Forensics Nurses Receive Lesson in Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

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June 26th, 2014 The Quality Work/Life Committee for the Forensics Unit at St. Joes Hospital’s organized a “Wellness Wednesday” for their staff in support of developing healthy habits and promoting the importance of self-care. The workshop,which took place between 12:00 and 12:45p.m. and was hosted by Jan Milligan from Just the Essentials, was a lesson in the […]

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Goodwin brings wellness to the classroom, By: Stephanie Harrington

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The elusive dream job – we all hear about it. Kate Goodwin created her own. The Royal Roads alumna is Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board’s wellness communication co-ordinator. Her work helps support wellness practices such as mindfulness and yoga, as well as communication skill development, for employees and students. Goodwin also manages an employee wellness program […]

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Running One to Nine

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It starts with one. With me. A single person. Zeros swimming all around me. Zeros of nothingness, zeros of everything. The zeros that are contained, the zeros of chaos. Zer-o. And then it starts. With one. Something must move, an action is one. I become one, move from ultimate to phenomenal and am conscious of […]

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Why I’m Running

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I’ve been good at running my whole life. I’ve run from relationships, run from jobs, run from friends, from intimacy, from drama and most recently, ran from my country and all my belongings. Running seems to come very natural to me. I love it. I love the thrill of throwing caution to the wind, tossing […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month at St. Joes

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The St. Joes Employee Wellness program supported International Diabetes Awareness Month by hosting an educational seminar by in-house Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator, Melanie Dockeray. Dockery began talking about healthy eating, achieving a healthy weight and engaging in regular physical activity of which she said, “Physical activity is one of the first things that […]

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