The Spiritual Role of Chronic Pain

What is the spiritual role of chronic pain? Chronic pain is a signal. Literally, it is a signal from the body to the brain, but it can also metaphorically be a signal from something bigger than ourselves as well. We store so much emotional energy in the body that it turns into physical sensations all…
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The #1 Question I Get Asked…

Are you part of a book club? Make Beyond the Label your next book selection and invite Dr. Chris as a guest author! This is what one of Dr. Chris’s friends did and there were some wonderful and enlightening questions that come out of the book club meeting that she attended. It was very exciting…
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Am I “cured”? + IgG Food Testing

Below is the fourth instalment of the series of questions from a book club meeting at which Dr. Chris was the guest author. Navigate back for part 3, and forward for part 5. What would you like to ask? Contact Dr Chris and bring  her to your next group meeting or book club! 1. How do…
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The Transformative Energy of Conversation

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day! The point of this annual mental health day is to mark the importance of discussing these issues and bringing them into the light. It’s all about transformation of energy from shame, blame, fault, and hiding, into courage, support, acceptance, and compassion. The energy needed for this transformation is significant;…
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How to Help Someone Who Is Struggling

Are you part of a book club? Make Beyond the Label your next book selection and invite Dr. Chris as a guest author! This is what one of Dr. Chris’s friends did and there were some wonderful and enlightening questions that come out of the book club meeting that she attended. It was very exciting…
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Young People, Hormones, and Mental Health

Below is the second instalment of the series of questions from a book club meeting at which Dr Chris was the guest author. Click here for part 1, and here for part 3. What would you like to ask? Contact Dr Chris and bring  her to your next group meeting or book club! 1. Do…
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What Is It Like to Experience Mania?

Are you part of a book club? Make Beyond the Label your next book selection and invite Dr. Chris, ND as a guest author! This is what one of Dr. Chris’s friends did and there were some wonderful and enlightening questions that come out of the book club meeting that she attended. It was very…
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New Year’s 2020: A reflection on the past decade

New Years is another holiday that is often difficult for people. It’s the end of a year that might have been filled with mental health challenges (or other health challenges), loss of relationships and feelings of isolation. Wherever you are – you are. Stay compassionate with yourself. Stop judging yourself. Stop telling yourself that by…
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5 Tips to Finding your Passion

Finding and expressing your passion in life is one of the keys to happiness. When you’re really in touch with your what fuels you, your life has more meaning and purpose.  For many, it can be hard to figure out what their passion is. Passion is that activity that you don’t have to do because…
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A Mother’s Guide To Baby Blues And Post Partum Depression

Most women expect to adjust easily to the arrival of their new baby.  They anticipate they will feel tired, but they still expect to feel good about themselves, their babies and their families. When you have a history of mental health challenges, you often expect that things will be much worse than simply feeling tired.…
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