Health

Support for the Frontline

Right now, there is an integral part of our community that needs our support. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on May 08, 2021 in Health

Walk and Talk Therapy

The simple combination of walking outdoors while exploring important aspects of our lives intuitively just makes sense. When Tyla conducted her research and wrote a dissertation, she constantly had to defend her inquiry into taking therapy outside of the safety of four walls and a couch and into the great outdoors.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Apr 10, 2021 in Health

Green Living

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 01, 2021 in Health

We Can Do Hard Things

During one of the many moments through motherhood when I have felt out of my depth, a good friend told me, “We can do hard things.” That stuck with me and became a bit of a mantra. And through my own experience, and in hearing other women tell their stories, I’ve come to realize just how true those five little words are. Women are warriors. We can do hard things.

Posted by Katie Richardson on Mar 18, 2021 in Health

Be Your Own Legend

In the past few years Dr. Kirsten Neff has become one of my personal legends. In her teachings about the importance of self-compassion I learned that the actions of other people are not a direct evaluation of my worth. Read that again. We crave acknowledgement from others. “Good job,” or “you got this” really can be some of the greatest words we hear in life. When we were young, we were praised for the smallest acts. Cheers and clapping arrived for all of our momentous occasions like smiling, standing, or taking a step. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Mar 09, 2021 in Health

Multi-Tasking Success

In these busy times, carving out time for yourself, for anything, really, requires a little creativity. Multi-tasking is not something I typically condone, neither is it something I have ever been any good at! But being a new mom has forced me to dabble in it more than ever before. Sometimes intentionally, often not; sometimes successfully, mostly not.  

Posted by Kate Richardson on Feb 20, 2021 in Health

Artfully Improving Your Health

What are the benefits of art? Well, when it comes to art, there are two aspects to consider: creation and consumption. Most of the health benefits we see come as a result of producing art, regardless of the outcome. Here are the benefits of art in three different populations.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Feb 12, 2021 in Health

Healthy Habits

It is time for an honest check in on how we are really doing. Stress levels are high, exhaustion levels are up, and patience seems to be waning. COVID-19 is a motivating factor for some of us to increase our healthy lifestyles and overall wellness. It has for others become a bit of a crutch and excuse for avoiding healthy choices. An example of this is thinking that it’s okay to eat junk food, drink beer, and lay on the couch watching Netflix all day because of restrictions.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Feb 05, 2021 in Health

Best Patience in Fernie?

To Kate, the Best of Fernie includes exploring the endless trail networks at various speeds; being inspired to push her own physical boundaries by a wonderfully active and motivated community. It’s also been on her mind recently, however, that these things can be a double-edged sword. 

Posted by Katie Richardson on Jan 15, 2021 in Health

Our People

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Jan 05, 2021 in Health

Festive Social Connection

The holiday season also presents new challenges for us. This time last year many of us were holding open houses, going to shopping parties, and spending time with friends and family in preparation for the holidays.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Dec 14, 2020 in Health

The Gift of Breath

Just breathe. 
 

Posted by Kate Richardson on Dec 12, 2020 in Health

The Gift of Breath

Just breathe. 
 

Posted by Kate Richardson on Dec 12, 2020 in Health

Giving the Gift of Health

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Dec 10, 2020 in Health