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Feelings Thermometer for Kids

Teaching children to recognize and manage their emotions is a vital life skill! A 'Feelings Thermometer' can be a fun and effective way to help them understand and express their feelings. Here's how to use it: 1 - Explain: It’s like a thermometer for emotions, from happy to angry. 2 - Identify: Have your child [...]

Self Care

Don’t be fooled.  Self care isn’t just about getting your nails done, a fancy new hat nor does it have to cost anything at all.  Self-care is an intentional act to connect with yourself. Whether mind, body, or spirit, when we pay attention to these parts of ourselves we are going to feel the benefits.  [...]

One Night, One Show, One Cause!

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming annual fundraising event on June 11tth! Join us for an evening of food, drinks, live music, silent auction, and community. Everyone welcome. Featuring the amazing Tracy K ! Click here to check out her sound! Beausejour, Manitoba’s Tracy K energizes the crowd with innate showmanship as an abundantly [...]

Self Compassion Practice

We usually think of compassion as it applies to others. We can and should also show compassion to ourselves. Self-compassion means showing compassion toward ourselves when we suffer, fail or feel inadequate. Self-compassion offers several benefits to mental and physical health. Self-compassionate people recognize when they are suffering and are kind to themselves at these [...]

A Guide to Building Your Own Coping Toolkit

A coping toolkit can help you cope with anxious thoughts and feelings. When your thoughts or feelings are overwhelming, pull out your toolkit to help ground yourself and break those negative thoughts. Coping toolkits focus on the five senses - things you can touch, see, hear, smell and taste. Check out our video and download [...]

Challenging and Reframing Negative Thoughts

The way we think, feel, and behave are continuously affecting one another. Negative thoughts affect our emotions and distort our perception of reality in a negative way. Challenging and replacing these thoughts is one of the best ways to manage stress, anxiety, and depression, and over time can really make a difference to our mental [...]

Racing Repetitive Thoughts

Sometimes we can experience racing repetitive thoughts – these can also be referred to as ruminating thoughts. Ruminating involves a cycle where you keep thinking the same thoughts or worrying the same worries without getting anywhere. It can be exhausting and it can affect your sleep and your mental and physical health. Here is the [...]

Yoga Snacks

Nourishment for your mind and body. Join Shauna, from Yoga Centre Winnipeg as she leads a class of beginner friendly yoga. Beginner classes provide a safe environment to learn the correct form of the basic yoga postures. Basic yoga postures are the building blocks of a healthy yoga practice. Classical sun salutations, standing poses, gentle [...]


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