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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The Nourish and Develop Foundation is committed to making sure you have access to valid and vetted information that will help you get through these challenging times. The following is a list of resources from local and global sources to keep you informed. Canada...

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

APRIL 07, 2021  We recognize that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise once again. While this is disheartening news, we cannot lose sight of hope. We have been through this once before and we can do it again. The Nourish and Develop Foundation will be adapting in...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Taking Care of Our Home

#MentalHealthMonday: Taking Care of Our Home

Unless you are currently living on the I.S.S., Earth is your home... and we all live in it together. Like every home, it needs maintenance to keep in tip-top shape. That's why we celebrate Earth Day every year on April 22, to make sure we're all doing our part to take...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Practicing Mindfulness

#MentalHealthMonday: Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be described as... a type of meditation which involves shifting your consciousness to be completely aware of what you are doing, where you are, what you are thinking, and what you are feeling. This may sound simple to access, and it can be, but the...

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#MentalHealthMonday 50 Challenge!

#MentalHealthMonday 50 Challenge!

Today we are celebrating our 50th Mental Health Monday!  We want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read our blog, contributed topic ideas, and offered feedback. We hope you were able to take something away from this content and will continue to stay engaged...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Spring Cleaning

#MentalHealthMonday: Spring Cleaning

Around this time last year... the rapid spread of COVID-19 was declared as a global pandemic and soon after, Ontario entered a ‘state of emergency’. In the days, weeks, and months that followed we were constantly dealing with the immediate impacts of new protocols and...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Preparing for Transition

#MentalHealthMonday: Preparing for Transition

This past weekend we welcomed spring, a time of transition and a season for new beginnings. The movement of spring is outward, which may present us with several different directions to take. We are naturally inclined to incorporate change into our lives at this time...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Nutrition & Stress

#MentalHealthMonday: Nutrition & Stress

We are halfway through March, which happens to be Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is ‘Personalize Your Plate’ meaning there is no one-size-fits-all approach to healthy eating as we consider our cultural and personal food preferences. We hope you all take some time...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Brain Games!

#MentalHealthMonday: Brain Games!

Last week we touched on creative ways to get physically active so today we would like to speak to the importance of giving our brains a workout! Exercise is one of the best things we can do to increase brain plasticity by stimulating growth of new connections between...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Fun With Fitness

#MentalHealthMonday: Fun With Fitness

It appears as though winter is on its last legs and spring is on the horizon! For many, this is exciting, but from a weather perspective, it tends to be slushy and mucky. Understandably, this can deter some people from spending time outside. However, that does not...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Social Media Shaming

#MentalHealthMonday: Social Media Shaming

The pandemic has likely increased your time spent online more than ever. While this can be beneficial for staying in touch and forming connections, it can act as a forum for people to freely express their opinions - for better or worse. One post has the capacity to...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Sharing the Love

#MentalHealthMonday: Sharing the Love

From promoting materialism to designating only one day of the year to celebrating love... Valentine’s Day receives a lot of flak from society regardless of one’s relationship status. Everyone has their own perspective on this 'holiday', but we are not only thankful on...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Digital Detox

#MentalHealthMonday: Digital Detox

Many of our regular obligations have turned into virtual commitments. Work, school, socializing, shopping, doctor appointments, interviews, fitness classes, you name it! Unfortunately, screen time also serves as a significant source of our entertainment. There is...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Rethinking Self-Care

#MentalHealthMonday: Rethinking Self-Care

self-care...you may have heard of it, you may have an idea of what it is, you may even practice it (and you should!). Though self-care is ultimately a subjective experience, its collective meaning has transformed over time to align with the political climate and...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Blue Monday

#MentalHealthMonday: Blue Monday

Today, the third Monday of January, is referred to as Blue Monday - otherwise known as the saddest day of the year. Though there is not any scientific evidence to back this claim (and the fact that it was created as a marketing ploy for a travel agency to encourage...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Welcoming Change

#MentalHealthMonday: Welcoming Change

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you had some time to slow down, enjoy, and reflect. We think it would be fair to say that change was a valid overarching theme of 2020, a lot of which was beyond our control. Adapting to all the restrictions and modifications has...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Holiday Health

#MentalHealthMonday: Holiday Health

From Thanksgiving to the winter holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, landing at New Years', it is fair to say that holidays are quite food-centered. For many of us, it is what we look forward to during these special events! On the other hand, the potential...

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Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

Even if all you can manage is a smile through your mask or holding the door open for someone, a little bit of kindness goes a long way. Our collective isolation has left us emotionally deprived. Humans are social creatures (yes, even introverts), and the lack of...

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#MentalHealthMonday: New Holiday Traditions

#MentalHealthMonday: New Holiday Traditions

The winter holidays are typically a time when we can  embrace the moment and spend time with our loved ones. Nothing else compares to that special feeling. Our annual traditions, adopted or created, that we so often look forward to, may not be available to us this...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Staying Safe Over the Holidays

#MentalHealthMonday: Staying Safe Over the Holidays

Holidays should be a time when we want to be close to our families and experience the joy of the season with them. Often women who should leave unsafe situations choose to stay in order to make the most of the Holidays for their children and family. The Holidays can...

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