By Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka, PhD
As our population ages, the question is not if someone will be faced with the reality of caring for an elderly loved one, but when.
I received the report Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem on the same day our Society for the Arts in Dementia Care was rejected on a grant application for a workshop/retreat for burned-out caregivers of family members living with dementia. I think if I had left the word “retreat” out of the title, our chances would have increased for a positive response. In her report, Isobel Mackenzie, the Seniors Advocate of BC, confirms what we, the frontline services, have been complaining about for several years in Vernon. The problem of caregiver burnout is not unique to our area alone. Continue reading
By Sarah Brown
Q: What is Hellerwork?
Hellerwork is a system of Structural Integration (first developed by Dr. Ida Rolf) and further expanded to include Somatic Dialogue and Movement Education, to realign and restore the body back to optimal alignment, resulting in improved overall health and wellbeing. Hellerwork understands the inseparability of body, mind and spirit through the integration of mechanical, psychological, and energetic principles. Continue reading
By Serge Mazerand
Creating the right thoughts and practising conscious choice will lead to empowering change in our lives.
In the previous two articles, in my musical perspective on life, I have shared with you how awareness empowers us to attune to our internal music and how our belief system determines the music we play. Let us now see how we compose the notes–– our thoughts––and consequently, how we can create our reality instead of letting reality create us. Continue reading
By Beth Bialko
Pregnancy is an exciting journey, but it brings its own set of skin challenges and concerns.
Every part of the body goes through changes during pregnancy, and the skin is no exception. Skin changes occur in about 90 percent of pregnant women, in one form or another, due to the surge of hormones. Continue reading
Welcome to our latest issue of OHW Magazine! After several months of crazy weather in North America and globally (floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, powerful windstorms, and volcanic activity), things appear to have settled into a more benign pattern, at least in our part of the world. Autumn has arrived, our Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we are reminded that we have so much to be thankful for. Continue reading