Health

The Power of a Mama Hug

I don’t often suffer from writer’s block, but I’ve certainly wrestled with it lately. After weeks of COVID-19 lockdown we’re trying to negotiate a...

Unforeseen Blessings

This pandemic is no easy thing. The economy is suffering, many of us are struggling financially, and some are impacted by mental health issues...

Child, Youth & Family Public Health

The Child, Youth and Family Public Health program of Island Health is a multidisciplinary team that focuses on disease prevention and health promotion to...

Talking to Kids About Sex

“How can I help my parents become comfortable enough to talk with me about sex?”This was a question I was recently asked by a...

Combatting Hopelessness in the Age of Bad News

Whether you seek it out or not, bad news is everywhere. We’re constantly bombarded by headlines broadcasting details of the latest catastrophe or impending...

The Myths & Facts of Speech & Hearing

May is Better Speech and Hearing month. This presents an opportunity for communication health professionals to increase public awareness about communication health in general,...

Tips from a PE Teacher Dad to Keep Active in Self-isolation

As an elementary school PE teacher—and dad—I know how important it is for kids to get lots of active play, every day. Here’s how...

Healthy Families

People who in their childhood were unable to take control of their own lives often suffer from learned helplessness. They believe that things and...

Get Ready-Do-Done

In October, Jana O’Connor, a pediatric speech-language pathologist and mom of an eight-year-old with ADHD, went viral. A series of 20 tweets she posted...

Healthy Eating is About More than Food

March is Nutrition Month and this year, Canadian dietitians are talking about how healthy eating is about so much more than food! Dietitians are...

Cornmeal, Polenta & Grits

While you can find pre-cooked polenta in the grocery store, cooking cornmeal or polenta from scratch is incredibly easy.You can find ground cornmeal in...

The Best Days of Your Life

(or something like that) What goes through your mind when someone says “don’t blink, these are the best days of your life”?I’ve heard this adage...
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Oct/Nov 2020

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