What does it mean to be a Father?

What does it mean to be a Father?

Father’s day is a day to honour, remember and give thanks to the fathers, father figures and male role models in our lives. It is a day to celebrate paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in our society. It mirrors similar celebrations for mothers and different regions have their own dates and traditions throughout the year. What does it mean to be a father? Who is a father? I think it is important to…

Golf: A sport for all

Golf: A sport for all

Exercise is good for you; whatever your age, whatever your size. However, I know gym classes, weights or team sports are not for everyone and, if you’re returning to sport from an injury or illness, or managing pain regularly, jumping straight back into a marathon is not the best place to start. So what is a good all round exercise? Golf can be a great sport for your overall health. Why? Fitness & Fun –…

Memorial Day: Remember & Honour

Memorial Day: Remember & Honour

Memorial Day, a US federal holiday, is the United States first and foremost day to honour and mourn its deceased service men and women. Originally known as ‘Decoration Day’, as during and following the Civil War, communities in the North and South, black and white, decorated soldier’s graves with floral honours on spring-time decoration days. In 1868, Grand Army of the Republic Commander-in-Chief John A. Logan, formally recognised this practice by issuing a “Memorial Day…

Celebrate Victoria Day

Celebrate Victoria Day

Victoria day is Canada’s oldest public holiday, dating back to at least 1845. Originally used to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria, who was known as the “mother of Confederation”. It was a public holiday devised to bring together the English and French Canadians at a time when loyalty to the crown was seen as a key trait that distinguished Canada from the United States. It was held on the Queen’s official birthday, May 24th,…

The joy of gardening

The joy of gardening

I am always encouraging my patients and my customers to get out in the fresh air and connect with nature. It is good for the body and the mind. One great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors is gardening. There are many reasons gardening is good for you: You can start small with kitchen herbs, lettuce, tomatoes and strawberries; these can be grown in planters on balconies or decks. Or you can build…