By Sharon E. Davison
In the midst of a hectic schedule, it really is possible to become a relaxed, calm observer and improve your wellbeing.
Mindfulness is a word that we are seeing more and more, in many contexts, and associated with many different things. Advertisements for a variety of goods and services use this word as an adjective to describe their product as being on trend and about wellbeing. Recently I saw an ad for “mindful bread” and wasn’t sure how bread could be mindful. When we see the term used in this way our understanding of what it is and its benefits may be incomplete. It is not a commodity or another technique. It is a source of health, happiness, and wellbeing for the many who learn and cultivate its practice. Continue reading
Welcome to our Winter 2016 issue! January can sometimes seem a dark and interminable stretch, coming as it does on the heels of the bright holiday season. But don’t despair—this is the perfect time for goal setting, fresh starts, better habits, and hope.
Welcome to our fall issue. What a magical time of year this is! This excerpt from James Whitcomb Riley’s poem “When the Frost Is on the Punkin” describes it so well:
Welcome to our inaugural edition of Okanagan Health and Wellness for seniors! We are thrilled to devote an entire issue to articles we believe will inform and inspire not only readers in this demographic but also their families and friends.
By Moira Drosdovech, DVM
Unfortunately, just as we two-legged creatures age, so do our four-legged furry feline friends. We wish they wouldn’t and it is true that most cats seem to age very gracefully, not really appearing to be old until quite suddenly and well into their teens. But age they do and one thing that has become apparent to me over the past 28 years of practising veterinary medicine on small animals is that cats can hide their health issues from their parents rather well, almost covertly as a matter of fact. Continue reading