This week is ‘Mental Illness Awareness Week’ in Canada, and there are lots of conversations being had to help raise awareness about various aspects of mental health and mental illness. PTSD is a part of the mental health puzzle that … Read the rest
Today is ‘National Hugging Day’, and while hugs can be comforting, did you know they can actually calm us down and boost our happiness? It’s true!
When we are feeling anxious or triggered, there are many ways in which we can … Read the rest
Today is World Kindness Day, a day to unite the world in the acts of kindness. If you’re unfamiliar with this day, here is a bit of history on how it all came to be:
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October is Occupational Therapy Month in Canada, and it’s a time to recognize and celebrate the amazing work Occupational Therapists (OTs) do for so many people, including those who have suffered some form of trauma.
Kim Barthel is one such … Read the rest
All around the world, communities and people are struggling to cope with natural disasters. For thousands of people, it is the hundreds of wildfires burning through parts of Western Canada, for others, it’s the looming hurricane heading for Hawaii. And … Read the rest
Co-authoring the best-selling book, ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ was just the first step for Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury. Since the release of their book, they have co-facilitated hundreds of talks and workshops on trauma, healing and many different topics … Read the rest