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Mind, Body & Soul – 3 Wellness Options in Barrie

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Wellness services provide an integrated approach to addressing whole body ailments.

Through a combination of treatments and practitioners like naturopaths, nutritionists and other holistic and medical approaches to health maintenance, wellness providers can help you feel better.

At a time like this, it’s easy to let your health slide. Additionally, it is all the more important to cope with the challenges of isolation before your body begins to suffer.

Read on for more on 3 Barrie based wellness providers!

Mind, Body & Soul – 3 Wellness Options in Barrie

Pure Vibes by Christina

Think all water is the same? Think again!

Pure Vibes by Christina provides (among other wellness options) water based filtration and treatments that boost your energy and heal your body.

Among their living water options are ionized alkaline, which is an excellent source of healthful hydration. This makes water easier to drink, and you avoid that feeling of being “bloated” which is common with other types of water.

Beyond water, they offer botanical beauty workshops and health and wellness seminars.

Energizing people though these approaches is at the core of Pure Vibe’s wellness philosophy.

Hit up their website to learn more.

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What’s your energy like? Check it!⁠ ⁠ I’ve been described as an energetic person, even at my sickest. All that envelopes my wellness philosophy is tied to energy. Even my personality-type profile is “ENERGIZER.” Talk about being defined by something! ⁠ ⁠ When I started to drink my amazing water back in 2018, my energy shifted so much that clients were approaching me and asking me what I’m doing differently. My chiropractor, integrated medical team, and others couldn’t believe the shift. Energy is a marker you just cannot hide.⁠ ⁠ So, grab some “living water,” learn about how hydrogen is essential to fuel us and heal us, how water can be measured in millivolts, and how you can plug into some additional energy.⁠ ⁠ Change always starts with education and information. Take in the research, learn, then APPLY it to gain wisdom. Until you put into application what you learn, you remain stagnant.⁠ ⁠ What have you learned lately to improve ENERGY? Share your comments below.⁠

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Elements Naturopathic is a 3 member team of wellness providers. Their strategy ensures patients are active participants in the process of healing, with a patient centered philosophy. If you are being treated by conventional practitioners (like chiropractors) the Elements team will collaborate with them to form a team approach to your healthcare.

Deploying a combination of bioidentical hormones, dietary adjustments, supplementation, and lifestyle counselling, Elements provides a curated experience to improve your overall health and well-being.

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Do you suffer from #Cravings ? . . The upside of craving is that it is a conditioned response that you can unlearn . . Here are a few of my top tips to reduce cravings : . . 💫 Start identifying why that craving is coming on- are you ACTUALLY hungry? Are you bored? Are you feeling another emotion ? . . 💫 Use the 5 second rule to stop thinking about a craving (ie. when you are craving sweet or salty, count backwards from 5 , and re evaluate that craving afterwards) . . 💫 #MOVE – march in place, do some squats, or walk up the stairs . . 💫 Get a herbal tea that you love (or have some warm water with lemon) . . 💫 Make sure that your blood sugar levels are balanced (your body often craves sugar when it is crashing ) . . 💫 Work with a naturopathic doctor to ensure your #stress levels are managed, rule out any deficiencies & ensure that you are getting a proper #sleep. . . . #naturopathicdoctor #naturopathicmedicine #ndbarrie #naturopath #wellness #barrienaturopath #wellwomentribe #sugarcravings #womenshealth #healthyhormones #hormonebalance #balanceyourhormones #exercise #moveyourbody #sugar #sugarcravings

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The Barrie Core Wellness Centre is a multi-disciplinary health & wellness community that specializes in whole family health.

They offer a variety of modalities to support you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Among the services provided are physio, chiropractic, Reiki and stress reduction mastery.

What did you think of Mind, Body & Soul – 3 Wellness Options in Barrie? Let us know in the comments!

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Ask The Expert – Dealing With Covid

Angel Powers is the owner and founder of Mainstream Therapy. Blending traditional and non-traditional frameworks for mental health and self awareness, she’s an expert in helping people navigate the day to day while maintaining the best possible health of mind and spirit.

We asked Angel to address some of the most common Google searches about dealing with Covid, as well as answer some questions we received.

Ask The Expert – Dealing With Covid

How does the coronavirus pandemic affect mental health?

We are in a constant state of hyperarousal.  We know the ramifications that stress has on our body, it increases stress hormones, cause sleep disturbances, increases irritability, and much more. If we are in a constant state of stress or worry, it steals our peace from today. We aren’t living presently because it’s uncomfortable. We are avoiding discomfort even more. 

What are the psychological effects of COVID-19 on children?

Children respond to their environment. I don’t think there’s a “one size fits all” answer to this question. Children respond to their caregivers’ response to danger or threat, and yes, they do read though the protection tactic we all do as parents. If you’re stressed and worried they will be too. Children are known to be resilient but I would have to say that perhaps their more adaptable because they have less years of reinforcers then an adult. 

How can we take care of our mental health during the pandemic?

Self-care is so important and usually the first thing to go when we make adjustments. I remember a time in my life when I too cut out self-care because of time, resources, or flat out checking out! We need to  build resilience. We build resilience by practice. When we learn to ride a bike we practice daily so that we are able to build the fine motor skills and learn the mechanics to maneuver the bike. This creates muscle memory so it becomes an automatic habit and an unconsciousness behaviour, we do not think about it, we do it.

Doing it reinforces the skill. I can suggest taking a bath, or walking in nature, meeting with a counsellor, reading, or limiting the news and caffeine, but self care is a personal journey to discover. It comes with practice. It comes with loving and nurturing yourself and your soul. Self-care is something we do because we love yourself enough to enhance our life. I would argue that self-care isn’t so much a behaviour or a doing, but rather a feeling, a belief. So I would invite you to do something that nourishes your soul. When you decide to do something, be in the energy of peace, love, and joy…for all of those nourish your soul.

When should I seek out professional help for the stress I’m feeling?

Every human being deserves to live a meaningful life, on their terms. Therapy comes in many forms and is an opportunity to look inward at yourself. If you are absent from that at any level you could consider meeting with someone to process. Oftentimes people think therapy is a means for the ill or someone in crisis but I argue that it’s an act of self-love. If you have beliefs that aren’t serving you then don’t you think learning another way to view your internal system would benefit you?  If you have distorted what normal anxiety is. Anxiety is to serve the purpose of protecting us from danger. The issue with anxiety is we distort what danger is. We feel threatened to go to the store, being around people, going to work, or avoiding certain activities. These can be some examples of what inappropriate danger is.

I work with many clients from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework that makes connections with your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It reframes the way you think and feel about your specific anxiety triggers. The basic anxiety formula when we overestimate a threat and underestimate our ability to cope with the danger. Our work together would look at evaluating your perceived danger and build coping skills to manage your symptoms. The more you practice the more tolerance you build to cope with your anxious feelings. Right now it’s safe to say that a lot of people feel trapped. If you could reframe feeling trapped mindset to taking advantage of the time spent at home, the time to discover new hobbies and interests. Counselling services are more accessible than ever with video conferencing or telephone sessions. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your ow home, or our counsellors can meet you in person, whichever is preferred.

If you’d like to reach out to Angel, find her contact info. right here, and be sure to check her website as well.

Socks And Soles: The New Neurotech

The likelihood is you’ve never thought too much about the cost of walking.

Your pads absorb alot of walking, running, dancing, jumping with/chasing the little ones over the course of a day or a week. Multiply that by years and you start to grasp how dependent we are on our lower appendages.

Love2YourFeet knows all about the toll taken by your feet. The Barrie based provider offers Drug-Free Wearable Neurological products to anyone interested in creating a better Quality of Life through Health and Wellness. Among other benefits, the neurotech helps to improve mobility, lower pain and optimize for sports performance.

Intrigued? Check out the video to see how they can help! Then click over to their FB page to learn more.

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When Cancer is a lemon


“When life gives you lemons, make….?”  Make love?  Make war?  Scream? Cry?
Yes.  Yes, to all.

  When life gives you lemons there is one thing that we know, it becomes a time of confusion and pain.  Oh yes, we all learned in our sociology courses about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and know that a chain of events naturally follows any lemon that you may receive in your life.  A common lemon that has touched many is the big one – cancer. 

Now this post isn’t an inefficient attempt to counsel you and tell you what to expect.  In fact, this is a very difficult topic to put to paper. The truth is, cancer affects everyone in varying degrees. 

Every situation is different and we understand that.  If you are reading this post and are going through this diagnosis, let us just say one word – RESPECT.


Here’s what Barrie Uncovered wants to do for you – we want to guide you to certain services and solutions that are available right here in Barrie.  You have options, my friend.  We want you to know that what you may be thinking is a HUGE problem right now, may have a simple solution – in Barrie.  Let us walk you through them:


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Many treatments surrounding cancer lead to hair loss.  Wig Boutique Barrie has a variety of styles and options for you to take a look at. When you book an appointment with them, they will develop a special “We Care” plan for you.  Wig Boutique Barrie is a boutique style environment and they want to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident while you are there.  Perhaps you aren’t interested in a wig?  Well, they even have hope caps. You definitely want to check the Boutique out.


So, you are looking at the possibility of a mastectomy?  A double mastectomy? Sheesh, we have no words.  How do you give up what’s yours when you don’t want to?  If there was a way to give them back to you, we’d march for that.  This post is a little like a march for your life.  We are trying to stand with you and guide you a long a little.  (do you feel that?)

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Let’s talk about boobs.  You need to check out two stores in Barrie.  First one is Brabary. If you were a Victoria Secret shopper and thought that those bras were the shizzle, well then!  You’ve never been to brabary.  Not only do they have a great selection of pretty sexy German bras – they also have breast forms. With one of their Amoena external breast forms you will regain your natural silhouette and feel comfortable while doing it. 

The second store you may want to check out is Bravo Fine Lingerie.  Bravo caries a wide variety of products, clothing and sleepwear.  They also carry the Amoena breast form.  This breast form is a silicone external breast that mimics the natural breast in its shape and weight.  Something a little extra that Bravo Fine Lingerie offers, is that should you want any of the bras in their store and are in need of a breast form, they will sew a pocket into the bra that you choose, no expense to you. 

Okay, there’s one more option that we have for you – tattoos.  Yeah, its also a possibility. 


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Recently Barrie Uncovered spoke with Kyle Calvert and Andrew Batten , owners of Hellfire Tattoo Company in Barrie. We asked what sort of options are available for tattoo pieces when it comes to tattooing over scar tissue.  Kyle shared with Barrie Uncovered, “When tattooing scars know that your scar must have healed for at least 3 months but it’s always best to wait as long as possible.”  Barrie Uncovered was assured that there are other options and you can always stop by Hellfire Tattoo to chat. Don’t be afraid by this tough looking group – you can’t see their hearts, but believe me, they are huge.

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Every year, Hellfire supports charity with last year being the Mental Health Association. This year it’s the Canadian Cancer Society. Props, Hellfire!

Okay, deep breath.  You got this.  Let us just say one word again – RESPECT.

Written by: Sharon Johnston | Images by: Stephen Elliot