Inner Beauty

Beauty is not a word I resonate with. So it seems ironic to me that my friend asked me to teach a segment in the upcoming School of Inner Beauty program. If it weren’t for mirrors or lenses that show us our reflection, we don’t generally look at ourselves. We have this outward lens and…
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School of Inner Beauty

I have recently been selected as a teacher for the 
“School of Inner Beauty”, which is organized by my dear colleague and fellow mental health advocate – Camille Macres. Here is the story behind it, written by her: “5 years ago, during a 4-day silent retreat, I was awoken in the middle of the night…
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The Joy of Being

June 9, 1994 I attempted suicide. I was left in a coma, with kidney failure on dialysis. I was told I would need a kidney transplant. Now, I honor this day– as a day that, for whatever reason, I am still here, despite my best efforts. I celebrate this day as the day that the…
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A Matter of Priority

How do you define success? Growing up in North America, in a society that suffers from “Hollywooditis” and that conditions us to believe that money and material items are the epitome of success, it has been a challenge, at times, to be in the profession I am in. Especially in Canada where many have the…
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10-Year Anniversary

Mental Health Awareness Week, and a 10-Year Anniversary The following is a transcript of a live video posted on May 7, 2018. Click below to watch video. Mental health awareness week-going beyond! As we start Mental Health Awareness week, I am celebrating being 10 years mania free. This is my 2nd decade in 30 years…
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Let’s Talk Willpower

As the year draws to a close, many start talking about New Year’s resolutions. Most of us know that by the end of January, that resolution that once seemed so reasonable — go to the gym every other day, read a book a week, only drink alcohol on weekends — may be long forgotten. Here is an…
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The Power of Intention

This summer I attended the MindShare conference and the organizer, JJ Virgin, asked us to set an intention for each day. She also said that you will get out of the conference what you put into it and she recommended that we do not hide in our hotel rooms. When she said that I felt…
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Spotlight on Dr. Chris by BLOOM festival

The kind-hearted souls running the BLOOM Festival have done it again… with a heart-warming personal story about their connection to Dr. Chris, and a unique interview asking Dr. Chris how to live with intention, how to support yourself, and the three most important everyday practices for heath. Read more to open yourself up to the Bloom…
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Nowhere is it written

Nowhere is it written that you have to have it all figured out by the time you are 32 ¾ years old. Nowhere. A patient of mine asked me the other day – “Dr. Chris – did you find your 20’s hard?”. My response: “Yes! Yes, I certainly did.” With many of my patients, I…
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Media Release

Beyond the Label 10 Steps to Improve your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND       “A new and courageous perspective that can truly set you free.” —Nancy Levin, bestselling author of Jump…and Your Life Will Appear “The first book to address the critical topic of mental wellness with the wide…
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