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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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Welcome to our new and improved website: a product of the Season of Transform

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Welcome to our new and improved website: a product of the Season of Transform

Welcome to our new and improved website: a product of the Season of Transform

~ Image by Dan ~ The arrival of autumn brings about many changes to our everyday experience of life. Maybe we notice the drop in temperature, the shortening of the day, or the changing colour of leaves. Perhaps we even get caught up in the frenzy of back-to-school and back-to-work. No matter what our circumstances, change is afoot isn’t it? Change is certainly afoot in our website and social media efforts. We at Source Centre saw that the previous website was no longer serving our needs (Season of Discover) and took action (Season of Transform). We gave the website a fresh new look. A clean, relaxed and understated website design is an online oasis much like our office is an urban oasis from the stressful buzz of the city. Services, schedules, and other information are being reorganized into fewer categories that are more intuitive. The schedule is now front and centre on our website and shows what services are available each day and by whom, as well as any special workshops and events that we hold. The website also allows each of us at Source Centre to blog about upcoming events and workshops, interesting health topics, and engage in online discussion. Twitter and Facebook are another part of our efforts to engage with ever larger social circles. In short, we at Source Centre are opening the possibility of creating a vibrant online community of people interested in their health and well-being. Enjoy the new website as we continue transform and reorganize. We welcome any of your thoughts! Dr. Leo   [the_tags before=” Tags: ” separator=”, ” after=”  ...

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Sacred Journey

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Sacred Journey

Sacred Journey

~ Image by Arvind Balaraman ~ Earlier this year I had the opportunity to experience a very grounding trip to India.  I was lucky to have a chance to visit north India (I hadn’t been there before) prior to heading down to the south to see relatives. I was fortunate enough to visit many spiritual, tranquil, ancient places that were so soothing to the senses.  One of the cities I went to was Bodhgaya, where the supreme Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.  This place was truly the most incredible highlight of my trip.  The energy and calmness I felt were so captivating that I still remember it so vividly. The area by the Bodhi tree under which Buddha sat to meditate and contemplate offered a tranquil escape. The temple built around the tree had a cool, calm and contemplative feeling surrounding it.  Devotees were meditating and there was an innate sense of tolerance.  There was a calmness in the air.  People were so friendly.  It was an amazing feeling to be surrounded by shanthi (peace). It was mind-blowing to be in such natural beauty and to see such elegantly constructed temples offering solace to all (various countries had built their own artistic creations to honour Lord Buddha).  Tolerance is one of the best qualities I could observe on my trip.  Even though there is a such a huge population in India, there are so many sacred spaces to allow for internal reflection.  Bodhgaya is a simple, blissful example of how surrounding yourself with nature can bring the most calm feelings to your body, mind and...

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Rest in peace, dear Jack Layton.

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Rest in peace, dear Jack Layton.

Rest in peace, dear Jack Layton.

Image by Dan ~ Rest in peace, dear Jack Layton. Not cured, but possibly healed? Now that you have left this world and are finding a place on the other side, I’m left wondering you found healing while you were still here. In the introduction of 12 Stages of Healing: A Network Approach to Wholeness, Donald Epstein proposes that healing does not mean being free of symptoms. In fact, at the root of healing is wholeness, wellness, self-empowerment, alignment and integration. Healing is a process, not an outcome. Layton’s outcome was fatal, but perhaps his healing process fueled him to be empowered with family, with politics, and with governance? What do you imagine Layton’s healing process was like? Empowering or not? In contrast to healing, curing seeks to eliminate discomfort or other symptoms or illness or disease. Layton, if I were in your shoes, I’d probably be seeking a cure from cancer too. Being cured can have an important role in our road to healing and wellness. Gosh, if I was suffering from serious illness, I’d want to buy myself some time – and for what? I believe true potential for healing lies here – after the cure. For you Jack, I hope you found healing after overcoming your first bout of cancer. And facing cancer for a second time, I hope you found yet more healing despite no cure. What do all these words mean to you? Healing, health, wellness, curing? Are they any different to you? Join the discussion below. Dr. Leo Tweet...

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