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Compassion in Conflict

A few years ago I got my introduction to mindfulness: an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. It’s safe to say it changed my life. It not only gave me practical ways to cope with my anxiety and depression, but it also provided me with a new perspective on...

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When it’s Time to Let Go

Most of us have had that friend. The person we drag our feet about seeing and once we finally do see them… we don’t leave feeling the greatest. In today’s world of hyperconnectedness (that’s not a word but I’m pretending it is) and having our...

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Handling Change in Your Life

Everybody experiences change in their lives. Change can come in many forms but as part of our human nature, we normally do not like major changes and fear the unknown and uncertainties. I’ve struggled with accepting the fact that some things in life are beyond my...

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BOM Okanagan: The Lesson I Learned

It didn’t come without its challenges. Nothing great usually does, but that’s only so comforting when you’re running around trying to control things out of your control. That’s the joy of planning an event, but in this particular instance, I think it...

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The Journey from Self-harm to Healthy Coping

Self-harm is a topic that isn’t usually discussed openly because of the stigma surrounding it, resulting in great misconceptions about self-harm and those who self-harm.

It is stereotyped that those who self harm are manipulative, crazy or suicidal. However,...

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Rethinking Mistakes

What was the last mistake you made? What feelings come up as you think back on it? Guilt? Embarrassment? Shame? It can be a natural instinct to turn away from our mistakes and avoid re-living the negativity that went along with them. However, using mistakes as opportunities...

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My Experience with Mindfulness Awareness Training

As someone who often finds themselves racing to keep up to keep up with a busy schedule, trying to stay focused on one task at a time or just trying to be a little more present in my day to day life, practicing mindfulness has been something I have wanted to try for a while...

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Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) Week is finally HERE!

Body image among youth in BC is a growing problem. “A third of healthy weight males were trying to gain weight, while 52% of healthy weight females were trying to lose weight.” (McCreary Centre Society, 2013). 

Every year, February...

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Can we stop the weight loss talk, please?

I am someone who struggled with bulimia for 6 years and binge eating disorder for many years before that. I have a very complex relationship with food and spent most of my teenage years sneaking as much of it as I could and my early adult years restricting it to the point...

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New Year Ahead…

Ringing in the New Year can look very different for many people.  I took a moment to reflect on this after conversations had with family, friends, and colleagues over the past 2 weeks and asking the question “what’s going on for you at the start of this new...

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BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.