Self-Care the Lavallee Way

Self-Care the Lavallee Way

Each year July 24 is recognized as International Self-Care Day (ISD). This is a worldwide campaign designed to bring awareness to the importance of self-care and to encourage the general public to practice responsible self-care 24 hours a day seven days a week. At the Lavallee Health Centre, we understand ..Continue Reading

O Canada was Composed by a Lavallee

O Canada was Composed by a Lavallee

Our national anthem was composed by a man named Calixa Lavallee in the year 1880  in honor of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. My grandfather always told us that Calixa was a distant relative of ours and that we should be proud of our musical roots and the role our family played in ..Continue Reading

Brain Hacking to Move Better: Coach Patricia & Balance Program Fitness

Brain Hacking to Move Better: Coach Patricia & Balance Program Fitness

Using the Brain to Fix the Body We partnered with Patricia Careau, owner of L.E.A.P High Performance School of Fitness to facilitate the movement requirements of our Balance Program. It is Patricia’s unique approach to physical fitness that make her a natural fit for our holistic wellness programming. Patricia Careau ..Continue Reading

Men Can Ask For Help Too

Men Can Ask For Help Too

As men, we are taught early on to be providers. We sacrifice a lot to make sure our loved ones are well taken care of. And that can mean putting our own personal stuff on the back burner. And yet, like anything else, it can creep back into our lives ..Continue Reading

Take Control of Your Menopausal Weight

Take Control of Your Menopausal Weight

In honour of Women’s Health Month we’re aiming to shed some light on how menopause can contribute to abdominal weight gain. Although we cannot prevent the onset of menopause nor the side effects that come with it, we can take positive control over how things play out. Most of us ..Continue Reading

Helping Youth Cope With Mental Illness

Helping Youth Cope With Mental Illness

May 7, 2017 is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day, and this year we’re challenging you to connect with youth in our community. Currently 15% of Canadian youth are facing mental health challenges. That number significantly increases when we look at how this crisis impacts the family unit and ..Continue Reading

What Is Your Anxiety Pointing At?

What Is Your Anxiety Pointing At?

We’ve all seen it before. Someone parks in the handicapped zone. We see them leisurely walk out of their car towards a store. Some of us may wonder how that person is affected. Others might think there’s nothing wrong with them. Some conditions are not always necessarily visible. In fact, ..Continue Reading

Got Omegas On the Brain

Got Omegas On the Brain

In Canada any given year one out of five of us will experience a mental health problem. By the age of 40, one out of every two of us will have or have had a mental illness. These are huge statistics. And thankfully with the increasing open conversation on mental ..Continue Reading

Lymphedema: Prevention First

Lymphedema: Prevention First

I have no personal experience with breast cancer.  The women in my family have been mostly blessed with good health and perhaps good genes. My maternal grandmother battled  bone cancer that metastasized from breast cancer, but I was only five at the time.  My only real memory is of the ..Continue Reading

Heart Break – Ways to Reduce Stress

Heart Break – Ways to Reduce Stress

Spending as little as 10 minutes a day focusing on mindful skills can be enough to dramatically reduce the amount of stress in one’s life.