entries | 0 comments

Inhale to Prepare, Exhale to Lengthen

If you are just starting out in Pilates or thinking of making it a part of your health and wellness routine, here are my top tips-everything the Pilates novice needs to know. If you are a beginner to pilates, chances are, you have looked into the exercise method through recommendation, friend referral, or just because you have heard from its reputation that it works. Well you would certainly be right; it does work. Here’s how: Six Principles of Pilates Here are six principles pioneered by Joseph Pilates that lay the foundation for all...

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VIP Event: You’re Invited!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

VIP Event: You’re Invited!

Wed, Feb 12th from 6:00pm–8:30pm What’s Happening? Meet the Health Team Complimentary Health Checks, Massages and Acupuncture Special Offers and Prizes Healthy Snacks and Refreshments Health Talks & Demonstrations

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Inverted Paradise

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Inverted Paradise

I have had minimal yoga experience in my short lifetime, but from what I have gathered it mainly focuses on the mind-body connection and using your physical, mental and spiritual strengths to attain a long-lasting peaceful state. Yet when I looked at this middle-aged man poised in a headstand at the beach, I got a new-found appreciation not just of how breathtaking the beach was but also of the universal nature of yoga itself. To stay in this yoga pose requires extreme focus, timed breathing and perfect posture; only with these all...

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Winter Potluck!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Events, Featured, Recipes, Short Entries | 0 comments

Winter Potluck!

On Tuesday January 21st, Source Centre hosted their first ever Winter Potluck! Although we have had potlucks in the past, this potluck was to celebrate all of the delicious recipes entered in our Winter Recipe Contest throughout the month of January. Everyone who came brought something to try and Source Centre interns helped make each of the recipes posted on our Winter Recipe blogs. Although absolutely everything was delicious, there could only be one winner. Congratulations to intern Osayanmo for her winning Winter Roots Soup inspired by...

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Year of the Horse – Year of the Heart

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Featured, Health, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Year of the Horse – Year of the Heart

(Image: ‘The Horse Vigorously To Running Calligraphy Greeting Cards’ by Boians Cho Joo Young/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net)   Many Chinese communities all over the world celebrate the Chinese New Year this week and welcome the year of the horse. A short recap: According to ancient Chinese philosophy, there are two main cycles in nature representing the order of the universe. The first is a cycle of 10 (“stem”) and the second, a cycle of 12 (“branch”). Within the great 12 year cycle, every year is represented by a sign that...

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Easy Ways to Improve and Maintain Your Health

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Easy Ways to Improve and Maintain Your Health

If you could do something fast and easy twice a month and experience long-term health and wellness benefits as a result,  would you do it? It’s what a recent study from SPINE (click for link) concluded about what seeing a chiropractor can do for lower back pain sufferers1. Twice a month is not much time or effort compared to other healthy habits, right? Brushing your teeth is a twice daily affair. Most experts agree we should eat 3 healthy meals and take in 2 litres of fluids each day. And exercise 30 minutes 4-5 times a week. So what...

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