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PATCH ME UP – DOC!

PATCH ME UP - DOC!

I already know about Voxx Socks and their new wearable good health technology, but I wasn’t familiar with the other products at VoxxLife.  Jay Dhaliwal – Founder and CEO of VoxxLife has built his business on the concept of “reason for being.”  For years he has been searching for ways to help his Mom, who had been diagnosed with M.S.  The health care solutions available were focused either on drugs or electrical stimulation, which weren’t always effective.  (http://love2yourfeet.com)

During a breakthrough meeting of the minds with Mr. Dhaliwal and neuroscientists,  realized they should research how our bodies respond to neural stimulation.  A second breakthrough found in research done by Dr. C.J. Griffin in 1964 led to the discovery of how brainstem homeostasis leads to improvement in overall brain function.  

The team created a “vibro-tactile” pattern that could activate skin receptors to trigger neural responses and this pattern was first used in Voxx socks.

The team has now discovered patterns that can be used to assist us in other ways.  Mr. Dhaliwal realized that the possibilities are endless so has  added more products for our health in the form of a skin patch that allows the pattern to assist with physiological homeostasis (balance) in our brainstem.

VOXXLIFE NEUROVAX PATCH

The NeuroVax patch works hard to improve our immune systems by helping connect our neural reflexes and immune responses to work together. This brings us back to homeostasis.  By dealing with the central nervous system in the brain, they create the wanted effect in the body.   Having a better communication loop between our neural reflexes and immune responses,  can lead to a more robust immune system.

VOXXLIFE META PATCH

 The Meta Patch optimizes energy metabolism in a totally drug-free, non-invasive way.  With the brain playing a central role in the homeostatic regulation of energy metabolism, it integrates multiple peripheral metabolism and neuro inputs.
This information, on energy intake and body energy stores, is transferred to specialized neurons in the hypothalamus and brainstem. In order to maintain energy homeostasis, the brain regulates diverse aspects of the body’s metabolism.  This optimized communication leads to better energy metabolism.

HPT (HUMAN PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY PATCH

This patch helps the central nervous system within the brain reach homeostasis.  Healthy body – better wellness!  The Harmony Neuropatch helps with daily activities and improves quality of life.  Users notice an improved posture and dramatic gait improvement which allows for better balance, healing and recovery.

VOXXLIFE REM PATCH

This particular patch from VoxxLife intrigued me the most.  I had done my homework and found that the patch was to work by helping the parts of the brain responsible for sleep through the neuro-patterning on the patch.  I have tried many, many so called sleep aids including diet, exercise and OTC drugs.  My pattern rarely varied from a total sleep time of 3-4 hours nightly and I had been looking and looking
to no avail. 

Then I met Kara-Lyn of Love 2 Your Feet.  Kara and I had discussed the VoxxLife socks, insoles and a knee brace that use similar technology.  I was lamenting about not sleeping well enough to recover fully from recent hip surgery, when she told me about the VoxxLife REM patch.  She said that I would be quite surprised, armed me with a patch and explained how to use it.

Well, waiting for the weekend, and a chance to just let sleep happen; I used the patch the following Saturday night.  Something very incredible happened.  No drugs, no alcohol, just this patch and a tired person headed to bed to wake up 9 hours later.  9 Hours!!  I had never yet, in my life, slept 9 hours.  Now,  I didn’t wake up groggy or dull.  I was refreshed and ready to take on the day.  I know that was only one trial, but I’m impressed enough to be making a purchase of the patches.  Even if I don’t use them every evening, I think that the extra rest I could get will go far to creating a healthier me.

For more information on the patches call Kara-Lyn Palmer at (705) 446-5566, or visit her website link at https://www.voxxlife.com/klp.  You’ll be in better health for doing so.

MAINSTREAM THERAPY

"When we hold ourselves back, we deprive the world of the gift that is you.
-Angel Powers

FrontLine Workers

Today I had the opportunity to speak with Therapist Angel Powers about the increasing need for seeking therapy during this Pandemic.  We discussed the shifts happening in mental health with various populations in the City.  According to Angel, our front line workers are starting to understand more than ever that therapy is a very important part of their personal health care regime.  The fear of many is that when the Pandemic is finally under control we’ll see many more front line workers breaking down once their “fight or flight” mode ceases to be necessary.  Angel firmly believes that everyone needs to be proactive and wise enough to start self-nuturing… front line workers most of all.

Our Youth

The next concern is for the youth of today.  During the summer Angel was able to hold youth circles outside with great success.  She now has set two platforms for youth circles via Zoom; children ages 9-12 and 13-16 years old.  She finds that there is a distinct increase of anxiety in our youth today.  Most noticed is that there is much more impulsive behavior and a lack of connection with their community.  This often ends up in our youth feeling harassed by adults over choices being made.  Angel understands the need for physical outlets so well that she’ll meet her clients at the batting cages, on the track or even hiking.  For this age group – that’s a definite plus!

Couples Therapy

Mainstream Therapy offers Couples Therapy as well, but notice that women in general recognize the need for therapy sooner.  They seem to understand when they are in an identity crisis and emotionally bankrupt.  Angel and her staff work diligently in de-stigmatizing the therapy process.  The therapists use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy as well as Energy Work, including Reiki, Intuitive Training Therapy and Timeline Therapy.

Angel's Story

Angel’s own life story has compelled her to become a therapist, having been born into addiction and domestic violence.  By 8 years of age, Mom, Angel and her brother were in hiding in a women’s shelter, landing later in Vancouver where their names were changed.  During a freaky moment they were discovered in Vancouver causing them to flee with new names once again, to the East Coast this time.  Returning to Vancouver later, the family underwent intense therapy.  To make matters even more difficult Angel suffered a very nasty dog attack causing years of PTSD.  She attests to the value of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helping her to overcome her fears.

By 2012 Angel had started her career as a therapist, finally opening Mainstream Therapy in 2019.  She aspires to be Canada’s #1 Hub for Mental Health, Personal Development and Spiritual Growth.  During the Pandemic their business has moved online through Zoom, Facetime or over the phone.  As one client said, “The very fact that kept me from therapy was face to face.  The fact that it’s over the phone – that’s what I like the best.”

 5 STEPS TO SELF – HEALTH 

  1. Talk about your concerns with a professional if possible.  They are unbiased and can be openly honest.
  2. Monitor your “Check-outs”.  How often are you using alcohol, drugs, social media, t.v. or shopping to escape your reality?
  3. Take care of your body – it’s the only one you have.  Sleep, nutrition an exercise are vital.
  4. You are the average of the 5 people who surround you – connect with people who nurture you.
  5. Love yourself first – you’re better for everyone else when you do.

In closing, Angel tells me that at Mainstream Therapy it’s always about the client and navigating change.  It’s people helping people as we’re in this journey of human life together.  Make a choice and call Angel at (705) 717-2107.

Open for business!!

Barrie uncovered would like to congratulate Jeevanaya Wellness on having their grand opening. They were the first business to have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event in Barrie in the past 6 months. We would like to wish them much success in their endeavor. The event was a great turnout, and Multiple vendors from local businesses were set up. They had food from Tandoori Kingdom, and dancers entertained the crowd!!

Jeevanaya wellness practices traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Ayurveda is traditional medicine and natural healing system that came into existence about 5000 years ago in India. Ayurveda a life science designed to educate people on how to take care of their health on their own and live a healthy life. Ayurvedic therapy helps to promote human happiness, inner peace and calmness, a balanced mind, and an uplifted spirit. Ayurveda helps to rejuvenate the body and enhances the feeling of well being. People came to the event to gain knowledge of this unique medical practice.

The event offered education and consultations from their highly skilled and well experienced Ayurvedic professionals and therapists. They offer an extensive range of treatments and therapies including…

  • Yoga & meditation
  • Hot stone massages
  • Spine therapy
  • Head massages
  • Ayurvedic back massages
  • Deep tissue sports massages.

For more information you can visit their website, Facebook, or Instagram page

Three Tips To Avoid Working From Home Burnout

Three Tips To Avoid Working From Home Burnout

Those of us fortunate enough to have remote jobs can be grateful for a few things like the lack of a time-sucking commute and more time with the family.

But…anyone who has been doing the work from home thing for a while is probably feeling the mental heat. Chances of a burnout can be high, if you’re not careful.

Over time, even the benefits of working from home can devolve into stressful situations. Without self-imposed boundaries, our time saved on the commute can lead to extra hours poured into work. Without a healthy regiment of self-care throughout the day,  anxiety and stress can build up. And that leaves you primed for a meltdown.

Luckily, Barrie is chock full of tools and providers to help navigate Covid, while maintaining productivity.

 

Three Tips To Avoid Working From Home Burnout

 

MEDITATION

Taking a break from your work to practice self-care will cut down on the aggro, and give you some time to get grounded.

Meditation is a great way to find a bit of peace during the day, even if it’s just 15 minutes. The Barrie Meditiation centre offers online streams of guided meditation every week.

There’s also the Centre For Inner Freedom, which offers meditation alongside other stress reduction programs and mindfulness techniques.

 

EXERCISE

We know…quarantine is the perfect excuse to let your entire workout and fitness fall by the wayside and eat ice cream for dinner twice a week.

But you know that your physical and emotional wellbeing are interconnected. And when it comes to experiencing burnout, neither are off the hook.

There are alot of online options, including instructor led video workouts from Core Evolution here in Barrie.

There is also a virtual walk/run for mental health later this month, with proceeds going to support RVH. So back away from the desk and get your muscles moving!

 

DISTRACT YOUR KIDS

If you have kiddos running around it can be, how to put this politely…challenging to keep them at bay for hours on end.

Beyond Netflix or Angry Birds, there are a couple of online options in town to occupy their minds while you hit the grind stone.

The library has weekly video and zoom meetings, including story time and craft making. For the older kids, the city has put together a digital hub with virtual recreation activities, like learning to juggle or building bee hotels.

And if you are looking for something a little more active, Barrie Karate is providing a 4 week class intro to martial arts, for all ages.

What did you think of Three Tips To Avoid Working From Home Burnout? Let us know in the comments!

And if you are a business operating during Covid, we want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected] and let us help you reach more people in Barrie. 

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