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Working with temporary truths

A glossy, full-colour 52-page booklet landed in my mailbox the other day. It offered courses on everything from music appreciation to geology, from calculus to classical mythology.

Letters home

I guess there will always be a part of me that will remain a small boy yearning for adventure on the tropical seas. My mind will never forget how excited I used to get when I read the pages of Treasure Island and dreamed about those pirate ships hiding in secret coves with sandy beaches surrounded by mystical seas.

Gotta love those shoulders

As a physiotherapist I love a good discussion about joints, bones and muscles and in my opinion, there is no joint more interesting (and more frustrating) than the shoulder. It’s only when you injure your shoulder that you realize how crucial this joint is for completing even the most simple daily tasks.
Spirits of Lake Country co-star with David Suzuki in locally shot film

Spirits of Lake Country co-star with David Suzuki in locally shot film

In storytelling ghosts are often used to frighten the audience or as harbingers of gruesome events about to befall the main characters.

Clearing one’s house

The Okanagan Centre community hall has undergone some extensive renovations this winter. One by-product was two large piles of junk on the lawn outside.
Shop ‘til you drop

Shop ‘til you drop

Perceived body image impacts how we live

(NC)—More than seven out of ten girls avoid certain activities, such as giving an opinion or going to school when they feel bad about their bodies, according to academic research by the Dove Self Esteem Fund. Negative body image also means both girls and boys are less likely to engage in physical activity. Life-long health-giving habits such as proper nutrition and exercise are laid down in childhood and are affected by an individual’s body image.

Defining Moments

We have this sort of old rule that when folks sit down to chat; never talk about sex, religion or politics. Of course, that rule is rarely lived up to, but it gets used a lot, particularly when the issue demands uncomfortable dialogue.

Where do Puddles Go?

Continuing where we left off in last week’s family literacy feature, here is part two of a bedtime story by a local author.

Core stability exercises

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article defining core stability and why it is so important to correctly activate and maintain during our recreational and daily activities. In this article, I would like to continue with this topic and discuss some basic core stability exercises.
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