Dyslexia is a Gift, not a Disability

So says Ron Davis, Founder of the Davis Dyslexia Association International in his book called The Gift of Dyslexia. Dyslexia is a term associated with learning disabilities, and often causes difficulties in developing basic academic skills including reading, writing and math.  There is a perception that it is linked to… Continue reading

Local Drive for Personal Hygiene Products

About a year ago, a close friend was telling me about her daughter’s upcoming volunteer project; she was collecting donations of period products at their community church over the span of two weekends. This was called “A Period Purse Drive,” with the goal of fighting period poverty in her community…. Continue reading

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s the six-letter word that strikes terror into the heart.  It’s time to shed some light on some of the current statistics on breast cancer, which is the most common cancer faced by women in Canada.  Today 85% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the… Continue reading

Millbrook Community Care Delivers With Our Support

Community Care is an organization developed to support the health and well-being of seniors and adults with physical challenges live independently in their home. t provides a wide range of services to help them maintain their independence and dignity.  The Millbrook branch of Community Care operates under the umbrella of… Continue reading

Canine Volunteers Deliver Affection and Stress Relief at Centennial Place

Does your dog love pats from anyone, or is it discriminating about whose hand strokes its head? Affectionate canine therapists from East Central Therapy Dogs have been visiting hospital wards, long term care homes and VON Day Centres in Peterborough, Lakefield and Millbrook since 2002.  The 48 (human) volunteers in… Continue reading

Local Reiki Studio Offers Alternative Route to a Healthier Mind and Body

As the daughter of an evangelical minister, Patti Dell’Osso is well acquainted with the concept of faith. She practices it in her daily life, just not in the way she was taught as a child.  Through her Reiki practise, she has found a spirituality that is calming and healing and… Continue reading

Coming Soon: Millbrook Village Apothecary

In a few weeks there will be a new source of health conscious products and support in town as Millbrook Village Apothecary opens its doors on King Street in Millbrook.  This will be the second location for Brenda Tapp, ND, who also owns and operates the Peterborough Centre of Naturopathic… Continue reading