Thursday, January 21, 2010

Next installment in the Parent Workshop Series

Are you interested in your child developing a healthy self body image? Worried about images in the media and the overwhelming pressure to be thin in our society? Join us on February 17th for a Parent Workshop that will discuss and explore these concerns and more. (Take note of the new location: S&D Aqua Fit Meeting Room.)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Images from Haiti

Helping in Haiti

I can't seem to get Haiti out of my mind. It's more than coverage on TV and radio. It just seems unreal, the devastation, the loss, the chaos. While nearly 1/3rd of the entire population is reported to being affected by this earthquake, there are stories that provide hope. Assistance, supplies and people have been arriving in Haiti since the earthquake last tuesday. Even here in Canada, where many of us may seem insulated form this terrible situation, we can help in very important ways. The need for help is great and diverse. In addition to the immediate situation of life and death, long term assistance and rebuilding will also be needed. I have included links to a variety of information links and sites to organizations that are providing aid. If you are able, please help in whatever way you can.

The Red Cross: This link to the Canadian Red Cross provides information about how to help and the current status of the situation in Haiti.

World Vision: A humanitarian organization that has been doing incredible work in all parts of the developing world. This organization has been in Haiti for many years and is working hard to help with the devastation in the aftermath of the earthquake. This group of dedicated individuals will be staying in Haiti on a long-term basis and helping with the rebuilding of homes, schools and communities.

Eight things to keep in mind about Haiti: This is an interesting blog post that explains botht the current situation in Haiti as well as some interesting information about their history and their future needs as a country.

Partners in Health: This organization has been working in Haiti for over 20 years. Check ou their link for more information on the current crisis and ideas on how to best help the people in this country.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Next installment in the Parent Workshop Series

With the start of the New Year, comes Beaumont FCSS's next installment in the Parent Workshop Series. Please join us on January 18th for what will be an informative session for parents with children of all ages. Check out the poster here and phone Jenny @ 929-9271 to register for this event.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010: What kind of year are you going to have?

Isn't January great?! I know for many the weather leaves something to be desired and the excitement of Christmas leaves some people leaving flat at this time of year, but I like to think of January as a blank slate. We get to start fresh again have a "do-over" so to speak. What we do with this blank slate is entirely up to each of us. We can use the enthusiasm and potential of a new year to shed that feeling of being tied up in commitments, and busyness that has us going around and around in circles. In January we have the opportunity to make a conscious decision to change some of those patterns and habits. We can do this in small or big ways. Even if we can't completely re-organize our life, we can take on a completely new outlook or approach to doing the things that we do. When we focus on the many postitive things in our lives, we are more likely to truly appreciate them, cherish them and worry less about all the things we don't have. Like they say "attitude is everything" and lets make it a great one in 2010.

Happy New Year Everyone!