Health

Be Uncomfortable

We do not develop six packs or becomes a marathon runners without sore muscles along the way. Similarly, we cannot gain strength in our mental health without processing pain, sadness, and uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. The past few months of 2020 have certainly prompted discomfort as we learned to live in new ways and sat with our thoughts and feelings about the world and the humans who inhabit it. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Jul 10, 2020 in Health

A Pain In The Neck

None of us want our dogs to be uncomfortable after all and yet they can’t tell us so we just go on without knowing. Veterinarians are starting to suggest that neck injuries could be contributing to certain symptoms and even misinterpretation. 

Posted by Val Lanthier on Jul 08, 2020 in Health

The 100’s Club Movement Challenge

June seems like a nice month for a challenge. How does completing 100 reps of different movements each day throughout the month sound?

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Jun 15, 2020 in Health

The Courage to be Ordinary

You read that right, the courage to be ordinary. Not the strongest, fastest, smartest, prettiest, or best. Ordinary and good enough.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Jun 10, 2020 in Health

It’s All in the Bond

OH Molly! She’s one of those dogs who everyone falls in love with the moment they meet her. She’s a Portugese Water Dog with the kindest eyes and the sweetest soul. She oozes with happiness and love, putting a smile on any stranger’s face.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Jun 04, 2020 in Health

Cooking with Corbs - Browned Butter Brownies

They're back, and this time with a household favourite - brownies! Corbs and Becky show us how to make these delicious treats with an entertaining video and many great pointers (and chuckles) along the way. Enjoy, and we can't wait to see how you do. Remember to share with us what you're cooking or baking at home with your kids. Tag #cookingwithcorbs and #ferniefix.

Posted by admin on May 11, 2020 in Health

Cooking with Corbs - Waffles

Who doesn't love waffles?! This week, Becky and Corb whip up a healthy and tasty batch of waffles, that could last up to two weeks depending on your appetite! For this recipe you will need a food processor and waffle iron. Make sure to post your photos or videos and to use #cookingwithcorbs #itsgivertime #ferniefix to be entered in the Mother's Day draw for a wicked t-shirt from Giv'er Shirt Works and some cupcakes from Becky's Sweetcakes.

Posted by admin on May 03, 2020 in Health

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Chili, short for Chilcotin, is a well-known long time canine community member. She was adopted from the BCSPCA as a pup and she’s been calling Fernie home for the past 13 years. Back in the day, Chili used to start almost every morning by trotting over to her neighbours’ houses and jumping on their beds so she could sleep in with them. Mornings have never been her thing. 

Posted by Val Lanthier on May 01, 2020 in Health

Managing Stress While Pregnant (or Postpartum) During a Global Pandemic

This is a distinctive time in all of our lives. Very few people alive today have lived through a global pandemic before now, and certainly none of the currently pregnant or newly pregnant people have. We are all navigating this together and for the very first time so we don’t know whether or not there is a “right” or “best” way to do it and if there is, what that might be.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 30, 2020 in Health

Movement for Mental Health

Whether we are aware of it or not, movement is a form of medicine and staying active helps reduce stress and anxiety. Getting your heart rate up and sweating once a day releases the feel good endorphins that I’m going to go ahead and say, we could probably all use right about now. 

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Apr 30, 2020 in Health

Creating a Deeper Connection

This issue about community is the perfect time to present two challenges to the community that centre on being vulnerable and allowing ourselves to see and be seen with others.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Apr 30, 2020 in Health

Cooking with Corbs - Spiced Applesauce Cake

It's week four with Cooking with Corbs and we can't wait to try this recipe out! Becky said this cake was gone within 48 hours of baking it.

Posted by admin on Apr 26, 2020 in Health

Cooking with Corbs - Rice Crispy Treats with a Twist

In the third installement of Cooking with Corbs, Becky and Corbs decided to do something quick, easy, delicious and healthy (well, depending on your specific twist to the recipe).

Posted by admin on Apr 20, 2020 in Health