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Seven Days of Self-Care

What is self-care? It is any activity we do deliberately to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. It’s not an indulgence. Below are suggestions of small ways to incorporate self-care into your daily routine. Day 1: Unplug Turn off your TV, phone, computer, tablet, or any social media for that matter. Spend…

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We are IH: Chioma Akinkugbe

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Chioma Akinkugbe Job Title: Clinical Informatics Analyst Years of Service: 2 Worksite: Kelowna Community Health Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "God is love."  Chioma's kind demeanour and bright…

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Williams Lake First Nation hosts blessing ceremony for hospital project

As a residential school survivor, Elder Virginia Gilbert knows about the power of healing. Standing beside Cariboo Memorial Hospital, the Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) elder spoke about her time in residential school and the inter-generational trauma it caused her and her family. She delivered a prayer and a blessing in her traditional language, telling…

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Talking to kids about alcohol

Parents and adult influencers play a big role in guiding kids towards healthy decisions about alcohol. But it isn't always easy knowing where to start. Arm yourself with some helpful and trusted resources developed by HealthyFamiliesBC. Talking to teensTalking to young adultsTalking to kids Talking to teens Some teens may try drinking alcohol before they…

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We are IH: Allison New

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Allison New Job Title: Community Integrated Care Coordinator Years of Service: 22 Worksite: Shuswap Home Health Services Community: Salmon Arm Ancestral Territory: Secwepemcúl’ecw (Secwépemc) Favourite Quote:  "Stay true to yourself and the values you hold most…

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Hope and purpose after substance use

Ever since he was a kid growing up in Vancouver, Shawn Kelly loved the outdoors, downhill mountain biking, working out, and acrylic painting. He also had a passion for cooking, and went on to become a professional chef, cooking at prestigious events like the Olympics, and on one memorable occasion, even for visiting royalty. On…

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