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Dec 20 2017

The Skill of Receiving

Posted in: Tips, Mind-body-medicine,

The Skill of Receiving. By Anne Pitman, OICC Yoga Therapist & Care Coordinator. It is better to give than to receive.  At holiday time, we hear this repeated over and over.  From Scrooge to the Grinch, we have learned to accept that the benefits of gifting are all in the act of giving. But what about receiving?  Is it only selfish, greedy and entitled? Although it doesn’t have nearly the same reputation, receiving is actually an important sk...

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Nov 06 2017

Authenticity is the New Positivity

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Authenticity is the New Positivity. By Anne Pitman, OICC Yoga Therapist & Care Coordinator. Much has been written on how to “survive” cancer.  “Fight the good fight”, and “stay positive” are reflex recommendations post-diagnosis, fueled by a culture that enthrones heroes and achievement.  In the midst of a significant shock and quick on the heels of overwhelming treatment information, cancer patients are meant to ignore th...

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Jul 17 2017

Reflexology and Cancer

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Reflexology and Cancer. By Kymberli Roberts, Reflexology Therapist. People often wonder how Reflexology can help those living with cancer. For most of us, Reflexology is often thought of as a really great foot massage with relaxing benefits. While that is completely true, Reflexology is more than just a foot massage. Based on the principle that reflex points are located on each foot that map to specific areas of the body, Reflexology has the ability to improve circ...

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Apr 20 2017

What if Death is Not a Failure?

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What if Death is Not a Failure? By Anne Pitman, OICC Care Coordinator & Facilitator. Having worked with cancer, both professionally and personally over the last 15 years, I’ve spent thousands of hours with people diagnosed with cancer.  Most have recovered and are now only in the shadow of that diagnosis.  Some have died. It's hard to talk about dying and death.  Seems especially hard after a diagnosis.  Yet, much of the anxiety present earl...

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Jan 27 2017

How to Stop Worrying With Mindfulness

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How to Stop Worrying With Mindfulness. By Moira Hutchison, Certified Mindfulness Coach. Many studies have been reaching the same conclusion… When it comes to using meditation to manage anxiety, Mindfulness can help you to stop worrying. A great many people experience some form of anxiety or even depression, and many more have occasional bouts of being worried due to pressures at work or home. While you can’t remove the stress from daily life,...

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Jan 16 2017

What’s On Your Playlist?

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  What’s On Your Playlist? By Sarah Rose Black, MMT, MTA, RP, CKN Music & Creative Therapies Editor Whether I am discussing music with friends, family, patients or colleagues, a consistent trend seems to emerge. What we prefer is closely linked to our associations. When we associate a song with a particular time in our lives, that same song tends to hold ongoing significance. Perhaps a song that was played during a first dance at a wedding continues to bri...

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