Meditation: Is It Enough?

Research continues to show a huge array of health benefits for people who meditate regularly. These benefits range everywhere from pain relief and reducing menopausal symptoms to helping people to quit smoking. According to the National Institutes of Health, research is showing that meditation physically changes the brain and may help it to process more information. Many celebrities and self-help …

3 WAYS TO AVOID BEING YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY

Are you your own worst enemy? Do you have a constant stream of negative self-talk in your head saying things like, “I never get what I want because I’m not good enough, smart enough, young enough, experienced enough, pretty enough, rich enough, thin enough…”? This negative mindset is the exact reason why you aren’t where you want to be in …

Do You Want To Be Well

There’s a great story about Jesus encountering a man who has been ill for 38 years. He finds him lying by one of five pools where people who are blind, lame and paralyzed have come to be healed. Jesus goes over to the ill man, at which point he asks a seemingly obvious yet very powerful question, “Do you want …

The Myth of Multitasking

OK, who has ever bragged about all the things they have on their to-do list? Who hasn’t gotten pulled into the “You wouldn’t believe how busy I am” game? Women, in particular, are the masters of multitasking. At least that’s what we tell ourselves. For years I got caught up on my daily to-do list. I prided myself in how …

How to Have A Healthy and Happy Summer

Summer is here! We’ve managed to get through the craziness of the end of the school year (which can be super busy whether you have kids in school or not). We have survived the Calgary Stampede and now we’re looking forward to the remaining 6 weeks of summer bliss. At least, that’s the image we have in our heads. However, …

3 Things You And Your Doctor Don’t Know About Your Heart

by Dr. Jennifer Harrison Ah, the human heart; the subject of so many poems and songs about heartache as well as joy and love. Everyone knows that the heart pumps blood to your brain and the rest of your body, that exercise is good for your heart and that too much stress can lead to heart attacks. It’s also common …

Sugar: Are You Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison Who didn’t grow up being given candy or a cookie as a “treat”? The majority of us have this belief that sweets are a positive thing associated with being rewarded and feeling good. While it’s true that every cell in our body needs sugar/glucose to operate properly, the reality is that there can be too much …

Are You Ready To Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life?

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison Are you excited about the New Year? Once again we get a fresh start, making new resolutions and setting new goals. But, what’s going to make it different this year compared to last year, or the year before that? Were you able to stop smoking? Were you successful in achieving your weight loss goals? Did you …

No Time Like The Present

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison How often do we say, I don’t know where the time goes, time sure flies or I never have enough time? I have to admit that I tend to use these phrases more often than I should. For some people they may feel like they have too much time on their hands. Certainly as we enter …

Back To School Zen

BACK TO SCHOOL ZEN No, that’s not a typo, I said Zen. How is that possible, you ask? What with all the “Back to School Sales” popping up just as you’re getting your summertime groove on? Whether you have kids who are going back to school, you’re going back to school, or even if you don’t fall into either of …