Mindful Money Management Brings Balance to Couples Life

During a tough economic time mindful money management – paying attention to the details — can help bring a sense of control when stress is high and security is uncertain. For Matthew and Leanne Ryan, a young couple living in downtown Calgary, practising mindful money management gave them the opportunity to bring more peace into their lives after Matthew was… Read more →

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Improving investments in wellness delivers engagement returns

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton started an employee wellness program in 2009 as part of a ‘Nursing Toolkit’ that consisted of on-unit stretch and relaxation breaks. The program evolved over the years until in 2012, the hospital designated space for scheduled yoga classes. In 2013 SJHH hired a communications coordinator for the program and developed a year-long plan including, the development… Read more →

Eco-Schools Celebration Connects Faith, Learning and Nature at The Royal Botanical Gardens

On October 1st students and teachers from the Eco-Teams of the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board were invited to the Royal Botanical Gardens to celebrate their special achievement – all schools in the Board had received certification from Ontario Eco-Schools. To commemorate all their hard work the Royal Botanical Gardens invited students to gather and gave them the opportunity… Read more →

Forensics Nurses Receive Lesson in Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

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 therapeutic benefits of essential oils… Read more →

Goodwin brings wellness to the classroom, By: Stephanie Harrington

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 at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.… Read more →

Running One to Nine

It starts. 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 moves. With one. Something must move, an action is one. I become one, move from ultimate to phenomenal and am conscious of my being. It moves to two. I… Read more →