Happy Pride Month!

“This month I think of as a celebration, as time for us to just be happy and to live. But I always think about the work afterwards and how long it’s going to take, and I think that’s not only up to the LGBTQAI youth and LGBTQAI+ individuals, but it’s up to our allies,...

Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s theme is Healing through Compassion Compassion is defined as “the emotional response when perceiving suffering and involves an authentic desire to help alleviate that suffering” (Seppala, 2013). It’s recognizing when a friend is...

Self-Soothing Kit

A way to create a sense of calm when things feel overwhelming Have you ever heard of a self-soothing kit? Or, how about this: have you ever dealt with strong feelings of sadness, fear, or anxiety and wondered what to do about it? When we experience intense emotion(s)...

Spring into wellness

Some healthy habits for Spring (and any time of year) The month of March brings with it the start of Spring – a time of growth, warmer weather, and fresh starts. While you might start tending to your garden and cleaning out your home, it is also a good time to check...

Pap-A-Palooza  – Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: January 2024

#papapalooza #cervicalcancerawareness #cancerscreening DID YOU KNOW that the dramatic decline since the 1980s in the rate at which Ontario women develop and die from cervical cancer is almost entirely due to screening (Pap Tests). In Simcoe Muskoka 40% of eligible...