The Year of Magical Thinking

Written by Julie Taylor The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (also available as a play) (casts a window, perhaps, on how to overcome grief) Knowing how to navigate our way through grief,  how to stop grieving and how best to support someone we love who is going through grief – is the subject … Read more

MS – New Experimental Treatment – CCSVI

Written by Julie Taylor Canada has the highest incidence of multiple sclerosis in the world – why are we so complacent when it comes to possible new treatments?  And why do we humans hang on so tightly to treatments that don’t work? Acupuncture, Total Biology and now this amazing new CCSVI have interesting results and … Read more

Book Review – The Schopenhauer Cure

Written by Karleen Nevery RTC MTC RCS The Schopenhauer Cure, by Author Irvin Yale review by Karleen Nevery Counsellor, Trust Oriented Therapist and gentle and talented co-facilitator of a group for women experiencing mid-life, Living With Heart, Passion and Joy, Vancouver BC The Schopenhauer Cure combines historic accounts and modern day fiction in a fascinating novel … Read more

Book Review: The Oxygen Revolution

Written by Julie Taylor The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: The Groundbreaking New Treatment for Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Autism, Learning Disabilities and More by Paul Harch is a hardback book full of useful information – and it costs less than $20! NEW HOPE FOR MANY “HOPELESS” DISEASES, FROM ONE OF THE FOREMOST RESEARCHERS IN … Read more

Book Review – The Brain That Changes Itself

Written by Marilyn Carr-Haris An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable. … Read more

Book Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Written by Julie Taylor Rating: ***** One of the best novels I have read for a while – I would love to see books like this one be required reading in English/real-life classes in our schools.  Still Alice is beautifully written and is a wonderfully healing book. Still Alice by Lisa Genova gives us an … Read more