Trauma. We’ve all got it. Big, small, convoluted, simple (relatively), life-changing, or seemingly insignificant. Sometimes it’s an isolated incident and we can move through it somewhat easily. Other times, it creeps up without notice and drags us right back to the specific incident.  The definition of trauma from describes it as “the response to […]

The Importance of Sensory Stimulation

Have you ever had the opportunity to just sit and exist on this planet; to really enjoy our human ability to experience our senses? On the flip side,  have you ever imagined what it might be like to lose one of your senses? Maybe your sight, hearing, or even the ability to use your hands?  […]

Alternative Therapies

So, what exactly is alternative therapy?  According to – “Alternative therapy is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care.  Standard care is what medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and allied health professionals, such as nurses and physical therapist, practice.”  Wow, that opens us up to a lot […]

Being Authentic

I sat down today to start this post all about authenticity- easy right? We preach it every day; ‘be your authentic self’, ‘keep it real’, ‘be true to yourself’.  I should be able to wrap this topic up with a couple quick thoughts, maybe add in a meme for interest, and move on with my […]

Motivation: How to Harness it for Good

Have you ever needed to do something but just could NOT bring yourself to do it? Maybe you’re sitting on your couch binge watching your favourite Netflix series while that pile of laundry in the corner grows and grows. We’ve all been there. It can seem nearly impossible to leave the comfort of your couch […]

Secondary Trauma

Real talk: working in the helping field is hard. I absolutely love my job and I wouldn’t change it for the world, but it is hard. People come into the helping field for many different reasons. Some people enter the field because their family worked in the field. Your mom was a social worker, so […]