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Five Mental Health Goals for the New Year – New You!

Welcome 2024! Is this the year that things are going to change? Do you want things to be different? What does that mean? Do you set New Year’s Resolutions? Here are some ideas to get you started. I don’t think of these as resolutions, but more like goals that will help improve your mental health. … Read more

‘Tis the Season to Protect Your Mental Health

It has been some time since I posted a holiday blog. All around us the holidays are building or at least the pressure to find the perfect gift, prepare the perfect meal, host the perfect gathering is building. I’m writing this blog on Black Friday. You will be reading this after Black Friday. It is … Read more

Hurt vs Harm: The Brain / Pain Connection

By Guest Blogger: Colin W. Oczkowski, BAS, DPT, CSCS, PT Registered Physiotherapist A young client, let’s call her Mary, presented with unrelenting knee pain. It had worsened over several years to the point where she could barely walk the hallways at school – not to mention the agony when navigating stairs. After a consultation and … Read more

The Connection Between Your Pain and Your Brain!

The relationship between pain and brain (psychology) is intertwined. While pain can be attributed to physical causes such as accidents, injuries, or structural issues, psychological factors can play a role in the development, persistence, and severity of pain. It is important to point out that while psychological factors can influence pain, it does not mean … Read more

Who In Your Life Is Your Chosen Family?

Most days in my office there is a discussion about family. Family that is loved. Family that is not. Family that has done harm. Family that has died or is missing. There is much pain surrounding family. Often I talk about “chosen family”. These are the people in our lives that matter who are not … Read more