This is my client G.D. from Vancouver who has been having severe shoulder pain for the past 3 months. The St. Paul’s hospital orthopedic surgeon diagnosed ‘scapular dyskinesis,’ an alteration in the normal position or motion of the scapular.
When G.D. came to me she could not lift her left arm vertically, not to mention, do everyday things such as put on a coat without experiencing tremendous pain.
G.D. was looking for an alternative treatment to cortisone injections. I treated her using Acupoint injection therapy and Prolotherapy, which is a more sustainable pain management treatment plan that she can continue doing while strengthening her shoulders through exercise.
This is G.D. just 48 hours after the treatment. When I asked her to rate the pain she was experiencing she responded with, “the pain threshold was reduced from an 8/10 to a 4/10. Having the shoulder more mobile is an incredible breakthrough!”
Home Alone is of my favourite movies of the season! And with that in mind, I had to get this beer from @backcountrybrewing. Especially as it's one of the rare references I ACTUALLY get from their beer titles!
This beer definitely gets me in the Christmas spirit!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Oh shit! I'm late with this aren't I 😪
Let's move on with the review shall we!
Back Country Brewing - 'Keep the Change Ya Filthy Animal' (Canada)
I had every intention of posting this over Christmas. It would have been perfect of course. One of the great Christmas movies paired with a barrel-aged Imperial Stout.
Alas, I could never find the right moment to have it. Christmas was go-go-go and when your go-go-go Imperial Stouts aren't going to make you go any faster!
This beer was Bourbon barrel aged and then that was blended with more Imperial Stout and conditioned on vanilla, coffee and roasted coconut.
As usual I couldnt trace the coconut. But everything else is there. A hint of bourbon, strong vanilla sweetness and nice coffee notes for balance. The texture is thick, creamy and smooth.
A beautifully made RIS. I'd drink this any time of the year. And you know what else? I'd watch Home Alone any time of the year as well! #cheers 🍻 #itsjustaboutthebeer#backcountrybrewing#keepthechangeyafilthyanimal
We're going on a journey together to find our flow (see yesterday's post), get "in the zone" of health and wellness through Functional Medicine, Positive Psychology/Mindfulness/CBT, Yoga, extreme sports, and so much more!
I want to teach you how to optimize your health in all aspects of the mind, body, and soul - and find your peak flow today!
Tag friends and expand the Peak Flow Family :)
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What is PEAK FLOW MEDICINE? “Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.” --Lao Tzu
Flow state psychology was birthed out of positive psychologist Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi in 1975. He noticed that those in the Nazi concentration camp he survived who immersed themselves in chess not only handled the stress of being in a concentration camp better, but they also did better post survival. That "flow experience" is one we all intrinsically know as being "In the zone". If you think about it, those experiences all have the following things in common:
1- Complete concentration on the task
2- Clarity of goals and reward in mind and immediate feedback
3- Transformation of time (speeding up/slowing down)
4- The experience is intrinsically rewarding
5- Effortlessness and ease
6- There is a balance between challenge and skills
7- Actions and awareness are merged, losing self-conscious rumination
8- There is a feeling of control over the task.
I think we can all relate to those above rules satisfying that feeling of being "in the zone". Positive psychology focuses on what makes us happy and in the flow to not only treat pathology like depression and anxiety, but also to optimize health and find peak performance. It is an area of intense research at the moment especially as it relates to elite athletes and performance optimization. Thats what PEAK FLOW MEDICINE is all about!!! I make a point to get into flow on a regular basis. I find my flow when I ski, climb, bike, do yoga, paint, garden, meditate, play ukulele, sex :P
How to you flow?
Find your Peak Flow today!
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Nootka and Sea ~ Squamish Snowday Flash Sale (20% off store wide & Online). Enter code SNOWDAY ends 1/19/20 at 11:59 PM PST.
Made a batch of wire wrap keychains for tomorrow’s @madeinwhistlermarket at The Westin tomorrow 12-5 PM. Maybe you want to gift someone a healing stone but they don’t really wear jewelry? Give one of these little guys a shot 🌲 They can also be removed from the key ring and worn on your own chain for a necklace. ❤️ shown here from left to right are Rose Quartz, Tigers Eye, African Jade, Amazonite, and Tiger Iron.
The market is located in The Westin hotel behind the Whistler gondola or if you head to Lift coffee you can see the entrance. Come visit us and browse through an array of really talented local artisan booths, we have some new faces this year and we would all love to see you ☺️ ••• #whistler#whistlerblackcomb#madeinwhistler#seatosky#wirewrap#squamish#pemberton
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Snowed in? Check out this amazing service from @spoke_haven
Want to get your winter service done but don't feel like driving in the snow? 🌨
Give us a shout today and we'll come pick your bike up so it's ready when the snow is gone!
With our winter deal we'll take care of your suspension, brakes, wheels, drive train and make sure the bike is all nice and tight and safe for the spring to come! 🚲
We’re taking it back to our roots and offering some flower CSA subscriptions again.
This was how my business began - growing organic flowers. We offered subscriptions and had a booth at the @squamishfarmersmarket.
Did you know we were the very first dedicated urban flower grower in Squamish?
From there I took a shine to wedding floristry and poured my heart and soul into that (still growing flowers but less focused on sharing them with the community).
Well, going into our 5th year of business (what?!) we’ve expanded now to include it all and I’m delighted to launch our 2020 flower CSA program. The most responsible and sustainable way to welcome flowers into your home.
We’ve partnered with @nootkaandsea for our pick up location (as well as some other exciting offerings and collaborations coming soon).
Follow the link in our profile for all the details and to get yours.
Because we are a small scale urban grower we’re offering a limited number of subscriptions.
Hurry and head to our online shop before they sell out! #squamishurbanflowers#slowflowers#squamishgrown
Winter has arrived in full force!
What a great opportunity to take a snow day❄️ Get out there and incorporate some play into your Saturday or slow down and hibernate at home❤️ Whatever you are feeling, take advantage of the little gifts that these snowy days have to offer.
Piercings ⋆ I get a lot of questions about what system I use, it’s called Inverness! @invernesspiercing
No needles / no guns ⇦
It’s a gentle hand pressured instrument that uses sterile, pre-sealed, hypoallergenic piercing jewelry.
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Did you know we have two clinics in the Sea to Sky Corridor? One in beautiful Squamish and one in world renowned ski resort, Whistler! Click the link in bio to learn more about our two wellness clinics.
Photo via: @wanderingsouls301
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My kids go to the best school. It’s hard to narrow down the positives but we are so fortunate to participate in a curriculum based on Squamish nation language and culture. At Christmas we don’t have the usual Christmas concert, rather we have a community potlatch, where people are honoured for their contributions to the community, we eat wonderful food together, and students act out a traditional story. This year I was happy to have the chance to help out with some pieces for our children’s production. Once again I forgot to take stage shots. #squamish#squamishlanguageandculture#culturaljourneys#school#schoolproduction#fire#trees#treeline#props
This problem is so much fun! I love the movement in it!
I felt quite weak yesterday, and I'm thinking it might be because I worked out 5 days in a row? Oh well, I'm gonna be in Rossland all next week so my arms are gonna be rested but my legs won't be! 😊
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous"-- Aristotle.
Translated from the Japanese term "Shinrin-yoku",
"Nature bathing" or "Forrest bathing", is a practice of mindfulness in nature that has proven positive health effects
One Meta-analyses (the highest level of evidence) showed statistically significant reductions in diastolic blood pressure, salivary cortisol (the stress hormone), heart rate, incidence of diabetes, all-cause and cardiovascular mortality! (a)
Happy Snowmageddon Everyone! Hope your all enjoying the winter wonderland 😘
a. Twohig-Bennett, C., Jones, A., (2018). The health benefits of the great outdoors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of greenspace exposure and healthy outcomes. Environmental Research, 166, 628-637.
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We have launched a tour program!
28.00 per person includes a mini tasting, tour, cocktail and light snack.
Departures at 1:00 and 3:00 Wednesday through Sunday.
Come see how the magic happens.
Available through our partners (tap the photo) or reserve through messaging us here or calling the distillery.
@sociallyrobyn just shared how she’s been managing her dry skin this winter in her Instagram stories which includes @zoskinhealth Growth Factor Serum and Brightening Sheet Mask. These two together will hydrate, soften and brighten your skin in minutes ✨
Just finished all my blackberries from this berry excursion in the summer and feeling ready to get back into the thorns 😂. I was using these berries on my oats, muffins and in smoothies- Soo good!
How incredible is it to walk into the woods mid summer and find all these juicy beauties ready for picking(especially when we look at the price we pay in the grocery store for fresh fruit 😳). After a few hours and many battle wounds later we emerged from the brush. We lucked out this day and I came home with a few containers full of beautiful blackberries 😍. I was leaving Van for a few weeks so I stuck them in the freezer and retrieved the giant ice block in mid October. Used this for Chia jam and a berry compote and then froze that again. When I got home after Christmas I defrosted the Chia jam and have been enjoying it the whole week!
Squamish climber @paulmcsorley on Gone Surfin' 5.11a in the North Walls of The Chief. First climbed by Dean Hart and Randy Atkinson in the mid-1980s. It's cold on the west coast these days and a number of ice lines are being climbed. There's warmer weather ahead, but a lot of rain is coming with it! Photo @johnpricephotography#rockclimbing#squamish#grippedmagazine
Right now Squamish is experiencing a polar vortex. It’s snowing and perfect outside but I’ve been stuck at my desk since it started dumping. So here’s a throwback to going outside. 😂 looking forward to a snowy weekend!
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"With the @seatoskygondola down for the season this super classic Squamish line called A Scottish Tale is bound to see dramatically less traffic than it has been since the gondola opened. With it topping out right under the viewing platform it definitely gives The feeling of Chamonix... or should I say Squamonix?" Follow @aratson for more great climbing shots! Visit profile link for today's climbing news. #iceclimbing#squamish
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Another splitter image by @a.eggermont! Here's @kinclimbing on a 5.12 optional pitch on Squamish Buttress called Heatwave "45m of flary crack climbing where the pump just keeps building as your rack slowly diminishes. Worth checking out if you’ve got time and energy to spare before the Buttress." Have a fun weekend! #rockclimbing#squamish