Events

Holiday Food Drive

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in Events, Featured | Comments Off on Holiday Food Drive

Holiday Food Drive

(Image: africa / FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Holiday Food Drive Details here >>> At Source Centre, you may have noticed that we love to talk about food and gratitude. They are rather complementary. Healthy, wholesome food nourishes and sustains us. It is key to allowing our bodies, and therefore our minds and spirits, to operate to their full, amazing capacity. We are grateful everyday for the food we have to eat, as it becomes a part of our being. In these colder months and as the holidays approach, it’s easy to cultivate a sense of appreciation for a hot meal that fills and warms the body with the marvelous bounty of nature. From this place of deep gratitude follows our desire to extend and share that bounty. It is in this spirit that we embarked on a food drive this 2011/12 holiday season in support of Second Harvest. For the past 26 years, Second Harvest has been picking up donations of excess food, which would otherwise go to waste, and delivering that food to 216 community agencies in Toronto. Second Harvest delivers food to social service agencies that serve a wide variety of people in need; children in breakfast programs, women fleeing domestic abuse, newcomers to Canada, homeless people, those struggling with addiction, seniors on fixed incomes, those facing mental illness, those affected by the recession and many others who have fallen on hard times. During the holiday season, even as the news bombarded us incessantly with all the challenges and troubles in our world, YOU CAN and YOU DID help make a difference. The simple and wholesome act of sharing food benefits all. Your food contributions at Source Centre brought our food bin to overflowing with over 850lbs of food, enough to feed 850 people. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. With love and gratitude, The Source Centre...

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We’ve Moved!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Events, Featured | Comments Off on We’ve Moved!

We’ve Moved!

Our move is complete! We are pleased to welcome you to our spacious new centre at 326 Adelaide Street West, Suite 202. We are right around the corner from our former location at Peter Street. Our phone number and email address remain the same. We look forward to being able to serve you better in our new location. See you soon! View 326 Adelaide St W in a larger map...

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Source Centre Book Club

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Events, Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Source Centre Book Club

I love books. I always have. Books have always been a sort of lifeline for me. As a child, they allowed me an escape into different worlds and experiences; at times, they articulated how I felt but couldn’t express; and they taught me much about people and the world around me. Over the years, my relationship with books has ebbed and flowed but has remained strong. Now, books are less an escape and more a solace, and a source of wisdom and inspiration. They are a bridge that connects me to people and stories from centuries past and far off places. They are both treasure and comfort. And, in my mind, a lasting investment whatever the circumstance! No matter how broke I’ve been over the years, I would treat myself to a treasure hunt at the local Goodwill and strike gold for a dollar or two. I’m also that person who loves stumbling upon a box at the end of a front lawn where some thoughtful resident has left books for a bibliophile like myself to rustle through. As a result, I have grown a massive library and a guarantee of wisdom and inspiration for years to come. I garner a sense of peace from this in the same way that my parents feel about their stacks of flour and canned goods! Do you love books too? Then I invite you to join us for our inaugural Source Centre Book Club gathering on Tuesday November 29th at 6:30pm. We will be discussing Elizabeth Lesser’s marvelous book Broken Open: How difficult times can help us grow. Writing in short, episodic chapters opening with inspiring and thoughtful quotes to ponder, Lesser  takes personal stories, both her own and others, and guides us through the dark, difficult parts of life. While pain in our lives is inevitable and inescapable, do we have to suffer? And if not, how do we eliminate the suffering? Can we take the difficult, most painful experiences to rise up renewed and healed?  And grateful for those painful times? I look forward to a lively, thoughtful discussion with good company and some light refreshments. All are welcome but please call 416-923-4325 or email us to register as space is limited P.S. Don’t think you can finish the book in time? Give it a try ~ it’s a great read you’ll not want to put down! Find out more about Broken Open.   What are people saying about Broken...

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Patient Appreciation Day – Thurs, Nov 3

Posted by on Oct 30, 2011 in Events, Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Patient Appreciation Day – Thurs, Nov 3

Patient Appreciation Day – Thurs, Nov 3

In a previous Thanksgiving blog post, I wrote about the things and people for which I was thankful: friends and family, and fresh food, air and water. Giving thanks feels good and so does receiving it – the research supports this belief. This week, I’m even more  grateful and I’m joined by the Source Centre team as we all show gratitude to you, our loyal patients, for entrusting us to your care. This Thursday at 1:30pm and 6pm, we are celebrating your commitment to your health and well-being at our office. Come to enjoy healthy snacks and refreshments with fellow patients and members of the Source Centre team. Come to chat with us and with each other your health and well-being and how far you’ve come. We look forward to seeing you...

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Relaxing Lavender

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Events, Featured, Health, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Relaxing Lavender

Relaxing Lavender

(image by Simon Howden freedigitalphotos.net) The holiday season is fast approaching and while it can be filled with a lot of joy and festivity, we also know it can be filled with lots of stresses. For some of us our workloads actually increase so as we attempt to keep up our day-to-day responsibilities, we may also feel the additional stress of finding the perfect gift for all the special people in our lives. De-stress this holiday season with Lavender Essential Oil.   Lavender is widely known for its calming properties. Here are a few simple ways you can use Lavender: Place a few drops in the wax of a burning candle and enjoy the subtle scent in the room Dribble a few drops onto your pillow cases for peaceful sleep Add a few drops to your bath water Dab a drop on the back of your neck Place a few drops on a tissue and carry in your pocket. Throughout the day, remember to pull it out and inhale the soothing scent But lavender isn’t just great at promoting relaxation. Did you know that it’s great for burns and insect bites too? And that’s not all. I work with essential oils all the time and I love them. I put them in my products and utilize them in a myriad of ways every day. At Source Centre, I hold periodic workshops discussing the health benefits and practical applications of some common Essential Oils. Sign up for our electronic newsletter or find us on Facebook and Twitter to keep informed on the next...

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Zoomer Show 2011

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Events | Comments Off on Zoomer Show 2011

Zoomer Show 2011

The October 29-30 Zoomer Show 2011 is fast approaching. Source Centre along with the Ontario Network Chiropractors will be there to help you learn more about Network Spinal Analysis and to fundraise for Nellie’s Shelter. Source Centre is still giving away free passes for 2. All you need to do is visit our promotions page and sign up! There’s 4 options for signing up to receive a free pass. See you at Zoomer Show...

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