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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environmental quiz

Environmental Quiz

Check each item that applies to you: Do you drink pop, calorie free or sugary drinks? This includes mixing them with alcohol (ie rum and coke) Do you drink anything out of a plastic bottle? Do you use non-stick frying pans? Do you drink Vitamin mineral water or sports energy drinks? Do you use a…
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letting go

Letting Go

Have you ever had an “upset” with someone? Perhaps there is someone in your life that is not talking to you or you aren’t talking to? Many patients mention these situations to me, stating that their families are “dysfunctional”. What most of my patients don’t know is that I have had the same experience with…
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good health

What Price do you put on Your Health?

One way to cure illness is with pharmaceutical pills and medical procedures. Another is to not get sick in the first place. The bonus with the latter option is that it is cheaper in the long run on our strained health care system and maintaining good health is more likely to prolong your life. Perhaps…
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